Gretschy Uptone Guitar build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by turbo2000, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    I finally decided to get a custom made Uptone guitar. I got the idea for it a while back and couldn't get it out of my head.

    It will be Gretschified Uptone model. I will update with more info and pics as it progress.

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  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Looking forward to seeing it.
     
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  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Ditto. Watching this one!
     
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Good parts there already.

    Cool stuff on their website. Love the grain on some of their wood.
     
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    48
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Love these threads!
     
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  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Good !

    You will get the wooden parts made and you will do the assembly or all the instrument is built to your specs ?

    A+!
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I am excited.
     
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  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Watching with interest!
     
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  9. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    It's all built by Micke at Uptone Guitars to my specs. I came with a lot of ideas and we discussed how to best incorporate them into one guitar.
     
  10. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Gold sparkle binding...
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  11. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Awesome!

    I contacted Micke about three years ago, I guess, and at that time he wasn't making guitars for sale, only for friends.

    Can I buy one now?


    EDIT: just checked and it was exactly two years ago. I wanted to buy a Contender, but Micke said he didn't want to sell them outside Sweden.
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2017
  12. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    He's building and selling more guitars now, I think he's working on five at the moment.
    I think it's just been for Swedish buyers so far but ask him again...
     
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  13. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Preparing for inlays...
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  14. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Neck inlays...
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    Neck binding next.
     
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  15. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice so far. Love the binding and matching truss rod cover.
     
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  16. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Looking good .............
     
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  17. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Fretboards markers. Guess which is mine. :)
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  18. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    The shape of things to come...
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