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  1. Watching the episode about 40s bluegrass right now.
  2. The pots are stock. 250k, i believe. No idea on the cap.
  3. An afternoon. Once I broke through the clear shell, the sandpaper had something to grab. The flat back was quick. The sides took longer because I had to do that by hand, with sandpaper wrapped around a broken broom handle.
  4. Not sure. It has the same grain pattern as my wife's antique chestnut dining room chairs. But i wouldn't be surprised if it is just pine.
  5. I tend to cycle between guitars, even within gigs. Having a bagpiper in the band, I always have to have at least one guitar prepped with the first fret capo (one of his sets of pipes are in Bb), so I can just grab and go, between songs. If a song has a ripping solo, I always use the SG. If it doesn't, then I use this one, or the Gretsch.
  6. I'm just glad I realized it before we got to the gig. There was nowhere anywhere near the gig to buy a guitar. There was one in Astoria, Queens. 45 minutes away.
  7. Then I took it to my dads woodworking shop and used his surface planer to remove 3/8" off the top... [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","title":"65682766_10219062792509058_5418619697996234752_o.jpg","data-attachmentid":32550301}[/ATTACH] Then I distressed it and stained it to match the box... [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","title":"64819569_10219062798709213_3397833363275382784_o.jpg","data-attachmentid":32550302}[/ATTACH] Then glued down the new top (not pictured - it was covered with car batteries), and then used a router to trim it to size... [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","title":"65847815_10219062809509483_4077528799908986880_o.jpg","data-attachmentid":32550303}[/ATTACH] Then I routed the cavities, and began reassembly (including the original box nails)... [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","title":"65873130_10219062815669637_8312748642645573632_o.jpg","data-attachmentid":32550304}[/ATTACH] This last photo was taken before I applied a flat clearcoat sealer, and screwed down the switch plate. I have also swapped out the tuners since with some fender locking tuners with the compensated pole heights (so I could yank the string tree).
  8. Some of you may know, I play in a celtic rock band. We had a gig down in Rockaway beach at an Irish festival. I packed up my stuff in the truck, but I left my guitars in the house because I had some errands in the morning and I didn't want them sitting in the heat. The rest of the band met at my house, piled their gear in the truck and we got on the road. 2 hours down the Thruway, I realize that the guitars are still on the couch. It's too late to turn around. The swear words were flying. Our fiddler fired up google and found a Sam Ash in White Plains. We stopped and I bough a cheap Squier telecaster, got to the gig, played and then drove home. Now I have an extra guitar, that plays nice, looks meh, and sounds terrible. So I took it apart... [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\t65472206_10219062765748389_7656868185487966208_o.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t201.2 KB ID:\t32550292","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32550292","data-size":"full","title":"65472206_10219062765748389_7656868185487966208_o.jpg"}[/ATTACH] I bought a Seymour Duncan Little 59 to replace the stock bridge pickup, because the stock pickup was way too tinny and noisy. It is a used tele with a very significant chip on the body (lower right). So I decided I was going to replace the entire top. With this... [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\t65392519_10219062778628711_4696898818120089600_o.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t255.8 KB ID:\t32550293","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32550293","data-size":"full","title":"65392519_10219062778628711_4696898818120089600_o.jpg"}[/ATTACH] So I sanded off the existing finish off the back and sides... [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\t65448778_10219062786748914_3635434789495898112_o.jpg Views:\t1 Size:\t251.1 KB ID:\t32550294","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"32550294","data-size":"full","title":"65448778_10219062786748914_3635434789495898112_o.jpg"}[/ATTACH] to be continued...
  9. [img2=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"full","height":"1024","width":"768","src":"https:\/\/i.ebayimg.com\/00\/s\/MTAyNFg3Njg=\/z\/hwMAAOSwBJVb3yuu\/$_86.JPG"}[/img2] This one. Sold it for a Les Paul DC (which was nice too).
  10. [QUOTE=BA.Barcolounger;n32492404]I'll go 4 Aerosmith Get Your Wings Toys in the Attic Rocks[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=NOS68;n32493968]Aerosmith Get Your Wings Toys in the Attic Rocks [/QUOTE] Great minds, and all that.
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