Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:47 pm

We're going with split pickups!

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Post by Rgand » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:46 pm

Looking good! It'll be nice to see the color go on. And the neck. And all the hardware.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:43 am

Everyone's favourite style of bridge for an offset, the tune-o-matic!

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Post by Rgand » Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:13 am

Looking really good, there! :?

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Post by epizootics » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:33 am

Cool stuff! Are the posts screwed into wood inserts, or did you go the rivnuts attached directly to the plate?
I've only two build using rivnuts on a plate over a hollow cavity, but I swear it does something to the sound of the guitar. Both sounded really rich, almost in a semi-hollow body way.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:42 pm

Nah, regular post studs straight into the wood.

The lip of the stud actually sits above the plate.

I'll be routing a channel where the string holes are. Maybe that will create some kind of resonance.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by JVG » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:05 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:43 am
Everyone's favourite style of bridge for an offset, the tune-o-matic!

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Not sure if everyone digs the tunomatic, but i reckon it’s great.

Beautiful work!

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:17 am

For something not using a tremolo/vibrato at all, I'd have no problem using a Tune-o-matic. That thing is amazing! Love the lefty content Cross 8)
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Post by HarlowTheFish » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:06 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:17 am
For something not using a tremolo/vibrato at all, I'd have no problem using a Tune-o-matic. That thing is amazing! Love the lefty content Cross 8)
I generally agree, with my only issue being that the ToM saddles are a bit sharp - I filed down my old Eclipse's saddle corners because I kept cutting the side of my hand and that guitar was too nice to get bloody.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:28 am

Pretty happy with this one.


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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Nudger » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:42 am

Nice!
The pickup config just makes so much sense. (jazzy)
Gonna have to stop lookin at stuff on ere..

Tryin to cut down ;)

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Post by Rgand » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:10 am

Looks great! That's some mighty fine birds eye in that neck. :-*

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Post by JVG » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:30 pm

Everything is awesome about those two. Really nice work.

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Post by Scout » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:02 pm

Great guitars! Curious, do you use native woods? Not familiar with the trees in Australia, matter of fact ,
not really familiar with anything Australian, but I would love to visit.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:15 pm

I use whatever I can get my hands on.

These two guitars are made from hoop pine, which I think is from Queensland?

But I actually prefer to use alder.

Occasionally I will come across Tasmanian timbers like blackwood, huon pine and King Billy pine.

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