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September 2010 - Darren's Decibel Javelin Prototype

Congratulations to Darren, for winning Guitar of the Month for September 2010! It's not every day that one of our own members builds his own guitar from raw wood and parts, but that's exactly what Darren did!

Quick specs:
Body: 1-piece curly walnut
Neck: 3-piece east Indian rosewood; scarf-jointed rosewood headstock (11° tilt)
Fretboard: east Indian rosewood, 27" scale; 24 medium-tall frets; 16" radius
Bridge: ABM Wilkinson-style fixed
Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
Nut: Earvana Compensated Tuning System 48 mm shelf nut
Truss Rod: Stewart-MacDonald Hot Rod dual-expanding, wheel style, adjustment at heel
Neck Attachment: Connector bolts into threaded T-nuts under fretboard
Pickups: Nordstrand Custom
Electronics: Free-Way 6-way toggle; master volume; master tone; Neutrik locking output jack
Strap Locks: Schaller
Strings: Elixir, 10-56
Inlay: No face dots; side dots are Luminlay 3 mm luminescent dots
Finish: Hand-rubbed polymerized tung oil (body) and lemon oil (neck)

Congrats Darren!

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