'59 6120 tribute build

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by guitarmaker, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    Thanks guys, It was a lot of fun to build and now I can't put it down. I'm glad that so many people here can appreciate it and I look forward to building the next one.
     
  2. ltdave32

    ltdave32 Electromatic

    22
    Jul 11, 2010
    california
    What a sweet moment it must have been to plug that beauty into a good little tube amp and start investigating the sounds you could get out of it and how it played.. That's the finest moment in a builder's life.
     
  3. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    Dave, you are correct. It was fantastic to play it through both my Ampeg and my Marshall. What a fun guitar. I've always wanted an orange 6120. My life is now complete!
     
  4. Drewgrass

    Drewgrass Country Gent

    Dec 20, 2009
    Teesside ENGLAND
    Does that mean your not gonna build any more guitars? :D
    Seriously, I'm sure there are a lot more quality instruments to come out of your shop!

    Seems you have given as much pleasure to those following this build as you've got from doing it.
    It's been great, and am looking forward to the next one.
     
  5. Michiel

    Michiel Friend of Fred

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    46
    Jul 29, 2009
    The Netherlands
    What a stunningly beautiful guitar, guitarmaker. I bet it plays like butter :).
    I'm deeply impressed!
     
  6. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    Thanks guys!
    Drewgrass- That just means I won't build anymore until the next one...
     
  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Another beautiful instrument guitarmaker,outstanding!

    But i'd still like to see ya do a 360F Ric !:)
    I've been dreaming about 360F's for yonks,i need to go ly down.
     
  8. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

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    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    JC, I've been thinking about that ever since you posted that pic on the other thread. They really are beautiful guitars. I think one may be in my future.
     
  9. built4speed

    built4speed Synchromatic

    520
    Mar 9, 2010
    Canada
    You know, I just keep coming back to this thread to look at the pics of this guitar. You did such an awesome job. I really wish I had your skills.
     
  10. SoK66

    SoK66 Electromatic

    22
    Jun 28, 2010
    USA
    This is possibly the COOLEST thread I've ever seen related to guitars. My major hat is off to you for your skills and patience. Please keep adding to this as you finish it off, what a cool project!

    (FWIW, I'm pleased with myself when I can bolt and solder together a partscaster!)
     
  11. Duo Gent

    Duo Gent Gretschie

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    353
    Jan 27, 2010
    Louisiana
    If you do, it's GOTTA be like this, serial # 2!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    I love those Ric's Duo,i've got 2 of them!

    But a 1958-61 360F looks like this.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Duo Gent

    Duo Gent Gretschie

    Age:
    56
    353
    Jan 27, 2010
    Louisiana
    I just saw 360 and ran with it!
     
  14. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    That's a great pic of George ,i use it for my avatar over on RicResource!
     
  15. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    JC, you might know, As far as an arch on the 360F, Does it have one or is it a flat top? Rics have been really catching my eye lately and I've been planning some Ric inspired builds. Really thinking about one of these (after the DC natural gent of course).
     
  16. Ed Rees

    Ed Rees Electromatic

    7
    Jul 15, 2010
    Millersport Ohio
    They are 100% flat, top and back.
     
  17. guitarmaker

    guitarmaker Synchromatic

    622
    Mar 1, 2010
    Oley, PA
    Thanks Ed, That makes it easy on me! I might PM you when I'm ready for some more info.
     
  18. mark t

    mark t Gretschie

    210
    Mar 31, 2010
    Ontario. Canada
    I bow to your guitar-making prowess, sir!
     
  19. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Yep GM,Ed is correct ,they're flat.
    I've read that the originals where prone to cracks,
    Was this something to do with the tops sinking due to them being flat?
     
  20. Ed Rees

    Ed Rees Electromatic

    7
    Jul 15, 2010
    Millersport Ohio
    No problem! I have lots of info and pics detailing their construction.

    It's actually the sides of them that crack. I think some were made from a 2" block of maple/alder, cut to shape and hollowed, with a top and back glued on. Sorta like a delicious hollow-body sammich. ;)
     
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