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Brian



Joined: 22 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the wood grain on this body is pretty close to Clarence's

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SoundAsEver



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that grain is right on! Nice job.
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Tony Trout



Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Location: Brasstown/Murphy, North Carolina (USA)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking guitar, Brian!!!!!!!!!!!
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK a little more progress



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Raybob



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Location: Kyburz, CA

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HUBBA! HUBBA! Looks gorgeous!
What else ya gotta do besides tune it up?
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





I still need to add the jack plate and socket and finish wiring.
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Tony Trout



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian wrote:




I still need to add the jack plate and socket and finish wiring.




Where's the "Nudie" sticker? Razz
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rballister



Joined: 23 Aug 2006
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Location: New York City

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the "satellite"? Very Happy
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rballister wrote:
And the "satellite"? Very Happy


I have one of those and havent used it...hmm

also a nudie sticker too
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Raybob



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What? No Velvet Hammers? I'm curious to know what saddles those are. Does anyone know about which saddles Clarence used?
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raybob wrote:
What? No Velvet Hammers? I'm curious to know what saddles those are. Does anyone know about which saddles Clarence used?


They are Velvet Hammers. I left off the plastic cover on the bridge pickup. The saddles are 50's steel and the BE saddle is a grooved steel
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Matt



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Brian!
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Dogbear



Joined: 23 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really great Brian.... As you well know I fussed waaaaaaaaaay to long on this body, but looking now, I'm glad I did. Put the nudie sticker (Clarence style) and satellite badge on for sure...........
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Brian



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made some adjustments to the linkage last night and the bender is working real smooth. It still needs work though. Still need to make a Masonite back, it still needs a tuning screw, I may wind up adjusting the throw (it's on the long side), and I think I am going to cut off some length on the end of the pull levers so that they won't stick out of the back of the guitar. As it stands a hole would need to be cut in the Masonite to allow them to clear the bAck but they just get in the way. Still need to add the output jack and plate too. I'll scavenge one off of another Tele I have for now.
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patdaddy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian
you're my hero
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