Beerbelly says Hi

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  1. beerbelly

    beerbelly Well-Known Member

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    Just found this site, and joined immediately- I am a huge SG fan! No other electric guitar says "rock" like an SG.

    I've had several newer versions; a 2006 Junior, a 2007 '61 RI, and a 2007 CS VOS Special. All were nice, but I realized that all were replicas of the old Kalamazoo guitars, so I decided to sell those to raise the funds to buy some old wood. First was a '64 Junior hardtail, an AMAZING sounding guitar from ebay- I will never sell it, but have plans for it. The second was a '63 Special I bought from Martina McBride's brother, Marty Schiff, and played by Keith Urban while recording at Blackbird studios. Now that one has been sold to fund my latest toy, a '65 Falcon Ranchero with a factory 289 V8 and T10 4-speed. Rock 'n Roll & fast cars are my weaknesses.

    I also modify guitars, and build them from kits or scratch (photos). Great hobby, along with homebrewing for over 20 years. I look forward to talking to all of you, and take a look at my Luthier's thread "Refinishing a vintage SG".
     

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    Welcome
    1, GREAT GUITAR
    2. I need pics of that damn 65 Ranchero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:wow::dude::yesway:
     
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    Welcome and youll fit in just fine here.Falcon hell i want to see the JR
     
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    ah i see it,beautiful LP JR
     
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    Here's the '64 SG Junior and the '65 Falcon...
     

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    Welcome to ETSG! :smile:

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    Welcome Mr Belly.

    Interesting Dog Ear humbucker cover on that red Jr. Makes buying a cheap Epi Jr more tempting now.

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    That's a Curtis Novak MM-PAF pickup, a humbucker built into a P90 case. Later changed to a Tyson Tone Wraptail 60 P90. The guitar kit came from Precision Guitar Kits out of Canada. Really high quality stuff; beautiful machining and highly recommended. Ebony fretboard standard!
     
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    i got a 1954/from Precision i built,the finish aint as pretty as yours Beerbelly but it rocks and i love it.its Sporting a Duncan Antiquties P90. i also did a 61 SG JR and im Working on a 3rd lol. 20151015_142407.jpeg
     
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    Welcome gotta get you a photobucket account and post some full size pictures.
    nice guitar and nice finish.
     
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    ya i love the finish on the one .nice red color,looks sharp
     
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    Get away from them spray cans get some clear some mineral spirits and a couple different colored stains
    try on test wood then take a extra day or two and ya got it.
     
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    Dark Mahogany Stain and Teak oil on this one frank.i call it Dark Terror lol 20151105_154132.jpeg
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    take the pup and plastic off and do it again re stain and get a pint of clear in a can
    take out your favorite old pair of whitey tighties and rub that clear on lightly let dry and repeat.
    you should see this custom cedar slab table I just bought I use it for my tv tray frickin things 3 inch thick
    I rubbed two clearcoats over the job the guy did and it looks awesome.
    ohh same guy I got the canes from works with me runs a home sawmill makes furniture on the side.
     
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    that looks like mine !:mad:
     
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    That's very nice - shame it's the wrong way around though...
     
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    Welcome to ETSG! Guitars and homebrewing, what hobbies could possibly be better? I was a homebrewer for 22 years before turning pro two years ago. (One of the best things about brewing beer for a living, is that I have more time for my guitars when I'm not working.)
    :cheers:
     
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    ya i did do just that yesturday frank.took it upstairs and slathered on the Teak oil then let it set,then wiped it off.now im puttin it together.its my SG Faded lol
     
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    Good good Im out sick as a dog stayed home today I gotta get up 4.30 and go regardless no sick days
    here although I do get guaranteed 40 he takes that away for a month after you call in sick so
    I gotta keep going to xmas and I will get a wk rest then.
     
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    Here's all the SGs I've owned; yeah, I got it bad for SGs. I'm down to the little '64 Junior now, the best of the bunch. It's under 6 lbs. and comes alive in your hands. That's the one I'm refinishing.

    Gahr, nice to know there's a fellow brewer here. Right now I have a stout in the keg, and a clone of a Sierra Nevada Celebration ale dry-hopping. I plan to try a Finnish Sahti in the future. What's your favorite?

    '64 Junior
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    '63 Special
    \'63 SG Special.jpg

    2006 Junior
    2006 SG Jr..jpg

    2007 '61 RI
    2007 \'61 SG RI.jpg

    2007 Custom Shop VOS
    2007 CS VOS SG Special.jpg
     

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