The TV CASTER!

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

  1. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    503
    Jun 20, 2017
    USA
    You are welcome! It was a labor of love you can tell! Great job on getting that neck pocket just right, without the use of a shim!
     
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  2. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Thanks. The luthier who’s built the body got the original shim and the B16 to mill and sand the neck pocket perfect. But it was really exciting until everything was assembled. He also set the bridge pickup routing 4 mms towards the bridge to avoid the typical small hole on B16 Tellys.
     
  3. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Hmmm...maybe I‘ve finally found a case:

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    That‘s a G&G tweed case. Darn expensive :mad:
    It fits okay with the vintage handle, still a gap and a little bit of pressure necessary to close the lid:

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    but it works. The case is a nice built, a cool looker and nitro safe :)
    But it‘s still not really working with my preferred Chet arm. The problem is the high neckrest, the G&G cases let the guitars rest in an angled position:
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    If the guitar would sit straight I guess there‘ll be enough room, so the neckrest needs to be shortened. Anyone ever removed the neckrest in a G&G case? The dam thing is made of foam so I guess it‘s just glued on, but I’m not sure and I don‘t want to damage the case...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Probably glued. See if you can wiggle it loose.
     
  5. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Thanks buddy. Aren‘t you surprised that the Thinline project is done ;)?
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    It’s a cool surprise to see the guitar finally finished. It’s a beauty and she sounds lovely!

    Cudos for sticking with it. I think I would have walked from it after two months, even with 8k in it!
     
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  7. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
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    It works! Finally!
    I‘ve managed to get more room outa the neckrest and now it‘s cool. Sweet vanilla scented G&G case...;)
    And I‘ve decided to keep the vintage narrow handle- it‘s not only because of the case, I can‘t get used to the Chet handle, it‘s difficult to use, at least for me.
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    The vintage narrow handle is sweet and slim and as one of Bigsbys first handles „vintage correct“. I‘m using a 360• bracket with that handle and changed the original screw for this fat aluminum screw- I like that old industrial look. Not perfect is the finish of the handle- it was golden, polished the bling-bling off and now it‘s nickel. It‘s okay, but I guess I‘ll have to order a new one to keep the consequent matte alu look on the Bigsby. Anyway a pleasure to play, the 360• bracket is great.
     
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  8. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    What's next man, an epic search for perfect thumb wheels and strap?
     
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Hehe, man if you only could play that guitar you would know why I‘m so picky about details...
     
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Now the big question, if you had 8K burning in your pocket would you do it all over again?
     
  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Why 8k? All the parts are roundabout 2.5 k, but YES!!! The TVcaster beats every single guitar I‘ve ever played before, honestly. Playin‘ her is endless inspiring.
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Uhm, that what you said somewhere. Maybe you were joking.
     
  13. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Yes, I would let her go for 8k...:cool:
    Let me think...no, I wouldn’t :)
     
  14. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
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    Finally!
    I‘ve matted my old vintage narrow handle more and now it matches the other hardware perfect. No need for a ridiculously xpensive new one! It‘s such a pleasure to play with the 360 bracket...can‘t stop playin‘ :)
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks great Stefan. You know, back when I was in design we had a saying. The hardest thing is knowing when it's finished. :)
     
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  16. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    So true! But this guitar is so great at this point there’s nothing more to do besides playing! Not too bad I guess!
    And there‘s my Esquire project starting...man, I never thought there’s so much love for Tellys in me. Meanwhile I think they‘re really perfect guitars.
     
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