HAGSTROM Futurama Coronado automatic (Jazzmaster)restoration

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by higgsblossom » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:52 pm

Cool. I like your project a lot, these are very special instruments.
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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:42 am

Thank you Higgsblossom!

Today i started to work on the coverplate for the volume wheels.
Is there someone out there who knows where i can buy this kind of volume wheels?

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:11 am

Hi!

Today i got those beautiful hagstrom tulip tuners in the mail, they will look great on the guitar!
I have started to strip the finish off on the guitar, quite a lot of work, will take some time.
also bought Grain filler not arrived yet, but still=)

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by fuzzking » Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:24 am

Interesting... looking forward to the next progress pics!
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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:55 am

Hey!

finally, all polish off, and my Hagstrom is naked. A lot of work to get it in this condition!
I need to fill the large hole on the front, not completely but a little, it's too big right now if it will look good with electronics from the Impala.
Next is to use grain filler, its water base with mahogany from Colortone.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:20 am

:derp: WOW!
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by higgsblossom » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:14 pm

The neck construction seems interesting, there seems to be a small "gap" towards the body? Very unique construction. This should come out as a very beautiful instrument.
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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:14 am

Hi!

Today i filled the big hole in the body with mahogany that i got from Guscium, a guitar builder in Umeå Sweden.
It seems impossible to find the original hagstrom bi-sonic pickups, so I'm thinking of making my own, or find pickups from a Impala/Corvette.

Im also thinking of 3D print the volume thumbwheels.
If someone have some knowledge of making pickups, please let me know.


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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by hella1hella » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:44 am

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Mon May 04, 2015 4:42 am

Hello!

Today i did the last work on the cover plate. looks pretty nice i think.
I have done one layer with the grain filler, but i have to do it one more time.

Waiting for baby blue color code, when i got it i will start to paint it. someone that have any tips
for how many layers? and if I'm gonna use a different color for the first layers to get a better result?


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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue May 05, 2015 4:43 pm

This is SUCH a cool looking project!! GREAT work man!!!
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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Wed May 06, 2015 6:18 am

Thanks alot!

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by moleng1 » Wed May 06, 2015 7:04 am

Amazing work, all I can make out of a piece of wood is sawdust!!

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Wed May 06, 2015 9:22 am

Thank you:)

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Re: Hagstrom Futurama Coronado automatic restoration

Post by Tisacsson » Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:48 am

A while since i wrote here now, i have been working a lot to fill the pores in the wood to get a nice surface.
Today i got the paint, thanks to Arthur in denmark for helping me with the color code! i bought car paint, seems impossible to find custom Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer.
In the weekend I'm gonna prime the guitar.
Let me know what you think, or if you have any tips!

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