The TV CASTER!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Stefan, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Age:
    61
    634
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    Cool Video. I was amazes how the color he sprayed buffed out! Very nice.
     
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  2. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    He‘s only using „real“ nitrocellulose lacquer without any „plastic“ ingredients.
     
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  3. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
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    Waiting for the new Atkins bracket...
    But the narrow vintage handle is a nice alternative and works great with a 7/8 spring. I like the look of the Chet handle more, but the vintage handle is real 50‘s and much more authentic if I follow my concept;)
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    Can you see the touch of gold? Brass postscrews. It‘s all in the details!

    Yesterday I built in the new Neckpickup from David Barfuss- finally I can play the middle position and it sounds great, but I still prefer the pickups solamente!
    Know what? Honestly the best guitar I‘ve ever played. It is amazing!
     
  4. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Synchromatic

    Age:
    61
    634
    Jan 17, 2015
    The Motor City
    Very Pretty!
     
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  5. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    A thing of beauty.
     
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  6. MartyT

    MartyT Gretschie

    446
    Apr 8, 2010
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    Wow! Very nice job. I'd own it in a heartbeat.
     
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  7. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    AMAZING build!!!
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Very nice . . . so are you freakin' done yet?!
     
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Yessir! Still seeking a case but the guitar is ready and man, it plays and sounds as good as it looks :D
     
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  10. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Sweet colour. Reminds me of air force blue.
     
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  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Faded sonic blue nitro.
     
  12. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Great guitar Stefan :cool: ! I'd be pleased to find a B16 too and do the same assembly, but it doesn't exist in LH... :(

    By the way : did you find a suitable case for your TV Caster ? If you find one, let me know, because I'm thinking to built a LH Tele Bigsby B5 from a regular Tele (possibly a Squier Tele Classic Vibe LH), using rcboals Bigsby install...

    Thanks ! ;)

    A+!
     
  13. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Still searching but I‘ll let you know!
    Concerning lefty Telebigs- contact TK Smith for a lefty vibrato and get a non-tension bar vibrato!
     
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  14. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Thanks, Stefan ! ;)

    A+!
     
  15. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Ordered this one today:

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    Lifton reissue. It say‘s made in Germany but it‘s made by TKL in Canada. The dealer told me it’s roughly 3,5“ deep so fingers crossed :rolleyes:
    (Case #4)
     
  16. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    What an Odyssey... but I guess it's worth it. An outstandig guitar, totally tailored to your needs, so of course the case has to be the best available, fits and looks.
     
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  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    OK, fine ! :cool:

    I hope it will fit your instrument : I'm still interested to know... Because I think it's not cheap ! Where did you find it ?

    Thanks Stefan ! ;)
     
  18. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Surprisingly not, 120€, cheaper than G&G.

    https://www.lkg-guitars.de/zubehor/...lifton-case-fuer-st-modelle-bestens-geeignet/

    We all know TKL cases from our Gretsches so I guess quality will be fine. It‘s covered with real tweed, nice to have. So now I‘m hoping it will fit the TVcaster!
     
  19. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Stupidly I‘ve opened a new thread- mea culpa!
    Here’s some noodlin‘ from my workroom:



     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2019
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  20. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

    929
    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Ooooooh. That’s a gorgeous piece of design and engineering
     
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