1 TheNocturneBrain 6 years ago here's a couple of pictures and a general explanation about my latest guitar build. the Grigsby™ or you could just visit my Nocturne Brain Blog for the lengthy spiel about it from a 3 part series I posted that ends up with stuff about the Moonshine '39 amp . http://thenocturnebrainselt...but this is to point here. The Grigsby is inspired by Deke Dickerson educating me on both PA Bigsby guitars and Jim Harvey Guitars ( a contemporary of sorts and friend of Bigsby). I really liked the feel of the Jack Parsons Bigsby guitar although its a big hollow flat top and mine is much more of the Jim Harvey guitar vibe body with the Gretsch roundup shapehttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W...And the new journey I've been on with TK Smith guitar equipment. Really though its an ode to the Father of the Electric guitar, who is unsung while Les Paul and Leo Fender capitalized on his designs. Taking that and my concrete foundational love for all things Gretsch, this guitar had to come to life.The Grigsby™ is a mash up of a TK Smith take on Paul Bigsby's headstock and 40s epiphone neck shape. A mix of walnut and maple laminated with rosewood fretboard and MOP inlay. the body is from a template of a 54' Gretsch Roundup even though I chose a flat top 3/8" cap of Birdseye maple on sugarpine. Marc Rutters cut this for me and finished it in a slightly tinted nitro finish. Pickups are TK Smiths CCII. The bridge is a stainless steel Tru-Arc that Tim made me for a bigsby Sorkin base. Because I chose to have the pickups flush mounted from the back, they can only rise up from the top so high and thus a Bigsby B-7 had to be used even with the slant neck pocket to get a proper bridge angle. ..and yes I like bolt on neck guitars, I grew up with a Fender Coronado and Airline T & C, sue me. She's strung up with Thomastik 10g jazz Flats and all pots are 300K with a Sprague tone cap and polystyrene cap on the MV for treble bleed. The knobs are cupcake chrome knurled but will change when I locate chrome arrow knobs. I made the pickguard from Garolite (phenolic/bakelite) and lacquered it to death.