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argytar

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  1. Wow! What a nail- biter that was! I can’t believe it! Thank you guys so much! It was a long time dream to make “guitar of the month”! Congrats to everyone for their tasty creations! I will continue crafting with even more dedication to it! Thank you, again!
  2. Hey there! This is The Corona Bird! You can read all about the build process here: specs: 1-piece obeche/ayouz body and neck construction Bigsby B5 vibrato black reflector knobs Black plastic pickguard with Silver Onion logo Black plastic truss rod cover encrypted as “The Corona bird” Traditional curved single acting truss rod with maple cap Switchcraft 3-way toggle switch Switchcraft long jack Belden/ vintage pushback guitar wire Emerson Pro 500k long split shaft pots
  3. Ok! Here is the final chapter of this thread. A clip of sounds! Enjoy! Hope you like the tones!! https://youtu.be/7pGeOfrZ8_4
  4. Thank you so much! I appreciate it! I am making a small video to showcase the tones I can get from this fun axe!
  5. Ok, so this summer is a little difficult as you all know, and I had a lot of things to do in my medical practice plus a new project that is on its way. Anyways, I came up with a Silver Onion guitars logo. That is my Greek name and surname translated to English - roughly. So I dug with the dremel diamond straight bit and sprayed some silver nitro on the grooves. That gave me the finished result of this guitar! Enjoy! Final sound clip coming soon! The specs of this guitar can be summed-up below: 1-piece obeche/ayouz body and n
  6. Love them so far! Very sleek and accurate/ sensitive. No gears, they just screw down and they stay put. Very intuitive design. ...and now I got a spare gold set.... gotta think carefully, if I am going to start a new project!
  7. Hi! After a long time the correct Steinberger tuners arrived and I think the guitar is almost complete. Now we need a headstock logo and a pickgurd tattoo!
  8. So the Steinbergers arrived and they seem superb... but they are gold... I really hope the original parcel shows up eventually even after almost two and a half months.... Will string her up and make a final vid !!
  9. Hey thank you so much! Feels great to share my hobby with the community! It is like I made myself a gift and I love it! Waiting for those Steinbergers to arrive, they should be here by Thursday. Great customer service by Stew Mac , I just have to say! They will be gold , everything else is on backorder, but I guess I can change them to nickel in the future, when/ if things get a little better with the planet. I sure regret the title of this thread, requesting permission to change it... Thank you very much! Glad you guys dig it! I do, too! I had my worries with
  10. Thank you so much! I immediately loved this guitar! It ‘s got “that” in between sound like a tele on steroids! Very fun to play!! Today I got some stuff I ordered for this guitar and did some work to finish the electronics. I think she has started to look really pretty!! Love the reflector knobs!! I hope the Steinberger tuners get here soon , so that I can finish the project!!
  11. So I decided to make a black 3-ply pickguard. I screwed it on and got the first notes!!! Love the tone! It s got girth and pop, definition and ooomph. Suits my style perfectly. Weighs at 2.8 kilos! It is light!! I will wait for the Steinbergers so that I can complete the project by the end of this week , but I sure dig where this is going!!! Better call tone!
  12. Hmmm... I guess I could make the pickguard middle layer go from white to cream with some amber shellac to match the binding! Thanks!
  13. Hmm I don t know if I can find black cream black but I sure have black white black blanks. I might give that a go and see where it gets me! Thanks!
  14. So the Steinberger tuners seem to be lost in the way.. Stew Mac will resend (great service as always). I could not of course wait... did a small half - assembly to check out the setup. The Vibramate assembly makes the guitar substantial and gets a very good back angle with the abr 1 bridge!! The trem feels smooth and retains great tuning stability. I was hesitant at first with the ceramic Duncan sm2b . However it delivered an authoritative Firebird tone. Unmistakable. Just what I had in mind. It sparkles , yet it barks! Not bad at all! Very south
  15. .... had ordered the Steinberger tuners from Stew Mac and the pack might be misplaced... they will resend but the tuners are on one plus month backorder... ... totally understandable btw... I get it.. Guess I will move on to something else until they arrive. Or... I found some schaller banjo tuners on a local store.. should I use them to finish the project? They are real banjo tuners not kluson or something. I might take a measurement or two and see if they fit!
  16. Cool! Seems to be working so far! Would be curious to know the optimal speed ie rpm that the wheel should be spinning at. I could arrange that since my drill has variable speed... thanks on advance!!
  17. Now that I look at the pictures again the stop tailpiece looks weird being that far from the bridge! I will try it though at some point. I think it is close to the Larry Carlton placement. Should be interesting. This obeche guitar is very light. It is like 1650gr with the fretboard frets and truss rod on. I chose the Vibramate plus Bigsby config to make it more substantial. And because I love the B5. And of course because the Vibramate helps with a little better break angle, ergo better tuning stability...
  18. Started the buffing process on my... drill press... decided to not go all the way as the hardware is a little ‘seasoned’ too... put some brass inserts to try out various tailpieces , but it seems I am sticking with the bigsby/ Vibramate assembly.
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