More Pup-Caps!

Bender in the Sky With Diamonds. Click to enlarge.

Alright then, here are are few more photos of two other humbucker
designs. I will have to take better pictures for the website though. These are very difficult to shoot. I want to give an idea of how they change with the light which is tough to pull of in a single frame. Maybe I’ll need to include video of someone holding/playing the guitar to give the full effect. Anyway, here’s another sneak peak at what’s coming soon.

By the way the Bender is my personal guitar. A pre-production model. Note the SG style jack on the top. I always thought jacks on the top looked cooler and maybe a bit meaner when plugged in (I also wound up thinking that they are in the way and not as practical so they were moved to the side…).

Diamonds up close. Click to enlarge.

The Goldie below is a prototype No. 6 model.

All that glitters isn't only gold... Click to enlarge.


Metalwerk No.1 up close. Click to enlarge.

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17 Responses to More Pup-Caps!

  1. Nick Hvatov says:

    Nice! NICE! When do I can buy this sweet pup-caps?
    Btw, Cool Bender, I always like jacks on the top too ))) Also I look at the no. 6 again, and thinking about if it will be a bigsby tremolo version one day. I think it will be great option! And what is your thoughts and opinion about it, do you planning something like this?

    • Mhead says:

      Hopefully before the end of the month, Nick.
      Regarding the No. 6, I think having a Bigsby equipped version is a great idea. I’ll try a prototype on the next round of builds.
      If it works out, maybe we can call it the Nick signature model…:).

  2. Nick Hvatov says:

    Let me know when pups will be available, I buy some surely. Also I wait for no. 6 with bigsby to buy it too. Dreaming about signature model from you. Maybe not Nick but Grrr’s(that’s my nickname) signature.

  3. Zach says:

    I’m drooling over the proto semi hollow! My Zero Dot is still in customs waiting to clear….hopefully soon.

    • Nick Hvatov says:

      From which country are you?

      • Nick Hvatov says:

        I think i don’t understand something 0_o =))))Realy)

        • Mhead says:

          Umm… My mistake Nick. Your reply was to Zach. It was I who didn’t understand. Comment deleted…

      • Zach says:

        Nick- I’m in the US.

        • Nick Hvatov says:

          Zach – And I am from Russia. Wish you get your instrument as fast as possible). I won an epic battle with EMS for my guitar))))

          • Zach says:

            Thanks Nick! No epic battle for me so far. It’s only been a couple of days. I’m just really excited and every day I wait seems like a week! 🙂 Michael shipped quickly and honestly, it got to the US quickly. I’m sure I’ll have it this week.

          • Mhead says:

            I must say that so far the Russian customs and postal service is a mystery to me. Although the stated delivery time for an EMS parcel to Russia is 5 days, we’ve had one take as long as a month and I know Nick’s took a while too. Most other destinations have been ranging from 2-7 days (that’s 2 days to the Eastern US!). Shipments to the US, Canada and Australia seem to get through customs the fastest. Russia can easily take 5 days just to clear customs.

  4. Nick Hvatov says:

    I know only one country with completly mad customs )))))may be somewhere there is madder then mine )

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  6. Dave says:

    Can we buy Pup-Caps pre-installed with the purchase of a new guitar?

    I may be ordering a white Bender in 3-4 weeks. I think it would look stellar with Metalwork caps.

    • Mhead says:

      If you buy a Bender, Dave, I’ll throw the PupCaps in with the deal and a switch washer as well if you like. There was a slight problem with the humbucker PupCaps in that they are just a fraction too wide. They actually fit perfectly but depending on your playing style you could possible find yourself catching the edge of the Cap with your hand in the strokes. I will be creating a slightly narrower version in a few months. You are welcome though to try these out if you like. (Old Nod, if you’re reading this, did you experience a problem with yours?)

      • Dave says:

        The more I think about it, the more I want a Pup-cap for the control plate on my No. 2. Or, along the lines of your truss rod covers, having a stamped/engraved replacement plate from Guitarsh!t.

        The aftermarket potential for tele-style controls is HUGE. Plus, it would be more visible and fashionable than a truss rod cover.

        Anyways, I saw an engraved control plate on eBay and immediately thought you’d produce a better version.

        Just thinking out loud…

      • old nod says:

        sorry… I was temporarialy out-of-body and just noticed you were speaking to me…. nope, no problems… just good looks and playability…. the pup-caps look great too…!

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