Single Cutaway to Double-Cut body surgery-- any issues?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by SecretSquirrel, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. SweetClyde99

    SweetClyde99 Tele-Holic

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    I like the one on the left better, but they’re both cool. Now start cutting, and take some pictures!
     
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    milocj Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I'm with Wally: if you're going to mod it, go symmetrical but don't flatten the bottom
     
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    I guess it's a question of how one values $10. If you must indulge your creative impulse to mod the body...have at it and enjoy. I really think you're better off just building something from the ground up. I can't even look at that old Bloomfield Tele pictured in djh22's post without feeling sick. It's kinda like... if you want a double cut get a Strat don't ruin a Tele.

    What's important is...just have fun.:)
     
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    Keep it as it is.......Not liking the look of any of the other options to be honest!
     
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    This ^^
     
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  6. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Thanks everyone for all the input. :)

    This really is about having fun with a 'found' guitar; in the end, I don't need another guitar, but since this one 'found me', and it's a pretty on-descript brand, I figure it's an ideal candidate for (further) modification. I normally don't care a lot about aesthetics over playability, but I just never really dug the LP shape, and this one is maybe worse with that leveled-off cutaway. Also, this body has more area on the left side, which has bugged me since I noticed it.


    Good advice, thanks!

    I'll ruminate on my final choice, the advice and opinions are all helpful. :cool:
     
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    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    If you want to save weight, why not carve out a swimming pool route?
    It doesn't have to be pretty, the pickguard would hide it.
     
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    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Do what you want,but it you're asking opinions - it looks cool as is. Just play it.
     
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    I did think of that, and still might do it. When I first got the guitar I thought of it as a platform for other pickups I've got on hand, and envisioned a swimming pool rout to accomodate whatever pickups I might put in (one pair is extra wide). Since the stock pickups turned out to be fine, I won't mess with that, but once I get the body stripped down it'd be easy to rout it out.

    If neck dive is an issue, I could rout a covered chamber in the back for some lead shot ballast.
     
  10. SecretSquirrel

    SecretSquirrel Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    You're making me think it over, but I like this guitar enough to 'personalize' it with a shape I like better.

    Really it'll come down to a day when I feel like starting the project. For now, your last bit advice stands—I'm having too much fun playing it!

    (I love my Squier Strat but after A-B comparisons, this is 3X the guitar!)
     
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    I’d leave it alone, but then I love LP’s. If you’re gonna do some surgery, I like the second version.
     
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