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Dead Roman's CK build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. GVDobler

    GVDobler Synchromatic

    599
    May 15, 2011
    Las Vegas
    Very nice work Eman
     
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  2. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    Cool stuff as always E-Man. What switch-tip are you running with on this one? ;)
     
  3. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well, he's going with the Fishman Fluence Greg Koch pickups so I'm guessing it'll be a tele knob.

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  5. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Gretschie

    348
    May 1, 2014
    Whitby Ontario
    Looks real cool so far. When he puts it up for sale I just might be interested.
     
  6. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    What's the button between the pots do?
     
  7. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Since you ask...


     
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  8. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    1:22 min in. "Opens the Gates of Mordor" - got it. :D
     
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  9. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    The templates for the bridge install have arrived.
    Only seven of them. What could go wrong?

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  10. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
  11. audept

    audept Gretschified

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  12. jklotz

    jklotz Gretschie

    294
    Mar 24, 2013
    Atlanta
    Looking good man!

    Hey, be aware that a buddy installed some of those fish man pickups into a standard tele body, and he had to route a tiny bit out of the hot dog cavity. He said the battery pack sticks down tiny bit lower than the cavity. Just something to consider.

    Real interested to see how this one turns out. Oh, and please make some clips or vid so we can hear it when it's done!
     
  13. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    If I can play that giant neck :eek:
     
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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Great work, David!
     
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  15. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Body is together nicely. Need to do the neck pocket next so I know exactly where to start all that fun routing.
     

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  16. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Gretschie

    294
    Mar 20, 2010
    Michigan
    E-Man,

    Looking great, I can't wait to see the finished project. I have to give you a lot of credit for adding that bridge, they have always given me headaches to get the fitment correct. Thanks for sharing and continuing on.
     
  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Hi Englishman,

    Another good release here !

    The body shape seems to be inspired by a Reverend model, like Charger or Buckshot, and I find it a nice shape too.

    Coincidence : my pal Fred is currently building me a (Lefty) model which has the same body shape as the Charger, but in solidbody version with 2 matched/figured pieces of Alder for a natural finish. The scale is 24"3/4, the headstock is inspired by MusicMan 2+4 model. The hardware and electronics will be the same as my Fake Lefty Minerva Verde Danelectro as below :

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    The idea of that project arose in February 2016, the contours were designed in June 2016, the body and neck are now started... But Dead Roman's instrument will for sure be finished before mine, my pal Fred being very busy these times.

    I discreetly follow your builts, as usual ;) !

    A+!
     
  18. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I quote myself from post #1 :)

     
  19. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Thanks, don't give me credit yet, I'm perfectly capable of hosing the whole thing up!
     
  20. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    So, in between waiting for paint to dry....

    Got the neck pocket cut (made an MDF template first). Finished the body shaping, routed the round-over on the back, cut the sound hole and routed for the binding.
    Sounds easy if you say it fast.

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  21. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    59
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Neck bolted on. Starting the planning for the evertune fun and games.
     

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