Creston Electric

PHOTOS BY EVAN DEMPSEY
2008-06-21
OLD WOOD, TRADITIONAL

ANDERS PARKER'S WORMWOOD

Here's the first guitar I ever made from old barn timbers. Anders brought me a beam from the barn of his youth - built in the early 1800s in upstate New York. Later, he brought me more beams and many more white pine guitars followed. This one has a neck pickup rebuilt / rewound by Curtis Novak and a generic / built-by-slave-children-on-a-prison-boat bridge pickup. Steel pickguard and output jack plate. Ever-changing electronics...phase? kill switch? I've lost track. I've also watched Anders dangle the guitar by its Bigsby handle and shake it like a racoon that's bitten his thumb. Stays in tune.

4 + 1
pine / spruce / pine, rogue knob
1850s white pine from Anders's mother's barn, nail hole
slotted brass saddles
Bigsby rollers
output
3-way
pickup rebuilt by Curtis Novak
modified 3-saddle bridge plate, soapbar P-90
22 gauge steel
maple neck
Dutchman
bone nut
Jay Farrar with Gob Iron - Paradise, Boston. Nov. 2006. Photo by Cindy McCabe
Anders Parker with Gob Iron - Fox Theater, Boulder. Dec. 2006. Photo by Cindy McCabe
barn beam
pumpkin pine
Nitrocellulose lacquer on amber shellac
June 22, 2006
pumpkin pine

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