Left Handed Micawber

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, May 17, 2019.

  1. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    So I'm still trying to sell the 5 string 'Micawber" relic I built, but someone saw it and asked if I could do a left handed version.
    I've never done a LH build, but how hard could it be?
    Turns out it takes me twice as long lol. I have to look at what I'm doing and make sure I'm doing it backwards. I'll confess to a few headaches trying to wrap my head around what I was doing. The client requested left handed pots so I mirrored my 'Broadcaster Blend' diagram and ran it by @hcsterg to see if it was right. mainly the reversed pot wiring. When I wired it, I could only get the bridge pickup live and that was with the switch in the neck position. I reversed the switch wiring (back to normal) and it worked.

    Anyway, the usual swamp ash body, maple neck. Locking Sperzels. Seymour Duncan Antiquity humbucker and Fender lap steel pickup. Not quite done yet but I want this in the wind on Monday. I can sorta play chords with it in open G and upside down lol.

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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    That's awesome. Did you figure out why it has the fretboard wear in those particular spots? Are those NOS Schaller brass bridges, they look like it?
     
  3. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Yeah, it's where he plays it, he rakes the fretboard with the pick.
    [​IMG]

    The bridge is a repro from Armidillo guitars, can't find the Schaller brass these days.
     
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Good to know. ABM Germany makes a repro as well. Pricy though.
     
  5. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    This thing is still alive ? :p
     
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Looks great Eman
     
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  7. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Great result. Well done, David. I am sure that your client will like it.
     
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  8. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    The Tele?
     
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  9. vyndance

    vyndance Gretschie

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    Dec 12, 2014
    Bear Valley Springs, CA
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Great Job E-man - And in Lefty this time ! :cool::cool::cool:

    A+!
     
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  11. On behalf of southpaws everywhere, thanks for your nice creation!
     
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  12. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

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    893
    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Nice work
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    60
    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    LOL.....
     
  14. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    His trademark skull ring seems to have moved from his fingers to his strap...
     
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