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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    This is the last of the guitars from my highly successful spring sale!

    This is a cherry body with zircote top and a birds eye maple Warmoth neck. Pickup will be a single TVJ Classic plus.

    The body is pretty darn heavy but since the Zircote top is already glued on, it'll have to be routed from the rear and then a back put on.

    Here's what was in the mystery box from Jim:
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    The inside of one of the horns had a fair amount of tear out, I spindle-sanded that out first.

    Then routed the neck pocket, it was Strat contour.

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    I glued up the leopardwood bookmatch to use on the back.

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    Then set about chambering the rear.

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    I need to trim some of the thickness off here otherwise the guitar will be 2" thick.
     
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  2. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    36
    Aug 15, 2008
    england
    Looks interesting
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I found the body on eBay, ziricote (Mexican rosewood-like) with cherry. As David says, it's a beast. The neck is birdseye maple with blue azurite dots. It's going to just have a bridge pickup, but with a tone switch instead of a tone knob to get some neck pickup like tones. Simple hardware, so as not to detract from the nice wood grain.
     
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  4. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    That promises to be a wonderful guitar.
    Win-Win-Win-Situation: Jim gets a great new guitar. David can ooze some wonderfully creative juices and we have a nice thread to watch.
    Love it!!
     
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  5. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Watching with interest!
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  6. O Riley

    O Riley Electromatic

    65
    Jun 2, 2018
    Sunny California
    Did you run the body thru a planer or some kind of sander to get it thinner?
     
  7. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I know that's gonna be cool.
     
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  9. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Not yet.
     
  10. O Riley

    O Riley Electromatic

    65
    Jun 2, 2018
    Sunny California
    Just curious, as to which one you might use. No biggie.
    I was building some artsy hardwood skateboards and I know the planer can be aggressive if not careful. I had to do a lot of hand sanding. D'oh!
    Looking forward to seeing the progress.
    Gonna go get some popcorn.
     
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  11. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Audept has some. Maybe he'll share!
     
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  12. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    So what will you do put another layer on the back after all the routing?
     
  13. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    He’s going to use the leopard wood that he glued together. I have seen guitars that left the back open except where the controls were. Looked pretty interesting but decided not this time around.
     
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  14. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Very nice. Any fretwork necessary on that beautiful warmoth neck?
     
  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Don't know yet, but it looks like it was leveled.
     
  16. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    49
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Always fun to watch your builds!!
     
  17. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    You‘ve ordered the compound radius? What fretsize (curious, just placed an order myself :))...
     
  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    It's 10-16 compound radius with 6130/Medium Jumbo frets. They were leveled as this neck was used briefly in another guitar. It's the fatback shape. Very comfortable to play.

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    Fatback
    • Similar to: Vintage Fender® deep "U"
    • Thickness at 1st Fret: 1.00"
    • Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00"
    The Fatback is our thickest, roundest neck profile, made for players who love a fat vintage feel.
     
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  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    And then I can sell it to you. Another bridge pickup only guitar! :)
     
  20. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    That‘ll be a cool guitar drmilktruck!
     
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