Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just ask Alice....

It's election season here in the U.S.A. and that can only mean one thing. The bullshit is flying fast and furious. This time around there is lots and lots of flash and style and zero substance . I'm voting for Alice...

Tele Bridge Humbucker "The 615"

Here is another one that got to go out. This is a crazy split coil Tele bridge pickup is called "The Searcy String Works 615" . The bass side is just a little hotter then the treble side to give it a little more low end. I think this one will really take off when people have a chance to hear it. I need to make one for my own Tele.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

John Derricks Arch Pickup

I finally got the curved arch top pickup done for John Derrick. I'm really excited to see what he does with this. The extreme curve made it a major challenge to make and still get good string coverage while remaining balanced and humbucking all at the same time. I thought about giving up more than once but I just couldn't . And now we have this....

Mini Humbuckers

Here's a new model to the SSW pickup line. It's a FireBird style mimi humbucker. It's so new I don't even have a name for it yet.
It has what I'm calling a half relic finish on it just to be different and it's off to Canada for a mutant Tele project.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Baaaaack In the saddle again!

Alright alright!! That John Derrick pickup is about done. I have some pickups heading out to Canada this week. Have some stuff going to Benford Guitars. We have some Scarabs getting built and a new set of VOV Revolution humbuckers about to hit the wax bath. It feels go to be back in the shop and marking projects off the board. Here's a shot of a few works that are headed to the wax pot in the morning.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Yes.....The Dr. is in....Working on John Derricks pickup.

Things are finally starting to get up to speed here the Searcy String Works Shop. This week I worked on a number of pickups including this curved humbucker for Arch Top builder John Derrick. This design is quite complicated but if it all works out it should flow with the lines of Johns Derrick's fine Modern arch tops much better than the pickup he is currently using.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

He's up to something....

I'm back in the lab. There's a lot on the slab..... Stay tuned kids

Sunday, July 6, 2008

There's a light on....

There's a light on in the Searcy String Works shop. What can that mean? Stay tuned folks...