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JM for the next NTB charity event

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Man, that looks killer, Rog. Looks like timing is working out, too.
     
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  2. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    Another beautiful build! Subscribed!
     
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  3. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Nice Roger. I like the way this is coming better than the original idea you posted. That'll be a pretty body with a little burst.
     
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  4. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Thanks, Rick. Yeah, after this weekend's work, I'm feeling more comfortable with things.

    Thanks.

    Thanks, nosmo. I'm digging this one myself. The only thing I worry about is that there's no obvious tie-in to Needtobreathe at all, other than the fact that Bo designed it. My previous ones were all inspired by their music, so I'm curious to see how this one does at the auction.

    Got the final color and clear coats sprayed on Saturday. I'll let it cure for a week or so, then I'll start the tedious sanding process. First I'll need to level the lacquer, then it's on to final sanding. I'll be doing this one in a matte rather than gloss finish. I also have to start applying finish to the pickguard as well.

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  5. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Looking good Roger ;)
     
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  6. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    gonna be a jewel!
     
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  7. Preacher

    Preacher Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 17, 2007
    Big D
    Roger, I think since it is going to charity and is a N2B piece you need to add a little N2B to it.

    Maybe a little decal under the bigsby? "Bigsby Burn" in hot pink or the dark brown for the latest album and a little twist on the build.

    You could also put a "N2B" in that pick guard. Although a sticker will probably peel off later but that would be OK for the future owner.

    I also thought you might put a little sticker under the Bigsby of Bo's big white flat brimmed hat. The strings would not mask it too badly and it would stay untouched.

    Just some ideas, I am a fan of their work as well as yours!
     
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  8. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    I just about have this one finished up and plan to ship it out next week. I need a good, sturdy case to ship it in, so I'm thinking a molded plastic with TSA locks. Anyone know for sure which Gator or SKB cases will fit a JM with a Bigsby?
     

  9. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

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    May 29, 2016
    Kansas
    Roger, I have an SKB case for jags/jazzies and it's an amazing case, but I'd be surprised if you could comfortably fit a bigsby in there. I took a few pics to give you a better idea. There does seem to be a bit of room in there, but I'm not sure. If you told me how much clearance you need I could try to figure out if this case would work and send you a link.

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  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Let’s hear it Rog!
     
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  11. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Cool, thanks! I'll get some measurements when I get home tonight.

    It's not quite ready just yet. I did some preliminary noodling on it last night and was very pleased, though, especially when I cranked the reverb and busted out some Wipeout and Pipeline :D.
     
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  12. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    Pictures! Pictures! Pictures!
     

  13. Preacher

    Preacher Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 17, 2007
    Big D

  14. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Looks like I need another 1.25" above the body.

    I'll get some beauty shots this weekend

    I know, I know :D
     
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  15. Preacher

    Preacher Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 17, 2007
    Big D
    Ahem.... again... lol
     
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  16. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Holic

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    May 29, 2016
    Kansas
    My best measuring makes it look like there is just over an inch of clearance in the case I have. Call it 1.125" so I couldn't say that it'd work for sure without pressing the bigsby down the whole time it's in the case.
     
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  17. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I would like to add;
    Holy Crap!
     
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  18. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    Here are some of the beauty shots from today.

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  19. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That looks fantastic Roger!!
     
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  20. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

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    Dec 30, 2016
    Memphis
    That is awesome, I am in awe at some of the talent on this site.
    This is a beautiful guitar!
     
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