Fa Jr Project

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  1. cottonmike

    cottonmike Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the phone photos. This thing is turning out to be very sweet,IMO. The balance and feel of it is incredible. Going to put a 10.5k mini humbucker with coil tap. Single coil tone should be interesting. Hope it is very unique and sizzlin"!!

    Peace.
     

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    Started out black and weighed a ton.
     
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    It's like peeling off a smiley face sticker and finding the mona lisa under there.
    Or a stash of drugs under your wife's dashboard :)
    Well done. the world needs more beauty
     
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    I like projects like that. You probably don’t hav much into it either for a First Act and made it completely original.
     
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    Bought it for 20$. Also bought some nice tuning machines for 35$. Already had a mini HB from Performance Music that's going into it. About 8 coats of tru oil. ( I love to work with that stuff!). So, about 65$ total.

    Still don't know what kind of wood for sure. I think that it is elm.
     
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    Finally finished my first project guitar. Thank you for all of the encouragement and advice.

    10.6k covered mini humbucker sourced off ebay under the handle of, Performance Music. Likely is an Artec? It was a splitter so I had the guitar guy at the local music store put in a push-pull. He was pretty much astounded buy the tone. Said it was unique and different, and that he really liked the single coil tone. Powerful, with little volume drop, and bright and cutting. That was exactly what I was after.

    Just got it home and am now going to play it for the first time. This was going to be the inspiration for me to buckle down and really start learning. I don't know-does that even work at all?

    I've got 2 more FA's that are coming next. One will be an off set and the other a pointy metal guitar that has the ugliest unfortunate 2+4 that you ever did see.

    Fun deal. Still don't know what kind of wood, but boy is it unique. Dense, very hard, and heavy.

    Peace,

    Michael
     
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    Nice job! Play the hell out it!
     
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    That turned out great. You made something really cool out of (almost) nothing. It gets in your blood, doesn't it?
     
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    Yes, it really does. Starting with the once a week shopping at our little town's two pawn shops. Not a lot of inventory traffic in either of them. But, I have found a few real diamonds in them. Namely, my '59 Gibson GA 18.

    Kinda on the lookout now for a Ibanez DC project. Those seem to be very solid.
     

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