New Guitar Day!

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  1. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    New Guitar Day Finally posting after about a month.


    2014 R8 Flecky Lemon, with a nice bit of subtle flame in the right light, at the right angles. Just the way I like them.


    This comes from my main man, forum brother Jon (Freebyrd69) I could not have made this happen without Jon's patients, professionalism, and just an all around excellent man to do business with. Truly a great guy!

    (Plug alert) Jon is selling a bad ass Martin d-28 Marquis now at a sick price. Check it out in the classifieds if you're looking for some acoustic magic.


    This guitar Les Paul sings beautifully as it should. The pots are very responsive, but I still want to upgrade to a holy grail harness? Why bother? Because Matt is back in action. And also, why not? I'm honestly not crazy about the pickups, as I have never been thrilled with custombuckers. But that's not an issue as I have my sites set on some Wizz uncovered double creams.

    I never liked Klusons for functionality but I do love the look. However, I will be replacing them with some aged Grovers as soon as I can fund them as get someone with skills to do the swap for me.

    This is a great candidate for one of Kim's HM RDS's, but I'm happy with the basics of it right now. So maybe some time down the road.


    Without further ado.



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  2. bungle

    bungle Senior Member

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    Awesome axe! :thumb:Congrats
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    That is BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATS. Those streaks are so pretty.
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Thank you brother! I'm very fortunate to own this beauty.
     
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  6. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Well, I just swapped out the stock bridge and tailpiece for the Faber I had laying around. It definitely makes the tone a bit warmer. Which I like a lot.

    While I had the string off. I said you know what? Farg it. I'm going to roll my fingerboard binding myself. Can't be that hard. It's not like I'm working on a space shuttle.

    So I broke out the razor blade (yes the razor blade) as suggested doing a search on here. Roman Rist recommended that this is how he does it on Les Paul's. I went gentle, but the over all feel of the neck has a much better played in feel. I think I might go a little further with it tomorrow. I think I can hone it up perfectly. From start to finish the whole modding took me a half hour.
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    Maybe I'll break out the dremel! :hmm: :laugh2:
     
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    I do like dirty lemon fades (and double creams).

    Walter Becker, RIP.
     
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    Nippon Senior Member

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    Nice.
     
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    :applause: Congrats, that's a beauty.
     
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    AGHH! Don't do it - go slow by hand. Beautiful guitar, BTW.
     
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    Lemony fresh. Congrats!
     
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    I was kidding. The slow razor blade technique is working nicely. I'll stick with that method.
     
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    clutchcargo Bionic Member Premium Member

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    I have no idea where that first quote came from. I must of fat thumbed it reading the thread earlier. Sorry.
     
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    I really like how that looks. It reminds me of an acoustic guitar au natural. I'd rather have that than a burst. And 2014 seems to be a particularly good year for 58s.
     
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    One plus on the streaks. Very nice! Congrats
     
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    That is just beautiful. Congrats on that. Really dig the flecks and flat sawn top!!
     
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    Thank you for the kind words and congratulations on that beauty! I LOVE those mineral streaks. That Martin is SOOOO KILLER. I am in need of a Tele (ughh, I know) and an acoustic with some electric in it right now, or that would stay put. Thank you again, and enjoy that. I love Matt's harnesses (and you can't deal with a nice guy), but I'm not sure that would be money well spent on that one as that is so responsive as it is.
     
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    Great top.
     
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    Too cool, man. Congrats!
     
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