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Re: Twinfan is going custom! Shock horror! (Teaser pics added!)
« Reply #195 on: April 13, 2009, 02:39:17 PM »
Holy balls! Slot head tuners. I like! Show us the whole thing you dirty tease.
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« Reply #196 on: April 13, 2009, 03:30:25 PM »
Slot head tuners.

Is there any other sort? :lol: (I wish those gibson types used 'em as well - expecially on an Explorer...)

Show us the whole thing you dirty tease.

Amen to that, brother :D
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« Reply #197 on: April 13, 2009, 03:52:26 PM »
Oooh, it's lookin' good. 

I must get some of those decals.
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« Reply #198 on: April 13, 2009, 05:08:22 PM »
Right - she's all done and photographed.  May I present "Honey"  :D

Some front pics:






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« Reply #199 on: April 13, 2009, 05:08:37 PM »
I love the branding twinfan!

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« Reply #200 on: April 13, 2009, 05:09:09 PM »
And some back pics:






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« Reply #201 on: April 13, 2009, 05:10:21 PM »
this tele looks roo friendly with that controller layout

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« Reply #202 on: April 13, 2009, 05:24:20 PM »
Some info on the build:

Everything I ordered was in the "Showcase" so it was ready to go.  All they had to do was to fret the neck and add a nut.  From ordering to delivery it was 2 weeks.

The quality of the wood is very, very good.  It's nice and light - Warmoth quote the body weights of Showcase items on their website and mine was 3lbs 10oz.  Most importantly for a home build, everything was perfectly done.  The body and neck were sanded completely smooth - I had to do NO work to the body and neck at all, other than to oil it and drill a few holes.  The neck fits the body pocket EXACTLY, all the holes are in EXACTLY the right place and are of the right diameter etc.  I literally just oiled it up and bolted it all together.  It was that simple!  Tonally the wood seems excellent, and I think it'll only get better with use.

The only slight downside to the build is that it feels like a brand new guitar!  It needs wearing in a bit, especially when compared to my CS Relic.  But then you'd expect that I guess  ;)  :lol:

Tonally - well, it's like a bigger, more ballsy sounding Tele with an acoustic woodiness from the semi-hollow body.  Very raunchy, and great for Texas Blues styles.  It would make a great indie-style rhythm guitar too.

It'll be getting it's first run out next week at my new blues band's first rehearsal, and will probably be the main guitar for that band  :D

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Re: Twinfan has gone custom! (Completed guitar - pics added!)
« Reply #203 on: April 13, 2009, 05:24:56 PM »
result! the oil has darkened the swamp ash, and it looks less anaemic.

what bridge did you go for? the vintage or narrow spaced? if the normal hardtail spacing, do you find the high and low E too close to the edge?
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« Reply #204 on: April 13, 2009, 05:26:10 PM »
Don't carried away there JDC :lol:

It looks grand TF - hope it plays as well as it looks.

It's great when you manage to get something done over the Easter break (that's not cleaning/ironing/decorating :lol:), isn't it?
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« Reply #205 on: April 13, 2009, 05:26:27 PM »
gwEm - It's vintage (wide) spacing, as that's what the body was drilled for.  The strings are fairly close to the edge near the 22nd fret, but it plays and feels fine  :)

Andy - yep, it's been a good weekend!

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« Reply #206 on: April 13, 2009, 05:26:54 PM »
I've been waiting to see it.. Lovely job!
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« Reply #207 on: April 13, 2009, 05:27:51 PM »
Turned out great, and I'm amazed how quick you were.

Now how does it sound?
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« Reply #208 on: April 13, 2009, 05:28:32 PM »
Read a few posts up, Phil  ;)

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« Reply #209 on: April 13, 2009, 05:32:08 PM »
Read a few posts up, Phil  ;)

Ooops.  :oops:  The posts were appearing so fast I missed that one.

I see your point about it feeling new.  But it should wear in fast with the oil finish, I guess.  :)
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