More Parts Removed.
The bridge is a fully floating type and this one seems to be hand made,
as a one off, using engineering equipment.
As yet, I don't know if the brothers did this in house or put the work
out to a friend.
The string anchor has also been made from scratch.
This was not an "assembled from a box of parts" instrument.
I have someone who remembers Reeve and as a younger player, had a Reeve
high on his list of instruments to have.
I remember them.
They were very well known in the Luton music scene back in the 80's and had a workshop next to their house on Gooseberry Hill.
Their attention to detail was truly astounding for the time and, as a
fresh faced teen, owning a Reeve was high up on my list of 'must haves'.
Sadly that never happened.
Maybe when it's finished, he should have a go.
Underneath the grime, the position markers are brass and even with a gentle
clean, come up like gold.
The purpose made strap button and adjustment tool are also removed.
Looks like the original slot-head screw!
Last of the brass parts, for the time being - are the control knobs - Vol, Tone and Five Position Switch, which from my trial run, give a great deal of tone variations.
The only thing I couldn't take off, was the tuners!
Every single key but one, in the toolbox and the one I didn't have. . . . was the one that I needed!!
That will be off soon.
Back with more.