Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by solfege » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:50 am

I am dying to know what Jag pickups sound like with a 12 string. That alone is giving me so many ideas.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Aug 06, 2022 6:34 pm

solfege wrote:
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I am dying to know what Jag pickups sound like with a 12 string. That alone is giving me so many ideas.
Me too. It seems like it will make sense sound-wise. These are V-mod Jag pickups, which have mixed reviews but from what I have read, it seems
like a good choice.
I'll probably wire it up in a couple of days and post some sound clips if anyone is keen.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:55 pm

The owner brought this in for some TLC.
It's great revisiting some of my earlier builds, where I was still kinda learning.
This guitar has a few battle scars. It's cool to see it so well played.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:57 am

Gave it a good clean and setup. Fret level and all.
It now plays better than it ever did!

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Post by MatthewK » Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:43 am

Looks good enough to summon the spirit of Kurt C to say “now that’s what I was trying to do!”

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:30 pm

It's definitely Teh Kurtdz.

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Post by JVG » Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:19 am

Nice colour. Curious as to why the low E is strung that way (see the tuner slot).

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Aug 17, 2022 1:30 am

JVG wrote:
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Nice colour. Curious as to why the low E is strung that way (see the tuner slot).
Don't blame me. That's how it was when the owner brought it to me.

You'll see, it has been amended in the newer pictures.

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Post by ThePearDream » Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:50 am

I've spent a fair bit of time ogling photos of that guitar when it was newer. That's aging nicely. That's gotta be cool to see one of your creations so heavily played.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by countertext » Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:49 am

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Ha ha, I just remembered our exchange on instagram. :D "Kurt's dream."

Surreal on my end, many existential questions arise. Anyway, that axe has the essence of Leo Fender as it lived through Kurt Cobain for shure.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:53 pm

Here's the whole family.
It's probably the only 3 I'll ever make of these. I've moved on to other ideas. And the Jag-stang done right concept has been
done many times.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by solfege » Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:47 pm

Is that a totally custom color or does it have a standard name?

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:33 pm

solfege wrote:
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Is that a totally custom color or does it have a standard name?
You talking about the green one?

from memory, I believe it is called Ice green metallic. It was touch up auto spray for a Mazda.

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:35 pm

In other news, I modified my Fretboard Radius router jig to rout concave!
This will be a game changer!

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by solfege » Tue Aug 23, 2022 3:41 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:33 pm
solfege wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:47 pm
Is that a totally custom color or does it have a standard name?
You talking about the green one?

from memory, I believe it is called Ice green metallic. It was touch up auto spray for a Mazda.
Ahh cool, thanks!

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