Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Rgand » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:04 pm

I also like this one a lot. It's a beautiful design.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:56 pm

Thanks everyone!

Here are some pics of it all strung up.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by tribi9 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:46 pm

Very nice guitar. The pickup choice pimps it up.

But your logo reminds too much of:


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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:57 pm

tribi9 wrote:
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Very nice guitar. The pickup choice pimps it up.

But your logo reminds too much of:


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Haha. I've never heard of it.
I'm a little bit sad that it's "light" beer.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:40 am

Which one is better?

ignoring pickup and bridge options.

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I've been getting obsessed with old Eko designs.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Rgand » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:39 am

They're both good designs but I prefer the upper one. It just looks cleaner and more balanced to my eye. What would it look like if you made one somewhere between the two?

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Post by funkyeah! » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:18 am

What’s your process for doing that stepped headstock? Just a router jig that you move around? Or does the neck move?
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by marqueemoon » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:34 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:40 am
Which one is better?

ignoring pickup and bridge options.

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I've been getting obsessed with old Eko designs.
I prefer the top one, but I’d like to see slightly more body on the treble side of the centerline.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:20 pm

funkyeah! wrote:
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What’s your process for doing that stepped headstock? Just a router jig that you move around? Or does the neck move?
I attached a template to the headstock cut to the shape of the swoop.
I then used a rounded router bit with a ballbearing attachment to follow the template.
It's kinda' risky the way I do it but I have a steady hand.

I'll post some detailed pics the next one I do. I'm working on a Starcaster headstock at the moment so I'll document that.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:22 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:34 am
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:40 am
Which one is better?

ignoring pickup and bridge options.





I've been getting obsessed with old Eko designs.
I prefer the top one, but I’d like to see slightly more body on the treble side of the centerline.
I see what you mean. I'll see what it will look like if I shift the centre line up a few millimeters making the waist on each side equal distance.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by HNB » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:29 pm

Top one for sure.
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by epizootics » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:17 pm

I shall concur with the others, the top one has more of the 'Cross' looks to it than the other. Nothing wrong with the second one, but the upper horn of the first one is more streamlined while the second one has more of a Hagström flavor to it.
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Thanks everyone!

Here are some pics of it all strung up.

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Oh my what a beaut'. That two-level headstock is a nice finishing touch. What's the trem/bridge combo on this one? The tremolo looks a bit narrower than your run-of-the-mill JM model, but it might just be an optical illusion...

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 pm

It's a typical import tremolo. I think it's the same as the Japanese Fender ones, which are a bit more narrow for some reason.
The bridge is a tune o matic with nashville studs. Pretty perfect combo. stays in tune and doesn't pop off the saddles.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am

here it is re-centered

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Rgand » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:18 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:37 am
here it is re-centered

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I like this better. The subtle differences in the pickguards helps the look, especially the lower one where it extends beyond the tailpiece.

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