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Hitone

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About Hitone

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  • Birthday 10/04/1972

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    Richardson, Texas
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  1. I talked my wife into letting me take over the entire garage It takes time, I started with a small space then kept growing.
  2. Rubdowns are easy to apply. They usually send a few samples that you can play with it. The artwork is only what gets tranfered. There's no clear sheet like a waterslide. I've put them under clear and also put them on top. They are pretty durable once down. I have no issue with lacquer on top of the logo. Pretty sure tru-oil won't hurt it. You are correct about it getting expensive with 3 colors. You would have to buy a sheet per color. I put as many logos as I could get on an 11 x 17 because the cost came out better per logo. I have also use vinyl logos, which might be cheaper. Not su
  3. Rub downs can be pricey, but if you gang your logo up the cost comes down to less than a $1 each. Which is worth it, if you going to be making a ton of guitars. There are other companies out there doing rubdown transfers. Do a search online and find one that fits your cost. Larose Guitars turned me on to Scary Creative. His headstocks always look clean and professional.
  4. Try Scary Creative. They do a lot of guitar builders rubdowns. They did a set of metallics for me. Good quality. I use to use vinyl. This is much better. http://www.scarycreative.com/Scary-Rub-On-Down-Transfers/
  5. Name: Supernatural #1 Body - Swamp Ash with a flamed maple "toneguard" Neck - 5 ply Maple & Walnut Fretboard - Rosewood with Maple strip, 10" - 14" compound Radius with jumbo frets Tuners - Spertzles Pickups - EMG X's Tremolo - Floyd Rose Finish - Green Orange tint with water-based satin body and a tru oiled neck Knobs - Handmade out of maple This guitar was made as a tribute to Living Colour and Vernon Reid. I was able to give it to him when they played in Dallas. I just received a track from Vernon of him playing the guitar. Check it out here. I also added a pic of him with the g
  6. Gone Fishing Resin Cast body - embedded heavily weathered barn wood, vintage lures, hook tin, Bomber Lures box, and a Split Shot tin Fretboard is Flamed Maple with a Rosewood strip, compound radius 10"-14" Pickguard - Red Oak Back - Cedar with walnut strip Backplate - Leaktite #5 Neck - Mahogany, Walnut, Mahogany Electronics - Alnico 5 single coils Oil Finish Built to be donated to the Richardson Wildflower Festival More picks on my facebook page. NEW I just added a demo video.
  7. Here's a demo video that the new owner Ken made. Good stuff.
  8. 12 String Gretsch/Tele This was an idea dreamed up by a fiend of mine. He loves Orange Gretsch hollow bodies, Fender pro shop Gretsch Tele, and he really wanted a 12 sting ( He loves the Rickenbacker). So we can up with the 12 String Gretsch tele. Then he added the piezo to it. It look me almost a month of testing to make sure the headstock would work. Lots went into it. Top - Carved Flame Maple Back - Semihollow Alder/P. Walnut/Alder Rosewood Fingerboard Gretsch style thumb MOP inlays Peruvian Walnut Neck Flame Maple headstock Rosewood/brass Bridge Brass nut Magnetic wooden back
  9. Thanks for the comments on the tailpiece. The new one works like a charm. I did string it up as a 6 sting and it worked fine. It was the tention of the last 6 that did it in. I also felt a lot more comfortable stinging it as a 6 string first and working out most of the kinks before adding the other six. This is my first 12 string and I wasn't even sure about the string spacing. I decided to make a brass nut to give it a little more twang. Her are some shot of making the nut.
  10. You got that right Scott. 12 string tailpiece take 2. This one is made with 1 piece of wood and has a brass plate on the bottom. It will hold the tension much better.
  11. I was making some great progress. Then disaster struck. I was adding the 6 drone strings when the wooden tailpiece decided it had had enough. It flew off in 3 different pieces. Luckily not scratching anything. I have calmed down and started on a new tailpiece design. One that is much stronger and a lot more simple. I take pics tomorrow.
  12. Finally working on the wiring. It's very tight with the Ghost system. Hopefully I will able to crank it up this weekend.
  13. Here's a quick little video of the binding being scraped.
  14. Finally sprayed some color. Photo looks red, but it more orange in person. I am scraping the binding now. I must have used the wrong tape, because there is a ton of residue on the binding. This will take some time and patients.
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