Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by Mikechickenhead » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:11 pm

wow..that looks AMAZING!
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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by clipman3 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Damn that looks awesome! I love the shape of the body, and the modifications that you made to it. Seems like a better guitar now :)

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by theworkoffire » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:31 pm

I've come embarrassingly late to this thread, but I've just read back through it all and enjoyed every minute.

Looks like all your work has really paid off - brilliant.

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by kdanie » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:22 am

Love the shape of that body and all the quirky details. I found a new utility razor blade works well for scraping the bevel onto the edges.

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by Mikechickenhead » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:14 am

now i want one! :)
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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by croatan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:06 pm

Mikechickenhead wrote:now i want one!
get in line, these are my wet dream guitars. well, these and yamaha SG-2's
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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:43 pm

Glad to see there's such interest in this. Project will continue, though, as I'm feeling a neck swap on the green guitar after all. Despite the frowns it will draw, my intent was to build a better player and that means ditching the narrow fretboard among other things.

Part of this stems from the fact that my "donor" guitar is too nice to break up.

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by kdanie » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:32 am

Here's a shot of a Fender prototype Voyager, I see a ton of similarities in the shapes. I think Univox did it better. I will keep an eye out for a UC-2 or maybe build my interpitation of one from scratch.

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by UC3 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:49 am

Bilt doing an awesome job of their version, the "el hombre"

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Just for grins, hatip to univox.org

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Looks like new products about to appear!!

Thanks for adding all that Univox flavor to this thread...good stuff!

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:55 pm

....aaaaand two months later:
Shaped and mounted a new neck. Had to file the neck pocket to accept the new, wider neck but no issues and I got a perfect 25-1/2" scale from bridge to nut. Graphite nut, flatter radius (not too flat), Sperzels, and fresh medium-jumbo frets. This guitar needs this.

For those who are now reaching for a Kleenex, here's one last look at the Surf-O-Vox with it's 47-year-old neck...

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...and here's what's to come...

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:17 pm

ah...almost forgot. Added another offset to my stash.

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I am loving this.

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:10 pm

Neck mounting complete. While i had to shave the edges of the neck and pocket a little, the neck angle was perfect without any further work needed.
Ordered a set of chrome Sperzels. Those, along with the graphite nut, will vastly improve tuning stability vs. the original tuners.

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:10 am

Started shaping out a truss hole cover/headstock overlay out of the same plastic the pickguard was made from.
The idea is to:
- tie the end of the guitar to the body (in terms of color)
- add some Japanese surf guitar/Danelectro styling for more of the retro vibe.
- cover the truss rod hole while providing a large enough area to tack on a proper Univox logo

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Re: Univox UC-2 resto ~ custom

Post by vr6pilot » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:45 pm

Who wants the old neck?

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