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Gary Rue

Maryland, USA
Post Posted 26 Oct 2016 3:45 am     Reply with quote

Been getting questions so I thought this may help.
Thanks for the interest.

serial # under tuning casing. (number built than date)
Example- KP 005 10/30/16

Body- 1 piece popular. approximate thickness-1 7/8" to 2"
length- just under 35"
Color- Ivory Wt.
Finish- Nitro Lacquer.

Pickup plate- 16 ga. stainless steel
Bridge and front saddle (nut) stainless steel.

Tuning machine plate (Ashtray, pan,ect.) CNC machined stainless steel. Bored to accept modern guitar tuners. Compression fit to the body with no 4 in line mounting plate.
The way Carvan use to fit tuners. notched into the body.

tuning machines- Gotoh vintage style oval knobs

Pickups- Seymour Duncan Antiquity (9.40 + k range)
Pots- CTS 250K brass shaft
Tone cap- #1281 orange drop 022uf

case-hand made. Burlap covered top and bottom panels, rope handle wrapped in twine, Case finished in shellac.
case care- scratches and wear on wood can be waxed with Johnsons floor wax.
Case interior- foam where needed and covered with velvet.
Leg models go upside down with separate compartment for leg storage.
Lap models go strings up with no storage in case.
Hope this helps. Thanks again, Gary.
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