Mosstone Eclipse

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  1. Mossman

    Mossman Well-Known Member

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    I promised myself I wouldn't start any new projects until I cleared my cache of current projects (all are near completion, but not quite done yet). Well, after I saw this, I had to break that promise!

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    It's a two-piece (northern) Ash body, and I can have it routed in any configuration. Since I've been thinking about getting a Jazzmaster (and the Meteora's lineage is closer to a JM than anything else), I'm going to have it routed for Jazzmaster pickups and trem.

    The seller says the body will weigh between 4.5 and 5.5 lbs, which seems manageable to me, but now that I have a set of Forstner bits, I can affect some weight relief if I deem it necessary (lots of pickguard real estate).

    In the listing, he said that he can't make any promises about grain, but in email he said he'll try to pick a good one for me. If it has some nice grain, I'll do a stain or dye. If it's not so great, I'll paint it. I could go either way.

    So that leaves my options wide open. Usually, when I start a project, I have a clear and defined image of what the finished guitar will look like before I buy a single part. This time, I don't even know what kind of neck to get yet. I definitely want block inlays, but I don't know whether to go with maple and black blocks or rosewood with pearloid. The finish on the body will influence the choice of fretboard, and I need to see the body before deciding on a finish!

    I like the way the Meteora looks in CAR, but that's a difficult finish to get even and consistent. However, if the grain is attractive, I could do a trans red stain.

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    If I go with a solid color, I'm thinking either this metallic green:

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    Or LPB:

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    I'm also considering Pelham Blue and Ice Blue Metalic (pretty much the same color, I think). I also like metallic gold, and BSB is not off the table, either.

    I was mildly bummed out that I didnt give myself permission to buy that plus-top Tele on Adorama, but now I'm glad I didn't. :D
     
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    Meteor bump.
     
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    If we're allowed to vote on finish, I pick LPB all the way.
     
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    Trans red stain with rosewood neck!
     
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    Awesome! The body type looks groovy already, let alone before the Moss treatment. :) Have fun!
     
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    Daphne blue would be my vote.
     
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    Northern ash = heavy. Ask me how much my northern ash tele weighs and i'll go upstairs, blow the dust off the case and weigh it. Heavy.
     
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    What about tiffany blue...
     
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    I am leaning heavily toward trans red with rosewood. I could get one of these necks from China (yeah, it's a risk, but the only other to get a neck like this is to throw $400+ at Warmoth):

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    But maple and black looks sexy on red too.

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    Part of me is almost hoping the wood will be paint-grade so I can paint it a metallic color (this is supposed to be 'retro-futuristic' after all, right?). I just can't paint over nice wood grain.

    Oh, I know it. My DC Tele is made of northern Ash, and it's definitely my heaviest Tele, but it's still lighter than my 3100, so it's tolerable. :) As I mentioned; the seller said the weight will be between 4.5 and 5.5 lbs, and I can weight relieve it some if I feel it's necessary.
     
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    Yar, my northern Ash carved top Tele was quite heavy.

    In storage, I have an ultra light weight swamp ask Kramer 5150 (Pacer special) body though. Would love to get that into action some day.

    Can't wait to see more pics as the pieces & vision come together !
     
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    Antigua. And if you don't, it will be 100% wrong. You could also go shell pink with tort. Or, jade pearl metallic. None of your choices work for me, sorry. :D
     
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    It was my understanding that Antigua doesn't work for anybody... I guess I was mistaken. :ROFLMAO:

    I actually thought about shell pink too, but I'd rather have that on a Strat or Jazz Bass. And I thought that green metallic I posted was Jade Pearl Metallic? I saw the name of it, but I'd never heard of it before, so I don't really remember.
     
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    Yeah, I still have to update all the other build threads I have festering in cobwebs too... There's been progress with all of them, but I just haven't taken the time to go through all the photos and write about it yet. I can spend almost as much time working on build threads, and taking, and editing pictures as I do working on the guitars. I have some projects that I started and completed, and haven't even begun a thread for yet, so there'll be more stuff like this coming.
     
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    I sure was wrong about the green. Should be called "Gerber Strained Peas Metallic". :D
     
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    Still like the Shell Pink, though.
     
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    And this green is called: "Mystic Seafoam".... Which doesn't sound anything close to "Jade Pearl Metallic", but it's gorgeous... and it'll look better with a black pickguard... On a Meteora.

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    Hold off on the China neck for right now. A Kmise anyway. The Kmise orange strat neck i bought was put on my pinecaster. Yesterday whilst (always wanted to use that word) working on a tonebender, i wanted to try humbuckers and a tele. I took the pinecaster out of the rack and it was fretting out, held up to the light i could see the neck relief was gone. I snugged up on the truss rod and will try again. It's been sitting 6 months so maybe i had the action too low or too loose truss when i assembled it.
     
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