Oregon Red Maple and a Kalamazoo Special

autumn, foliage, red maple leaves, '77 Les Paul Special, TV blonde, TV, blonde, Gibson, limed oak finish, modified Les Paul, Oregon autumn color, Eugene, made in Kalamazoo, Michigan,

Went out back this afternoon to scatter seed for the birds and squirrels, and found a nice autumn scene in a corner of the yard. It's a pretty image as it is, and also a great backdrop for a portrait of an old friend, a 1977 Gibson Les Paul TV Special. We've seen a lot of autumns together since the late '70s, and hopefully there's still a few more yet to come.


Knotty Pine Offset BarnCaster Project, Part 4: Completed Parts-O-Caster

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

It's been fun putting the knotty pine offset BarnCaster together, and it is now as complete as I envisioned it to be at the beginning of the project. Quirkily attractive, comfortable and well balanced whether on a lap or a strap, plays really well, and sounds astounding, both acoustically and through an amp.

Also really enjoyed playing it throughout the assembly process, but now that it's done, I'm not going to do that anymore. This Parts-O-Caster was always meant to be put up for sale when it was finished, to finance a couple other projects, and I'm certain if I make too much more music with it, I'll fall in love and never want to let it go.

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

Knotty Pine Offset BarnCaster Project, Part 4: Completed Parts-O-Caster

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

Knotty, pine, offset, Telecaster, Barncaster, Jazzcaster, Telemaster, Partscaster, Parts-O-Caster, 1991, ’91, MIM, Stratocaster, neck, rosewood, maple, relied, aged, Warmoth pickguard, Tex Mex neck pickup, Fender, ’62 bridge pickup, Gotoh, Wilkinson saddles, brass, compensated, NoMoonLaser body, project guitar,

 

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And... it's sold. To a nice young couple in Nome, Alaska. It's going to be a Thanksgiving present for their beloved lead sled dog, Rupert, and may he enjoy it well. Something about accompanying the team's nightly howling jam sessions.

For more about the Barn-O-Caster, see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 in the mini-series about it.