Looking for Custom Wood Mounting Rings, Switch & Pot Knobs, Etc...

bbl4ck

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I am trying to find some custom wood humbucker mounting rings, switch knobs, and pot knobs.  Have been able to find several sources for more common wood varieties.  However, I am looking for Ebony pieces and have only been able to find one source for this variety. 

http://www.pickuprings.com/home

These pieces look extremely fine, are custom built,  and they are obviously very proud of them.  However I am not willing to pay the price of an entire Warmoth body for Ebony hardware pieces. :icon_scratch: 

Does anyone know of any reasonable sources for custom wood pieces?  I am thinking that I should quite my job and start building this stuff if other builders are actually buying at this price.  Anyway, would appreciate any references!!!

Be cool and have a rockin' day  :guitarplayer2:

 

DangerousR6

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Looks like they take custom orders Bart.... :dontknow:
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Custom Orer Ebony - HSS. How cool is that? Proud Owner chose these rings for an all out custom made Strat.

 

bbl4ck

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Hey Dangerous,

Got your email, and thanks for the quick response.  Will be sending you some art! 

Yes, these folks do take custom orders and they obviously do some smoking work.  Just looking for something a little more affordable. 
Their price for custom P90 pickup cover sets X 2 and 3 knobs comes in at $400.00.  I have seen some sources in Europe that are priced half that fee,  but with the exchange rate these days, ends up costing the same.

Just lookin' for more bang for the buck.  Thanks for your time and have a smooth night!  :rock-on: Regards, Bart
 

Vol. Knob

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Here's the folks I used.

For Pickups, P-90 Pickup Covers and Pickup Rings, I went to Reed James Custom.  http://www.reedjamescustom.com  None of his stuff is veneer, its all carved from hardwood.  His pickups rings are a good deal compared to others I've seen.  And he's a mad scientist.

For Knobs I went to Exotic Wood Guitar Knobs and Parts, an Ebay store.  http://stores.ebay.com/Exotic-Wood-Knobs-And-Guitar-Parts

For the Pickguard, I went to Artisan Guitar Repair.  It is veneer on plastic, but I know he makes veneer on laminate for an all wood pickguard. http://www.artisanguitarrepair.com/

Not shown in the pic is a toggle switch tip made of wood, I just went to the craft store and found a wooden bead that fit (my wife is an avid crafter, I find myself in that store all the time)

Cocobolo Knobs and Cocobolo P-90 Covers
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Pistacio Pickup Bobbins, Goncalo Alves Knobs and Pau Ferro Pickguard
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Cocobolo Pickups and Pickup mounting rings.
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bbl4ck

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Thanks for all the links Vol. Knob.  This is much closer to the price range I am looking for and they also do some nice work.  :hello2:
Some very nice pieces you have your self!  Thanks for showing me the pics.
Be cool and have a great day :headbang1:
 

DangerousR6

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Vol. Knob said:
Here's the folks I used.

For Pickups, P-90 Pickup Covers and Pickup Rings, I went to Reed James Custom.  http://www.reedjamescustom.com  None of his stuff is veneer, its all carved from hardwood.  His pickups rings are a good deal compared to others I've seen.  And he's a mad scientist.

For Knobs I went to Exotic Wood Guitar Knobs and Parts, an Ebay store.   http://stores.ebay.com/Exotic-Wood-Knobs-And-Guitar-Parts

For the Pickguard, I went to Artisan Guitar Repair.  It is veneer on plastic, but I know he makes veneer on laminate for an all wood pickguard. http://www.artisanguitarrepair.com/

Not shown in the pic is a toggle switch tip made of wood, I just went to the craft store and found a wooden bead that fit (my wife is an avid crafter, I find myself in that store all the time)

Cocobolo Knobs and Cocobolo P-90 Covers
3242513468_2a8155fd04.jpg

Pistacio Pickup Bobbins, Goncalo Alves Knobs and Pau Ferro Pickguard
3241692047_4bec0718e9.jpg

Cocobolo Pickups and Pickup mounting rings.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaand where did you go for the neck plate......Wasn't to me...... :binkybaby:
 

Vol. Knob

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Okay, the one that started out as a '69 Tthinline RI still has its original neckplate with a Fender "F" logo.  The other has one from Warmoth, nothing fancy.  The Epiphone obviously doesn't have one.
 

RU36

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knobs
http://stores.ebay.com/Exotic-Wood-Knobs-And-Guitar-Parts

stewmac had pick up rings that are made by the guy from pickup rings.com but they cost less and are ready to ship.
 
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