National Newport "Res-O-Glas" Build from scratch

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  1. Jupiter

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    that's a nice one!
     
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    Fun to see the other end.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    wheres the pix? this sounded like a reallycool project but ever where there should be a pix I have a small back square.......
     
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    Not sure.. Works for me, and it seems that everyone else can see them.
     
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    What a great project! Took me way back to my first electric guitar, a Kent with red and white check laminex body, four pickups and a gazillion switches. Ahhhhh the good old days!

    DC
     
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    Very cool and inspiring
     
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    20160220_181814.jpg Very cool, I like the idea with the thermoplastic design, Had National/Supro had the technology that's exactly how they would have done it, as once the mold is made you can pump out copies at an alarming rate very cheaply, Cheap and fast being the key there, Back then all they had was fiberglass, Today we have CNC machines and just about anything including guitars can be pumped out fast and cheap. Nice to see the craftsmanship DNA hasn't been evolved out of the gene pool quite yet.
    Note the avatar, Yea that's a Guitar Kits USA Jetson body. AKA Airline JB Hutto, AKA Jack White guitar, With a few twists of course. I refuse to play guitars anyone else has in some cases,
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  9. buffalohunt

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    That's pretty cool. It still got that old pawn shop special vibe with the look of those pickups and all the knobs and switches.

    Is that center block made of solid aluminum? Why'd you go with that instead of wood?
     
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