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1959 ES-335TD proto build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, May 3, 2011.

  1. preeb

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    This is how the magnets on my favorite set of PAFs came (-;
    It is also the only way I know to get them weakened in a measurable way.
     
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    Okay... Now I understand the PAF building process a little better now. Funny I finally understood when there was not explanations given. Words confuse me. LOL!
     
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    There's something about a crisp set of PAFs that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside
     
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    Trust me they sound even better than they look! They have acoustic properties when turned down.
     
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    Here is a nice one.

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  6. telemcCaster

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    WAITING...

    Yessir a real beauy.

    As Blackdog says "now for the hardest part, waiting for the lacquer to dry".

    I trimmed some binding today and got enamored by this little curly.
     

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    Great Work Ken!
     
  8. telemcCaster

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    Materials

    Given the variation in quality of the ES guitars as described here and in other forums and by testing materials I speculate that the spruce is important.

    Mushy spruce is seen in several modern examples. I have seen it, it is not quartersawn and looks pretty punky.

    I have to believe that this quartersawn, straight grained spruce is going to help create more of a homogeneous nature of the vibrations, from strings to bridge, plate, spruce, maple and the body vibrates as a whole without any one part creating excessive damping.
     

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    Contrast this photo of a Memphis 59 reissue. This spruce looks like Home D*pot 2X4 material!

    I only use good spruce because I think it is important. My spruce adds considerably to the cost of my materials.
     

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    Veneer sorted

    A shipment of veneer arrived yesterday. I sorted the sheets with a stripe on the endgrain. Black for insides, green for face and red for fancy grade face with some medium curly figure.
     

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    Can you make Epiphone Casino bodys? Im pretty sure they are the same dimensions but are fully hollow.. I think
     
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    Yes they are the same shape. Email me please.
     
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    Ooops, maybe that came out wrong, i was just being curious
    I dont build guitars :oops:
     
  14. Nick JD

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    Ken, is it wise to publicise to a very wide audience that you are making a volume of a trademarked product in the same country as the trademark owner?

    Please don't take this the wrong way - I am in awe of your skills, and am concerned that the trademark holder could legally render these skills unprofitable. That would be a loss to us all as well.
     
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    Nick,

    That stack of veneer is for the many varied styles of plates that I make.
    So I am not really publicizing that I intend on producing a large quantity of any one style of fiddle.

    As I have stated, maybe not here but publicly, that I have the utmost respect for The Gibson employees. Furthermore, I also highly respect the Heritage workers who are still working in Kalamazoo, producing guitars of the same shape as ES 335. And I heartily believe that the musical parts that I produce are an extension of a musician's hand who demand a specific tool.
     
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    Oh OK, I just wanted to keep business of the forum.

    The Casino guitars use the Gibson tooling and will be similar shape to the Gibson yearly changes.
     
  17. Nick JD

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    Cool.
     
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    Off topic, deleted
     
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    Fender tried (and failed) to enforce trademark status on their Strat and Tele.

    You can declare trademark all you want, but getting it to hold up in court is a different story. However, I bet Gibsons lawyers can out-lawyer most of our lawyers.
     
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    Ibanez et al, have made 335 shaped bodies for eons. I had a Raven with a 330 shaped hollow body some 30 years ago. Having said that, there is nothing stopping Gibson, if they wanted to wreak havoc with the small builder.

    No different than if Fender decided to go after any of the "S" "T" models Callaham, or anyone else builds.

    I'm sure Gibson are more focused on enforcing their copy rights on the counterfeit guitars that you can buy that actually say "Gibson" on the headstock. They show up on Craigslist often enough, for a too good to be true price.
     
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