Because red is the color of the gods...

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mikechandler, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    Age:
    37
    417
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    ... kind of still red ... on her way:

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    Epiphone EB 0, work still in progress. I did a few dings and dongs and decided to repaint it - after I started taking off the massive coat of plastic I sure did regret this, it was almost 2 mm thick!

    Anyway, painted the body in red - cut out a few templates and spraypainted these scattered around the body in different colours (white - light grey - dark grey - black - another slightly darker red), covered a few stripes and painted in dark grey.

    Afterwards, I put a few red tinfoil stars on the areas not covered by the pickguard which is made from 2 mm aluminum.

    Bridge pickup will be a Seymoud Duncan P-Bass splitcoil in angled position, as obvious, the bridge will be a Schaller 3D with a block of aluminum underneath it. So far it looks a lot better than I expected. I had a few mishaps during this process, though, but nothing I couldn't fix so far.

    I guess this may still be red.

    This is version 4 ... version 2 was a bridge pickup I know nothing about added, just a cheap try ... version 3 already had the ne bridge, with a stack of sheet metal underneath it, as it is built for a different arrangement of neck angle and stuff ... the new electronics keep me busy ... I'll get back on that when finished and tried out.

    I like the randomly-patterned repeating elements in the red stripes. They still shine through the grey, which I decided to leave as is, because I ... like it. Looks a bit like rough-art - and so it's intended.

    ... wait for the result. It's gonna be cool.
     
  2. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  3. DennisC

    DennisC Gretschie

    Age:
    37
    417
    May 11, 2017
    Germany
    There was a Super-Chet hollowbody?

    Hm... Cool ... I only knew the solidbody with a bunch of built-in effects ... this one is new to me. But, for sure, very interesting!
     
  4. slickfaster

    slickfaster Gretschie

    162
    Dec 29, 2009
    Redondo bch.
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  5. slickfaster

    slickfaster Gretschie

    162
    Dec 29, 2009
    Redondo bch.
  6. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Well i suppose i’m a bit late to the game here considering we named one of the bands i contribute to after our red instruments and i completely forgot!
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    We started out as The Scarlet Darlings but quickly changed when we found out that name was used by a very risque burlesque troop and we were writing songs with a Christ focus!

    This is my one and only accoustic. Ive had others but they come and go. A 2002 Red Gibson L4A. My 40th birthday present from my dad. A keeper. Huge “Gibson” warmth. Never seen another in this finish. No idea what its worth. I named my third son Gibson. He will inherit it.
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    I owned this telecaster for about a month but it was an impulse purchase that went on the sacrificial block to fund a higher goal (a jag i think).
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  7. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Well i suppose my Super Chet is kinda dark red!;)

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    Richie Sambora owns it now ya know!:cool:
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    49
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Also on the long gone list is my 90's MIJ Candy Apple Red 60's Strat,and 80's Fame Hondo 760/12.

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  9. JHall55

    JHall55 Country Gent

    Dec 18, 2012
    Ontario
    Had it a few months now, and if memory serves the only red guitar I’ve ever owned.

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  10. jdto

    jdto Electromatic

    57
    Apr 17, 2016
    Toronto
    My recently-acquired CVT

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  11. Frisco Kid

    Frisco Kid Electromatic

    70
    Aug 6, 2010
    DFW
    It’s mostly red? GMP Roxie with hot rod flames, kinda wish I had TV Jones Classics in it...

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