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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Electrificatin' a not-so-electrifying birdhouse guitar

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Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Jan 22nd, 2019 02:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

You've used the word "fearless" with some of my endeavours (which I don't see btw) but *that's* fearless modification!

Nice work.


LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 22nd, 2019 02:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice work! Youze a pro!

Leftee
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VA

Toxic Humility
Jan 22nd, 2019 03:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

What size cold steel chisel did you use?

M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Jan 22nd, 2019 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nicely done sir. Leftee’s right though, we all want to know about the chisel.

BlondeStrat
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Las Vegas NV

Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Jan 22nd, 2019 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Impressive Geno!

I like it a lot.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 22nd, 2019 07:58 PM   Edit   Profile  

LOL Thanks y'all.

I didn't use a chisel. I spent the past year training termites to do this stuff.

They started complaining about having to chew up the polyester finish that's on the surface, and they formed a union and were about to strike.

Until I showed them

this. They got right back to work. Sometimes the boss has to be in charge.

M Tracy
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Jan 22nd, 2019 08:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

I need some trained termites.

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Jan 22nd, 2019 10:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

You guys are too funny! ;)

That is a great job. Very nice looking guitar now.

BTW: I can kick myself for not getting an ES-135 while they were still being made and on sell for around $650

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 22nd, 2019 10:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Look around, Bubbalou, you can find 'em in at that price 2nd hand in good shape.

Gibson issued 'em with P-100s (stacked P90) and full-size humbuckers.

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 27th, 2019 09:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

I went to Washburn's site to see if these are still in production, and yes they are.

The description states, "solid maple center block," and it also states "hollowbody."

The one I modded is a true hollowbody, with two narrow spruce braces that run the length of the top, supporting the bridge, from the neck block to the tail block. There's no center block, and there's no bridge brace, such as the 'trestle' used in Gretsch hollowbody guitars.

I wonder if they changed the construction of these.

Added a link to Washburn's site

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 11:14 PM, Jan 27th, 2019)

Foggy1
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So, so you think you can tell?
Jan 28th, 2019 02:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice looking work Peegoo.

Sweet looking guitar also.

JMO.

Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Jan 28th, 2019 05:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I hadn't got around to looking at your final product, but Man, that's fantastic!!!
You would have never known that it didn't come that way.... That's how you do it!

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

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Jan 28th, 2019 05:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks gents! If I could make money doing this, I'd quit my day job :o)

Gaukdawg

Ohio

Say what one more time!
Jan 30th, 2019 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Awesome work! I think Washburn are often overlooked as a quality brand. Even their lower priced guitars have pretty good workmanship. I've almost bought one several times. I do have an Oscar Schmidt OE-30, 335 copy. The pups that came in it were way too hot, replaced with GFS Classic 59s and it sounds great. I've had people ask me at gigs what kind of guitar it was and gotten a lot of compliments about how it sounds.

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