New Build, but not an SG...sorry guys, but...

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  1. javamagic

    javamagic Well-Known Member

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    I think you should make another with a red sparkle top. Real rock'n'roll. :thumb:
     
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    I bet that has 47 miles of barbed wire in the wiring somewhere........

    Sheer class John, congratulations!
     
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    SG John Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dave. My fingers certainly felt like it did after wiring it.

    Java, would a silver sparkle be a bit more true to a Gretsch?

    :applause:
     
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    beautiful. great work.
     
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    Fantastic job.... congratulations and well done, John!!
     
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    javamagic Well-Known Member

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    Spooky. As I start to type this Bo Diddley has just come on the radio! :wow:

    Maybe, but the red is MORE rock'n'roll. :thumb:

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    Sorry about the fuzzy pic again.

    I really like that control setup with individual pickup volumes, master tone and master volume. May try that on a Telecaster one day.
    JM Tele5??? :laugh2:
     
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    Those "Jet" series Gretsch guitars are my favorite Gretsches.

    Why not try that master volume thing?
     
  8. SG John

    SG John Well-Known Member

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    Which Bo Diddley song???
    :applause:

    Yeah, that red sparkle does look more rock and roll. After spending all day yesterday playing with the guitar, I am really liking the master volume, master tone set up. I could get very used to this guitar. Definitely do a JM Tele 5 with that set up. I always thought that a tele with a Bigsby, Filtertrons, and Gretsch wiring was the dog's whatsits.


    Here's a couple of more shots...


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    javamagic Well-Known Member

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    Looking very nice John. So, now that one's out of the way, what's next on the workbench? The Thunderbird bass? Batwing Coronet? :thumb:
     
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    Lovely . Elegant materials, with a minimalist presentation . The hardware gives it just enough gravitas, without denigrating, or distracting from, the wood . Congratulations .
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    SG John Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Biddlin! :applause:

    Java, the T-Bird is on the bench. My planer is aweful at best, so I'm waiting to get my hands on one more neck blank, then go visit an old friend's shop. He'll run a few necks on his big old cast iron planer for me.

    The current plan is.....

    Finish T-Bird bass and start the two SG's that my friends want. If I can get the neck blanks I want to get my hands on, I'll start the Olympic and Explorer. I think the Olympic and SG's will work simultaneously. I'll use the same style box joint tenon on the three. They'll all be P-90 powered, so I'll be using similar jigs. The Explorer is another story.

    I've been going through my lumber, spares, and wish list. Quite scary. There's a bunch of Rickenbacker parts along with three Les Paul tops down there. There's about ten guitars on deck.

    I need to stop traveling for work I want to get any of this done.

    :ohno:
     

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