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Offline simonlock

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« Reply #90 on: October 03, 2007, 09:34:29 PM »
That is great news. What a great place to be employed. You must be one hell of a great student to be asked something like that.

I wonder if your cool demeanor surrounding the first guitar theft had persuasive impression on your instructor. Wouldn't that be a blast to find out that losing your guitar not only earned you a chance to build a second but the oportunity to take a position there.



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« Reply #91 on: October 03, 2007, 10:17:41 PM »
Taking any archtop orders yet?

I think I'd better get in near the beginning.

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« Reply #92 on: October 04, 2007, 06:09:51 AM »
Congratulations, Austin! [8D]

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« Reply #93 on: October 04, 2007, 06:18:42 PM »
Thanks guys. I wish I could, but I don't know how to make archtops yet. It's defenitely something I'm going to learn though. Well, I start on Monday. I'm excited!

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« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2007, 01:16:27 AM »
Well guys I thought I'd drop in and let you know how the Teacher Assistant position is going...and it's going great. I basically get payed to spend time with fellow musicians and luthiers all day. Helping the students is actually pretty fun. I plan on finishing the 2nd guitar I was making now that I can do my own things on my spare time at work. Well, I've got to get going. Later everyone.

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« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2008, 09:45:39 PM »
Just got back from the shop. Drafted out a Les Paul Junior Double Cut neck through that I'm going to build. Can't wait to buy the wood and start making it. 24 3/4 scale, 22 frets, neck through body. Going to be using a Pigtail wrap around bridge on it. Still have to decide on what I want to do for pickups. Anyways, just thought I'd let you guys know. Once I get started I can post some pictures.

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« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2008, 11:18:51 PM »
How bout some Fly pickups?
 

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« Reply #97 on: February 03, 2008, 11:59:14 PM »
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Originally posted by simonlock

How bout some Fly pickups?



I never really considered that. I'm considering making P-90's for it, but that's not fully decided yet.

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« Reply #98 on: June 16, 2008, 02:57:43 PM »
Been a while since I've posted in here. Got some cell phone pictures of a neck through I'm building right now.




















It's coming along nicely. I can't wait to finish it. It has a Brazillian rosewood fingerboard with some figure in it, mahogany neck with walnut stringer. Walnut headcap and mahogany wings.



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« Reply #99 on: June 19, 2008, 04:13:00 AM »




 A couple more pictures from today, it's coming along nicely.

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« Reply #100 on: June 19, 2008, 12:55:52 PM »
Very cool. One of my favorite guitars (before I got a Fly) was a Double Cut LP Jr. Twas stolen long ago. Anyway, it's my fave body shape among the traditional stuff. I like that it's neck-through. Got a swank top in mind?

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« Reply #101 on: June 19, 2008, 01:11:24 PM »
I considered putting a top on it but I decided against it. The mahogany really looks great in person, these cell phone pictures don't do it justice.

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