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Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by guitarmaker, Aug 11, 2010.
I always thought Danny Gatton's Formica Telecaster looked neat.
I made the neck for it. It's 3-piece maple with a stew mac hotrod truss rod. Ron, that is a pretty sweet tele!
I regret not getting the Bo-mica when you were offering it. Pockets were shallower.
Are you doing another?
I actually still have it. I thought about ebaying it but that didn't seem like the right thing to do. I'd be happy to build another though if you're interested. I'm a bit backed up on my work right now but I'm always thinking of more billy-bos.
I'd like a BillyBo with Dynas.
Silver Jet sparkle to match my 6129's.
Still, there's something about your BoMica that is just really cool. Maybe it reminds me of the old kitchen table or the diner or...
I know what I'm dreaming about tonight
OR you could do the dented car bit
I bought a Japanese Tele body that had been dropped hard by the jack. It had some dents in the top on the upper side. I wanted to smooth it out sooooo..... Bondo glazing putty...I left it red for a long time. I finally got rid of the guitar.
You could do Bondo and primer ala a high school kid's car.
Great Job on the Billy Bo! That reminds me of the table my gramma had in the sunporch in the back of the house when I was 8. Cool box.
What a fanatastic thread and a truly awesome build GM...
How in the hell did i miss it until now???
Hey JBennett. I made a replica of Flansburgh's guitar. Check it out! Here's the making of video that I made for it, too. http://vimeo.com/29655565
I'm still trying to find the exact VU meter--got close but it's a rare thing-- but everything else is exact.
Now this old thread is resurrected...where did Guitarmaker go?
Well, I'm still around. Just been busy with a million different things. I'm hoping to get some of my other (non-guitar) projects out of the way soon and then I'll get back to it and start sharing my progress again. I've got another 5 Gretsch inspired projects on my mind that I think you guys will enjoy.
Did you ever figger out that wierd E string issue?
I have a feeling that stuff might act as a tone killer and prevent the guitar from sustaining and ringing true. Drum wrap is plastic, which is probably thinner that what you have, and drummers have been arguing for decades that plastic wraps prevent the shells from vibrating, while lacquer finishes allow them to breathe and resonate better. Tests have been done, and there's an extremely small difference between a wrapped and lacquered shell, but it's so small, you can't tell on the bandstand under live music conditions or even in the studio.
I agree your guitar looks very cool in that 50's diner table top wrap. I hope it rings true.
Heavier gauge strings helped a little. I will eventually take the cover off the pickup to take a closer look because there still is a noticeable difference. Otherwise, it sounds great. I haven't noticed any sustain issues from the formica.
Whoa Mike B. Nice job on the Mojo clone! Not get to work on that Coral Guitarlin!
How did I miss this thread?!!! That's a hll of a cool Bilybo copy.
How much do you charge for one of those