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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:38 am    Post subject: Custom Airline Style Guitar Finished Pg. 3 Reply with quote

I have an idea for a JB Hutto style guitar. I am not a fan of fiberglass, so I asked Cooterfinger if he could make me a body out of poplar. I don't want the little knobs, but I wanted to keep the upper toggle (I want to use a tele switch) and master volume. I want all the things pickguard mounted, so the guard will be slightly different. This is the basic idea. (Except I am painting it white with a black pickguard.)

Airline by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Here is the neck he worked on that I am going to use for it.

airline style neck 007_zps2qdhmbkk by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

DSCF4498_zpszxuh6ufb by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

DSCF4499_zpsv09yqs87 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Also going to have a TOM and a Bigsby tremolo on it. Should be cool. I am going to put a set of HB size P90's in it. Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. Very Happy if hack white didn't crush the resale value of those vintage ones I'd be all over an og one. Can't wait to see it when it's done.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just picked up white pickup rings and a set of old Greco humbucker sized single coil pickups.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tremolo and Gotoh bridge.

20150617_145618 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics of the possibly Greco pickups. Both read the same resistance.

1 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

2 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

3 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Designed a decal. Think it will be classy. I will do some black like this and some silver and decide once I am at that point. Smile

Airline-Logo by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing says classy like cooterfinger.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesssssss
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JEFF wrote:
Nothing says classy like cooterfinger.


Yeah, I asked him if he was sure he wanted to do that because it'll probably cut the resale value in half. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great! Love these old styles, but playability of those old guitars is always questionable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fookin rad! cant wait to see finished jobbie!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! This isn't the first of this type of job for me. I like asking cooterfinger to make me bodies like old ones that look cool, but tend to have issues. My hope is my changes make it look similar to the originals, but play more like something modern. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice project...awaiting the finished version
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress! Looking good.

1 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

2 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

3 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

4 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cooterfinger is a building machine. Very Happy Just needs the guard and tele switch pickguard part to be ready to rout for switches and such.

1 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

2 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

With my bridge and bigsby.

3 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poplar's a good choice...light, soft. (Your piece has unusually nice grain & color...I refin'd my Mustang and the Poplar was butt ugly.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks great. Any idea how heavy it's going to be? I can't wait to see this finished.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finished up the body routes yesterday and it's actually a pretty light body.
I'm looking forward to seeing it finished too. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow super impressed. It looks better each time I see it. Now I just need to do my best work painting it. LOL Cooterfinger did a fantastic job. I love how the pickguard ended up looking. The switch piece also looks great. Should turn out awesome. Very classy.

3 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Body and neck arrived today!

20150713_185119 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150713_185114 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I stained the back of the neck a bit to give it a tint.

(Before)

20150713_191515 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

(After)

20150713_192418 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Then I sprayed some white on the body to kind of act as a primer and sealer. I will sand it some more tomorrow and add some more coats.

20150713_200856 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20150713_200847 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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