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  • Quote Originally Posted by Seano Porno
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    What you building old kid??



    I see you're from Smethwick! I'm from Halesowen!




    Halesowen?...you're posh!



    I'm half way through building a Rickenbacker 325 (ish). It's my first build, so I'm keeping it under wraps until I feel a bit more confident (it'll probably crash and burn (literally) at some point). Promise to post a thread soon.

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    • Quote Originally Posted by thick_mike
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      Got my very first build on the go at the moment (too embarrassed to share it with everyone yet) and waiting for parts to get across the pond to the UK.



      I thought I'd bump this thread as a lesson to myself in Zen-like calm.



      OMMMMMM...I can wait two weeks for parts...OMMMMMMMM



      Don't know how you guys do it! GRRRRRRRRRR!!!




      You've got the right idea, tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth...ohmmm...





      Most of what I've been doing the past couple of weeks isn't really photo worthy, in that there isn't much visual change, as a result, that would show in a picture.



      Couple of shots of the headstock development, though.

      Cutting the overlay for fitting the nut.

      File is 1/4"...nut is a few thousands larger, allowing it to be shaved down for a good snug fit.









      Opened up for truss rod access.





      don;t always remember this so...best to all!
      education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
      people will not always believe what you say
      but they have no choice but to believe what you do
      studied as a science...practiced as an art

      my build threads:

      archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
      archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
      GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
      purpleheart/maple neck-through

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      • don;t always remember this so...best to all!
        education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
        people will not always believe what you say
        but they have no choice but to believe what you do
        studied as a science...practiced as an art

        my build threads:

        archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
        archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
        GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
        purpleheart/maple neck-through

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        • OOOOhhhhhhh!!!!!



          Ant the Les Paul Lover!

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          • SO close. thank you for the update pics, meandi!
            INTERNET stands for: Inter-connected Network of Tools Endlessly Regurgitating Negatively Energized Tantrums

            My Guitars | ... but can he play? | Currently a Gold Trader +6

            Use extreme caution when attempting to interact or transact with IndianScout.

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            • Quote Originally Posted by Les Paul Lover
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              OOOOhhhhhhh!!!!!











              A bit of an improvement, eh?





              don;t always remember this so...best to all!
              education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
              people will not always believe what you say
              but they have no choice but to believe what you do
              studied as a science...practiced as an art

              my build threads:

              archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
              archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
              GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
              purpleheart/maple neck-through

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              • Quote Originally Posted by GreatDane
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                SO close. thank you for the update pics, meandi!




                My pleasure.
                don;t always remember this so...best to all!
                education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
                people will not always believe what you say
                but they have no choice but to believe what you do
                studied as a science...practiced as an art

                my build threads:

                archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
                archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
                GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
                purpleheart/maple neck-through

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                • Quote Originally Posted by meandi
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                  A bit of an improvement, eh?









                  hell yeah. HELL yeah.
                  INTERNET stands for: Inter-connected Network of Tools Endlessly Regurgitating Negatively Energized Tantrums

                  My Guitars | ... but can he play? | Currently a Gold Trader +6

                  Use extreme caution when attempting to interact or transact with IndianScout.

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                  • Quote Originally Posted by GreatDane
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                    hell yeah. HELL yeah.




                    don;t always remember this so...best to all!
                    education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
                    people will not always believe what you say
                    but they have no choice but to believe what you do
                    studied as a science...practiced as an art

                    my build threads:

                    archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
                    archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
                    GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
                    purpleheart/maple neck-through

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                    • No more???





                      Ant the Les Paul Lover!

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                      • That headstock looks killer!
                        Great Deals







                        Originally Posted by jjpistols


                        Damn son! Not only are you a master dealer, I also crown you king of the multiquote!



                        PLATINUM TRADER + 20

                        M*B*M
                        SG ARMY: pfc, res.
                        Ibanez Art Corps

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                        • Quote Originally Posted by newbuilder
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                          That headstock looks killer!




                          Thanks, I've had to teach myself how to do a couple of new skills in order to get it where it's at & I'm pretty satisfied with the results.



                          Need to get a couple of pics up, over the weekend.
                          don;t always remember this so...best to all!
                          education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
                          people will not always believe what you say
                          but they have no choice but to believe what you do
                          studied as a science...practiced as an art

                          my build threads:

                          archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
                          archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
                          GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
                          purpleheart/maple neck-through

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                          • ooh, ooh... what did i miss?
                            INTERNET stands for: Inter-connected Network of Tools Endlessly Regurgitating Negatively Energized Tantrums

                            My Guitars | ... but can he play? | Currently a Gold Trader +6

                            Use extreme caution when attempting to interact or transact with IndianScout.

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                            • In from meandi's shop thread - bumpity.

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                              • Quote Originally Posted by Preacher
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                                In from meandi's shop thread - bumpity.




                                I'll continue to do my reporting on that project in this thread.

                                It's been on & off the bench several times since my last update.

                                Most of what I'm doing is fine grit prep & doesn't show much difference from one photo to the next.

                                But progress is on-going.
                                don;t always remember this so...best to all!
                                education...how ya gonna know what to do...'less ya know what to do
                                people will not always believe what you say
                                but they have no choice but to believe what you do
                                studied as a science...practiced as an art

                                my build threads:

                                archtop #1 mahogany/maccasar ebony
                                archtop #2 maple/brazilian ebony
                                GreatDanes blacktop Les Paul
                                purpleheart/maple neck-through

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