Corn's Field of Nightmares

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  1. idiotsdelight

    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah!!

    Is the rear raised similarly to the front?
     
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    cornfed Well-Known Member

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    So far I'm going with the same color as the tele, see post 92-1st pic, except not sanding it back, somewhat a TV Yellow-ish. more a solid color but might see the grain slightly. I'm contemplating doing the neck the same color.
    Thanks yall'
     
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    cornfed Well-Known Member

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    After more mistakes than my family I said "I've had enough" it's been sealed primed painted sanded primed sanded painted sanded,,, etc etc.. so I gave and gave it an appropriate name "Pontiac Turdbird" it has more humps a dips than your family :p
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    I got a notification of a new comment here & was excited to see Bird progress. I see none. Wha'appened?

    What kinda bridge you doin Corn?

    Got one on the bench right now putting 2 no-load pots in it. I could never understand why the bridge pup was soooooo weak on the 3 pup Firebirds. Now I know.
     
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    you do great work!
     
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    Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggggghhhh, The GAS pains, the GAS pains!
     
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    "41 and a freakin' half" inches long... that's 41-1/2" :)

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    so I've never owned a guitar with a lefty neck...
    so I started to string it up and put the low E string on and clipped it off...
    reached for the A string and said "fth did I do?"...
    not only is it on the bottom, it's now too short to re use on top.. :p DUH!...
    glad it didn't string the whole thing up backwards hehehe

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    here's "some of" the good, the bad, and the ugly...
    The good.. The Wilkinson mini hums sounds pretty cool. It looks cool. it intonates. It's light.
    The bad.. The round over on the back of the body is too much and the neck plate hangs over it. It needs some sort of string trees for the Hi E and B strings.. (all the strings need them).. I'm going to have to put the strap button through the neck plate to get a decent balance or it's going to be neck heavy.
    The ugly.. The color coat under the finish. The belly cut :( .
    Over all I'm happy again, it's going to need a properly cut nut and a few minor tweaks but hey sounds good and plays good for a quick set up

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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    WTF? I'm getting notifications to this thread only to come here & ... nothing?

    I hate getting my hopes up when I get 'em.
     
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    cornfed Well-Known Member

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    Weird stuff's goin' on here again! I see my post but it aint there, it's only here ?
     
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Rebalancing corns universe bump
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why I'm even typing this, but the last post I see is Stacks #100 post, even though I've commented numerous times after.

    I just got a email notification that voodoo just made a comment, & I see nothing everytime I come back.

    Corn did send me pics of the Bird though. whew...

    Mods, what's happening here?

    *EDIT! There's a 3rd fucking page now!!! Awesome & irate am I! I see pics & all my old comments that wouldn't show past page #2. Hot damn!

    You did something right corn. My Bird is 43".

    Turdbird. That shit is funny, & also my little brothers nickname when we was young.

    This page is like Christmas all over. Hope I see it again.
     
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    Craftsman, fo' sho!!
     
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    the turdbird is totally rad!
     
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    Well I guess since the site is running at tip top shape, I guess I'll keep this thread moving along (hopefully)
    Here's the thread of the Paisley Tele http://www.aguitarforum.com/showthread.php?tid=37800
    Here's a couple pics, you can see more of it in the thread
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    And since I never posted completed pics of the 80 year old Douglas fir Tele...
    here ya go...
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    There, now I'm caught up! ..... On to the Walnut carve top. I rescued the beautiful hunk of Walnut just before some was going to cut it up and make into a Dartboard Duh! :)
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    First attempt at a carve top, wish me luck, lol

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    Time to start sanding yet?............ yup

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    Just about done with the bulk of it, Later I'll need to sand/ plane the top down about 3/16 more
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    Here it is after I got it a little wet, and about as far as I can go for now until I get parts and a clue :p
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    Lovely body-blank that is!
     
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    I was wondering where that hunk of wood came from when you posted it previously!

    Damn good work.
     
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    ok, how long did it actually take to sand that down? Inquiring minds...

    :grin:

    pretty awesome. Pretty, and awesome actually.
     
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    It was way easier than expected and took probably 2 hrs at the most to route and sand with a 6" disc sander with #50 grit. I just free Whilly'd the routes by hand. Next time I'll route less, as in remember when you sand you will be taking out more than the routed area too. I still need to fine tune the contours but I want to wait until the bridge has been mounted and the string thru holes are done, and probably the pU routes too.
     
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    Okay!.. nothing more than parts to show off here today... Ferrules, Bridge, DIY knob bushings things, Jack, and last but surely not least... Buddha P90's..yessir :).. I call this motivation in zip lock baggies
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    Buddha FTW!
     
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