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Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by hcsterg, Jun 4, 2016.
The stuff is inside :
Some pics of the quasi-finished instrument outside :
In its tweed (Thomann) case :
Copper look :
Candy Orange look :
Next step : pickguard and bridge pinning... And some playing, also
Yes yes yes
Thank you, Guys !
Very cool guitar, great work. That color is awesome.
Thanks Henry !
very nice baby !
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 ...
Here are some quick samples of the Danelectro "Lefty Fake" Orange Blossom Special, in clean sound.
Recorder : Roland R-05 placed close to the speaker
Amp : The COMET
In each sample, pickups in order : N / M / B / B+M / N+M / N+B / N+M+B
It's probably what is usually called a "Twangy Tone" ???
Yup, sounds great, surf and western in the first sample !
I can even hear a bit of strat tone in the second sample
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.
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!
Heck yeah, that's twangy! And I like it!
To end the story, some (quick and not tidy at all) samples in overdriven mode, to have an idea : Soul, Rock'n'Roll.
Amp = The COMET
Pedal = F.L. MOSELEY CO.
mmmhhhh c'est créatif ainsi qu'une belle craftmanship! Qu'est que c'est le "base coat" sur l'orange candy?
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 ...