Hollowbillybo

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by brianr, May 5, 2019.

  1. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    887
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    i Don’t know exactly when I’ll get to this build because it’s koi breeding season for me and that’s my summer hobby but maybe I’ll string this build along soon it’s going to be 2 3/4 wide hollowbody with Birdseye maple sides and padouk top and back
     

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  2. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    370
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    Brian - where do you get your tailpieces?
     
  3. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    887
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    This one was by accident on Facebook Gretsch page that someone posted but I’m always checking eBay and reverb
     
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  4. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Koi breeding, that’s some hobby. Koi are cool and really strong swimmers.

    Looking forward to seeing another build.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    GO BRIAN !!
     
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  6. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    786
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Waiting for build pictures. Do that vo-do magic that you can only do.
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    The first non-Brian-idiosyncratic shape. I am looking forward to that build.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2019
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  8. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Age:
    55
    885
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Love your builds!
     
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  9. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Age:
    37
    Aug 15, 2008
    England
    What I love about your build threads is that ur so original, obviously super talented and finally your obviously doing it for the love and not just to advertise yet another guitar build which just gets boring.

    Please keep them coming your builds are awesome, keep up the great work.
     
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  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Always a treat Brian. Looking forward to watching this one!
     
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  11. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    887
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    So I got some real heavy eyes on the Birdseye maple sides , I don’t know the exact size of a regular billybo but this is proportional but bigger I believe, at the longest in length it is 21.5 x 16. It might be hard to tell in the photos but when I stand next to the build it’s shaped pretty dam nice
     

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  12. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    887
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    This is how I clamp the top on cement blocks
     

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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
  14. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    887
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    Progress binding and back put on
     

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  15. new6659

    new6659 Gretschie

    370
    Dec 10, 2018
    Southwestern Ontario
    What will the neck angle be and will you use a fingerboard extension with this? Looks great!
     
  16. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    887
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    I made the angle 1 degree approximately
     

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