LeviMan_2001
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Join date: Mar 2008
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#1
Hey guys, I haven't been hanging out around here to much, been chillin' over at offset guitars, more funky guitar goodness there that I love oh so much.

Anyhow, I've been itching to do a more proper build so I'm taking some spare parts I've got laying around and turning them into a guitar. Body is to be made from 2x4 wood should be interesting. It's a 4 piece!

BTW, the guitar is a full scale version of a 58 ish fender duo sonic. Not very accurate at all though.




Tight pocket


Test pocket, looks good!


That's all for now folks. Lots of building jigs and templates. But that should help me with future builds!
LeviMan_2001
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#4
Alrighty, lots got done today. Hopefully I can do the roundover tomorrow and start with all the filling that will have to be done. Oh I also ordered a set of alnico magnets to replace the ceramics in these pups. Should be interesting to see how well that works.

Pickups cut into the pickgaurd and mocked up. I think I might make some fully covered covers later. Although these smokey old covers are kinda cool.


Hogged out the cavities


Then it started raining, so here's my rig for routing in the rain!




Yep, it worked!


Control cavities


Oscilloscope. Wait, what? Oh well, I just got it at a garage sale and it's way cool so I thought I'd share!


Wow! Looks cool all put together, can't wait for the roundover!!


The beauty shot
Robbgnarly
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#5
The body has a nice grain in it. What is it old Pine?.

And how about some pics of that Camaro build goinig on in the back ground! what is it a 69?
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LeviMan_2001
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#6
The wood is from some old 2x4s, so yeah probably pine or fir. The camaro is my dad's and yep it's a '69! original big block four speed rs/ss car. Still needs a full blown restoration including rust repair. Right now we're just trying to get it on the road, it's got a cracked block in the 327 small block it currently has.
Robbgnarly
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#7
Nice!
Yep always wanted a 69 Camaro, but could never affor one, all I could find was a 69 Firebird with a 400, but that was sold 10 yrs ago before I became a DAD.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
LeviMan_2001
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#9
I made the pg out of some stainless steel sheet. Although it would have been better to make it from aluminum that was a bit thicker. I painted the pg with duplicolor metalcast today and it looks okay, but the color is off which is my fault (they only have orange and i was aiming for gold). The stuff works great for an anodized look! Ill post pics later.
infinitenexus
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#12
I love it! I've always been a big fan of duo-sonics.
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Leon987
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#13
I like the pickguard, looks cool, what was your total spend on this?
IronMaiden76
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#17
Nice work. 2x4s huh? I've got some old strat pickups lying around.... Hmm... How does it sound?

EDIT: Sorry for bump..
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#19
Got any sound samples?
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