A New Build

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

  1. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks so much, @loudnlousy! I like the cream myself. I've always loved the look of a Les Paul with cream P90s.
     
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  2. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks so much, @Stefan87! You're exactly right that the colour mismatch is not what it wants. My wife told me so;)
     
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  3. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks so much @pmac11!
     
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  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Absolutely hands down a beautiful classy looking guitar . I like the black pick up version but I really think you should build another one . One black and one ivory ...... but that's me . Enjoy the craftsmanship
     
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  5. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    SoCal
    My thoughts exactly!
     
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  6. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks very much @thunder58 and @Archtops. There will be a couple more of these on the go soon. Still deciding what to do with them. One will probably have a sunburst top - maybe cream parts for that one?
     
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  7. NJDevil

    NJDevil Country Gent

    Age:
    48
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Well since I from Commack Ontario, we are practically neighbors and would love to really "try" these beauties!!! Matter of fact, I own Heart Island and Boldt Castle on the St. Lawrence and have already drafted the agreement to trade millions of that wealth for your homemade goodness.

    Awesome work and love these!!
     
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  8. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks so much @NJDevil! That's quite the castle you have there;)
     
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  9. 1883

    1883 Gretschie

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Aotearoa
    Beautiful work there Sir! Black pickups and knobs to go with the headstock veneer.

    Pretty good weight too (thanks for the grams conversion). I presume they are hollow?

    I have yet to build an electric guitar that comes in under 3000 grams.
     
  10. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks very much @1883! These guitars are both weight relieved by drilling out lots of holes in the back of the body rather than making continuous chambers.
     
  11. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    Both guitars are phenomenally beautiful. On the most recent one, I definitely vote for the black pickguard and knobs. May I ask you how long each of them took you to build?
     
  12. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Nice! Love the woods, natural binding and everything. Congrats.
     
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  13. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks for your kind words, @JLD4133! About how long they took to build, each took about 3-4 weeks. It could be done a lot faster but I was fussing over these and building a number of new jigs and fixtures to help with the work, as well.
     
  14. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks very much, Jim!
     
  15. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Wow, looks gorgeous! That’s a great binding choice as well. It matches the aesthetics perfectly. What’s the weight of that one?
     
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  16. NowEarThis

    NowEarThis Gretschie

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    70
    231
    Jun 23, 2021
    Northern Rivers NSW Australia
    Nice work! Love the grain, I prefer the cream pickups.
     
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  17. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Thanks @Merc! That one is 7.22 lbs all strung up. Quite light.
     
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

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