Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by pad » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:18 am

No comments? Or Love and hate?

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by BeeTL » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:22 am

Looks like a fun project!

What did you use for the black stain?
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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by pad » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:44 pm

First i sanded to 600, than ive made the Body wet and sanded the small "woodhairs" away, stained it 3 Times with "holzbeize". Next step was oiling it with boiled linseedoil. Quick polish with wax, finished. :)

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by HNB » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:07 pm

Looks like it is all going well. :D
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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by pad » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:17 am

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Pickup ordered and needs a propper setup.
Guitar feels solid, but without the setup it sounds like crap, haha!

Any Idea about a Strap that matches the phantom?

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by kdanie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:49 am

I dig it. I have an extra 24" scale neck and this project has made me think I need a little phantom. I'll slightly reduce the body size and use a surface mount trem and toaster pickups I have laying around.

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by pad » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:51 am

kdanie wrote:I dig it. I have an extra 24" scale neck and this project has made me think I need a little phantom. I'll slightly reduce the body size and use a surface mount trem and toaster pickups I have laying around.

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if you are want to use my tracing i can send it to you! :)
seems like a fairly good idea.

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by kdanie » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:09 am

Thanks but I have a drawing already on file.

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Re: Non Traditional Phantom Style Guitar

Post by pad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:22 am

YES! Ive got that Cat-approvement!

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Ive acquired that overwound Toaster, should read 12k and they were only made in the 80s or 90s and it works realy well with this guitar! Couldn't be happier!

Its finished and sounds RAD!
Somehow it sounds like i wanted it, Tonally pretty clear, focused and punchy, with a lot of punch!
And the tuning stability is realy good with the bigsby!

Two things will follow:
-Custom Decal for the headstock
-New Pickguard, ive realy f*cked that one up. Look at the Pickupoutcut. Great!

And I've got one question:
It got a set-up but the high e and h string slip out of the nut, how can i fix that? new nut or do i need a string tree? what would you do?

Im so stoked!

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