Sx Gypsy Rose Owners? I Will Be Soon!

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  1. Mossman

    Mossman Well-Known Member

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    Once I found out that those guitars have 24.75" scale necks, it got me thinking... I've been pricing 'conversion necks' recently for an upcoming Tele project (I love me some Teles, but I also prefer 'Gibson scale'), and the lowest quote I've gotten so far is $175. Granted, it'll be hand-crafted by a luthier in New York, and will probably be of excellent quality, but this is an experiment... Or a prototype, if you will. I want to find out if I like the feel and sound of a 24.75" scale Tele (or Strat) before I start buying up expensive parts.

    Since a Gypsy Rose Strat only costs $109, I thought it wouldn't be that crazy to buy the whole guitar just for the neck. I could strip it and refinish it, and level and dress the frets if need be. My only concern is, I have no idea if the neck heel is of standard Fender dimensions. So I emailed the "answer man"...

    He didn't know.

    And he said he didn't want to unstring one and take the neck off to measure it. I could hardly blame him (and said so), and told him I'd just ask around the forum and see if I could find anyone who owned one.

    So, does anybody own one? If so, do you know what the neck heel width is? :)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Anybody (?) bump.
     
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    I think we're all waiting for you to tell us!
     
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    kungphugrip Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    24.75 tele is so intriguing to me,thats what got me so excited about that
    Agile Les Paul/tele hybrid then i found out it was 25.5(n)
    i hope this is a success,im curious to see the end result!


    come on Gypsy Rose owners,chime in, its ok you can admit
    to owning a Gypsy Rose and still keep your man card......
    ......as long as you purchased it as a gift for someones daughter or to mod out
    for a manly project;)
     
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    link?
     
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    As has been mentioned: comes with stickers!
     
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    Some stats:
    • Thickness of the body at the edge: 1 3/4"
    • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 11/16"
    • Thickness of the neck at the nut: 3/4"
    • Thickness of the neck at the 12 fret: 7/8"
    • String spacing at the nut: 1/4" (1 3/8" overall)
    • String Spacing at the bridge: 3/8" (2 1/16" overall)
    • Weight: only 7 pounds

    That's a full thickness body AND a full width nut - wider that other "bigger" SXs!

    You don't have to change anything.
     
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    Maybe I'll stroll on over to You Tube and ask Scott Grove. I understand he's not ashamed of owning these guitars. :)

    I only ever used the search function on Rondo when there were multiple pages. Now, I just scroll down the 'electric guitars' page.
     
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    Nice!

    this LP is $99!!

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    Don't be hatin' on the stripper dust
     
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    Had a Pink SX SST. It was pretty cool. Maybe I need to get one for my little one when she gets bigger. For now a soprano uke is huge.

    I did get a lot of practice messing around with guitars. It was my very first guinea pig. It now sits stripped of paint after a botched string through conversion. Need to redo the insert for the trem cavity. f237f05e7393cd4c9dfb94e4ff9b5984.jpg 4acb786f436dcd5704c48ef4e20f9562.jpg af65d67b36600669e86bc66908b192a9.jpg 94da5fbc0f392548b6b3207841a88131.jpg b77c5b175d21f02156e4842149e84ba8.jpg a7b33ccb23f62330dc00d4b65c38ef7f.jpg 237df6b1f531c146cf4e281018b640a7.jpg

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    Isn't that how the song goes? "My gypsy rose, can take me home... I drive all night 'til I see the light"
     
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  16. Ralph124C41

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    I just noticed it has an alder body; that's good. Also it has a workable nut width. That short-scale Liquid I own I guess is more of a 3/4-sized guitar because it has that 1.5-inch (or so) nut width made for elves.
     
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    Hey that's my preferred nut width... for bass. :)
     
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    Nice. I like the Tele bridge on a Strat.

    I remember the first time I tried drilling for string-through. Couldn't reach with my drill press, so I tried doing it by hand.

    No matter how straight you try to keep the drill, you'll never get the holes to line up without a guide (even with a drill press, you need a guide).

    I heard Leo did the first few Broadcasters with a hand-held drill with similar results.
     
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    I got the 1st 4 in line, then the 5th one was just barely off, but it bugged me to no end. Luckily it was on an insert, so I can replace it.

    Next time I'll build a guide on the mill at work. I have a nice chunk of aluminum that will be perfect. I may just build a tone block out of a piece of brass bar stock, just for the heck of it.

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    Have to ask - did you receive this and how is it?
     
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