theNocturneBrain.. Rooster? Guitars? ..yep

Discussion in 'Commercial Sellers, Dealers and Manufacturers' started by TV the Wired Turtle, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Well, I'm pretty sure a business model for making hordes of money $$$$ doesn't include making gracious "send it to me" offers to fix 30 plus year old Boss DM-3 pedals. Keep doing what you do, building the highest quality products you can and great customer service.
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  2. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I often set drinks on furniture. But I sit in chairs, on couches, and occasionally on amps, road cases, benches, or wherever I have to when necessary.
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  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I probably could...let me think about it during my Starbucks shift tonight.
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  4. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    See!! That's how it goes :) I'm usually a handful of pedals away from that coffee machine hustle, cuz I gotta play in the band on the weekend!
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013

    You do something money can’t buy. Inspiration through passion. And those of us who are in the know benefit from your commitment to your offerings. We’ve had a few talks, and I know that you are not motivated by money or else you’d do certain things differently. I think it’s super rare and super cool. Frankly, I’m just grateful you care so much. You are a blessing.
  6. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
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  7. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Some updated photo’s I pulled from TheNocturneBrain Instagram. The Rooster appears to be coming together nicely. The headstock photo was a snapshot from a video clip showing the neck.

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  8. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    Jun 20, 2017
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  9. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    That guitar looks stunning but isn‘t it a Jet, all in all?
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I love it...Jet/Spectra Sonic:cool:
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  11. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I can see the inspiration in looks from a Jet, especially due to the black top. The Rooster appears to be a flat top though and not arched like a Jet. And the chambering is different as well. I would think it may be a little lighter in weight. The sides look a bit thinner as well as overall less wood mass in the inside. Here’s a few pictures of it from way back on Instagram.


    And compared to one version of Gretsch Jet chambering from online.

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  12. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Seems different than a Jet in many important ways, yet familiar enough to appeal to Gretschies. I already know I want one!
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  13. Fasteddie42

    Fasteddie42 Electromatic

    Sep 18, 2018
    tip of the mitt
    I'd love to see that in sunburst!
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  14. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I like how the center is a little transparent.
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  15. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
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    The familiarity is there on purpose. Remember I wanted the inbred child of both a 6131 roundup and the Parsons Bigsby guitar as far as shape and flair, w the internals all Grez and Tavo for sound projection maximization w a bigsby and fixed bridge.

    Construction is quite different than a jet or les paul in that first its a flat top but more so and different than most routed guitars. Both the Top and back are very thin like an acoustic guitar just not so fragile, this differs greatly with most routed electric instruments.
    The top is definitely very alive and resonant, as is the back. the goal from an acoustics engineering standpoint (grez) to make a smaller body guitar respond like a larger body guitar, and the major reason I wanted to work w him to give me that big sound from a jet size body. The pickups are top mounted/floating but the bridge on the other hand is not, its frame mounted.

    I've extended the lower bout more than a gretsch jet and made the body depth slightly thicker than a jet also. The cutaway is neither gretsch nor lp, rather we imposed the cutaway from the jack parsons, bigsby guitar that Paul made from an existing kay. He pulled the top off of the kay, put on a flat top and did a flip w the wood of the cutaway to make a florentine style. Very different indeed compared to the Gretsch Jet/Roundup 6131 cutaway.
    Yet a huge knod to vintage Gretsch is the headstock. We wanted to stick with one solid piece of honduran mahogany on the neck without glueing on "Wings" to get the full effect, so its a narrower take on the George Van Epps 7 string gretsch. (which is probably a ripoff of the european Levine headstock, but ehh). George Van Epps and Bucky Pizzarelli never get enough attention in the gretsch world but at least get a mention when we talk about Eddie Van Halen's tapping technique, he got from George.


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  16. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I wanted to at least let the redwood peek out, in straight sunlight its there. Hope to have some basic demo's up next weekend.
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