Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed May 05, 2021 9:57 pm

I'm working on a bass headstock design.
I have also designed a guitar version of this.
I guess it's a toned down Starcaster shape, without the swoosh!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Gordon » Wed May 05, 2021 10:18 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
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I guess it's a toned down Starcaster shape, without the swoosh!
Also looks like an Ibanez Roadstar to me, obe of my favourite headstocks. :?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by HNB » Wed May 05, 2021 10:40 pm

Reminds me of a firebird or thunderbird. I dig it. :)
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed May 05, 2021 11:25 pm

Thanks guys!

Yeah, you're spot-on with the Ibanez Roadstar comparison.
I am a bit obsessed with them. I have been restoring a Roadstar II recently, I guess the design has worn off on me.

HNB, totally Thunder/Firebird. I could even rout a bevel each side of the headstock.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by FenderBob » Thu May 06, 2021 6:00 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 9:36 pm
Made some progress today on one of two Jag-stang 2.1 bodies.

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Wow..really fantastic looking bodies!! Nice work! :?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu May 06, 2021 6:10 am

Thanks heaps!
I would almost have had them finished by now if I hadn't have snapped my bandsaw blade.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by pad » Thu May 06, 2021 6:52 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 9:57 pm
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No matter what it is based on, i feel like this headstock is wonderful, cuz it is just a strong forward design.
Id prefer v2, but thats subjective.. Eventho v1 a minor smaller as "real pearloid inlay" should be killer, too!
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by HNB » Thu May 06, 2021 7:07 am

I like the logo placement better on the right headstock personally. ;D
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by HarlowTheFish » Thu May 06, 2021 9:56 am

I think the right one but with the C in Cross a bit bigger and filling in the swooshy tip would look really sweet.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu May 06, 2021 6:56 pm

That headstock, and red, is amazing!!! Wouldn't happen to be a headstock for a short-scale bass would it? ;)
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu May 06, 2021 7:53 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 6:56 pm
That headstock, and red, is amazing!!! Wouldn't happen to be a headstock for a short-scale bass would it? ;)
No, it's for a full scale, Jazz bass style neck.
But I'd be keen to build a shortscale using this design too.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu May 06, 2021 7:56 pm

Here's the guitar version.
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by smjenkins » Thu May 06, 2021 8:15 pm

That's so rad.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri May 07, 2021 6:15 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 7:53 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 6:56 pm
That headstock, and red, is amazing!!! Wouldn't happen to be a headstock for a short-scale bass would it? ;)
No, it's for a full scale, Jazz bass style neck.
But I'd be keen to build a shortscale using this design too.
I'd love to see that headstock with your Jagstang Done Right as a short-scale bass would be amazingly cool.
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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat May 08, 2021 11:10 pm

2nd body has been cut out and routed!

I have annoyed my housemates and neighbour's enough for today,
So, I'll do the roundovers and contours tomorrow.


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