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Dead Roman's CK build

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

  1. heinzman

    heinzman Gretschie

    The face in the knot is Gordon Shumway ( was this his name ???) :rolleyes:
     
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  2. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Getting shiny in places.

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  3. Sonny Strimple

    Sonny Strimple Synchromatic

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    This ones shaping up real nice too !
     
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  5. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    Where did he get that neck? I want one!
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I made it from scratch.
    His is just over an inch at 1st and 12th.
     
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  7. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    He likes fat necks too.
     
  8. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Trying to figure out the pickguard. Making a template out of some.... stuff.

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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Cool, I can see something SG junior-ish on there.
     
  10. 1883

    1883 Gretschie

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    Apr 12, 2015
    Aotearoa
    Wow, those are big knots. Amazing they did not fall out... I like the top and body colour combo.
     
  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Yes, fine - I was thinking about something similar for my lefty SuperCharger in construction (retouched picture for shape study purposes - the hardware will be different) :

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    You may note that I slightly displaced the control plate in order to :
    1 - avoid touching (turning/switching) inadvertently the controls while playing
    2 - have an easy access to these controls with a tremolo arm (the guitar will receive a Super Tremola Duesenberg).

    Concerning yours : I would not be so close to the soundhole and the lower horn, and leave some space with the surrounds of the body.

    But it's me, OK :rolleyes: ?

    A+!
     
  12. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Yes, for sure. I have just started it and was getting the bridge control and neck cut going. Not sure how to get the telecaster neck pickup route in place.
     
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  13. Gimper

    Gimper Gretschie

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    Oct 30, 2016
    Ont, Canada
    Cool thread. Guitar looks great so far. Nice work.
     
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  14. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Well, maybe I would try to simply place a Tele pickguard on your pickguard and trace the suitable routing...

    A+!
     
  15. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    If I had one :confused:
     
  16. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    IMG_7691.JPG IMG_7692.JPG IMG_7693.JPG IMG_7694.JPG Shined it up and got the evertune installed. Probably have to pull it out again to get the wires in the tunnels.
     
  17. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Getting closer here.


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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Wow. This does not look anything like homemade anymore, David.
    This is a Pro-Job. Respect. You get in a very cool side-profession with this and DrumBob`s.
    Sometimes the passion wins over the technical means. Congrats, David.
     
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  19. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Well I hope dead-roman is still around to pick up the guitar (and the tab!) - according to his profile he's not been seen around since early March!
    Still if he's hot-footed it to an island paradise somewhere I'm sure there will be a few takers for this interesting masterpiece!
     
  20. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    He managed to get himself permanently banned. I'm still in constant contact though, I tease him with pics a lot :)
     
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  21. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    As Freddie would say - And another one bites the dust!