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Offline Big Swifty

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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2018, 05:14:36 PM »

Showing off would be machining a bridge to mod a fly to have 12 strings.  ;) 



Yeah...whatever happened to that guy?..

Anyway, it may be a lot of work keeping us entertained, but think of the glory Billy!

The Glory!

AND that most precious and of all things...Exposure!

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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2018, 08:47:17 PM »
Showing off would be machining a bridge to mod a fly to have 12 strings.  ;) 
Yeah...whatever happened to that guy?..

If “that guy” is me, my 12-string project is still moving forward; Billy and I had many discussions off-line about this (Billy is an unstoppable Fly-modding machine!)  :) Major update to follow in a few weeks  :) but here’s a teaser photo of the modeled Fly headstock and tuner-mock-up trial number one gazillion:



Sorry to hijack the thread  :D
« Last Edit: September 21, 2018, 10:07:09 PM by vjmanzo »
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Offline Big Swifty

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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2018, 05:35:20 PM »
OMG!!!

That's pretty awesome  work....but...is that not going to undermine the structural integrity of the headstock?

Hmmm, looks like I'm gonna need more popcorn...MUCH more popcorn!

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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2018, 06:07:30 PM »
More info to come! Get that popcorn ready :)
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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2018, 11:42:07 AM »
so exciting...  That acrylic headstock proto is pretty cool to look at too!

I might have a small window this week to clear coat before it gets too cold to spray outside.  fingers crossed...

I forgot to mention that one of the things I was happiest about was preserving the fly logo and the original s/n.  Took some careful sanding and masking before paint.
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« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2018, 11:44:09 AM »
I was going to ask about preserving the logo and serial number! Nice!
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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2018, 11:46:48 AM »
yeah, I'll post some pictures when its cleared- already smeared it a little on the edge but kind of blends into the whole theme somewhat.  keep up the great work!
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« Reply #52 on: October 02, 2018, 12:51:55 PM »
quick update, it's clear coated and hope to buff it out and reassemble soon!
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« Reply #53 on: October 03, 2018, 06:54:44 AM »
 :)
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Re: Mojo surgery (what madness is this..?)
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2019, 09:44:30 PM »
any new updates about it?

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« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2019, 12:33:12 PM »
Thanks for asking- I've been away for a while...

I put some dot markers in the side.  The old style decals wouldn't show that well. 

I've level sanded the clear, but need to do the polishing.  (I hate that part.)  Then I need to reassemble, make the nut a lot lower, and set it up.

Crazy times with work, family, holiday, and other obligations, but hope to finish up soon. 

Lots of other cool guitar distractions for the little free time I have so sadly it hasn't been as high a priority as it should be.
Billy

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