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    30 Years Ago Today...

    As I type, it was 30 years ago today that the Aramoana tragedy in the lower South Island Of New Zealand was unfolding. Here is a link to the story:- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramoana_massacre The first reports took some time to come through, and most of us never knew anything about it...
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    Legendary Producer Martin Birch Dies At Age 71

    Martin Birch, the legendary Producer of bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath And Ironmaiden (amongst others) has died at the age of 71. No given reasons at this stage from this article, but more is bound to follow. For me, this guy defined the Ironmaiden sound! From memory he was...
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    A Big Box Of Goodies...Equals.....

    TWO NEW GUITARS!! So it was just before Xmas, and I spied a deal going on our local trade site for a whole bunch of guitar gear, which totally caught my interest. Opening bid was for 80 bucks local, so I just had to hit it. A couple of days passed with nothing happening, then it started to...
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    Inspirational Bass Build

    So with the lockdown situations, and despite having like a million outdoor projects/maintenance at our place, I have had time to futz around with different guitar builds etc. And whilst obviously not being able to play in my acoustic duo, I’ve been kicking around with different types of music...
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    My Model 1 Refurbishment

    In further attempts to clear out a ton of photos off our iPad, and because I can’t be bothered playing guitar or staring at YT atm, I thought I’d kick off a thread about ANOTHER project I’ve had on the go for some time now. Back in late 2016 an old music acquaintance of mine conned me out of...
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    Macrogats 2020 Brotherhood Build - Route 66 Barbycaster

    So it’s time to throw my hat in the ring, so to speak. I was going to hang out longer, but what with all that’s going on, and the country in lockdown, I guess the time is right. Besides, I had been procrastinating for weeks and weeks (pretty much since this idea was formulated) on exactly what...
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    Redwood Veneer Telecaster

    So I have a heap of photos covering many different projects, and need to clear some space outa the iPad photo log - so here’s one of them projects! Can’t exactly remember when I first started it, but the body is getting near to completion, and I’d like to start spraying her soon (while the...
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    I Just Had To Share This!!

    Have been quite getting into Otis Taylor over the last few weeks, then this popped up on the Toob! A bit long winded if you're not into this sort of thing, but this kid is INCREDIBLE...!!! :eek:
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    Original Design?.... Walnut burr veneered top, and a single bucker Whammy Jammer!

    I’ve got a heap of projects on the go that I’ve been chipping away at for months, as well as a stack of photos which I need to start getting rid of out of the iPad. So since I started yet ANOTHER project today, I thought it was high time I got something going in here. I have been...
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    1000th Post. New Build Thread - A (not so super) Strat

    Wow! 1000 posts already! And just two days short of being on board this fine establishment for one whole year! Not exactly a posting record, but I've chipped away with my opinions here and there, mostly praising some of the fantastic work I see in this fine thread. So as a minor celebration I...
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    Telecoust-electric Build (and other previous constructions)

    Without going into too much detail, I'm a bit of a newb at the whole guitar building thing, so thought I'd regale you fine people with my latest construction, and sort of try to catch up with where I've been in the past. The actual truth of the matter, and real motivation to start this thread...
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    Relative Newbie..First Build(s) Thread...Tele's Included

    Hi everyone. I've been lurking around long enough posting comments here and there on a lot of the great work I see around here, so it's finally time to throw my hat into the ring! The real fact of the matter, is that our iPad is nearly full of data, and I've been instructed by the missus to...
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    Kia Ora from New Zealand - Another old guy back playing!

    Hello there to all from the farthest south of the world! I've been lurking around TDPRI since late last year, when I got interested in building a guitar, and most of my research led me here. Funny that. :D I officially joined up in May, and have been posting odd comments and asking questions in...




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