Final design & specs

Time for an update on design and specs.

I renamed it to Paradox J5 due to dropping the multi-scale part of the design / build.

Specs are:

  • Swamp ash body with flamed maple top, separated by a thin wenge accent layer
  • Macassar ebony fingerboard
  • Hard rock maple neck, probably with U-channel truss rod and two graphite rods
  • Angled back headstock, same veneers as body
  • White pearl pickguard
  • All chrome hardware and knobs
  • Aluminum Hipshot A-style bridge
  • Extra light Gotoh GB350 tuners
  • Delano JMVC FE pickups, wired passive

That’s about it for now, I’ve ordered most parts about a week ago and the wood is ordered as well. I cannot wait to start and I am very excited about this build!