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my Uptown build all done!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bill Scheltema, May 23, 2014.

  1. Bill Scheltema

    Bill Scheltema Tele-Afflicted

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    Here is my finally finished Uptown guitar, made for me by me!

    A deep wine red finish using mahogany for the body and Spanish cedar for the neck. I made humbucker sized filtertrons too. I made the tailpiece, switchplate and truss cover from aluminum as well.

     
  2. shovelrider

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    That's a really nice looking guitar! Sounds great too. I wish the video wasn't squished up though so I could get a better look at it.
     
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    WTG Bill. Good to see my neighbour is keeping up the good work!
     
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    Great build! Really outside the box.
     
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    That's really, really nice. Very Backlund-ish, without being plagaristic. A wonderful combination of 50's/60's futurism with classical styling.
     
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    Who wants to know?
    That's "volute" not "flute" on the back of the headstock. BTW - I think you might be violating the rules for posting this as you definitely come off as a vendor and not some private person making guitars for themselves - FWIW.
     
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    Definitely in violation of the commercial rules.
     
  8. Bill Scheltema

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    Thanks guys This guitar happens to be my personal guitar.
     
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    that is one of the sleekest designs I have seen for a guitar old or new , very nice!
     
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    Very cool! I'd like to see one of these with 10 yrs of roadwork under its belt.
     
  11. Bill Scheltema

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    the Uptown

    Heres a B&W treatment just for fun.
     

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    Honestly, that is one of the finest looking instruments I've ever seen. I'm not limiting that to guitars. Reminds me of that Eastman number, but more slick.
     
  13. Bill Scheltema

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    Thank you man!
    The whole design and execution process was very fulfilling.
    I making a nice Vintage White one in a 15" badly size making her an inch wider.
     
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    Thought you guys would like this.
     

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    Sweet guitars, Bill.
     
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    Keep up the good work! Is that wall at your new shop in Brussels?
     
  17. Bill Scheltema

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    Doing a bit more on this build, super cool.
    Neck is set in place and glued. Sanding is done so I did a couple clear-coats to barrier the truoil before I do the burst. Looks great in the natural sunlight. Killer maple flame, not a true book-match but very interesting to look at!
     

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    Woof!
     
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    Bill S - definitely cool, unique guitars.
     
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    !!
    SO MUCH talent out there...(even in Canada :) :)


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