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  Topic: Rock Band replica of Harrison's Rocky
wanderingjew

Replies: 4
Views: 2808

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:39 am   Subject: Rock Band replica of Harrison's Rocky
Now where do I get a Wii SG controller so I can paint a Fool?
  Topic: Swinger restoration:
wanderingjew

Replies: 29
Views: 12633

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:36 am   Subject: Swinger restoration:
I, for one, love to see old Fenders gutted and improved. Fuck the whole offsetguitars mentality. Good on you for getting it.

Thank you.

On another note: I'm now waiting for the reranch IBM to co ...
  Topic: Swinger restoration:
wanderingjew

Replies: 29
Views: 12633

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:33 am   Subject: Swinger restoration:
http://imgur.com/AsnwUl.jpg
I see what you did thar. very clever.

I try.
  Topic: Swinger restoration:
wanderingjew

Replies: 29
Views: 12633

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:41 pm   Subject: Swinger restoration:
It wouldn't be worth it for me to do this and not make a template:

http://imgur.com/PmiLfl.jpg

http://imgur.com/AsnwUl.jpg

http://imgur.com/j7KFXl.jpg

http://imgur.com/ADEKxl.jpg

It's n ...
  Topic: Swinger restoration:
wanderingjew

Replies: 29
Views: 12633

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:31 pm   Subject: Swinger restoration:
I know I'm going to catch hell for this, but here it goes anyway:

I stripped (mechanically, with sandpaper and a scraper) the finish. I was able to retain about 80% of the fullerplast/factory sandi ...
  Topic: Swinger restoration:
wanderingjew

Replies: 29
Views: 12633

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:57 pm   Subject: Swinger restoration:
Dude , did this really need a new thread your old thread was just made as in the same vain about the same guitar.

Question

Seeing as how the first thread was a question about 'hey, does some dude r ...
  Topic: Swinger restoration:
wanderingjew

Replies: 29
Views: 12633

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:44 pm   Subject: Swinger restoration:
http://imgur.com/WavZe.png

I've already started getting the color off of the guitar. I've done this chemically before on other guitars, I've decided to do this mechanically. I'm using sandpaper and ...
  Topic: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
wanderingjew

Replies: 20
Views: 8005

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:23 pm   Subject: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
Just curious, how do you use paper to cut out an accurate template with no physical guide?

All templates are just a flat piece of plywood, right? Print out .PDF of tracing, tape, jig/bandsaw. The i ...
  Topic: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
wanderingjew

Replies: 20
Views: 8005

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 6:39 pm   Subject: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
Cool guitar. If you do take it apart to refinish it I would love to get a tracing of the body so I could make one. Very Happy

Hasn't anyone figured out how to make a .PDF of guitar tracings yet?

jeesh. ...
  Topic: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
wanderingjew

Replies: 20
Views: 8005

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:42 am   Subject: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
Cool guitar. If you do take it apart to refinish it I would love to get a tracing of the body so I could make one. Very Happy

Hasn't anyone figured out how to make a .PDF of guitar tracings yet?

jeesh.
  Topic: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
wanderingjew

Replies: 20
Views: 8005

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:20 am   Subject: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
Is that the original finish? If so leave it alone.

I don't know if it's the original finish. Look at this pic:

http://i.imgur.com/aMqfzl.jpg

That's how it came to me. Blue under red. I know t ...
  Topic: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
wanderingjew

Replies: 20
Views: 8005

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:09 pm   Subject: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
whats wrong with it??? put a vintage correct pickup in there and rock out

It honestly looks like crap, at least in my view. It wasn't a great guitar to begin with, I'm thinking, so why not make it ...
  Topic: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
wanderingjew

Replies: 20
Views: 8005

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:29 pm   Subject: What does Novak charge for a restoration?
I've got this guy:

http://i.imgur.com/DDYXml.jpg

It's not as good as it can be. I don't use it because it's not as good as it can be. It's become an object, not a tool.

I'm thinking that inst ...
  Topic: Swinger on Philly Craigslist
wanderingjew

Replies: 32
Views: 9498

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:48 am   Subject: Swinger on Philly Craigslist
I was first introduced to the swinger when I saw a picture of it in a group shot of fender guitars circa '69 in a fender calender around 2000. I immediately fell in love with the body shape. Awesome. ...
  Topic: Swinger on Philly Craigslist
wanderingjew

Replies: 32
Views: 9498

PostForum: Short Scales   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:20 am   Subject: Swinger on Philly Craigslist
...But what's new?

/rimshot


Anyway, there's a swinger on Philly's craigslist

http://images.craigslist.org/3na3pf3l0ZZZZZZZZZ93p5422207aab4613ad.jpg


I got mine for $700, and I think the ...
  Topic: Which Repair Book Would You Suggest?
wanderingjew

Replies: 8
Views: 3782

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:09 am   Subject: Which Repair Book Would You Suggest?
I would get the internet. It has loads of info in it.

+1 everything I've learned about guitars I've learned on the internet.

nothing from a book.


If you're building a guitar, I would sugges ...
  Topic: What gauge strings...
wanderingjew

Replies: 33
Views: 12551

PostForum: Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:08 am   Subject: What gauge strings...
I generally use a similar gauge to electric (but with a wound G)- I don't see the point in having to change how I play because it's an acoustic.

Needs to improve hand strength...
  Topic: Acoustic-only Archtops...
wanderingjew

Replies: 12
Views: 4369

PostForum: All Other Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:06 am   Subject: Acoustic-only Archtops...
^ did you decide yet?

Also looking for an acoustic archtop.
  Topic: i'll have a coronado II please, thanks.
wanderingjew

Replies: 79
Views: 17678

PostForum: All Other Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:04 am   Subject: i'll have a coronado II please, thanks.
that is hot... but you need a starcaster.
  Topic: So I was trolling ebay -> vintage guitars (pre-1980).
wanderingjew

Replies: 7
Views: 2957

PostForum: All Other Guitars   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:02 am   Subject: So I was trolling ebay -> vintage guitars (pre-1980).
And I got meself a lappy. with matching amp.

http://i21.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/33/0d/eebc_12.JPG

Thing is, the amp is probably from the 40s, and doesn't work. Great. My friend's dad is huge into o ...
 
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