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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:15 pm 
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So I was cleaning up/out my workshop yesterday and I came upon a forgotten 2" x 10" x 48" slab of poplar on an upper rack, so I decided to use it for my latest project - a custom one humbucker, LP style hard tail (to keep it simple) Firebird in the Robbin Crosby vain. The plan at this point is to use a Kramer neck with a reverse banana/pointy. So here are a few pictures of the very beginning. We'll see how this turns out........

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:14 pm 
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Awesome! can't wait to see it finished!!!

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:49 pm 
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I made the router templet this morning. I may end up doing a slanted humbucker on this project to keep it more Baretta-ish......still deciding.

Slowly but surely.......

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:32 pm 
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I think it looks better without the slanted bridge.....

Then again I think it would look even better with a slanted single coil in the neck like a Pro-Axe.

JMHO

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:42 pm 
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I also look forward to seeing all updates on your project MM. So far so good.

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:42 am 
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Looks pretty good so far. :thumbs

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:23 pm 
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So I cut and routed the body today. Now I need to get a neck and some hardware so I can start the fine tuning. :thumbs

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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:43 pm 
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Looks like a factory body. Great job so far :ninja
Are you gonna grab a neck off the bay or somewhere else?

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 Post subject: Re: Firebird build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:33 am 
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Man that looks really sweet. Question for you.... how did you make your router template so accurately?


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 Post subject: Firebird build
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:10 am 
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Nice work :headbang it will look killer once it's done. Would be even beter with a floyd IMO :)


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