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Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:53 pm

It looks like there are a few running builder threads, so I thought it would be OK to start one myself.

As you might expect, while guitar building is my passion, it’s not my career.

My day job is with a Fortune 150 company.

They did a nice little writeup on me in January.

I thought that was pretty cool!

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:12 pm

So, it's finally (almost) official.

I am graduating with my B.A. from Eckerd College in May.

It's never too late.

https://www.eckerd.edu/commencement/

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I have been a bit sidetracked finishing up my college degree, working up some new designs for guitar, and accumulating inventory.

Things are about to get a little more interesting.

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by Redstar30 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:41 pm

Very cool! Congratulations on graduating. Looking forward to seeing some new bass builds.

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Post by BeeTL » Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:55 pm

Thanks!

I have three basses and eight guitars in the pipeline, six unique shapes in all.

I'll probably settle on the five bass shapes I already have, and five guitar shapes.

There will be a Comboluxe (Combo 600), NR Fireluxe, Teeluxe, Chromasonic, and a new Ridler shape for six string guitar.

The Geeluxe shape will go away.

It was one of my favorites, especially with the graphic finishe, but is likely to be problematic over the long run.
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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:39 pm

Did I mention things are about to get a little more interesting?

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:55 pm

Some pics of recent activities, two T-styles in for hot-rodding.

The Foto Flame finsished up , and a Warmoth build gets a new neck.

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My first ever mahogany neck, a 32" scale conversion neck finished in vintage amber satin:

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Bill Malik with bass #001 on stage with the Wilson Van at the Capitol Theater:

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:06 pm

BeeTL wrote:Did I mention things are about to get a little more interesting?

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I'm really excited to see this one :)
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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:14 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
BeeTL wrote:Did I mention things are about to get a little more interesting?

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I'm really excited to see this one
Me, too!

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Post by BeeTL » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:05 pm

I wanted to take a moment to thank everybody who has followed Lowe Custom Guitars for your support throughout the years, and over the last few months in particular.

Between the loss of my mother, my daughter Natalie’s high school graduation and enrollment at University of Central Florida, and my own graduation from Eckerd College, it has been an eventful summer.

I am grateful to be surrounded by supportive friends and family, mindful that I have been gifted with a life experience beyond anything I could have reasonably expected, and hopeful that I can somehow reciprocate and share that experience with others as I continue along my path.

Thank you all for being in my life.

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Now, on to the fun stuff.

Our good friend Señor Rowka has been busy learning about CAD/CAM, CNC, Variable Radius Fillets, hardware and software troubleshooting, tool paths, and dust collection.

The net result of which is this, the Ridler VI prototype:

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:12 pm

Sorry to hear about your mom man :'(
BeeTL wrote:Thehe net result of which is this, the Ridler VI prototype:

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VI as in guitar or bass VI style?!?
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Post by BeeTL » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:Sorry to hear about your mom man
BeeTL wrote:Thehe net result of which is this, the Ridler VI prototype:

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VI as in guitar or bass VI style?!?
Thank you, that's very kind.

This is a six-string guitar.
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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:11 pm

Sweet 8)
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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by HairyChapter » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:35 am

Very cool!

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Post by BeeTL » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:37 pm

Thanks guys!

Here's a nice customer shot of a Primaluxe from the last run.

You probably won't see one exactly like this ever again:

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by palesnow67 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:36 pm

Congratz man! This is awesome! Inspires a 22 year old like me ;D
I really like your fender style headstock design!
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