Lowe Guitars shop notes

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:46 pm

Working on the photo setup in anticipation of the website refresh. It's a process, but isn't everything?

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:57 pm

This is my first pass at editing out the background of a test photo using the Corel software that came with my camera.

Not bad.

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by Rgand » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:04 pm

Nice job, there. Your background setup helped eliminate the removal of anything you would want to keep. :thumbsup:

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Thanks!

It's definitely a learning curve...:)
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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:39 pm

The Lowe Custom Guitars website has been updated.

It's been a long time coming, and there are a few sections that still need work, but most of the heavy lifting is done.

Check it out: http://www.lowecustomguitars.com/

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:21 pm

I have quite a few photos of completed instruments from the build pictures posted earlier in the thread.

First up is the 32" scale Jayluxe for a certain Mr. Percy that served as the inspiration for the 32" scale five string conversion neck that is in development.

This bass has a swamp ash body with a Peacock Green Rubio Monocoat finish, 32" scale conversion neck, Lindy Fralin standard Jazz Bass pickups, and John Page Custom Dome-Skirt knobs. 

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Here's a link to video of this bass in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syFqv0D ... =emb_title
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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by Rgand » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:13 pm

That looks great! Sounds really good, too. :thumbsup:

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Re: Lowe Shop Notes

Post by BeeTL » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:50 am

Thanks!

Next up is the Chromasonic VI JS1 in Translucent black, as featured in Premier Guitar's Summer NAMM 2019 coverage.

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Post by BeeTL » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:10 pm

Another bass that I delivered to Ryland after Summer NAMM.

Chromasonic V in Trans Seafoam Green with Fralin split J5 pickups under nickel P90 covers with no holes and a Bartolini preamp.

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Another video from the same performance:

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Post by BeeTL » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:45 am

The guitar that sparked a revolution? Only time will tell...

Joe Sanders' first Chromasonic in Trans Seafoam Green with Fralin Big Singles.

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:06 am

This is a single pickup Chromasonic IV in satin Ocean Turquoise Metallic with a matching neck and headstock.

The pickup is a Lollar Thunderbird, and this is one is something special.

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:41 am

Here we have a Ridler VI in Candy Apple Red with faux binding and Fralin Big Singles.

The body and neck on this are mahogany, and the back of the neck is satin vintage amber clear.

I'm so happy to be able to offer the Ridler shape to guitar players.

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:17 pm

A detail that often gets overlooked is the reason my stainless steel pickup ring is designed the way it is.

The size and shape of the ring covers an over-sized pickup rout that accommodates five different industry-standard pickup shapes without modification. This allows the player to swap out a vast array of pickups from Lindy Fralin, Lollar Pickups, and TV Jones with no modification to the instrument.

This unique option is offered by no other builder.

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:39 am

Next up is a Ridler VI in Pelham Blue with faux binding and TV Jones Classics.

The body and neck on this are also mahogany, and the back of the neck is satin vintage amber clear.

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Re: Lowe Guitars shop notes

Post by BeeTL » Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:13 pm

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Lowe Custom Guitars!!!

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