I had been making mock-ups with this brand new neck and different ideas for the amplifier.
I believe it's a tremendous design achievement to make the neck joint the way they do. I think it's a tapered dovetail. It makes it really easy to make minor adjustments while they glue it in. I played it a lot before I ever put glue on the joint. This guitar played like a dream! Even after the doctor broke the headstock off the first time! I was able to re- attach it without any impairment. I was playing this one every day on my way into the city and back. She rages on the platform when you're waiting for the A-Train @42nd St.
One day I had it on a pedestal in my massage studio. I swung my leg around energetically to maintain the continuity during a session, The pedestal went flying and the guitar went flying across the room too. I have repaired the headstock again but now it just seems too fragile. My plan is to take this headstock off and turn it into the headless model. The guitar is a bit too heavy. It pains me enough to carry around and have a good time but when it's the first thing that somebody says when I handed to them then she's got to go.
Don't worry, the headstock will go into the library of materials that I can use to solve new visual problems in the future. I should have some new detailed pictures up here before that day comes.
This was the guitar that really turned me on to having the amp built right in. The vibrations you feel in your body because of having it right against your belly. I love the way the controls are right in your face. You dont even need any on-bord volume and tone for the pick-up.
Inside the cabinet is mounted a 9.7v rechargeable battery, which can be connected to an outboard charger. Below, on the right you can get an idea of the "player's view" on this one.