Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by marqueemoon » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:19 am

The hits keep coming.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:08 pm

Contours!

Nice and deep on this 45mm body!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Ceylon » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:10 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:08 pm
Contours!

Nice and deep on this 45mm body!

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I thought the Fender Sixty-Six was a cheap, phoned in design on the same level as the new Maverick or even the Jag-Strat, but I love what you're doing with it. That looks great.
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:18 pm

Had a bit of a set-back with the headstock.
The decal came off with the tape I used to mask off the red swoop.
I was painting on a 30 degree day and the tape got sticky and affected the finish.
Anyway, I was able to fix it all up!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by smjenkins » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:38 pm

That looks so good in dakota!

Murderer indeed. :)

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:16 pm

Blood red!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:04 pm

I popped some goldfoil pickups in this from EZPZ.

Sounds heaps better. Nice chimey bell tones you get from such pickups.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by antisymmetric » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:09 pm

Lots of interesting things going on with this guitar, and it's good to hear an opinion on those pickups. I've been curious about them. Have you tried out original Dearmond gold foils (which cost $mega), and if you have, are these similar?
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:20 pm

antisymmetric wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:09 pm
Lots of interesting things going on with this guitar, and it's good to hear an opinion on those pickups. I've been curious about them. Have you tried out original Dearmond gold foils (which cost $mega), and if you have, are these similar?
I haven't tried the originals. So I've got no idea how they compare.
I've had good luck with the pickups I have bought so far from EZPZ.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:53 pm

Putting the final touches on this.
I need to widen the pickup routs on the pickguard so I can raise the pickup height properly.

I'm pretty happy with the finish. It's not Factory quality but it's pretty good!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Scout » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:10 am

Those two are beautiful.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by epizootics » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:44 am

That is a really nice dakota red! I always struggle to find good red paint, and some of the stuff from guitar finish suppliers is simply off (ended up with a very pink 'dakota red' once). You really nailed it here.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:12 pm

epizootics wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:44 am
That is a really nice dakota red! I always struggle to find good red paint, and some of the stuff from guitar finish suppliers is simply off (ended up with a very pink 'dakota red' once). You really nailed it here.
Thanks. Yeah, the red really pops! I got it from Sydney-guitar-setups.
It's some of the best nitro I have used.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by smjenkins » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:13 am

I couldn't agree more. That is such an amazing Dakota finish and it pops with the tort. That thing is so cool.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » 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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