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61fury
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Blocked and Bound Reply with quote

For a Mustang/Duosonic /Bronc type project. I know the Wilshire is a logical choice , but I'm not fond of the aesthetics. Neck and Deluxe Kluson tuners (cream plastic kidney beans) salvaged from a free trashed Epi Acoustic. Neck has a solid body heel, 24 INCH Scale, my first. All I need is a cheap body. Thinking of doing a Gibson Mahogany thing on the body, to go with the neck. Black PG to go with the Gibson theme






Got to find a cheap body first and finish 3 other projects. Might make a bird house out of the acoustic body. These free parts are going to bankrupt me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Gretsch corvette body would be nice, don't know what scale they are but it's my favorite guitar shape. I remember when there was a flood of them on the Gretsch site, some huge warehouse find. I still have 6 Pickups to spare as well , 2 cheap P90's, an Epi bucker and two Strat type pick ups (measure 9.7 K)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always thought something Mustangey or Jaguarey with a square, three on a side headstock would look cool, like a really strange copy of something.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, where did you find that neck? Do you know what it's off of? Never heard of a 24" scale Epiphone neck, especially with the book headstock.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dillon wrote:
Wow, where did you find that neck? Do you know what it's off of? Never heard of a 24" scale Epiphone neck, especially with the book headstock.


61fury wrote:
Neck salvaged from a free trashed Epi Acoustic.


My guess is early '70s Japanese built (Matsumoku?) headstock is same as ET270 and similar.
I'm surprised at 24" scale though, I would expect a touch longer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you building the body?

make a shortscale gretsch firebird. make a malcolm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far I'm using parts bodies, miles from any kind of precision set up for making stuff, hell I work out of my dining room.

From the zero fret to the 12th is 12 inches, Oh and it will need a refret, deep grooves tapering off at the 7th fret. I can do a refret in my dining room. I'm still very new to all this tinkering, two refins and some light modifications.

The neck came off a Kalamazoo Epiphone body, made in Japan, I don't know if it was original or if somebody blocked off the end and bolted it on. I don't see any marks for a glued neck heel on it, there's a 6830 on the sticker and a No. 107735. Mile high action, played and sounded horrible, one of the braces was loose. As I said the guys at my local guitar building club (the East Tennessee Luthiers Guild , they'll let anybody in, great guys) said it was unredeemable.

I've got one Ibanez shredder body I cut the horns off and reshaped, that might be my strategy to get a Mustang or Corvette shape, I'd need full sized templates to see what could be adapted. Or if anyone wanted it I might just part with it, it will be a few years at the rate I work. Apparently I can use my fret leveling block as a planer, I've got several 2X10 pine boards. If I go that route it will be a Corvette body, nice if I could do a Mustang or Jag trem on it.
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