Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 03-08 !

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  1. vkgphil

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    talk about holy grails

    you are the Creator
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    looks great lou.
    are you going to relic it to old boys current worn state?
     
  3. SG Lou

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    [quote author=nate33 link=topic=18128.msg226074#msg226074 date=1231043421]
    looks great lou.
    are you going to relic it to old boys current worn state?
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    I'm gonna try to get it as close as humanly possible to it's state it's now in.
    Awaiting close-up pictures of Old Boy from Iommi's guitar tech so I can see just exactly what I'm up against !
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    Can't wait to see this one done!
     
  5. SG Lou

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    The Jig I built to route the inlays into the F/B worked like a charm.
    I highly recommend it to anyone who's into inlaying loose F/B's

    Will post pics as soon as I get a chance to inlay the pearl.
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    This may be a stupid question, but does the Old Boy have the 24.75" scale length??
     
  7. SG Lou

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    [quote author=Tricone link=topic=18128.msg226427#msg226427 date=1231390453]
    This may be a stupid question, but does the Old Boy have the 24.75" scale length??
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    It's not a silly question. I wondered the same thing so I asked Jaydee.
    He replied back with "Yes I can confirm that Old Boy's scale is the same as Gibson's @ 24.75"
     
  8. SG Lou

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-01 !

    OK, So I was putzing around in the shop yesterday and managed to get the F/B inlayed.
    I got the heater fired up in the shop as we speak and the snow falls ( 3" to 6" of snow predicted today ) I'll probably do the frets today along with gluing up the binding.

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-10 !

    Hey Lou,

    What frets will you be using?
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-10 !

    *** The Neck is FINISHED ****.....Well almost ! ;D

    Spent the last 2 days in the shop. Had the heat cranked up and it was nice and toasty inside there.

    Glued up the fingerboard to the neck after i pressed in the frets.

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    Neck ready for binding.

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    Binding glued and taped up.

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    Binding leveled and shaped to the fret ends just like the way Gibson dose it.

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    Headstock veneer glued on.

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    All that's left to do now is drill out the tuner holes and the neck can be glued up to the body.

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-10 !

    :Droolin: :Droolin: :Droolin:
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-10 !

    wow !!!

    long neck tenon too

    first class stuff!!
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-10 !

    [quote author=brucewayne131 link=topic=18128.msg226969#msg226969 date=1232033101]
    I used Stew-Mac's wire.
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    Thanks, Lou. Do you shoot for a particular fret height after leveling? (The crown height of #0154 is .050").
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-10 !

    [quote author=Tricone link=topic=18128.msg226973#msg226973 date=1232034798]
    Thanks, Lou. Do you shoot for a particular fret height after leveling? (The crown height of #0154 is .050").
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    Not really. As long as I got everything level and no high spots than It's cool !
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-14 !

    Well the neck and body are "Offically" one !

    I still have to tweek the neck a little. I think its still a bit too thick for my taste. Awaiting the bridge so I can drill out and press in the anchors.

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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-16 !

    Really nice work Louigi :)
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-16 !

    Ditto the magnificent Lou! 8)

    Now, here's the question.......... In order to achieve the look you're going for, will you need to "finish it right and age it"........... or "find the technique and paint to duplicate"? Either would be difficult I would think.

    Next question....... will you have an opportunity to show Tony in person like the Monkey SG.........?
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-16 !

    great job!
     
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    Re: Tony Iommi's Old Boy Replica / Updated 01-16 !

    [quote author=Six String link=topic=18128.msg227171#msg227171 date=1232201306]
    Ditto the magnificent Lou! 8)

    Now, here's the question.......... In order to achieve the look you're going for, will you need to "finish it right and age it"........... or "find the technique and paint to duplicate"? Either would be difficult I would think.

    Next question....... will you have an opportunity to show Tony in person like the Monkey SG.........?
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    Sixer,
    I plan on just laying out masking tape in the areas that have paint, cutting out the jagged pattern with an exacto knife and taping off the rest of the exposed areas. This way I only get the paint where i need it.

    It's going to be a challenge, thats for sure.

    As for Tony seeing it ?
    If it gets done in time for thier mid-summer Tour, than yes I'll be able to show him. ;)
     

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