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pshupe

57 Gibson Futura build

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1 hour ago, Bizman62 said:

Re saving some material, how about either of those to save the upper corner? My choice might be the left side but I don't know how much clearance is required.

Yeah - I don't generally get too crazy.  The stuff isn't that expensive.  Also if I leave some chunks I can always cut something out that I need later on. I really just wanted to get the stuff I needed for this build and see if I had a bit left over to test truss rod covers.

 

Cheers Peter.

 

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I kept going with the pick guards and beveled all the edges on both sets.  I used my router table and just screwed the pick guards to a 1/4" mdf template and set my 45 degree chamfer bit to the correct height.
 
 
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I set it up with all white and will just pack the black when I ship.  It's a pain to switch out the pick guard because the bridge sits on top of it but the two are exactly the same so it should not be an issue.
 
 
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So this is pretty much where I started with this thread.  I packed it up and sent it off to the new owner on Thursday.  He should have it by tomorrow and I am looking forward to his reaction.  
 
 
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So that's it for this one.  Thanks for watching.  On to the next project! 😁
 
Cheers Peter.
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Thanks - I almost wish that I kept this one!  I guess I could make myself another one or maybe an Explorer??

Cheers Peter.

 

 

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I think you are downplaying this build a bit by calling it a kit build, you made all the parts after all. Looks fabulous and kudos for revisiting such a neglected design. 

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Stellar work! ... that what my kids call "a dad joke" but I proudly own it :)

Wish I owned this guitar too

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