PLECTRUM GUITARS FOR SALE
 

 WRIGHT

PLECTRUM GUITAR
U.S.A. made

21 fret

Rob Wright - Vinnie Mondello
 

Rob wanted a Plectrum Guitar that wasn't just a scaled down six string as many of the prewar instruments were.
So he told me what he wanted and we worked through it all to a happy ending
We designed these with plectrum players in mind and used materials to give it maximum tone.
They are well built and  will give great service.


Early phases of construction

Spruce top
Mahogany Back and sides
Mahogany Neck with Rosewood fingerboard
MOP Dot inlays
Side Markers
Rosewood bridge (compensated)
Bridges are compensated to give good tonality up the neck
Removable neck with 2 way adjustable truss rod
Special bracing for maximum tone and tuned bodies


Instruments will be natural finish with a maximum of 4 production coats of Nitrocellulose Lacquer to allow for maximum tone.
 


2 way truss shown here


 

Adding finish, 3 production coats for protection and to keep finish light to enhance tone


#s 3 and 5
Prepping necks for final finish
 


Making a simple stencil for the "W" logo


Caramel Gold color


Nice and simple
 

Ready for protective clear
 
 


Adding the serial number on top, like National
 


Internally penciled, like Gibson


 

Buffing the finish after 1200 grit wet sand
 
 

Ready for neck installation
 


Neck buffed and ready to level frets


Marker for indexing


Just a little off the tops and they are even, nice flat neck


All frets polished and board oiled


Side markers added


Scoring up under the fingerboard for good glue bonding


And the rosewood itself


Underside has a caul holding and all night clamping to pin the board to the body.
No glue is used in the neck joint
I used Hide glue for this process


Custom cutting a proper sized pick guard from a stock size
 


Nut and saddle done, # 3 is close to completion, Rob is smiling :)
Ready for nut and saddle and then tuners, when my reamer arrives
 

 Glue in the neck and make the saddle and await the bushing reamer for tuners

Neck attached
 


Stenciling for another pick guard now that the Black material is here


Rough pattern glued for sawing


Ready to sand the edges


This time I'll draw up a few more so that's done
 


Ready for Saddle on #5
 


3 and 5 ready for bridge pin reaming, another tool I'll have to buy, since banjos need no bridge pins! LOL
So let's do the Tuning Machines


Modern Grover "Butter bean" Machines
They are a reproduction of a vintage Tuning Machine


 


3 and 5 ready for setup
 


Scaling for the nut slots, I will mark them off and cut the rough-in


I try to go with the angle of the peghead
Now I will file them with the ptoper gauge files



SETUPS, # 3 and #5


I will do #3 with these gauges and # 5 with something a little different.
I will email Mike Amato at http://www.bedfordbanjoshop.com/ to get a few more sizes to try
 
 


Nice warm tone on #3 , I will let it settle in and work in the action, now some more for #5
 
 


Drilling out the pin holes before tapering


After tapering,  a smoothing on the lip
 


Then some polishing on the bridge


Ready to string up


A little heavier gauges and Bronze wounds instead of nickel, since we are in the testing phase.
I use Bedford Banjo shop for all my String needs


Nice bone saddle, # 5 Guitar has a good Bass and plenty of treble in these gauges



#2
Tri- color Sunburst - Body
Tinted Sides and neck

 Removing the sealer so I can stain the top in a Vintage Golden Maple with an edge fade
 

When this cures I will go for the second color
I will clear off the tint from the bindings on each coat


After the  staining,  first edge tint and sealer


 


Second shade applied, a mixture of three transtints and then a shot of clear coat..., now to let that cure
 
 


I will scrape the tint once again from the binding and start with some clear coats


Peghead bushing reamer arrived . I am gauging the depth with some marker tape

Side markers installed


The neck is a deep Blood Orange Purple, and the logo is on, now for some clear coats


Scraping the tint from fingerboard side, I prefer the contrasting look


 3 more coats of  clear to go


 
 


Fretwork complete and ready to buff


Just mocking it up for a look


The colors are nice


Showing the diff between the Standard Mahogany vs the Blood Orange


 

Bridge pins fitted, I will wetsand once more then buff


Neck buffed and Tuners/Nut fitted/Body buffed
Saddle made so lets get the neck on


I'll let that cure overnight and then continue the setup


Pickguard installed, Dark Tortoid, final buff and waxed, nut slots cut


This one has -030 Bronze, 018 Nickel Wound,014 steel and 011 steel
Another nice vibrant guitar with great bass projection


I will let this settle in, and if it does not sell before Eureka it will go with me to the show.
 
 


No need to waste the leftover colors, that stuff costs money!

Weymann 225  banjo uke benefits from the dregs LOL
 
 

Now there is only the #4 to complete, I have another color scheme in mind.
 
 

MORE TO COME
 
 



AZ BANJO BLAST - 2012
DEBUT

Serial Number 1

YOU TUBE LINK OF KURT ABELL PLAYING THIS INSTRUMENT
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwQgD7XE-Q4
 

We had one example ready for the show and it was played by many top flight plectrum players who all agreed this instrument met and exceeded all of our expectations.
Look for more photos and sound bytes in the future as these will be in the final stages very soon and then on to completion

THIS IS A NON PRODUCTION RUN OF 5 INSTRUMENTS
DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY
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#1 - SOLD 7-2012
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#2 -  COMPLETED - FOR SALE- CLICK HERE
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#3 - Completed - SOLD 9-12- CLICK HERE
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#4 - In Process

#5 - Completed

Base price
2200.00 (with SSC)

INQUIRE - Vinnie

INQUIRE - Rob



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