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I built my first guitar a few years back, a hollow-bodied bass inspired by the discontinued Rickenbacker 4005, and have been itching to build a 6-string ever since. I recently took a fancy to the Gretsch 5622 but figured I'd have a go at building one, with a few twists, again inspired by my love of Rics. Hence, the concept for the Gretschenbacker came about. Essentially, the tail is to be profiled in a Ric 330/360/4005 style with a chromed tailpiece. The sound holes are to be more in keeping with the Ric cat's eye shape instead of the Gretsch flavor of the 5622. Probably the final Ric influenc
In my ongoing build post, "The Gretschenbacker", I make reference to my first and only completed build, "The Mickenbacker", a homage to the long discontinued Rickenbacker 4005. Once I realized that I could never afford the $10k+ it would cost to own one of these beauties, I thought I'd try my hand at building one. Strictly speaking, it's not a direct copy and I took artistic license with a number of design cues and dimensions, hopefully without compromising the essence of the original. The slideshow of the build may be viewed on the link below...
As with many others, I have been lurking around these boards for a while, but have never posted. I have been trying to learn while planning my first guitar build. I am planning a Danelectro style build for my first go, since it is a fairly cheap approach and I don't want to sacrifice a lot of expensive lumber to my amauturity. The design is a somewhat retro semi-hollow body inspired by both Danelectro and Rickenbacker. There it is as both a single and double pick-up design. My approach here is to make a fairly versatile sounding guitar, that centers more around jangle than dar
been gone for a while-life/work/children had me quite busy. Glad to be getting back in the shop. its been like 8 or 9 months, although I did paint my shop (garage) during that time this will be a present for my uncle who will be retiring in 2 years. it will probably take me that long to build it seeing how I take 8-9 months away at a time. He is a huge Beatles fan, and I know he will get a kick out of this. Ricky 12 string. maple body, maple and walnut neck 8/4 maple- glued together. This back side will be routed out, and covered by 1/4" maple back.