Gretschy Uptone Guitar build

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

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Hey, your "UpTone" looks like a "Jazzmaster-meets-a-Jet"... Good Offset Guitar choice :cool: !

    It's me or is there an another body underneath (mahogany) o_O ?

    I am waiting for my Offset too, the "SuperCharger" :rolleyes: :

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    A+!
     
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  2. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    This project has been put on ice for a while but soon be picked up again.

    I'm thinking of putting Dynasonics in it instead of Filtertrons since I already have three guitars with Filtertrons. I don't own any singlecoil guitar at the moment. Would it be a good idea? I have never played a guitar with Dynasonics...
     
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Love Dynas, especially the TVJ T Armonds. They’re kind of right in between the P90 and Strat pickups.
     
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  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Me too, and I'm curious. I am preparing a project that will use 2 Gretsch Dynas and a center Lipstick, that I hope to realize during winter. I wrote : I hope...:confused:

    A+!
     
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  5. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    looks great so far!! subscribed!!
     
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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I like it. HiLo's are another great option and fit the Filtertron routs, you could also get filter sized T Armonds.
     
  7. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    I have decided to go with the Filtertrons in this guitar as originally planed and instead put Dynasonics in my 5191 Tim Armstrong.

    Here's a pic of the guitar right now! Multi ply gold sparkle binding!
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  8. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Love these build threads - I get to build a guitar vicariously through people who actually know how to build a guitar.
     
  9. Howard hughes

    Howard hughes Synchromatic

    Age:
    39
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    Mar 22, 2018
    London
    this is what guitar forums are all about, love it!
     
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  10. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    I should point out one more time that it's not me doing the actual building here. It's being built by a friend, Micke at Uptone Guitars/Blå Kaja. It's being built to my specs and my choice of parts. I have not dared to try make a guitar myself (yet) ;)
     
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  11. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    727
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Great craftsmenship. Can't wait for updated pics. Wish I could still do that.
     
  12. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Either way, thanks for sharing!
     
  13. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    It's getting closer!
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  14. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    How do you remove the paint from the binding without scratching or destroying it?
     
  15. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Fine work !

    A kind of white offset solidbody Penguin/Falcon : i.e. Gretsch White Seagull... :D

    A+!
     
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  16. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Looking great!
     
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  17. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
  18. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Imperial tuners... It’s in the final stages!
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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Looks beautiful. Bet you can’t wait to get your hands on it.
     
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  20. turbo2000

    turbo2000 Gretschie

    169
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sweden
    Another new pic!
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