What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Harvester » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:56 am

ha - i was just staring at my national map shaped template, messing around with pickup placements etc - scheming a new project ... is that a body that you made ?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bussche » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:57 am

I've got a half finished Big Muff clone that's been half finished for over a month now haha.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by mijmog » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:01 am

Harvester wrote:
i love this thing, last month i put a random old japanese humbucker ( ? ) into it because it arrived from the states with a Gibson Marauder bill lawrence clear guitar pickup in it and a gassed-off tort pickguard in a million little pieces ...

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Wow, they knew how to be bold with headstock design back then! So wrong yet so right at the same time. Great looking instruments.

I've resurrected my gas for an esquire and have decided to have another crack at a '59 - '60 type build. The finish isn't right due to it being a bit see through for this era but I just want a white esquire with a rosewood neck.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Harvester » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:11 am

yep, those headstocks are just plain out there ... i love both these basses, just got back from giving one of them a good country style thrashing.

mijmog - your projects look amazing, love the gibson style burst on the telemaster.

i've got to look up the thread on that one ...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ludobag1 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:56 am

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at 1 min 27 :? :-* :w00t:

i have already the top rest the electro , a waparound Image
pearl and abalone , frets and pick ups to buy :whistle:
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i have already sipo on quarter sawn for necks
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i pick up today all the wood i need

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with that if i don't made mistakes on cutting i can probably go with a flying v and lp junior double cut (or a sg)(or something like a simple guitar who rocks

i miss big planks of alder but they were attack by insects :squint: and all have lot of holes

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by noisepunk » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:34 pm

twangster wrote:Supro map style project.
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:D That's cool.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by GreaserMatt » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:54 pm

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Don't ask... LOL actually, I picked this MIJ ltd ed jag up super cheap; I just need to rip those 'buckers outta there & put the orig pups back in...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by GreaserMatt » Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:58 pm

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Here's a 'teaser' shot, LOL; gonna start it's own thread soon...

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Stereordinary » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:45 pm

noisepunk wrote:
twangster wrote:Supro map style project.
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:D That's cool.
Whoa, I totally missed that one. Fuckin' awesome man!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:34 am

Please excuse my bombsite workbench- here's a pic of my 62/63 Jansen Jazzman. I got it in a rough but nearly complete state. I replaced the fretboard with a new one with compound (7.5-12") radius, and green Abalone dots (called Paua in this part of the world). The refin will be in a colour that will pick up on them- something like Seafoam, but metallic, with matching headstock. It came to me with a very bad Dakota Red w/ matching headstock refin, and under that was Ice Blue Metallic. It's all sealed now & ready for the refin. The Tele knobs replace the non-original knobs it came with, that look like they came from a 70's stereo, and the white/aluminium pushbuttons I made to replace the horrible original multi-coloured kitchen appliance-looking things. (They'll sit down further into the pickguard when completed). Will post more pics when it's all done.
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Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Stereordinary » Tue Aug 10, 2010 12:45 am

Badass pickguard on that one.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by mongoose » Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:40 am

GreaserMatt wrote:Image

Don't ask... LOL actually, I picked this MIJ ltd ed jag up super cheap; I just need to rip those 'buckers outta there & put the orig pups back in...
DUDE!!! I HATE humbuckers too... but even WITH them... :?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by andrewdoeshair » Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:11 pm

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So, I totally mounted the pickguard, and half of the bridge before I realized I was mounting them crooked. At least the extra holes will be covered up...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by brianeharmonjr » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:20 pm

Just finishing up my Rickenbacker-ish electric Ukulele.

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Also, I refinished my Jagmaster in Reranch shell pink and replaced the tort guard with a Parchment one.

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Next to my Jagmaster is another one I just finished painting. It will soon be a La Cabronita-style Tele with 2 Filtertrons, hardtail strat bridge, 3-way switch and master volume.

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I've also got a couple of basses I'm working on and just started working on a lap steel.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Stereordinary » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:33 pm

Today I thought "to hell with my ridiculously lousy camera!" and snapped these for your enjoyment:

If gentleman prefer blondes, then I guess I'm a gentleman.
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Polishing plates sucks. Sorry these are taking so long everyone.
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Don't ask.
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Gluing the top on Scott Eave's Starblaster (the one at the bottom).
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The two on the right are for sale. :whistle:
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Sometimes I just make these things and wonder what the hell I'm doing.
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Sun tea is important. LP Junior are nice too though.
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