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Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Uncle Daddy, Jan 28, 2020.
Bought a kit an' evreyfink. I has even watched a vidio.
I thought this was going to be a thread about pulling the distributor on a hotrod engine and replacing it with a Distributorless Ignition System. I was going to say that ship has sailed; that’s not too exotic these days...but no!
That’s a cool-looking guitar! That picture should be next to the word KERRANG!!! In some rock n roll dictionary somewhere.
I used to play in a band with a guy who had a white one (1959, I think) and he’d get it out and let me play it once in awhile at band practice. Same slanty fixed wraparound bridge and dog-ear P-90. That one didn’t intonate or stay in tune real well but when it was in tune it was one snarling mofo. He had so many guitars that sorting out its issues was a low priority. It would have been worth it. That thing seemed like it breathed fire plugged into any amp we tried it on.
I really like the look of that! Very cool looking guitar.
Does Gibson know about dis?....or are you even gonna tell them?
Where's the kit from?
That finish is really nice.
That is one cool design whether it's a double-cut like yours or the single-cut version.
One P90 and let 'er rip !!!
Kind of like a melody maker with a different p/g
Lots of people put the P90 in them like yours.
more and more im getting drawn to that double cut LP shape!
I really like that finish/pickguard combo. If I was looking for a LP Jr. that's the look I'd want. Good for you.
In my earlier post, when I mentioned a bandmate having a white ‘59 double cutaway? At that time I was playing a (?1964?) Melody Maker with the same thin slab body and little headstock and silhouette as the one in your pic. Mine had been refinished and humbuckered and it suuuuuuuuuuuuked. Harsh and raspy. Eventually I tried to approach the stock configuration with an aftermarket Strat-type pickup (actually taken from an entry-level Morrell Lao steel) installed near the bridge and that sounded great. Some combination of “bright twangy Esquire-ness” warmed up a bit by shorter scale, mahogany and a set neck. It was a blast to riff on with a barely-past-clean tone. The LP Jr. was much rawer and more aggressive in the mids, with not as much clarity...but it could slap a tube amp into some awesome crunch and to be fair, I didn’t explore different knob positions much.
Question for the OP, how are you going to do the 'burst?
I was fortunate enough to find a used Tokai double cut with two P90's for slide playing.The pick ups are capable of softly-softly or grinding like a chainsaw.
Plugged in to a mojo mojo pedal and or a Deco pedal things are o.k.
There was a thread about Melody Makers on another forum recently
Cheap Chinese kit. Seen some horror stories about BYO stuff, and the PGK gear works out more expensive than the genuine article. I've made furniture and amps before without cutting too many fingers off, and do my own fret levelling so hopefully should be in with a chance of getting it nailed together right.
Gonna use rattle cans of lacquer-
It will be an authentic copy!
As you build it how about posting a thread over at the DIY forum. I'd like to follow this