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Tickled Pink: Jupiter's Es-335 Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Jupiter, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    OK, now this is officially a cliff-hanger or a jup-hanger......
     
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  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    ? Whatever was hanging is dropped by now! All that’s left is bits and bobs: final setup, strap, etc. oh, and some nice pics, but I don’t know when the weather will cooperate for that. Light wet snow ATM...
     
  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Speaking of hanging, though, I'm trying to decide where to hang the front strap button. ES's generally have that button at the heel, but I don't really like that position for an electric guitar; it doesn't seen like it would hang nicely.

    I put a block in the upper horn when I built it (actually, there's one in each horn instead of kerfing), so I COULD mount the pin there; any thoughts on whether or not I SHOULD?
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    Man, pawing through old pages to find this pic was a real trip in nostalgia! This part of the build was extremely fun: I felt like a REEL LOOTHYER! I think putting together the box was my favorite part of the whole project. Which reminds me though, I really gotta do something with all these jigs and forms...
     
  4. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Okay, well if you know any reason why I shouldn’t mount my strap pin here
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    KEEP IT TO YERSELF! :p
     
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  5. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    So I’ve been playing it for a while and I’m happy with that location for the strap pin, though it ain’t canonical. Rides pretty good. This sucker’s heavy, though!
     
  6. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Age:
    70
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    I have a beautiful old Hondo ES335 I bought when I was a kid (more than 50 years ago!) and it is as heavy as the "Hobs of Hell!" A beautiful piece of gear but I'd never be able to stand and play it now. The strap button on it is behind the neck joint.................don't know if that's the standard place though.

    DC
     
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  7. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yeah, that’s the standard place, but when you go DPP, there are NO RULES! :cool:
     
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  8. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    It looks fantastic Jup. I hope it sounds as good as it looks.
     
  9. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    thanks! As to sound, well, that's limited by the player, but it's built solid and Rob's PUs are sweet!
     
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  10. Sleepyscholar

    Sleepyscholar Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Mar 2, 2015
    Nagoya, Japan
    Vox-HDC-99.jpg I have a Vox HDC-99, which as you can see sort of resembles the shape of a 335 (though different in most other respects), and it proudly sports a strap button in a location which is, I feel, far preferable to that round-the-back option. So I think you made the right call.
     
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  11. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    59
    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    Wonderful my friend, well done! And the strap button is fine there,hate those on a neck plate!!!
     
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  12. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Are you going to wear your "special" hat again for the demo (sorry, question mark buttion not functional)...
     
  13. allen082

    allen082 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 16, 2009
    fort worth
    Weird, but it doesn't feel like this process has taken that long. I decided to go back and re-read everything. I'm only to page 35 - where I came across this thing of beauty.

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    I remember most of the steps not making sense when I first read them, but now.... well, I've been placing quite a few things in my online carts today.
     
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  14. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    You wear it out replying to stupid posts?????????????

    :D

    Jup - looking forward to the hat video with the guitar background.
     
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  15. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    I gotta figure out how to play again first; I've been playing my Godin nylon string almost exclusively for the last year and change...

    And I gotta find that hat.
     
  16. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Be careful, man! This rabbit hole is DEEP!
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  17. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    Someone told that guy that the definitive answer to the tonewood debate, with clear proof, was at the bottom of that pit?
     
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  18. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Someone in my household who shall remain nameless spilled on the keyboard.... I'm too cheap to buy a new one.
     
  19. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    We'd like to see an interpretive dance along with the demo as well.
     
  20. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yeah, well, I'd like to see my hairline again, but here we are.
     
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