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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by Hilarion Lefuneste » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:07 am

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Late 60s Vox Ultrasonic, slightly modified...

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Converted to a 6 string, The palm-wah has been removed & the rattly bridge changed to a Bigsby bar bridge.

The last time I posted this at the beginning of the thread the electronics were going through a bit of an overhaul. It's all back together now & works great. I can't believe I almost sold this thing!
That's a cool looking unusual guitar! I really like how you disguised the extra tuner holes. That's neat.
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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by HNB » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:23 am

I got this 64 HR-2 yesterday. It sounds ok. I needed to spray the three way switch with contact cleaner. The tuners look cool but are not smooth turners at all. The bridge pickup is cranked up twice as high as the neck but still sounds wimpy without a lot of boost. The bridge bugs me the most because the lower strings want to push the bridge more towards the treble side and then the high strings are too close to the edge of the neck. I can push it back but then the intonation gets a little off and I have to play the wiggle it until it is right game. I hate floating bridges....... I got it just for the knobs and pickups for a different build but I don't like the pickups enough to take this one apart so it will likely be wall art....

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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:05 am

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That's a cool looking unusual guitar! I really like how you disguised the extra tuner holes. That's neat.
Plastic hole plugs that cost less than a pound & fit perfectly. Result!
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Post by Hilarion Lefuneste » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:07 am

I guess if you ever want to reverse it back to 12-stringdom, it won't be very hard, right?

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:19 am

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I guess if you ever want to reverse it back to 12-stringdom, it won't be very hard, right?
Nope. All the mods are completely reversible & haven't changed the value of the guitar :)
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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by ludobag1 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:30 am

SuperAxe wrote:
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an home made one
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Yes, please tell us more and some more photos. That looks rather lovely!!!
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Post by antisymmetric » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:24 am

^^I remember this one. Very nice!! :-* :-*
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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by HH1978 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:25 am

1967 es-345, 1959 es-225 and 1960 es-175

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Post by Hilarion Lefuneste » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:20 pm

Your ES-225 is lovely. Is that vibrato tailpiece original to the guitar? I've never seen that kind of Bigsby on a ES-225.

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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by HH1978 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:17 pm

No, it had the standard es-225/es-295 trapeze tailpiece/bridge assembly, as I can see from finish wear were the feet used to be. The previous owner bought the guitar with a trapeze tailpiece and rosewood bridge, and installed this Bigsby B11. I got him from him with both. The original long trapeze has been missing for years.

Currently, I'm looking for an original trapeze, but it will probably take time before I can find one at a decent price. The Bigsby works fine though, and this is by far one of the best playing and sounding guitar I've ever owned.

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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by Hilarion Lefuneste » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:06 am

If the Bigsby works fine, don't mess with it. I think Bigsbys should be mandatory on old hollow body guitars. :)
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Post by HH1978 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 am

I'll still try to find and original tailpiece because I like the feel and sound of a wraparound bridge (basically, that's what the long trapeze is), and get the choice of setups. But yes, the Bigsby works fine and I find that with the current setup, it sounds quite similar to Barrie Cardogan's ES-330 :)

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Post by Hilarion Lefuneste » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:54 am

HH1978 wrote:
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It sounds quite similar to Barrie Cardogan's ES-330 :)
What more could anyone want out of a hollow body with P90s?

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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by parry » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:03 am

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Re: show us yer hollow/semi-hollow guitars.

Post by HH1978 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:54 am

What more could anyone want out of a hollow body with P90s?
Nothing, I agree ;)

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