Some big changes to the Burst Replica ....

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by alexanderja, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. nwobhm

    nwobhm Senior Member

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    Damn, That's awsome! I recognized the TB covers, I have few guitars with them and love the look. I know what ya mean about the refret, I had my 54' refretted recently and planing the fretboard, just looked out of place on a 50+ year old guitar but, I just oiled it and let it go. Congrats on a great looking guitar! :)
     
  2. reborn old

    reborn old Senior Member

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    I'm not generally a fan of relic jobs, but like the look of your darkened/dirtied nitro crazing, in large part because Tom really nailed the initial crazing process, from an authenticity standpoint.

    It's starting to remind me a little of Eric Ernest's #9 0821 1959 burst in places.

    Thanks for sharing pics of your beautiful build.
     
  3. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    Yeah .... its all good
     
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    alexanderja Senior Member

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    Cheers everyone ..... its a pleasure to show off.

    And yes, the intonation's good
     
  5. RAG7890

    RAG7890 Premium Member

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    Just awesome Alexander. :wow: :wow: :thumb: :applause:

    I get the first one of mine ('58) early December.............cant wait.

    The fret thing is interesting, Tom has put '59 Frets in to mine. Which Frets went in to yours first up?

    BTW, I agree with you.............losing the nibs only makes it look more realistic..........most vintage Bursts that have been played heaps have lost their nibs during a refret.

    Thanks.

    :cheers:
     
  6. Jessenoah

    Jessenoah Senior Member

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    so with all of the aging, how does the guitar feel? does it feel old? comfortable or uncomfortable? the laquer checking looks pretty intense-does it feel that way as well?
     
  7. indeedido

    indeedido Senior Member

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    That looks nice!!
     
  8. Curlymaple

    Curlymaple Senior Member

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    Awesome! really dig the color now that it faded a bit; great shots definitely a keeper! Congrats n thanks for sharing.
     
  9. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Great looking guitar, but the only thing that gives it away is the checking. A little rubbing compound could work wonders.:thumb:

    BTW, how many coat's of lacquer are on that thing, because it looks extremely thick on the top?
     
  10. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    His standard 'close- as- can- be- to- a- burst' frets
    but dont sweat it, its not a reflection on the frets so much as on me .....
    ...its not the first guitar ive had re fretted for the same reason, its a personal thing.

    you'll love it when you get it :dude:
     
  11. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    I wouldnt know mate.........its not the thinnest finish ive seen, but its not overly thick either :cool:
     
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  12. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    im being vacant here im sure.....but whats FEB ?
     
  13. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    Its the most realistic feeling ageing ive had, as well as looking.
    The checking is all the way up the neck and when you hold the guitar it has that very vintage, almost snake skin feel to it. In the past guitars that ive owned with relic checking have been a bit sharp edged (and no not razor checking), but this has a very 'been there for years' rounded, sunken quality to the cracks.

    very like the old checked vintage guitars ive held is all I can say :slash:
     
  14. FF_Pedals

    FF_Pedals Senior Member

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    What camera are you using? Might be easier to show the colour with better lighting.
     
  15. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    its my phone camera ...... but they are a pretty close show of the true colour
     
  16. alexanderja

    alexanderja Senior Member

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    Unfortunately mate, 2 very young kids and some serious workload says I dont even rehearse much these days....let alone think of gigging :cool:

    Its a 'living room only' pleasure for me for the next handful of years :slash:

    some day though....some day
     
  17. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    "Fret-End Binding".:thumb:
     
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    alexanderja Senior Member

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    Of course........ Thankyou :cool:
     
  19. Hiltz390GT

    Hiltz390GT Junior Member

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    Can you re upload the photos? I would love to see your results. Im planning a burst finish
     
  20. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    LOL. October 2011. This thread is even older than the other one. You might look at the last posting dates.
     

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