57 Custom replica Build

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  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Senior Member

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    Hey guys, so yeah as I stated before, it's my dream guitar and I'm building this one for myself!!:applause:
    I started gathering the wood, parts and information needed and as soon as I finish up the Walnut DC, I'll get started on her.
    Later for now.:wave:
     
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    Barnaby Premium Member

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    Ready for the ride! This is going to be great!!! :thumb:
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    I'm really looking foward to this one myself. :)
    Cheers my friend.:thumb:
     
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    Reverend D Senior Member

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    Awesome can't wait to see this one get [​IMG]

    Regards,

    D.
     
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    RocknRollGypsy Premium Member

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    I thought I was the only one that wanted a replica 50's custom! I can't tell you how many people I've begged (and bribed!) to build me one.... I can't wait to see how great yours turns out! May just make me have to try it myself :hmm:.
     
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    Blackdog Senior Member

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    Certainly not the only one.
    I also want a "properly built" 57 Custom.
    I think I will build one right after finishing my two current builds (a 56 burst and a 355).

    I'll be definitely following this thread !!
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    The pressor is on.:)
     
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    Following/ grabbing popcorn.
     
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    Donde esta?
     
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    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I have plans for a Custom but I'm not sure of their accuracy. I'll have to get them printed out and compare them to the 59' plans I have. I would think the body would be the same, maybe a bit thicker.:hmm: The neck would differ, I'm thinking it would be super chunky. Still gathering info so I can't assume anything yet.

    It may sound strange but, finding the info and gathering the parts, has always been my favorite part of the builds.:shock:
     
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    TKOjams Senior Member

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    Finding an overlay for a Custom with the 50's logo may prove to be difficult.
    All I'm finding is the 60's & 70's Norlin style.
     
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    Chobey Senior Member

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    Oooooooooooh snap!
     
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    so many great builds, it's hard to get excited anymore...like being at a car show with hundreds of perfect classics...and then there's this! so looking forward to this!
     
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    I'm totally gassin' to see this. I have my dream LP, which is my '05 Custom Shop Slash sig, but I've always thought Customs were gorgeous - especially black with gold hardware...

    Can't wait to see this progress.
     
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    Awesome. This should be great, seeing as all of your other builds are top-notch.
    :thumb:
     
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    the wood for the body is on it's way.:thumb:

    Mahogany body and top.

    [​IMG]
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    I'm finishing my custom as we speek. Three pickups and a Bigsby. I'll post a pic when I get some fresh ones.
     

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