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Project by MATTFINK posted 1732 days ago 1608 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a two pice poplar body from some scrap I had laying around the shop.I didn’t make the neck.
I plan to build the neck on next guitar I build,witch will be soon.

-- Matt Fink





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Routerisstillmyname

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#1 posted 1732 days ago

very nice retro look. who made the pickups?

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Roz

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#2 posted 1732 days ago

Beautiful, the color you chose has real impact. How does it play and sound?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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MATTFINK

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#3 posted 1732 days ago

The pickups are dearmond dynasonic, I bought them a few years ago on eBay and just found out they don’t work! so I’ll have to spend about $100 to get em fixed!I have a pair in an other guitar and they sound great.
This guitar plays good it just doesn’t make any noise yet!
The color is a primary blue powder dye that i mixed with denatured alcohol.

-- Matt Fink

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OregonBurls

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#4 posted 1732 days ago

I like it! nice color. I am having a bass biuld for me. I get it in January. Heres a Pic of it.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1732 days ago

Fantastic guitars

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SteveMI

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#6 posted 1732 days ago

I don’t play guitar, but have a question. Somebody asked me to engrave a pick guard, so I went to the guitar store and saw they all had a plastic laminate plates as pick guards.

Your guitar just has the natural wood. Are the store ones made that way for cost, looks or ????

Steve.

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ratchet

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#7 posted 1732 days ago

Sweet blue gitar! How did you make the black chair stand out on its side from the wall?

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MATTFINK

18 posts in 1733 days


#8 posted 1732 days ago

“I don’t play guitar, but have a question. Somebody asked me to engrave a pick guard, so I went to the guitar store and saw they all had a plastic laminate plates as pick guards.
Your guitar just has the natural wood. Are the store ones made that way for cost, looks or ????
Steve.”

That part of the guitar gets a lot of abuse from playing so if there were no pick guard there would be lots of scratches or eventually bare wood. The one on my guitar is actually a template although I might leave it.

Thanks for all the comments everyone! and that will be a nice bass!pleas post pics when finished.

-- Matt Fink

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MATTFINK

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#9 posted 1732 days ago

“Sweet blue gitar! How did you make the black chair stand out on its side from the wall?”

Thats a trade secret!!!

-- Matt Fink

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bunkie

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#10 posted 1732 days ago

Not all guitars have pick guards. My Stratocaster and Telecaster both have pick guards (which double as the structural support for the pickups on the Strat). My Les Paul and Parker don’t have pick guards (the pickups are mounted in recesses routed in the guitar body)

Matt- Nice job! How does it play? I like the Bigsby!

Have you read Melvyn Hiscock’s book Build Your Own Electric Guitar?

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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MATTFINK

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#11 posted 1731 days ago

Not all guitars have pick guards. My Stratocaster and Telecaster both have pick guards (which double as the structural support for the pickups on the Strat). My Les Paul and Parker don’t have pick guards (the pickups are mounted in recesses routed in the guitar body)

Matt- Nice job! How does it play? I like the Bigsby!

Have you read Melvyn Hiscock’s book Build Your Own Electric Guitar?

That’s true some guitars don’t have pick guards, I think most Les Paul’s come with pick guards tho some people remove them, I’ve seen a lot of that with Gretsch guitars too.

The guitar plays great! Nice action no fret buzz.

No, I have not read that book. The only thing I needed info on when building this guitar was bridge placement and I went to the Stewmac.com for that. But the next one I build I will need more info on because I will build the neck also witch be a Mosrite copy, the Mosrite forum is where I’ll go for that.

-- Matt Fink

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Routerisstillmyname

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#12 posted 1731 days ago

There you go

http://curtisnovak.com/pickups/repairs/Gretsch-DynaSonic/index.shtml

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 1731 days ago

Nice job. I’m sure you had fun building it.

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Keith Shipp

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#14 posted 1731 days ago

Tell us about the finish. What dye did you use? Is it a nitro-cellulose lacquer finish?

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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MATTFINK

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#15 posted 1731 days ago

I used an alcohol based blue dye and nitro-lacquer from guitar reranch ,it could use a few more coats of lacquer tho.
http://reranchstore.stores.yahoo.net/andyealbas.html

-- Matt Fink

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