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Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by rockabilly-rebel, Mar 25, 2010.
No problem guys - just remember it's the "Rebel Overlay"
Something I wouldn't have thought of for an overlay, but a very ingenious choice. Well done! Now, to see if I can find any near me.
Pretty cool,even though I was privy from the jump....Seriously,that was a very clever idea that took the whole job to another level and in a classy way.I bet it was a lot of fun.Hats off.
Thanks Johnny !
First, that's wonderful work. Now, a question. The overlay on the headstock is vinyl. I've tried to paint vinyl a few times with zero luck. Either the paint won't bind to it or if it does, the different expansion rates make the paint crack like the devil. So, what's your trick to get the paint to adhere?
Thanks Duo Gent, sorry - no trick - I used humbrol modelers paint for the binding, and plasticote clear spray for the varnish - thats all there is to it.
I see! Plastic over plastic. I'm very familiar with Humbrol paint, but haven't seen them in years here in the US. Their RAF colors were dead perfect. I loved the paint but hated the tins!
Rockabilly, did you get the idea of "sticky back plastic" from Blue Peter or was that defore your time ?
Hats off to your meticulous approach and skills.
Stoke me a clipper. Arnold Rimmer
Nice job, it really looks great. Thanks for shareing this with us.
Cool! My guess was close...
So simple and yet so clever like most great ideas, fantastic job and I have enjoyed you unveiling how you did it.
OK, now, on to the Bigsby. Did you have to drill new holes, or did you get one of those adaptor plates?
Wow. Looks cool. I wish I had that kind of time! Someday...
Yep well done, that headstock definitely earns you one of these...
Nope, I just drilled new holes in the guitar - the new (standard) plate covered the old holes.
If you haven't done it,replace those cheap pots,switch and wire.It's a big deal and will make the guitar sound a lot better.Gorgeous.You're blessed,with a lot of patience at an early age.
@Tyguy If he makes those changes... shouldnt he just call it a 6120? I mean, the difference remaining at that point is what? Lacquer vs. Poly?
BTW, that headstock mod was brilliant. "There is no "off" position for the genius switch".
Cool, you did a good work - looks very cool
very fantastic modification and make me crazy I would like to do so