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Old February 7th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to stop by and post the finished production of "Red Rock City", again I truly am thankful for the all the knowledge that is present here on a daily basis. What a great place to find a hobby that I love so much! I'll post some better photo's when I get the lights working in Wisconsin.



USA Custom's Neck
Rosewood over Flame maple
Staggered Tuners (no tree)
7.25 to 9.50 radius


Body is a CNC machined/Hand finished hybrid like my other guitar posted a few month back.

Swamp Ash with a flame maple top
Stainless Bridge with Brass Saddles
All the hardware is plated in nickel down to the screws.



Lindy Fralin Custom pickups. 4 way switch (which I can live without these 's days)

More to come the next few months.





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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Eeewww...I love the wave form headstock decal.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So what does the wave actually say?

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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So what does the wave actually say?

Beauty guitar
Beyond Vintage.

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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That is a Hot looking axe! Damn clever using the wave form too! It is a really sexy package, but it is still classy. Very cool.

Do you mind sharing what dye or stain you used to get that shade of red?
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's a shame you put that beautiful wood and that beautiful red on a tele. Would have made a killer SG.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's a shame you put that beautiful wood and that beautiful red on a tele. Would have made a killer SG.

Smile when you say that doofus.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, shoulda put a laughing face on there, that was sarcasm!!! But it is a really nice SG red..
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It's a shame you put that beautiful wood and that beautiful red on a tele. Would have made a killer SG.

Smile when you say that doofus.
That is the truth, it's would have made a killer SG, come on now though, when have you ever seen a SG look this good

The good news is that if you play it, you won't care what shape it was slapped into, the fralins are some of the best blues sounding pickups I've used!

No fear though the next one out the doors is special 3-tone burst I think you guys will love on a tele.

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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I think I will need to be bringing the Ipad into the Men's room for a little while now.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Beauty! Really nice colour...and nice work too
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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:17 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Nicholas,

I'm working on a non traditional LP Jr/Special double cut that is getting a maple top, and I was going finish it trans red. When I saw your thread I thought aha this is the perfect color. Did you use Gibson trans red? Judging color on a monitor is sketchy, but your guitar appears brighter than the traditional Gibby trans red. If you'd share, I'd love to know how you achieved the transparent red.

Did you dye black first, sand back, and then shoot your trans red followed by clear coats? Thanks!
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I'm working on a non traditional LP Jr/Special double cut that is getting a maple top, and I was going finish it trans red. When I saw your thread I thought aha this is the perfect color. Did you use Gibson trans red? Judging color on a monitor is sketchy, but your guitar appears brighter than the traditional Gibby trans red. If you'd share, I'd love to know how you achieved the transparent red.

Did you dye black first, sand back, and then shoot your trans red followed by clear coats? Thanks!
It's really more like a fender mid-night red (Wine Red in the nitro world) You are correct, Black first then sand, we did not do the back that way, just the red. It is quite a bit brighter than the Gibson, I'll post some better photo's today.
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Thanks!

I'll probably try to mix my own with Trans Tint dyes if I can. It'll probably take a fair bit of experimentation.
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