My '04 Standard xray

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  1. Dacduster

    Dacduster Senior Member

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    For those interested, here is an xray of my '04 Standard. Was just curious about the insides so took a film. I know alot of you may have seen this before in previous threads but other owners of '04 may think it's cool. 9 swiss cheese holes as advertised.....
     

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    buffa d Member

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    Recently saw similar holes, when my LP traditional was checked at the airport.
     
  3. theycallmegio

    theycallmegio Senior Member

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    lol, I love that you just xrayed it to post here. I have an '04 too, very cool.
     
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    mchoate1 Senior Member

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    He posted it here just so you could add a post by saying something
    not needed....
     
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    sonar Senior Member

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    Where did you take the xray?
     
  6. Philuk

    Philuk Senior Member

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    And your post was so informative, right?

    He added that he thought it was cool.
     
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  7. The Wedge

    The Wedge Banned

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    I love swiss cheese
     
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    Wrench66 Senior Member

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    Are the holes in any sort of pattern or just random holes to lose some weight?
     
  9. GibsonMarshallGuy

    GibsonMarshallGuy Senior Member

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    Interesting, even though we've seen it so many times before. How did you get that done? I wonder if my 13' trad plus is really solid.
     
  10. Dacduster

    Dacduster Senior Member

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    I am in orthopedics and did it here at the office. Holes seemed to be free handed to me. But most Ive seen are in similar places.
     
  11. theycallmegio

    theycallmegio Senior Member

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    Die in a fire.
     
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  12. GibsonMarshallGuy

    GibsonMarshallGuy Senior Member

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    :laugh2:
     
  13. Bigfoot410

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    Now we're cookin'!!! :)

    Can ya do one with yer body holding the guitar in the playing position??? Make grrrrreat wallpaper! :hmm:
     
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    upl8tr Senior Member

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    Cool pic! I have a 05 myself, presumably it'll be identical to that so thanks for sharing. :thumb:
     
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  15. Dacduster

    Dacduster Senior Member

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    :dude:
    HAHAH that would be kinda cool actually......:hmm:
     
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    Farquad Senior Member

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    That is so cool.
    I have a gibson t-shirt that is supposed to be an xray of your body and there is a les paul inside. It must have been an older paul because it doesnt have any holes.
     
  17. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    From looking at a few xray pics, I have to agree with you, free handed, although my first reaction would be to say there must be a programmed router for these holes as well as for the other "holes" for tailpiece, bridge, pups, etc.. But if there were, the "cheese" holes would be at the exact same place on all the guitars. Except if there are a few automatic routers in operations, the holes might not all be at the same place.

    Anyway, thanks for posting!
    I guess it's a question many are wondering about here!
    How is my guitar swiss cheesed?
     
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    LikesFirebirds Banned

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    I suspect he'd want to keep the radiation exposure to a minimum. That was my philosophy when working in nuclear medicine. No reason for gratuitous exposure just to satisfy some desire for cool wallpaper. However, he may be just that stupid (doubt it) and cater to the whims of those less informed.

    If he's required to wear a radiation badge don't count on any cool wallpaper in the foreseeable future. Otherwise there might be a remote possibility.
     
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  19. Dacduster

    Dacduster Senior Member

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    Youre absolutely right on all levels there bud but no I don't wear a detection badge. I don't take em I interpret them. Got the rad tech to shoot it up for me. I take it to work and play between patients sometime lol. No amp just drills, scales, finger work etc.
     
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    WTF! Practice what you preach. :laugh2:
     
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