In an interview with the *Fretboard Journal* magazine, starting around the 33 minute mark, Mills says that Mike Cornwall, an LA-based guitar repairman and tech, built Mill's Coodercaster. Cornwall was Mills' guitar tech when Mills was playing with Lucinda Williams, and the two built the guitar which Blake says is "obviously heavily inspired by the Coodercaster, (but) the neck pickup is different. The neck pickup was something that was in a guitar that Val McCallum had lent to me." Mills describes the pickup being kind of mysterious; it took a lot of research to find where it came from. Mills goes on to say in the interview that the pickup "was on a single model of hollow body Guyatone guitars. The guitars themselves are not great instruments usually, so I don't have a lot of guilt about pulling the pickups out of them." Blake does not reveal the exact model Guyatone... Aside from the neck pickup, Mills said the guitar was "made from parts Mike found while we were on the road." The guitar has a telecaster neck, and the bridge pickup is "from a Valco" lapsteel inside the housing of a Lollar copy.more
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