Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by HarlowTheFish » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:24 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
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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.
Blackwood is :?
Like, I know some people really like koa for tops and stuff, but why would you want that when you can get comparatively pretty sustainable and affordable blackwood that looks waaaaaaay nicer?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Scout » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:25 am

Is that Australian Birdseye for the neck?

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:08 pm

Don't think so.
It would be Canadian Birdseye maple.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:35 am

My first Paisley finish

Silver base coat. Rothko & Frost full body decal. Burgundy metallic sunburst around the edges.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CorporateDisguise » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:11 am

Damn! That looks fantastic.

What’s the hole in the top bout for?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:44 am

That's a switch cavity. It will have 2 slide switches in there.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by algeriet » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:02 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:08 am
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Did you make this using that same template that was posted a few pages back?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:53 pm

algeriet wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:02 am
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:08 am
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Did you make this using that same template that was posted a few pages back?
Yes I did. I actually had to scale it up slightly. It wasn't quite to scale.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Singlebladepickup » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:17 pm

Cross C-Bird 12

https://imgur.com/gallery/gRASATN

They changed the layout of imgur, I can't find the right type of link anymore.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:22 pm

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Wow! that green looks incredible!

Yeah, Imgur has been really buggy lately.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:45 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:22 pm
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Wow! that green looks incredible!

Yeah, Imgur has been really buggy lately.
That's a lovely green! Similar to what I've been planning to finish my Offset Telecaster design from Deed_Poll in. Do you know what that shade's called?
Pickup Switching Mad Scientist
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104282&p=1438384#p1438384

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Singlebladepickup » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:06 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:45 am
That's a lovely green! Similar to what I've been planning to finish my Offset Telecaster design from Deed_Poll in. Do you know what that shade's called?
"Satin dark green metallic" - I asked them to match the pic on p39 of this thread

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by mbene085 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:33 pm

That looks amazing. You do such quality work.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:11 pm

Thanks!

Just for the record, This C-Bird is being finished elsewhere by someone else.
I would love to be able to do such a professional job like this.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:46 pm

I finished this!
Pink Paisley Burgundy burst.

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