Birch Bark Telecaster

This is the birch bark Telecaster I had built by Jesse Brown of Brown Bear Guitars….showing its progression:


This is the finished product:


My birch bark Telecaster is finally done….miigwech (thank you) to Jesse Brown of Brown Bear Guitars for an incredible job….guess I’ll call her Wiigwaasi-Mukwa (Birch Bark Bear)

Build breakdown:

Birch bark top and back
Swamp ash body
Roasted birds eye maple neck/fretboard
Abalone inlays/side dots
Bone nut- cut for 10-46 strings
Abalone/chrome knobs
Gotoh locking tuners
Gotoh in tune vintage bridge
21 m/m nickel frets
Standard strap buttons
Black pickguard
Reverse control plate
Paper in oil capacitor
Pushpull coil splitting on tone knob
McNelly A2 sig bridge pickup, Cornucopia neck humbucker
Nice C shape neck profile
12” fretboard radius
1.675” nut width
Bear face and script headstock woodburned logos
Nitro lacquer finish

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