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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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I just rebuilt a guitar (pics)
    #4455627 - 07/26/05 03:13 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

This guitar was given to me by my grandfather many years ago. I always wanted to refurbish it, and when I started to I accidentally broke the body in two (by chiseling). So, for many years all I had was this body that was in half. The neck was so beat up that I just threw it away.

I finally got around to glueing the body back together, routing the body out as I wanted it, sanding it down, cutting out a new pickguard, oiling the body, ordering all of the various parts I needed to make the guitar as I wanted it (new neck, new pickups, new bridge, etc...), and putting the work into it to get it done. I still need to do a few things to it, but it is pretty much done.

This was a labor of love. I probably spent 10 hours routing and sanding the body and about another 10 hours making the pickguard nice (all I had was a dremel tool and sandpaper to shape the pickguard). I put a lot of hours in this thing.

By the way, the pickups in it are:

Bridge - Dimarzio Super Distortion
Neck - Dimarzio PAF Pro

P.S. Don't mind the non-existent G-String.








Edited by RandalFlagg (07/26/05 03:18 PM)


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4455676 - 07/26/05 03:21 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

looks awesome, man. good job. did you round off the horns or did it come that way?


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: automan]
    #4455752 - 07/26/05 03:33 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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looks awesome, man. good job. did you round off the horns or did it come that way?




It was that way when I got it. My grandfather made this guitar over forty years ago (believe it or not) from scratch. He even made the old neck that was on it (he was a machinist).

P.S. The wood is all bird's-eye maple.


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4456351 - 07/26/05 06:14 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Cool I hope you hang on to it for a long long time. I had a guitar something like that. A old ass Ibeneze double cut away. Looked very much like that one you have there. Anyway I don't have it anymore. I also put a lot of hours and love into it. I traded it for some weed in 86'.............. MISTAKE


Looks good............. Does it play well ?


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4456564 - 07/26/05 07:05 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I never balk about a non existant G-string


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: goobler]
    #4457189 - 07/26/05 09:51 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

very phat looking, i bet it would sound like butter through a nice tube amp. i would kill for a guitar with that much character! mad props to you, sir.


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: Fucknuckle]
    #4457294 - 07/26/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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I had a guitar something like that. A old ass Ibeneze double cut away.I traded it for some weed in 86'.............. MISTAKE





Damn right that was a mistake!

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Looks good............. Does it play well ?




Well, the G string broke on it as I went about tuning it, so I haven't been able to give it a real workout. But, from what I did hear it sounds very good.


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4457297 - 07/26/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

That is freaking sweet!


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: IAmTheWalrus212]
    #4457312 - 07/26/05 10:30 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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That is freaking sweet!




You don't think the red is too much? I had someone say that the red was too bright and in your face when contrasted with the wood. I think it looks decent though. I could always get another pick guard and cut it out if I wanted a new color though.


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4457681 - 07/26/05 11:40 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

a black pick guard might look a little more classy against the grain. looks great like it is though!


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: TurdFerguson]
    #4457688 - 07/26/05 11:42 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i used to make Guitars before i made didges...

i still would ,but i can't afford the material cost....


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: TurdFerguson]
    #4459267 - 07/27/05 09:59 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I like the red against the natural body.  I've always been partial to that combination.  Very nice job.  :thumbup:


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: TurdFerguson]
    #4459807 - 07/27/05 01:10 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

i think it would look awesome if you made a pickguard out of burled walnut. just get a nice vaneer and glue it to a thin black piece of plastic so a router wont destroy it. maybe something like these:



or


or


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: automan]
    #4459919 - 07/27/05 02:04 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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i think it would look awesome if you made a pickguard out of burled walnut.




Hm..those are some interesting colors.  I might consider changing the pickguard in the future, but not now.  I spent hours and hours shaping that square piece of plastic to fit my guitar perfectly.  Maybe next year or something.. :smirk:


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Re: I just rebuilt a guitar (pics) [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4463407 - 07/28/05 06:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Great job!  :smile:


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