A New Build

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by new6659, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Back in August, I posted some pics of a new build which I had just completed - this one:


    Well, yesterday a new one was pretty much completed with more setting up done today. Here it is


    It's quite similar but a little lighter in weight than the last one (7.22 lb = 3275 g versus 7.66 lb = 3470 g for the first one) and has an unpainted back and a natural, unstained curly maple top. The back is poplar and didn't look like it needed hiding.


    It started out with cream-ish coloured covers and knobs but, at present, has black


    I'm still not sure about the pickup colour



    Anyway, thanks for having a look.
  2. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    That is beautiful! I only wish I could do something like that.
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks @juks! Just put it on your "to do" list.
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  4. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Beautiful work, congrats!
  5. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

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  6. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    Wow! That’s beautiful! I like the cream covers and knobs.
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  7. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on your builds, they are beauties. I like the black pickup covers best but both look good.

    Enjoy playing your builds.
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  8. Zeek

    Zeek Country Gent

    May 29, 2016
    Illinois USA
    Wow, what a beauty. Congrads
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  9. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Both colors are fine with the top, @new6659 . :cool::cool::cool:
    Maybe Black and Gold association is more "classical-classy" ?

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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron

    I too ,like the black pickups and knobs.
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  11. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Synchromatic

    Aug 11, 2020
    Wow, that is really sharp (both of them).....really nice....
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Its looks super-cool with the creme-coloured pickups to me. Wonderful job. Congrats.
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  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Seriously cool, love your work, but you know that lol.
    I think if you had cream knobs and switch tip then the cream pick up covers might be more appealing to you.
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  14. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Sweet. Very well done!
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  15. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks @Archtops! I like the cream covers on the natural maple colour myself. My wife, however, voted for black;)
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  16. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks so much, Dana. The black does look good.
  17. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks @Zeek!
  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    I agree with you, @hcsterg. Black and gold is a time tested combination.
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  19. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks @JC higgy - I have made it so;)
  20. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks so much @OzzPocket!
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