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Dead Roman's CK build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
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    Well, so far so good with the seemingly over complicated Evertune bridge.

    instructions are boggling. Lucky there's a video with it

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  2. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Ok. That's all for the bridge routing. Wasn't really that difficult, just involved. Only made one screw up and it wasn't as bad as the guy in the official video lol.

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  3. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    I reshaped the upper bass side bout as I wasn't happy with the look. Got most of the neck pickup route done and the control route. Only a couple of things left before finish.

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  5. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    That upper left bout looks a lot better now since you reshaped it. It was a bit too "prominent" before. Looking good.
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Got the binding on. Tuners arrived also.

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  7. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Got the brass nut close.

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    Got the not exactly usual Terminator jack fitted.

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    Put some naphtha on the body to look at the grain.

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    Holes done for the tuners

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    Had to sacrifice a ruler to make a 25" notched edge.

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  8. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Little vintage amber for the top

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  9. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Also looking good. Love the knots.
     
  10. heinzman

    heinzman Gretschie

    OMG, there is a face in that knot-hole !!!!!:eek::rolleyes:
     
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  11. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    It's the ghost of a dead Roman!
     
  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  13. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Happy knot=happy guitar!
     
  14. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Tru Oil begins.

    Mr. Happy knot is gonna get shiny.

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  15. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Back is going to be a nice color.

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    Happyknot approves.
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  16. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    The "happy-knot" is really fascinating me:)
     
  17. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    :D:D:D

    Just to show this is a real baseball bat neck!!

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  18. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Thats hilarious. And knowing Deadroman.......it's for real.
     
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  19. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    You really hit that one out of the park! :D
     
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  20. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    This gives the cool guitar even more mojo. Good idea!
     
  21. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Synchromatic

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    May 8, 2011
    Western Maryland