Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by smjenkins » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:05 am

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:05 pm

Minty!

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:34 pm

BTW,
This is for a 25.5" scale Bronco/Musicmaster build!
Will Have Jag tremolo and bridge.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:39 am

Couldn't be bothered starting a thread but just wanted to post this link.
Eyguitars are selling affordable left handed Jaguar control plates.
https://www.eyguitarmusic.com/Left-hand ... _2789.html

They are also selling a lefty Mustang control plate, which seem to be hard to come by.
It's the bonkers mis-shaped version I've been complaining about. but it's something!

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Mar 25, 2021 8:09 pm

Small progress but you get the idea!

25.5" scale Bronco/Musicmaster

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by snarf » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:57 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:53 am
More pics with a bit more work done on the pickguards.
It still has the protective plastic on it which is wrinkly in some bits.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:30 pm

I've had a bit of a cold so I haven't been able to work on this as much as I would like,
But it's mostly done.
Just gotta rout the pickup and tremolo cavities.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:45 pm

Just a bit more sanding and it's done!

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Post by blimpage » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:50 pm

That's beautiful!!! What colour will this one be?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:54 pm

blimpage wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:50 pm
That's beautiful!!! What colour will this one be?
The owner is having it finished in Sonic blue, with white racing stripes, matching headstock. Unless he changes his mind.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Insomnicide » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:33 am

Amazing work!
Where did you get those knobs?

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:27 am

Insomnicide wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:33 am
Amazing work!
Where did you get those knobs?
Thanks!

Those are cheapo witch hat knobs. I must have got them from China through Ebay,
They are not as nice as some. The silver isn't as chromey as legit knobs.

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Post by travisham » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:40 am

Just joined OSG mainly to say I'm super impressed by the guitars in this thread.

In the past couple of years, I've contemplated building a guitar with a Mustang body, 25.5" maple neck, JM neck p/u, and Tele bridge. Seeing the incredible creations here has me thinking it really ought to happen. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:57 am

I'm a lot better at using vector illustration software these days.
I am currently using Inkscape. It's open source freeware. It has the best line curve edit function
out of the others I have used.
Anyway, I am playing around with the idea of upgrading the Cross logo.

Which one do you think looks better?

The original
A: Image

or,

B: Image

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by HarlowTheFish » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:43 am

B reads a little clearer to me, though just subjectively I do like them both about as much.

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