You never know what will happen if you save interesting things in your guitar shop. I made a very cool pick guard from a piece of rusted metal that I found laying on the road. (and plan to use it soon.) The leftover piece was staring at me from the floor by the garbage asking to be used. I woke up in the middle of the night with creative guitar ideas swirling in my wide awake brain that was residing in my half asleep body and things started to take shape.
The next morning I spent a few hours shaping the metal until a usable shape that suited the weathered oak body came into being. I had to leave an open smooth wood space to rest my arm on while playing and left another open space to balance it out. Aha! I was getting happy with it. I attached the metal with copper screws but it looked too bold so I replaced them with darker screws. Lots of them.
I thought this would be the guitar to try out a P90 pickup. I hadn’t used one before so I put it in the neck position. I put what is becoming my standard Seymour Duncan Hot Lead pickup in the bridge and finished off the guitar in a fairly typical Cruzcaster look
It’s always exciting plugging a new pickup combination into my Mesa Boogie for the first time. Well, it put a big smile on my face. Beautiful individual pickup sounds and a great combo sound as well.