Silvertone 1357 1954 Danelectro influenced Low Budget Lo-Fi build.

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  1. Barncaster

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    It’s just begging for flake Marty!
     
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    I use a brass brush to remove that ùmxvck^pz goo left on the files by aluminium. It won't damage your files, but it is annoying to get rid of.

    This is starting to look really cool!
     
  3. guitarbuilder

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    Sorry I'm not a huge fan of flakes or blue guitars.
     
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    Yep, I have a brass brush as well, I think I'll just use my old set though anyway.
     
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    Covers. I drew a couple for the pickups and used the old tombstone shading trick for the control one.


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    I stuck them to the scrap pickguard material and cut them out.

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    I sanded them to the line and a smidge more. First the control one.


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    Then it was on to the pickup covers and I realized after the first one that I made them 4.5" long instead of 4.75, so I redid the drawing, the print out, and the cut out for them.

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    And sanded them too. c5.jpg
     
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    I couldn't resist drilling a few more holes for the pickups and pickguard.

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    Very cool! I love watching this build, thanks again for the thread!
     
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    Thanks for watching!
     
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    Last few details.

    Dots on the side of the neck were drilled and glued with the green duco cement. I used 1/16" plastic rod from stewmac I think.


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    Covers got drilled and countersunk for tiny humbucker ring screws.

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    To do list; make and attach or just put on a pre-made jack plate, attach the tuners, and drill for and attach strap buttons. I started this Feb 14, so not bad for a month worth of work here and there.
     
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    Very nice, Marty. Looks like a fine guitar. It should sound interesting.
     
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    Great build,always something new to learn from you Marty!
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
     
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