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Build for Markeebee

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well here we go! Markeebee has outlined the guitar he wants and so we are going to try and give him just that.

    So far we know it's going to be semi hollow thinline type.
    Shaped somewhere between a Jazzmaster and a 335.

    It's going to have a pair of Dimarzio P90 sized 'buckers.
    Going to have a 'Wigsby' Trem.

    We're going back and forth about a final shape right now and I'll post the final drawing.. when it's final :)

    Pickups are going to be like:
    s-l1600-3.jpg

    This is a "Wigsby" (I never heard of one before).

    s-l1600-2.jpg

    And here is the alder body and maple top.

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    It will, of course, be black.
     
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  2. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Ooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh
     
  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Sounds cool, and very 'Coronado'-ish, subscribed!
     
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  5. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    That Wigsby looks interesting. Does it mount in a pocket route?
    Look forward to seeing how this turns out.
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Check it out. Looks like there's a couple of adjustments available.

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  7. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Rumble in Brighton comin' up.
     
  8. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Awesome. That wigsby looks interesting. What do all the parts do? It looks like something the dentist jammed into my mouth a couple weeks ago.
     
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  9. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I believe you can vary the spring tension. I'll let you know when i have it here.
     
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  10. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Of course.
    ? ? ? ? ! ! !
     
  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    This is going to be fun to watch!
     
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I am very excited!
     
  13. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    OK then, we have a go with this shape.

    1guitar.jpg
     
  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice design. Looks like a cool build. Can't wait to follow along.
     
  15. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

    262
    Aug 28, 2016
    Germany
    You broke that E-string. :D
     
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  16. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Ooooooohhhhhh!
     
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Wow. Cool hybrid. I will love to watch this built!!!
    Btw: Isn`t it cool what a nice and (well watched by buddies) second career-chance has opened for you, David? I remember years ago I really worshipped your Astro-Jet thread and the iconic guitar resulting at the end. You are an inspiration, right like member DrMilktruck. I whish I had your courage and fearlessness.
     
  18. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.

    Thanks for the kind words man.
     
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  19. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Meow! I like the cat eye. And I reckon they're easier than f holes.
     
  20. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Sexy. Can't wait to see her all done up.
     
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  21. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    69
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    This is going to be great!
     
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