Please allow me to hijack this thread, as it turns out this beautiful piece of work was for me! Who knew!
Well, work on it has been ticking away slowly during the last couple of months, since it arrived in my hands. You know how it is - squeezing bits and pieces in as time allows.
The body, as detailed earlier, is by Australia’s own Cross Guitars using Faction templates. And I couldn’t be happier - very neat woodworking at a thoroughly reasonable price, and all done by a great guy. Very pleased that he autographed the neck pocket
The neck is Musikraft. I chose them partly because I have had great stuff from them before, partly because they have heaps of spec options, and partly because they make a fairly vintage-accurate XII headstock (unlike Warmoth’s squashed-up version). The fret board is the stuff they are calling Brazilian Walnut - rosewood was a non-option due to CITES. I asked for a fairly dark piece, and they delivered.
7.25” radius, 0.83” to 0.92” taper, 1 11/16” nut, 6105 frets, pearloid dots, white binding. Love it
Of course Mr Cross made sure the neck and body were a perfect fit before sending it all back to me. Here it is all laid out, as one does when one gets a whole bunch of guitar bits...
More to come....