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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by sgarnett, May 8, 2020.
So far so good. Doesn’t look as good though.
Those black T-90s might look better with a silver ring.
If you are going to keep the chrome neck Filtertron with the black T-90, gold rings would probably look best. Silver would look good with two T-90s.
@sgarnett Yeah, I’ll have to try a few out and see what works. It’s kind of a bizarro Eddie Cochran look now. Maybe something with texture instead of a flat color? I’ll see what Quickguards has available.
Sounds good though. The tone switch is now a neck coil splitter in the up position and a tone cap in the down position. Lots of interesting tones. It goes from warm and jangly all the way to AC/DC. I might stick a Ray Butts bridge in the neck position and see how that goes. It worked really well in another guitar.
I wish TVJ made T-90s with metal covers like some of the dog ears. I am waiting for a T-90 neck (black but I am wondering if I should have chosen creme) and T-Armond bridge to be installed
You should get with this guy
He comes up with some really cool pick up rings
I like that one! The colors, of course, but also the depth. I really notice it when playing the 6120 vs a Gibson ES-275, which is full hollow, 2-1/8" deep.
The Smoke arrived today. The neck feels great! However, the rising tongue looks weird. After rising above the top, it dips back down very close to the top near the end. If it wasn’t brand new, I’d think it was close to needing a neck reset. The action is great, but of course the bridge is adjustable. I didn’t get a chance to look at the pickup clearance yet, especially the bridge pickup.
Here’s a pic for at least one other data point to compare. Does yours look different?
Thanks, I think it does look different. I’ll get a pic when I return home.
Smoke Body Edges ? Wandrè guitars !
It was done with lightened candle smoke :
Wandrè Spazial :
Wandrè BB :
Wandrè Rock Oval :
OK - I probably don't understand what means "Smoke Body Edge" for you, Guys !
“Smoke” is the name of the model. A for effort though. That last one looks like it’s made of glass.
The clearance under the 20th fret is only 3 sheets of paper (0.013”). The clearance under the 18th fret is 5 sheets (0.021”). The clearance under the 21st fret is 4 sheets (0.017”). I don’t want to make a mountain out of a molehill, and I realize the top is arched. Still, that seems awfully close, and it wouldn’t take much movement to need a neck reset.
On the bright side, there should be no need to worry about shimming the bridge pickup.
@sgarnett Could be the angle, but that kinda looks like the underside just wasn’t sanded down as far in that one spot.
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Hmmm, interesting observation. That would be easier to correct than the neck angle if it does become a problem down the road. Since the underside is hidden, and the gap is slightly wider at the edge than in the center, it should be possible to protect the edges and just sand a bit more clearance in the center.
This is what mine looks like.
I don’t have a side picture
Not exactly the same angle, but close:
Even with the neck angle a little on the low side, it’s probably ok. I’m just a little gun-shy after issues with a previous guitar.
I got a better picture tonight after I played it. Man I love this guitar.