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    Wave Man Guitar Design

    One possible design if I ever decide to paint the face of my Gretsch.
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    How Old? Really? Aww Heck colkai's Avatar
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    Geez, not setting yourself much of a task there are you?

    I'm going to be happy if the old wreck I'm trying to restore turns out not too look like total garbage using a straight black finish.

    As for painting my pride N joy, never gonna happen, I ain't that brave.
    Too old to die young.

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    colkai,

    What is your "pride N joy"?

    My Gretsch is an Electromatic, Korean made hollow-body. It's a great sounding, good looking and fucntional guitar that is good for customizing and tweaking with various pick-ups, bridges and paint jobs like the one here envisioned.

    Now ... if my guitar was an original Gretsch 6120 Chet Atkins 1958 Hollow-Body Electric ... I'd be wearing white gloves and keeping that baby in a glass case!

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    How Old? Really? Aww Heck colkai's Avatar
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    Heh, torn really, got two guitars that were custom built for me by the "Gordon" half of Gordon-Smith". My Destroyer and a custom Redshift, love them both to death.

    The finish on the Redshift is beautiful, alas, I don't have a picture of the back of it (must do one), which is lovely, even if you never see it.

    The other is my "play" guitar, a Richwood RE125 which I have overhauled by a local Luthier, worth every penny that was.
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    Too old to die young.

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    Head over to projectguitar.com and look through the forums, lots of information and advice on there for the budding luthier

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    NIce axes colkai! But is that a Tele I see the edge of in the picture too?

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    Heh, nicely spotted.

    Yup, that was a Fenix Tele which I used to own that was permanently set up strictly for slide guitar to save me mucking about with my other guitars.
    Since gone the way of most of my studio gear to help get "pay the bills" money, but I'd rather starve than lose my other guitars.
    Too old to die young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biliousfrog View Post
    Head over to projectguitar.com and look through the forums, lots of information and advice on there for the budding luthier
    Wouldn't of even tackled stripping the old wreck had I not visited there first.
    Found an abused one that was being given away, it's no use to me, it's right-handed, but good to see if I can do something with it. No other reason than "because it's there"

    If it works, I shall donate it to a friend who is learning to play guitar, assuming it's not a "plank" action-wise.
    Too old to die young.

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    Here's my one and only girl ... for now. I haven't been able to afford another so I'm not ready to join the guitar polagamy club yet. I wont paint the face until I have another in hand to play with. Was thinking about the Gretsch Corvette or just plain old clasic Tele.
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    She's a nice lookin' thing.
    If you're going to be practising a repaint, maight be worth checking out second hand copies first, you can always sell them on afterwards.
    Too old to die young.

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    Guitar babies!

    Here are three of my latest babies!

    The Gretsch White Falcon is used on a video with my showcase Jack McGuinness and the Hot Bullets... but on this Iīd sing more than play. But itīs still nice looking at, I mean the guitar!

    http://www.hotbullets.eu/thevideomenu.html
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    Curious

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    Are there more fancy guitars among Wavers?

    Cīmon! Letīs see all your stringed rock nī roll vehicles out there guys!
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    One I didn't show, my beloved TangleWood semi-acoustic.

    Picked it up 2nd hand for Ģ150 - had only been in the shop an hour when I phoned asking about L/H semi-acoustic slim-backs.
    Zoomed down to the shop in my lunch break, one strum and I bought it.
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    These are some sweet looking guitars colkai and jaxtone. It's interesting to see some of the Lightwave artist here are musical artist as well.

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    Tanglewood and Ovation!

    To me Tanglewood is totally unknown but it look as an ovation for sure. Does the Tanglewood guitar even have the same plastic backside as the Ovation?

    Ģ150 sounds dead cheap to me... but if it sounds great it was a bargain!

    Unfortunally I probably payed too much for my guitars. $3000 for the Gretsch White Falcon. $1300 for the Harmony Hollywood and $1300 for the Fender Stratocaster. I wonder if the biggest rip off isnīt the Harmony Hollywood. Itīs the best guitar I ever played but the price is probably the worst ever!

    But what can I say, being a musician is a little bit to live outside common senses, both emotional and financially!

    My first gig 1967 gave me 70 bucks and today top 40 bands all over the country compete to play a whole night for less than that after all expences are blown away.

    Thatīs what I call a financially rotten developement! So what can we do more than trying our best to play until we here them angels cry!

    Quote Originally Posted by colkai View Post
    One I didn't show, my beloved TangleWood semi-acoustic.

    Picked it up 2nd hand for Ģ150 - had only been in the shop an hour when I phoned asking about L/H semi-acoustic slim-backs.
    Zoomed down to the shop in my lunch break, one strum and I bought it.
    Curious

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