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 Bish
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Awesome Bish! :shock:

Number 3 is the Tele?

Congrats. Beautiful axe and great job!
The tele project is having problems. I haven't been able to match a neck to a body. I have two Tele bodies and both neck pockets are too small for the necks I have.

I may have to route them out a little and then pound like mad to get the neck to fit the pocket. Oh, wait, never mind. I never pound on anything. :roll:

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"

 
Posted : 26/11/2010 6:45 pm
 Bish
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Wow, that's some good looking guitars you're building there.

Are you getting parts from any particular source, or is everything from random places on E-bay?

Thanks, Kent.

Yes, the parts all came from different E-bay stores. I have purchased from many different stores since day one but am narrowing down the list to only a select few dealers. I'm finding it very important to at least buy the body and neck from the same place if at all possible to make sure the fit is there, first. I'm not much of a wood worker yet and not sure what rules I'm going to break making things fit.

Bish

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Posted : 26/11/2010 6:47 pm
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The gold hardware on the sunburst strat looks killer! 8)

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge

 
Posted : 27/11/2010 1:04 pm
 Bish
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Thanks, Dan.

It plays really well, too.

Setting these bad boyz up isn't so bad after doing a few.

Bish

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Posted : 27/11/2010 3:38 pm
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Awesome! I admire guitar builders, even those building from kits. It has to really help you to understand how all of the parts work and what might be wrong if something isn't working.

I read back from the start of this thread and found something that you wouldn't want to take out of context:
I'm currently just waiting on body parts to arrive

Renee

 
Posted : 27/11/2010 4:04 pm
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Very nice, Bish! Verry nice!!

Jim

 
Posted : 29/11/2010 2:09 pm
 Bish
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Thanks, Jim.

Good point, Hobson. LOL

Bish

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Posted : 03/12/2010 1:48 am
 Bish
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I am supposed to be working with Roy and a jam. I've been remiss and totally irresponsible but for a good cause...so, I think, anyway.

Here's what's been keeping me busy part of the time....

I also have a white on white strat but I already sold that before I could get pictures of it.

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"

 
Posted : 26/12/2010 3:35 pm
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They look nice. Your just cranking them out! 8)

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --

 
Posted : 26/12/2010 6:46 pm
 Nuno
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Cool guitars Bish! 8)

 
Posted : 27/12/2010 12:09 am
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You've been doin' some nice work there Bish

 
Posted : 27/12/2010 2:00 am
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Man, you've been BUSY! Bish, I can see a whole new career opening up - they all look absolutely beautiful! Nice work!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)

 
Posted : 27/12/2010 2:15 am
 Bish
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Thanks, guys.

I have one more strat and two tele's to get finished. I'll be back soon! :wink:

Bish

"I play live as playing dead is harder than it sounds!"

 
Posted : 01/01/2011 1:44 am
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Bish, beautiful builds! Gawd I love those Strats. Your work is fantastic. Really first class. Well done. :D

I truly mean it, you're awesome and I come from decades of experience pounding at the same thing. :wink:

Actually I am way behind, have 5 of these to catch up on and it looks like we could hit 40. Teles too.

My daughter started that Green '65 Relic when she was four with a lot of help from me and Bill Nash.

Since we own Nashguitars Custom Shop Strat #0001, we decided to try Gilmour's #0001 too! A fave?

Keep up the good work. I admire your choices and skill, ditto from my son and daughters. Have fun!








Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

 
Posted : 01/01/2011 3:11 am
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