New design hollowbody

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by brianr, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    in progress I’m going to use some bluesy type fender type pickups from planet tone pickups
     

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  2. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Interesting. I'll look forward to seeing the finish product.
     
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  3. Nice! Is that a round sound hole?
     
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  4. Parttime

    Parttime Electromatic

    93
    Dec 6, 2018
    Texas
    Cool.
    Will there be enough space for two pick ups, a bridge and the tail piece?
     
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  5. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    Y
    Yep
     
  6. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    I hope it’s close
     
  7. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    Neck
     

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  8. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I think it’s a great combination.
     
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  9. Do you build these for yourself? Or do you sell them off?
     
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  10. Really very nice work . . .
    I'm totally impressed with the creativeness,
    except personally I would lose that tailpiece, but that is jus' me.

    fwiw, the thicker bass E string will have to have a very steep angle in the tiny afterlength off the saddle IF it even all fits. The treble E is about the same angle but with the thin unwound string it becomes a little less of a snag friction point, imho - as I understand it all.

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    Ibanez has a "tailpiece cover" of a tonewood or other material that fits over the actual string anchoring metal tailpiece - reminiscent of the wood tailpieces typical of many violins. It is still fairly long but doesn't put the bass E wound string at a steep angle, unless strung reverse-lefty.

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  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Yes brianr ! Another "Funky" guitar...

    I imagine a LH one in Sparkle Tangerine or Turquoise, with a Bigsby... :rolleyes:;)

    A+!
     
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  12. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    Usually for myself but always open to high crazy offers
     
  13. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    So the Cadillac tailpiece is to big for this guitar luckily I made one custom out of brass that will work so I put the Cadillac tailpiece on eBay
     

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  14. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    501
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    Nice work!

    One of these days I need to build a guitar because I certainly have more than the needed tools. Heck, I have a CNC router.

    How do you go about shaping your necks? That's where I'm not confident I could do a good job.
     
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  15. I don’t see how getting high would help with an offer , but would consider it if needed. .
     
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  16. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    My necks I do probably the way nobody else does
     
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  17. brianr

    brianr Synchromatic

    896
    Aug 1, 2014
    palmdale
    Tung oil for the first time on the whole guitar 1st coat, hell i might do 5? 20?
     

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  18. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Lookin good brother
     
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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I adore the fact that you stick to a formula that is totally your own. Keep up your good work, Brian.
     
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  20. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    501
    Feb 25, 2019
    USA
    Funny, that exact method has crossed my mind considering I have the exact same oscillating belt sander. I love the thing.
     
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