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Univox, Teisco, GFS Phantom Copy Project Finished.

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:38 am    Post subject: Univox, Teisco, GFS Phantom Copy Project Finished. Reply with quote

Started this one recently. Vox Phantom style body, vintage 60's Teisco pickups, roller bridge, Univox "Gimme" knobs and strap buttons.
The neck was one of the unfretted, unradiused necks the GFS was blowing out. I put a 7.25" radius on it and fretted it.
Unfortunately I don't think the horseshoe trem is going to work. The break angle may be too steep for the bridge.




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: Boat Paddle Project Reply with quote

Nice! A jag trem would look cool on that - especially if you could get a different shape plate for it. What are you going to do with the pickups, route holes for them?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
Yeah, I'll figure out my routes and then make a pickguard for it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing Christopher's Phantom Project made me want to resurrect my boat paddle build.
The pickguard is made now. I wound up losing the bigsby because I wasn't happy with the break angle on the strings.
It's much better with the gfs teisco copy trem. This build will have more in common with the Teisco EV Phantom copy
than a true Vox Phantom.








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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So cool. Your work is the best, always check this part of the forum to keep up on your projects.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Josh wrote:
So cool. Your work is the best, always check this part of the forum to keep up on your projects.


Thanks. I appreciate the encouragement. Cool Just wish I had more time to work on guitars. Life's been really busy for me lately.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. And thanks for the inspiration I needed to get back on this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Sixties square blue or heart-shaped sunglasses would fit that style o guitar Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished this one up. It only took a little over a year. Flat black paint and a hodgepodge of Teisco, Univox and GFS parts. I threw a Univox decal on the headstock since I had one and Univox should have made a Phantom copy anyway. Wink






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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks very very cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rat Fink. Great job as always.
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