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Custom Airline Style Guitar Finished Pg. 3
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been letting it cure a long time. Also was lazy about ordering a nut and tuners for it. I got those coming so it should start coming together very soon!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn.. nice. i need a slide guitar
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
Been letting it cure a long time. Also was lazy about ordering a nut and tuners for it. I got those coming so it should start coming together very soon!


Thanks for the pix, keepin us posted. Love the white and can't wait to see the finished guitar. BTW, did you decide on the Greco pups...? Where are they from?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those pickups were just ones I found on ebay by chance. I know they aren't Airline ones, but maybe they will have a similar sound since they are single coil pickups under a humbucker cover? Either way I hope they are cool. I guess if not at least they are normal humbucker size so I can swap any humbuckers in their place.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is almost done. I feel super dumb for putting it off. It is really hot looking!

20151212_155846 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a sweet piece of work. How long have you been working on it? I really like the unusual shape. Makes me think of the Jetson's. Not entirely sure why, but I hope that doesn't sound too corny.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Project started in June and after I got paint done in the summer, I just let them hang and cure and got in to other stuff. Smile It is based off of an Airline JB Hutto. I like the funky psudo futuristic look of it. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the tuners and nut installed with only one mishap. I was drilling the screw holes and my masking tape on the bit must have heated up and moved causing me to drill through the front in one spot. I dabbed some white paint there. Not super noticeable, but a bummer of course. LOL Overall still happy. These things happen.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn!!
looks good.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look who's neck screws came in! Looks great! I am pretty happy with it. Once the bridge comes in (I had borrowed one from another guitar for earlier pics) I can put strings on. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is sexy as hell.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished! The pickups are cool. They don't noise cancel in middle position, but the sounds are great in all three switch positions. I am glad I went with 500k. I think if I had done a 1meg volume it would have been shrill. It set up pretty ok. I had to loosen the truss rod a bit to give a little relief on the neck. Intonation worked pretty fine. I have 0.11's on it at the moment. Pretty happy with it. Looks killer. All in all, it ended up looking almost exactly what I imagined it would look like. Sounds better than I hoped with the mystery pickups.

20151230_001448 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Do an demo?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bravo
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Link


Here you go!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, beautiful guitar
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
Here you go!

Thank you. Nice.
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