Thursday, October 20, 2011

Winding Pickups For The Envirocaster

This guitar is going to feature a truly unique set of pickups. Based on the good-old P90 design, I made them almost completely from scratch. The bobbins and baseplate are Maple left over from the neck and fretboard. Of course the wire and magnets are made from traditional materials (copper and Alnico), but there isn't much I can do about that. I know that copper wire and Alnico magnets are probably not very eco-friendly to make, but as a total percentage of the guitar's composition, they represent only a small portion.

Speaking of the neck, dig the Birdseye!

Just a couple of coats of pure tung oil to seal and pop the eyes.

The first bobbin is done. Instead of potting in wax, I have opted for
a different method that uses brushed on water-based lacquer.

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