"PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by fullerplast » Fri May 25, 2007 5:49 am

I've already got a request in to him for a better pic.

Some people have been stamping numbers on the blank RI F-plates and I want to make sure this one is OK before I would plunk down anything on it. Not that I have any reason to mistrust this guy personally, you never know where he might have got it from!
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Post by zhivago » Fri May 25, 2007 6:38 am

totally!

you gotta be so carefull nowadays!!
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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri May 25, 2007 8:13 am

That does look really nice Doug. I like dots and binding, but I think I slightly prefer blocks. At any rate, it does look perfect as is  :?

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by fullerplast » Fri May 25, 2007 11:03 am

Thanks!

I'm rather pleased with it myself!  :)

Although I might be routing it for hambackers soon...
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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by Amber » Fri May 25, 2007 12:01 pm

fullerplast wrote: Thanks!

I'm rather pleased with it myself!  :)

Although I might be routing it for hambackers soon...
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Post by fullerplast » Fri May 25, 2007 12:24 pm

:o

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by Amber » Fri May 25, 2007 12:32 pm

I'd put a Floyd Rose and locking nut in there as well Doug, Jazzmasters never stay in tune!  :D

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Finis!

Post by fullerplast » Mon May 28, 2007 7:00 am

Yesterday I made some time to pick through the last of my vintage bridge parts stash. I selected the best of what was left and built was is probably the last really good bridge I could make. It came out better than I thought!

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After that I completed the setup, to include the trem-loc (using both Mel's and Tom's excellent websites as a guide).

I can now declare this project OVER, at least until I score some vintage pickups. I'm really happy with it and think it will be my main player. I don't even feel bad that it turned out to be a '66 instead of the '65 that sparked the project.

Total cost = $2200

And I still need some vintage pups and a case.  :o

Was is a bargain? Probably not. Was it fun? Most definitely. Will I do it again?

Yep.

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Finis!

Post by mjet » Mon May 28, 2007 7:05 am

fullerplast wrote:

I can now declare this project OVER, at least until I score some vintage pickups.
And some real vintage knobs. Too bad nobody's got the real ones anymore.    ;)
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Re: "PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

Post by zhivago » Mon May 28, 2007 4:21 pm

great stuff!

it's one KILLER looking guitar!!  8) 8)
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Re: "PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

Post by StevenO » Mon May 28, 2007 5:02 pm

I love this guitar, man. Lucky duck, you.

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by burker » Wed May 30, 2007 5:30 pm

fullerplast wrote: Image

Thought I'd drop this one in here too...
Niiiiiice, the unmatching headstock actually looks really cool. Dig the 60's style strap aswell! 8)

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Post by ~*blissedandgone*~ » Wed May 30, 2007 10:27 pm

Muy bueno!!

It is a dreamy looking guitar.

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Re: "PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

Post by fullerplast » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:45 am

The more I play it.... heck, the more I even just LOOK at it, the more I like it.

Not bad for just a pile of parts....    :)


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Re: "PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

Post by mcjt » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:01 pm

they're both beauts!
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