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1960 Duo Sonic inbound!!! (edit - HAS LANDED, more pix, p2)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:03 am    Post subject: 1960 Duo Sonic inbound!!! (edit - HAS LANDED, more pix, p2) Reply with quote

edit - Updated on 2nd page w/ more pix.

My good buddy Bobby D, down in Key West, found this for me. I've been wanting something old & short, but not had much extra $$$ - the price on this was too good to pass up. Looks like a refinish is in order, but Bobby says its a special one - sounds like he almost kept it! Laughing

Anyhow - plan is to do a ReRanch rattle can job once the initial frantic excitement period passes. Top colors at the moment are Fiesta Red, Shell Pink or Inca Silver. Wha choo think!?



















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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the finish is cool, reminds me of a Van Gough styled painting of the sea. Great score though.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep it the way it is, I think that Marble like finish complements the guitar nicely.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Change the guard. It's very nearly awesome looking, but isn't.

Blue pearloid?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BacchusPaul wrote:
Blue pearloid?

a very light blue would probably look really nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. Laughing

The guard will stay, the finish will go. Right now, it reminds me of a botched kitchen in the suburbs or something you might learn to do in a book @ a craft store.

Enough of this guitar has survived in its original form for the last 50yrs. it deserves to remain mostly un-fuckt-with. If I wanted to go wild on a project, I'd snag a Squire Duo (something I've been VERY temped to do. . .)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it possible the original finish is still under that swirly job? if so, you could just lightly sand down to the original finish and then polish it back to gloss.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silly_rabbit_band wrote:
BacchusPaul wrote:
Blue pearloid?

a very light blue would probably look really nice.


Yeah, I was joking.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BacchusPaul wrote:
silly_rabbit_band wrote:
BacchusPaul wrote:
Blue pearloid?

a very light blue would probably look really nice.


Yeah, I was joking.

I pictured it in my mind and it looked fairly nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mage wrote:
is it possible the original finish is still under that swirly job? if so, you could just lightly sand down to the original finish and then polish it back to gloss.


The shot showing the heel almost looks that way, doesn't it? Its certainly something I'd be willing to sink some elbow grease into finding out. . .
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shell pink for sure, then you would be the rd person on the boards with a vintage duo in shell pink
btw. its been refretted right? hows the refret job?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd go with a red of some sort.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
shell pink for sure


+1. Please don't listen to anyone who says you should keep that finish past the initial 'can't put it down' period. Lovely guitar.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
shell pink for sure, then you would be the rd person on the boards with a vintage duo in shell pink
btw. its been refretted right? hows the refret job?


Sure looks like a refret, 'eh? Bobby said he thinks they're the original frets, and I haven't seen it in person yet. The one picture sure makes it look like a refret, but overall the guitar doesn't look like it has enough play wear for a refret. . . *shrug*

It ships today, I hope to have it Sat or Monday. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just noticed, the knobs aren't original.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: 1960 Duo Sonic inbound!!! Reply with quote

drasp wrote:
My good buddy Bobby D


The makes-demos-for-Tone-Factor Bobby D?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that Bobby D.

Correct re: the knobs. On one hand, I wish they were, but on the other hand, those knobs look sexy-hot and Bobby says they're Bakelite. Mmm.

From what I can tell in the pix, the pickup selector doesn't look original either. . . I'm quite anxious to get this thing in my hands, in case you couldn't tell.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love his enthusiam, but he don't close-mic on his own demos.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yas.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice score
i vote sonic blue, pink or surf green
no on the fiesta red
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