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Corvette Number Two

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

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Getting some sanding done.

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  2. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    Yes I've used on an SG and like em.
    Work as good as a bigsby and give that classic old SG look.
    Best option imo if a hardtail bigsby won't work on the Corvette.

    Or you could find an original Gibson Maestro tremolo - but they expensive

    Pups - can I suggest either
    - TVJ powertrons or
    - TVJ Classic & Classic Plus combo
     
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  3. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Fretting progress

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  4. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Is it just optical or are those really big and tall frets?
    Looking good!
     
  5. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    So the new B50 arrived.

    I placed it on the body. Still don't like them lol. Noticed it rocked sideways.
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    Put it on a flat piece of metal to make sure it wasn't just the wood. Nope, there's a distinct hump in this thing

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    So over to the bandsaw

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    This is how much had to come off the bottom to make it flat.
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    What do you think? I'd like to cut down the left side more, just worried about stability

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  6. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Kept finding casting voids as I filed.

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  7. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Gretschie

    120
    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yeah, the B50 i took off your Malcom project needed some sanding too. The B5 i bought needed nothing and works super smooth.
     
  9. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Slowly making progress here.
    Extra long cavity because of the master volume I want to put in.

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  10. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
  11. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Wow, you've been busy while I was away on holiday in Portugal.
    It looks really great but we've all come to expect that from you so I shouldn't be surprised!
     
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  12. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    One of the more fun parts


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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Got the tuners all set. On to the pick guard next.

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  14. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Looking good man! I’d cut that left arm off the B5 and screw it down under the spring, that’s just me though. Where did you get your neck material? LMII?
     
  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I get all my wood out of Lombard IL. Got a buddy who works at Owl lumber. Decent prices compared to “Lurhier suppliers”.
     
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  16. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Took your advice. Looks better.

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  17. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Gretschie

    130
    Sep 11, 2009
    Venice, CA
    This is really cool! Thanks for posting your progress.
     
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  18. Mag3

    Mag3 Synchromatic

    535
    Nov 22, 2016
    Massachusetts
    It looks like another winner! The mini B50 is quite excellent.
     
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  19. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Pick guard mock up.
    Added a master volume over stock setup. Just a bunch of sanding now before applying finish.

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