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Username: blazer

Post Number: 59
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 8:38 am:   Edit Post

Okay, you guys have seen all sorts of my own self built guitars but all of them were Frankenstein Monsters. This time however I can proudly show off what I am capable off.
My new guitar

Based on the Fender Jazzmaster and the Gibson non-reverse Firebird. I made the body of two pieces of Basswood and the glued in neck is made of two pieces of flamed maple. It has a rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets in a Gibson 24 inch scale length. I copied the neck's profile and radius from my Favorite 1989 Fender Strat so I instantly feel at home with it when picking it up.

It currently has two Gibson designed Humbuckers "on loan" from my Epiphone Les Paul But I already ordered two Rio Grande "Bluesdaws" to replace them. Switching happens with a pan-pot and the hardware is from Schaller.

Well then how did I do?

(Message edited by blazer on July 09, 2005)
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Username: richbass939

Post Number: 318
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, July 09, 2005 - 8:28 pm:   Edit Post

I think you did a beautiful job. How does it sound?
"Frankenstein" is a pretty good description of the one I built. I'm redoing it and hope to have a nice looking piece of work to post here in a few months.
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 16
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2005 - 1:56 pm:   Edit Post


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