The workshop team recently completed a wonderful project for friend of the Shed, Martin Lambert. As Martin puts it:
“My grandfather’s 110+ year-old sea trunk had some major structural and timber integrity issues (as you would expect).
After much soul-searching and overcoming some initial reluctance, I thought what better way to preserve his legacy than incorporating the timber in a version of Leo Fender’s rare prototype “snakehead” telecaster (1949).
Used a solid pine body (as per ’49) with the sea trunk’s sandalwood for a thick veneer top, shaped, using Fender’s blueprints, by the wonderful woodworkers at ‘The Men’s Shed’ Tuggeranong. Even kept the nautical theme with some brass hardware. A decent heirloom for the grandkids methinks”
Grandfather Lou’s Sea chest
The reborn Fender!