Looks really awesome!
Iam researching wich material the Stud bushings of the Tailpiece were (i mean the 1" long original vintage)
Is it steel or Brass?
I couldnt find a proper answer to that yet.
It was called "Mild Steel" back in the days with added lead (easier to machine and smoother on the bolts) and is very hard to find today.
The steel industry has changed a lot since the 50's and most of the original materials are scarce + the new raw metal supplies are not as pure as they were back then suffering from a high percentage of contaminators due to recycling (good cause bad results (-.
You can still get pure mild steel from special suppliers (Army grade, usually recycled from old WW2 war ships) or find a close match in todays materials (1004 or 1006 are kind of close).
Unbeliveable. One word: unbeliveable.
I think he means "unbelievably great work". I see Gaetano is in Italy; sometimes word usage doesn't quite translate from language to language. Being in Israel, I suppose you're aware of this already. I'm doing a bunch of supposing here, I suppose
His post reminded me of this, from The Princess Bride, which you should definitely watch with your kids. One of my favorite movies...
Keep up the fine work!
Its so perfect that it feels almost unreal... That's the reason of the unbeliveable thing
If it wasn't for the headstock, everyone could have tought that you just snapped some photos of the real deal Gil
Congrats as always for your truly unique mastery in building such masterpieces...The fading is great too, i'd love to get a similar one one day ;-)
EDIT - And oh yes, unbeliveable in Italy is like: too good to be true