reverse engineering the body from a photograph.

CNC machined foam test.

Checking dimensions and fit.

CNC machined wood.

Applying the binding.

Drilling the hole for the input jack.

The pickup needed grounding modifications for a 5-way switch.

Control cavity and string ferrules.

Machining down the rotary switch for a push on knob.

Left handed bridge and pickup.

A close matching knob to the original.

New old stock knobs, matching the originals.

Hand machined steel saddles.

Vinyl cut sticker.

Having John Flansburgh sign the guitar.

The Making of Chessmaster II