Offline fender6ix

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First build.
« on: April 06, 2015, 11:33:11 AM »
Not mine I'm afraid, but a guy at work. He started to learn to play guitar about a year or so ago. He designs and builds bespoke automation and control panels, so is pretty adept at turning ideas into physical things.

The pictures don't do the finish justice. Beautiful deep shine on the bookmatched top. Black and white body binding. I love the Schaller machine heads, they have glass covered gearing that you can see........yeah baby!
The neck is a Fender licensed jobbie bought complete (thinks he'll have a go at making the neck on his next build). I can't remember off hand what pickups he fitted, but i've had a go of it and it plays really well. He made the bridge pup surround too as he couldn't find anything suitable for this build.

I've pointed him in the direction of this forum, mentioning the excellent builders we have. Hopefully we'll see him sign up.
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Re: First build.
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2015, 12:49:32 PM »
That is just glorious Jay, is he building anything else? ;)
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Re: First build.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 03:21:14 PM »
Love all the maple! that looks amazing.

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Re: First build.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 10:03:54 PM »
Flipping heck!  First. Build.......
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Re: First build.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 04:39:09 PM »
Wow! That is just so right.

Great taste in machine heads too.
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Re: First build.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 11:06:28 PM »
Very very nice!!
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