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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by hcsterg, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    The stuff is inside :

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    A+!
     
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  2. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Some pics of the quasi-finished instrument outside :

    In its tweed (Thomann) case :

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    Copper look :

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    Candy Orange look :

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    Next step : pickguard and bridge pinning... And some playing, also :D

    A+!
     
  3. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    47
    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  4. MBERTHOLD

    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    Yes yes yes;)
    Very cool
    :)
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  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thank you, Guys !

    A+!
     
  6. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Very cool guitar, great work. That color is awesome.
     
  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks Henry !

    A+!
     
  8. j.s.c

    j.s.c Country Gent

    Aug 19, 2008
    france
    very nice baby !

    great job
     
  9. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks !

    This afternoon, I will perfect the setup of the action, relief and intonation. Strings are clamped at the tuners, and tinned at the ball end for tuning stability. I just have to wait some run-in before pinning the bridge, which I already pre-drilled.

    The great question is still : despite that we straigthened it, will the plywood hollow body be rigid and stable enough in time ? It's not Masonite board (Isorel in French), but... OK, I should not forget that it is a rescue of a trashed instrument o_O...

    A+!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
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  11. G DynaTron

    G DynaTron Synchromatic

    749
    Dec 7, 2015
    France
    Yup, sounds great, surf and western in the first sample !

    I can even hear a bit of strat tone in the second sample
     
  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks !

    Yes, this guitar has a "2-4 selector position strat-like" tone in it, thanks to its middle pickup. The set is from ARTEC, AlNiCo magnets, RWRP middle pickup, designed to be directly installed on Strats.

    A+!
     
  13. T simmons

    T simmons Friend of Fred

    Age:
    56
    Jun 5, 2013
    California
  14. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
  15. MBERTHOLD

    MBERTHOLD Country Gent

    Cool, I really like it sound wise and and looking at them pictures;) well done mr
    Always extra fun hearing some sound clips by members here on the forum!
     
  16. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Heck yeah, that's twangy! And I like it!
     
  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thank you, Guys !

    A+!
     
  18. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
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  19. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    mmmhhhh c'est créatif ainsi qu'une belle craftmanship! Qu'est que c'est le "base coat" sur l'orange candy?
     
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  20. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks !

    The coatings and the Candy Orange are polyurethane and polyurethane compatible. I did not wanted NitroCellulose coating because it is usually less abuse-resistant than polyurethane, despite it has a more "vintage" look.

    Unfortunately, the prep and the original condition of the top surface was bad (irregular skill-less amateur sanding and not enough filling prep coat) so the color is nice, but alas presents unaesthetical shades...

    Fortunately, we could minor them in an acceptable way by adding extra finishing coats and re-polishing, so the guitar "looks" nice - let's say not so bad for a rescue :D...

    A+!