Top: Birdseye Maple
Fretboard: Ebony, 12 inch radius
Scale: 25 inch
Fretwire: Jescar Evo gold
Position dots: Pearl
Tuners: Kluson vintage double line
Volume: Bourne 500k log push/pull
Tone: Bourne 500k lin push/pull
Coil split on both pickups
Switch: 3-way toggle switch
Pickups: GFS Retrotron Nashville Gold
Dale & Harry Granstrom were two brothers based out of North Bend, Oregon in the late 1940s. The brothers played in a western band and Dale Granstrom ordered a Bigsby steel guitar from Paul Bigsby in 1949. After seeing some of Paul Bigsby's electric guitars on tour through their area, the Granstrom brothers approached Paul Bigsby about helping them build two guitars.
The brothers had a body designed based on an enlarged Fender Broadcaster body shape and Paul Bigsby sent the brothers a headstock template. He gave them instructions over the phone on how to construct the body and neck.
The instruments were finished in late 1951.
Unfortunately only one of the three of these guitars that were ever made survived. It's currently owned by Deke Dickerson.
This is not an exact copy of the Granstrom guitars but the body shape, the headstock and the set neck were inspired by these guitars. I didn't put a pickguard on it because I don't want to "hide" the beautiful birdseye maple.