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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:20 am    Post subject: Hi Flyer in the works! PG.3 Loads of Pictures Reply with quote

I have wanted a Hi Flyer to play for fun but I know reviews are mixed. The bodies seem to be thin like other guitars of that sort I have had. That tends to lead to neck pocket issues and such. I decided I would likely be happiest if I just put together my own. I checked with Cooterfinger to see if he could make me one that would work with a Fender neck. Turns out that should be no problem. It will be Strat scale. I want to do white on white. Maple neck is my main goal, but I think Sunburst would be cool also. I am going to do a white headstock for it. I plan on using a Jazzy tremolo on it with a roller TOM. I have a JB and a '59 already I am not using with chrome covers. Basically I just need a neck and paint once he does the body. I have pretty much all the other parts. Here is kind of the idea.

Hi-Flyer by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and he is making it a little thicker than a Mustang body so the pocket should be solid.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could buy one of these


and put on your Seymour Duncans. WHITE WITH WRAPAROUND and BURST WITH JAZZY BRIDGE
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I'm sorry! You are not in Europe, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for hi-flyers, have you thought about a reverse headstock?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of "neck pocket issues" on these...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read threads about some versions having pockets that were not stable and being thinner they tend to get/have neck pocket cracks. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You buy the coolest shit. Im surprised you just don't own a mosrite. Or a UNIVOX haha.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but I don't want one of those. I like the look of the guitar but I don't like how thin the body is, I don't like the plastic roller bridge, and some other things these guitars have. I like Fender necks. I am used to them so having one built that uses a temolo I like, neck I like, body thickness I like, etc seemed like a better move then paying a bunch for something that doesn't have what I want.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had 2 Eastwood versions. Great guitars.
One with a 70s Fender headstock looks bad ass. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy the Harley Benton version.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the Danelectro version is thicker, probably not heavier though.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

weeping_moon wrote:
Buy the Harley Benton version.

I've never seen one in person, but there are a few details on these that put me off them.
The on the back of the guitar where the neck attatches looks off. The sharp corners make it look cheap and shoddy.

And at the risk of corksniffery, the angle of the neck pickup and end of the fretboard looks too steep.

Though, on the sunburst models, the darker colours help to disguise these things.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Eastwood ones look nice, but I would want white with humbuckers AND a tremolo (vs the wrap TOM). Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made my decal. I like the way the old Univox logo looks.


20140921_202247 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
The Eastwood ones look nice, but I would want white with humbuckers AND a tremolo (vs the wrap TOM). Smile



Im sure you have the ingenuity to work around a meager tailpiece and routes....Razz

A beater Univox body can be found pretty easily. This'll be a really cool build.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cooterfinger worked a template for the project and it is looking great! He adjusted it for a Fender neck and tremolo, moved the bridge pickup to compensate, and moved the toggle to the horn area for me. Looking great!

Custom HiFlier template finished 012 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Custom HiFlier template finished 019 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Custom HiFlier template finished 022 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
SHUT IT DOWN, COOTERFINGER

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking like a really nice build, are you keeping the bevelled edges?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awstin wrote:
theshadowofseattle wrote:
SHUT IT DOWN, COOTERFINGER


SHUT THAT SHIT DOWN!!!
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