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mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 3653
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

In the pipe clamps:
in pipes
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 3654
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2006 - 7:03 pm:   Edit Post

Reposting pictures now - they didn't seem to be nice to me.

(Message edited by mica on October 10, 2006)
mica
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Post Number: 3658
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

The body laminations look killer!
detail lams

Here's the modified peghead shape:
template
This is the back of the template - the lines don't mean anything.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 3688
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 2:16 pm:   Edit Post

It's ready for routing and the neck to body should be joined next week:

carving

carving

carving

carving

carving

It's so purple!
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 196
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 3:26 pm:   Edit Post

If Barney needed a guitar, this would be it. =)

Very cool- purple ain't my color, but that fingerboard is sweet!
tbrannon
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 197
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2006 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post

oops- double post


(Message edited by tbrannon on October 20, 2006)
bkbass
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Username: bkbass

Post Number: 122
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2006 - 8:44 am:   Edit Post

Looks like Jelly has a girl friend!Artie,I own an acoustic bass guitar with a flamed purple heart finger board.When it was constructed naturally the finish darkened up the Purple Heart on the body etc.and I left the finger board untreated. Fast forward ten years the finger board was gunked up with the usual stuff hiding the flame. A recent neck reset and refretting gave me the opportunity to try something I had done to another instrument, I had the finger board coated with three coats of minwax wood hardner to preserve the appearance of the board.Several things happened,the bass plays a little brighter,the attack quicken just a little with the brightness and the finger board now cosmetically matches the finished PH. I would ask that you consider this during the build process. I also have a solid PH with Paduk trim spoiler that's extremely heavy for it's size. So heavy that every time I play it on my leg it cuts off the circulation after about 20-25 minutes. I think yours might have the same effect, so be careful suddenly standing up after playing in a similar fashion. Would'nt want to hear about any horror stories.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4294
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 4:54 pm:   Edit Post

Routed in carving:
carving
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1089
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 5:36 am:   Edit Post

WoW!!!!!
i really love the Vice handle too ;-)

Graeme
byoung
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 557
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post

That headstock rocks!

Bradley
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4881
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 4:24 pm:   Edit Post

I like the headstock too!
This is an intriguing guitar; I hope we get to see more.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4624
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, June 07, 2007 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

Sorry for the awful lighting - this guitar looks much more interesting that this quick snapshot.

With the 2 sets of three controls, I keep getting drawn to 2 clean lines:
control layout v1
I might want to get the pickup selectors a little closer together like on the regular Tributes, but this should give you a rough idea of what I was talking about on the phone today. The volume control is on the same spot as your Tribute.

Let me know if this will work for you. I should be available nearly all day tomorrow for your phone call.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 4847
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 5:56 pm:   Edit Post

You already know this will be showing up on Friday, but here's a sneak peek fer ya!
done!
As usual, I must state that it looks even better in person.
davehouck
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Username: davehouck

Post Number: 5566
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 02, 2007 - 7:52 pm:   Edit Post

Nice!!!

I hope Artie posts some more pictures.

(Message edited by davehouck on October 02, 2007)
jacko
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Username: jacko

Post Number: 1392
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post

Wow! that really is purple. Very nice.

graeme
bassman10096
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Username: bassman10096

Post Number: 984
Registered: 7-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 2:23 am:   Edit Post

Sweet. Post more pictures when you take a break from playing it.
the_8_string_king
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 856
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post

AWESOME!
southpaw
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Username: southpaw

Post Number: 190
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, October 05, 2007 - 8:41 am:   Edit Post

More Purple heart, I love it! Artie, please post more pictures when you have time. Congrats!
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2646
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2007 - 8:39 am:   Edit Post

Artie:

I'm usually not a big Tribute guy, but I have to say you realy struck gold with this one. (I've seen yellow, white and red gold, so why not purple gold?) It's a stunner. Enjoy and make some beautiful music together. And oh yea, MORE PICS!!!!

Bill, tgo

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