Apologies for not having updated the website in a while!
I’m pleased that I was finally able to fulfill a desire I’ve had from when Custom Cool Etch was started – I had always wanted to make a full – face metal scratchplate, and set myself the challenge of having it ready for the Northern Guitar Show in March.
Of course, I couldn’t do this without the help of my other half from Bridge Street Guitars, as he would be responsible for the rest of the build. We had a guitar in mind, and a set of McNelly pickups, so I decided to use aluminium as it’s easier to cut.
The cutting out was the easiest part for me, the hard bit was deciding on the artwork. I tend to overthink everything, so all the design elements got reworked so many times, but I’m happy with the final look. Not that we got to spend much time with the finished article – I thought that we’d be coming home with it after the show, so didn’t take as many pics, but it sold virtually as soon as it was on the stand!
I will be doing more of these – in particular I fancy a copper aged one, so keep visiting the site!
Also, something a little different – pickup covers. I had thought about these some time ago, but as most are plated I didn’t really do much about getting hold of some. However, I had a query about Humbucker covers and managed to find some unplated nickel ones on Axesrus. Pattern transfer was a little fiddly, but they etched and patinated well, and their owner is very happy.
If anyone is interested in these, please get in touch, something similar would be around £45 + shipping.
And finally, I am now selling Standard T Style ‘plates on Etsy:
So if you fancy a quick sale have a look. These are made to fit Standard Telecasters only (8/5 hole) not copies or non standard guitars – for those you need a custom order, and you can either convo me on Etsy, message on Facebook, or use the contact form on here.
Pic below shows a happy Etsy customer!
That’s all for now!