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hotrodperlmutter
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy shit, that thing is hot. not sure how i haven't seen it before! gorgeous!

i had to go read the whole thread. freakin' noice.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an awesome. I really like the pickguard. I really like the bigsby. I really like it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You've come a long way, baby.


and yet, still, this guitar leaves silvery wet patches in my smalls.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ultratwin wrote:







that Gretsch is my dream guitar, and you've combined it with my favorite guitar shape. nice work big chap!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dezb1 wrote:
that Gretsch is my dream guitar, and you've combined it with my favorite guitar shape. nice work big chap!

Love that Gretsch as well, and they make them left handed - will own one one day.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
dezb1 wrote:
that Gretsch is my dream guitar, and you've combined it with my favorite guitar shape. nice work big chap!

Love that Gretsch as well, and they make them left handed - will own one one day.


soundcontrol / reverb in Glasgow have had one in stock for about the last 9 years one day I'll just set the credit card on fire and buy it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guitar's lovely. This thread should be bumped every year or so just to give people an excuse to look at it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright I gotta vent before I poast.




First off, thanks for watching this one closely, guys.


I went to the shop (about an hour from work, in Western Seoul) to get things dropped off, but Mr. Ryu wasn't there and I had to talk to one of the shop minions, who called up the man. Long story short, I couldn't talk to him, and had to deal with junior, who was much less than cooperative after hanging up:

Dude: You know that we can't get that color for your guard, right?

Me: That's fine, I just need you guys to color the backside a dark shade of green, just as the Gretsch 6118 guard isn't exactly like the body color.

Dude: Well, we've seen back-sprayed guards and they can look terrible if there's as much as a spec of dust on them.

Me: I've back-sprayed an Esquire guard myself in cream and it looked just fine.


(Talks to Mr. Ryu., hangs up, tells me that it's too hard to back-spray a guard)


Me: (A bit surprised)Um, hey. Why didn't you ask him about routing for the master volume pot? (which I told him about before he called Mr. Ryu).

Dude: You know putting a hole in your guitar like that will totally change the sound of the guitar, right?

Me: Well, it's symmetrically chambered with a route similar to upper horn, remember? I just want to do something not unlike an existing Gretsch design.

Dude: running his fingers over the top) I dunno, it would be difficult. I don't think I could do it. Sorry.

Me: Well as you know(as the whole staff), I work for Moollon and could easily have Mr. Ji do the job for me, but thought that the builder of the guitar who had already routed for the pickup selector would do a fine job.

Dude: (shruggs)


I say a casual thanks and leave.


I went downtown and found the best shade of green lacquer I could find, which unfortunately is not as dark as it is on the color chart, less noticeable in the below shots. I lol'd hard after the third coat, as the acrylic guard (already a bit scratched up) looked excellent, like a solid slab of green plastic. Add to the warmer weather and a day of rain, I nonetheless still feel like Calvin(and Hobbes) with that frustrated squiggle over his head, as it will have to do for now. Gonna hold off master volume route for the time being.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this guitar just keeps getting more and more amazing.
that guy seems pretty ridiculous, I'm sure wiring the master volume might be a stretch for the wire but it's not impossible.


looking forward to some demos.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four years on, and it's finally DONE.

I got a proper G6118 acrylic guard and had the old guy at the shop chop it up just right to fit the TV Jones Classic shape, and although the side-of-the-body screw hole doesn't exactly match, it sorta does enough to not take notice. Honestly I got it for the color and wouldn't mind if it didn't say LEO GRETSCH on the guard itself, but aesthetics aren't everything, right? And look at the charming patina/rust on the Bigsby spring cap/hinge, it did that on its own ;P








And after all these years it's finally feeling just right.

The B5 was incredibly stiff with such a sharp break angle from the tension bar over the Mustang bridge, so much so that I felt rather hesitant to keep using the Bigsby with my usual 11-49 set of D'adarrios, but with a 46-10s it's back in the comfy-squishy zone again, and I feel like an absolute dork for not trying them in the first place. Add to that the massive '50s neck and big frets, and it feels like nothing else in the studio batch, much to my delight for variety's sake.



And for those that might have missed the original poast from last year, both Louis' Haley and Hurb graciously provided their kind voice-overs in this silly video (sry Robroe for our client rejecting your nice reading), but especially note that both the rather inaudible guitar from the funky opening as well as the 3rd Wave ska chunks at the middle/end were done on the Televersary:


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful beautiful guitar, probably my favourite non-standard ss.org guitar. Glad you have finished it and are happy with it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

love this. i've also had problems with the sharp break angle on my coronado's bigsby, never thought to try thinner strings...
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for more of the kind words, guys, it's a different guitar altogether from any Tele I've played or owned Very Happy

I've also kinda claimed it as my own as of late and left the Emily G310 at home for Cindi's recreational use, but she's cool with things. As for tension, I guess feel is pretty much one's own preference and I've always been a "bang the hell out of it with medium gauge strings" kind of guy when it comes to Tele-types and really didn't think I could work well with the thinner strings, but honestly the 11-49s are really not missed.


Curiously enough I'm having similar string luck with the "new" OTM Jazzmaster, which is behaving like an absolute champ after a tiny shim and raised bridge ass'y. Better break angle, strings not jumping off of the threaded saddles, really decent tension, and spanky jangling galore, it seems I'm learning something new every day. Excuse the nasty iPhone image, I left the camera at home:

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a purist's nightmare ... I LOVE IT . Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks so amazing with that pickguard.
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PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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