Earl Grey Electric Guitar

I did a complete overhaul on a Yamaha EG-112 strat, stripping and removing all the paint back to bare wood, replacing the plastic pickguard with a custom made birch pickguard stained with concentrated earl grey tea. I simplified the electronics by removing the middle pickup, replacing the pickup switch, removing the tone knob, upgrading the jack, adding a killswitch, and shielding the pickups.

Assembled body
Headstock detail
Killswitch, volume knob, 3 way toggle
Tea tannins + rust = black ink.
Sanded body
Stripped and sanded
After staining with earl grey tea
Removing the old paint. A huge pain in the butt.