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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    I used Curtis Novak New Yorker pickups. One was wound like an original single coil and other wound like a mini humbucker. They’re both very punchy pickups with a lots growl when played hard but clean up nicely when using the volume and tone controls to mellow them out. My preference is the...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Finally wrapped up the two builds a few weeks back after I had to put the builds on the back burner for 5 months due to the passing of my mother. I’m very happy with the final results, and they both play and sound pretty amazing. The plastic parts I had 3D printed came up ok, but would need a...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Got the parts back from the 3d printer, not entirely happy with the final product. Will need to spay the black part with paint to give them a more opaque appearance
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Hey guys and gals, It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve been unwell for a about a month and haven’t worked much on the guitars. Paint, flattening with wet sanding, buff and polish has been completed. I’ve done some light relic work and crazed the finish by using the cheat freezer method...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    i wish that was my shop... it belongs to a local guy here in Melbourne, Australia who charges $25/hr to use the space and materials (wood excluded) and gives tuition and guidance through the process.
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Ok... so it’s been a while since I’ve been able to update this build thread. Sorry for the delay. Covid, work, new baby etc etc.... I ran into a few problems along the way into the build. One of the necks had a knot/ bark inclusion that wasn’t revealed until I started carving the shape. It was...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    I’ve also been able to recreate a fairly accurate 3D printed reproduction of the pressed metal truss rod cover from the these early Coronet models.
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Progress at the moment has come to a stop as where I live in Australia has gone into COVID-19 lockdown again, so I’m not able to go to the workshop. My last session I was able to cut out two neck blanks, route the truss rod channel, thickness two Indian rosewood fretboards, radius then and...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Progress continues: I’m only spending about 4 hours a week on this project so the progress is slow I’m sorry. I’ve routed out the neck pocket and control cavity with a plunge router. I had to make a template for the control cavity but must have lost the centre line and shape slightly because I...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Hi Valvetoneman, Once I’ve got them spot on I will try offering them for sale. I’m trying to find someone that can cast them and injection mold with Bakelite. That’s proving hard here in Australia.
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Another interesting side project to this build has also been the development designing and 3D printing of the hard to source original carousel/ octagon knobs from the original Epiphone Coronet. So far I’m happy with the progress and test prints of the knobs. I will commission a higher quality...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Build has started, and I’m slowly making some progress. This is my first build so I decided to go with the Coronet as it is on the more simpler side in terms of construction and technical skills required. So far I cut my mahogany, put it through the thickness planer and got it flat and smooth...
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    1959 Epiphone Coronet Build

    Hi everyone, I was hoping someone has done a 1959 Epiphone Coronet slab body build and could help with either some plans or dimensions. I’m starting a building course in the coming weeks and thought this would be a good place to start. I’ll hopefully post some progress shots along the way.
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    SCAM ALERT: Watch Out for Junior Members Sending Private Messages for WTB Threads

    I had this experience with a WTB post I started and got contacted by a junior member that had a friend selling what I wanted. I reversed searched the images of the guitar they sent me and found they they were from a sold reverb listing.
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    Off the market

    Hi, Interested in the pickups. How much extra with the covers?
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    2 1964 reflector knobs

    Still available? Will you send to Australia?
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    WTB: 61 - 65 SG Special or Jnr project

    Looking for vintage era SG’s that need restoring
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    WTB: 61 - 65 SG Special or Jnr project

    WTB: 61 - 65 SG Special or Jnr project Hi guys, I’m always looking for personal restoration projects. Right now I’m going through an SG phase and would like to add a Special or Junior to my collection. In particular I’m looking to restore any SG Special or Junior from 1961 - 1965 or mid to...
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    Aussie Sellers Thread

    WTB: 61 - 65 SG Special or Jnr project Hi guys, I’m always looking for personal restoration projects. Right now I’m going through an SG phase and would like to add a Special or Junior to my collection. In particular I’m looking to restore any SG Special or Junior from 1961 - 1965 or mid to...

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