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Build for Dr. Milktruck (not blue).

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

  1. toddfan

    toddfan Synchromatic

    585
    Mar 12, 2012
    Kansas
    That wood is super pretty...but, you know that right after he gets it, he's going to be using this on it:

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  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I didn't realize the Zircote was as open grained as it is. I should have grain filled the front but I didn't. I just sanded the nitro down to where it's about gone and I'm putting some more coats on the front before I polish it all.
     
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  3. stevemorrison

    stevemorrison Synchromatic

    648
    Jun 3, 2011
    Dundee, SCOTLAND
    WOW, how did I miss this?

    Beautiful looking guitar, great work eman
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Thank you sir!
     
  5. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Noooooooooooo:p
     
  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    When I was going to do it myself I was thinking of how to finish it. Not a lot of internet advice on ziricote out there. I'm okay with some roughness on the surface. Adds character. :)
     
  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Little more progress today. Got strings on! Had a problem with the jack cup thread and I'll have to order another. See what happens to the neck overnight under tension.


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  8. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Looks spectacular! Another great build, David!
     
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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Like! The birds eye maple really pops as do the other woods. Nice work, David.
     
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  10. Dostegrar

    Dostegrar Country Gent

    Nov 5, 2013
    Delta,b.c.
    Looks great!
    Why no "E-MAN" on the headstock?
     
  11. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well, it was almost just an assembly job. I didn't have to do anything to the neck other than apply a little finish. I guess I did rework the body quite a bit but it still didn't feel like one of my 'builds' as it were. I put one on @wildeman's 12 string because originally there was going to be a Gretsch decal, but that didn't quite work out and it looked super blank. I discussed it with him before I put my decal on.
     
  12. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    47
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Looks class sir!
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Ready to pack up finally ( I was waiting on redelivery of a gold jack cup).

    Weighs 7.8 pounds, not bad considering what a lump the body was all by itself.

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  14. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Elegant guitar. Jim will love it.
     
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I'm sure I will.
     
  16. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
     
  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I like it, congrats to all parties involved. :)
     
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  18. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    It's sitting right now at my local UPS store.

     
  19. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    David, that guitar has a serious "wow" factor! That is some very good work on the finish! I'll bet Jim won't be worried about it being blue at all.
     
  20. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Electromatic

    89
    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    That is a beautiful guitar, great work!
     
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