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Danocoustic last won the day on February 20 2019

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  1. Lemme think---how did that go? Oh yeah. BITE ME, TWIZZLESTICK!
  2. Back in the mid 70s I had a D-35 built in the mid 60s that was a typical Martin CANNON. Loved that guitar. It got sold when I got broke. Life sucks sometimes. Few of the newer Martins I've played have impressed me much. Go figger.
  3. The neck is being made by Steve Parker. Straight-grain maple with an ebony board, big Strat headstock, 22 medium jumbo nickel/silver frets, two dots at the 12th fret (no other fb inlays), side dots. I'll cut a bone nut for it. Haven't chosen tuners yet. The pickguard is being made by Richard Flatt. Single-ply birch, no finish (haven't decided what I want yet). I'll be doing the pickup routs; he wasn't sure where to put them. It's an atypical design. Only two pot bores, centered between the usual three. Normal switch slot. Andrew Robertson wound the P90s. Really looking forward to hearing them. He wound a Strat set of 3 SCs for me---clones of a 1960 set he loves---and they are GREAT. High hopes for these P90s. These are all people I met on Facebook guitar-nerd group pages. Great folks, and very reasonably priced! I've got a Hipshot hardtail bridge left over from another project that didn't quite work out. MojoTone supplied the 4-way Tele-style switch, CTS pots, Orange Drop cap, &c. I'll solder it up with cloth-covered pushback wire. This is how I have my fun these days
  4. One-piece ash body created for me by Gary Price of Pryce Guitars. Cut for 2 P90s, no jack plate in the face (7/8" lower rim bore for Electrosocket). Building coats of tung oil here.
  5. Will this work? I suck at computers---YAY! It worked!
  6. For years I wanted a mahogany/spruce OM built to my specs (standard OM construction, trim &c of my choice). In May of this year, I got it. Mr. Freeman Keller, our very own fellow forumite, built it for me. It has turned out to be everything I wanted, he did an outSTANDing job. Its voice is just starting to really open up, so I have much to look forward to yet (not to infer it doesn't sound great as-is, but you know how it is with new acoustics). I currently own some 30 guitars of all kinds. None of them are real high-dollar collectibles but that doesn't concern me much. My retirement gig/hobby business is assembling guitars (mostly Fender-pattern solidbodies) from parts acquired here and there. I've sold a few, some are soon to be donated to a school music program and a veteran's music organization.
  7. Sears Silvertone acoustic, 12th birthday, 1970! A friend's kid (now an adult) still has it.
  8. I played Mark's Messenger years and years ago (he's a homeboy). "Piece of junk!" was my thought---
  9. Trying to overcome the effects of the strokes that partially paralyzed the left side of my body and get back to what I could do 10 years ago. Making some small progress.
  10. Well...if a 40w iron is sufficient, then a 140w GUN should be better---right?
  11. mbengs1, you obviously like to fiddle around (pun intended) with your guitars. That's great! I do too! I don't think a single one of my 30 or so instruments is unmodified, at least a little. So I'm going to give you some advice that you didn't ask for and may disregard if you so choose. LEARN TO DO IT YOURSELF. It's not hard. There is a lot of help available---many knowledgeable and generous folks right here on this board, plus many other resources. From what I've seen of your posts, this "luthier" you've been using is less than acceptable. However, some people just want to play 'em, they don't want to "wrench" on 'em. I get that. Best wishes and good luck
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