The tremelo is done

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by s_tones, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. s_tones

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    OK, this is done.

    First tremelo edition.
    I modeled this down to microns in Rhino CAD. Neck depth, angle, fret height, every minute detail, in hopes that the action would be correct when machined and assembled. As noted before, this is all pretty critical with a low bridge like this. Bingo! Right on the money. 3/64ths on E and e with some up and down adjustability. Zero buzz at this setting. So I happy!

    I'm not sure about the brown knobs. Maybe chrome. Haven't decided.

    Steve



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  2. Jim_in_PA

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    That is a fine looking instrument! Wow!

    And yea...chrome for the nobs would be my choice given the rest of the chrome already there.
     
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    Stunning
     
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    I love those inlays :D
     
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    Gorgeous work!

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    Wow. Love the sound-hole, and the fretboard has beautiful character.
     
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    That’s a pretty stunning guitar! Nice work!
     
  8. Deeve

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    Looks like the right amount of microns, @s_tones
    Respect.
     
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    That’s a beauty!
     
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    damn, that's hot
     
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    Super-Nice machine... :eek: :cool:

    I suppose that it is a center block model ?
    How did you machined the parts of your bridge ?

    -tbln
     
  12. oldrebel

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    That is absolutely fantastic!!
     
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    That is sweet! What is the fretboard wood? Nice tight grain.
     
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    Wow. What a gorgeous piece of art. I bet it sounds as beautiful as it looks. Re the knobs, they don't look bad. They might look pretty cool done in a similar wood as the pickup rings.
     
  16. s_tones

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    Thanks ya'll as always.

    The bridge is "Mann Made". He makes bridges for PRS. They are very nice. Yes, center block - very weighty, which is good. Holds tuning well.
    The FB is my new favorite wood, Ziricote. Just great. Very hard. Polishes to sheen very easily and beautiful grain patterns can be found. Not all of it is stellar but if you can find it with multi-directional wedge patterns it's just crazy beautiful.

    And yes, I'm very happy with the sound. I put Seth Lover pick ups in it (cuz I had them around). Very nice.

    Steve
     
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    What a fabulous beauty you have there!! Nice clean work. Love it!!
     
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    Absolutely fantastic! Inlays and soundhole are beautifully designed and executed

    Chrome would work for sure. But it also kinda has a PRS-y feel to me... maybe amber speed knobs??
     
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    Oh, SNAP look at that!
     
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    Every guitar you've ever shown us has been amazing, and this one is no different! Just beautiful, and so well executed.
    Cheers,
    Rex
     
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