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Corvette Number Two

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I really like the original headstock-layout more. It is more "gretschy" to my eyes.
     
  3. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Okay E man, it's Saturday so i expect some progress!:D
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Me too.
    However, today's priorities are:
    Begin nitro clear on bass body.
    Begin nitro clear over the "Fender" decal on the Paisley project.
    Wire up P-Bass pickguard.
    Finish sanding rosewood fretless neck for P bass.
    Hope that replacement module for Evertune arrives so I can finish up that tele project and get it shipped overseas.
    Then, if there's time, begin outline for Corvette project.
    I also have a nice adler blank for another project using the ebony board neck I made for the Tele originally but based on suggestions from @TSims1

    And then after lunch.....
     
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oh, my. Sounds like a lot of work to do on a weekend.
     
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Hah, sounds like a job.;)
     
  7. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    As well as a few trems, I've got a megatron and a couple of powertrons (I think) knocking around, in case you're interested.

    Also watches, Iphones, DVD of latest movies....anything you want, my friend, anything you want.
     
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  8. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Got as far as this self-explanatory stage!

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  9. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Also nice ebony board and half moon thumbnails.

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  10. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Quickie body shaping.

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  11. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    OK, I've obtained a B50 for this, I'm going to cut it down and use a Towner in the original 6135 position and see how that goes.
     
  12. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Man, my B5 i put on my DeArmond works great. Did i just get a good one or what? Everybody seems to dog the tension bars but they never give me problems. I like the Towner setup and am gonna use it to put a B6 on my Sheraton but it already has a stoptail.
     
  13. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    It's mainly the aesthetics I don't like on those.
     
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  14. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I will say that when i install the B5/50's i set them back a good bit from the bridge so's to get a good break angle, i see alot that are right up on the bridge.
     
  15. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Have you looked at the TK Smith vibrato? Expensive but it sure is pretty.
     
  16. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
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  17. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Glad that you decided to leave the headstock-shape as it was originally intended.
     
  19. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    I'm curious how you went about getting the thumbnail inlays in. I've been mulling it over for when I'm going to try it. I'm thinking of an mdf template and router.
    Looking good!
     
  20. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Basically all I do is hold the inlay in place with one finger and then draw around it with a pen (it showed up best on the ebony) then I route it out freehand with the dremel and the stew-mac dremel router base. I squish them in with color-matched epoxy and then sand the radius. Came out pretty good, the smallest one ended up a little cocked but that's my fault for not seeing it.
     
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