Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:52 am

Nudger wrote:
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I've been experimenting with cutting out control plates from aluminium.
This is a left-handed XII control plate. I polished the crap out of it.
I reckon it looks pretty legit.

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Looks great!
Is there an advangage polishing your own rather than buying ready polished plate?
Yeah, the advantage being, this only cost me $20au and also you can't get a real one anywhere.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:43 am

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Mon Feb 05, 2024 5:50 am
Damn that looks great! My experience with aluminum is that it always somehow keeps a grey undertone / cast in the sheen but this one looks just like stainless or chrome! Great job.
It does tend to tarnish very easily. So I don't think it will ever truly look like steel.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Nudger » Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:04 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:52 am
Nudger wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:05 am
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:16 pm
I've been experimenting with cutting out control plates from aluminium.
This is a left-handed XII control plate. I polished the crap out of it.
I reckon it looks pretty legit.

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Looks great!
Is there an advangage polishing your own rather than buying ready polished plate?
Yeah, the advantage being, this only cost me $20au and also you can't get a real one anywhere.
Maybe I could have worded better.. the plate I use for control plates is already polished "pre cutting",
Ive noticed a fiew builders/modders posts also polishing their own?
Could access to pre polished plate be a regional thing?
Get my polished Stainless "can also get ally" off ebay UK for bout £4

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:03 pm

Oh right. I get ya now.
Is that polished stainless steel or polished aluminium?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Nudger » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:56 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
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Oh right. I get ya now.
Is that polished stainless steel or polished aluminium?
Heres the SS
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292868884920 ... media=COPY
Never used ally, only ones i could find are from china
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/403830790556 ... media=COPY
If you cant source over there, PM and ill arrange getting some over to you.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 05, 2024 3:38 pm

Oh cool. thanks. I reckon I can source those easily.

Although they are pre-polished, I imagine they would still need additional polishing anyway after they are cut.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:14 pm

I'm giving my NR Crossbird a much needed makeover. I was never quite happy with this build when I first finished it many years ago.
But now it's coming together nicely.
I'm planning on staining it green and going for a semi flat finish.
It's fitted with EYguitars parts.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 12:38 am

That is awesome :? :w00t:
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by rank » Mon Feb 12, 2024 3:27 am

I know I have said this before but you really make beautiful guitars.
We are merely moving shadows.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by bodhi » Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:54 am

What are the EY Wide range pickups like? Do you have any experience with other Wide ranges?
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:03 pm

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What are the EY Wide range pickups like? Do you have any experience with other Wide ranges?
No, not at all. Hopefully they sound good.
I've tried the EY smaller WRHB pickups and they sound pretty good though.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by GilmourD » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:45 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 2:03 pm
bodhi wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2024 11:54 am
What are the EY Wide range pickups like? Do you have any experience with other Wide ranges?
No, not at all. Hopefully they sound good.
I've tried the EY smaller WRHB pickups and they sound pretty good though.
I'm curious if the EY WRHB are the Squier (Roswell) pickups without the embossed logo.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:17 pm

Some more pics of this assembled before I dismantle it and finish it.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu Feb 15, 2024 8:37 am

I didn't realize before, but is that a set-neck?!
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by javier-san » Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:25 pm

hubba hubba

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