Finally finished my first Phantom-style guitar - take a look......

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  1. Denny

    Denny Member

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    ..........One piece African Mahogany body, Maple neck/rosewood board, 12" radius, Jumbo frets, GFS Lil' Killer pups, Satin Nitro body, tung oiled neck. Plays great, nice and balanced (I was a little worried about that while I was making it). The body is routed so by changing the pickguard, i can put whatever pups in it a customer wants. I thank my 2 cats for the scratches on the pickguard!! LOL

    So with that said - I totally respect 99% of this forum's members as to giving me honest feedback...so....what do you guys think? Thanks.

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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Silver Supporting Member

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    I can't say I ever imagined a Vox body with a contoured back - nifty! Really nice body wood, too.
     
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    Denny,
    That is soooo cool! Good job, I'm sure knowing you made it yourself makes playing it all the better.
     
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    I'm not the biggest fan of vox shaped guitars although I played a nice teardrop with bigsby last year, really it depends what it sounds like! The contoured back makes it more attractive and the face you made it your self earns major kudos :)
     
  5. Denny

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    Thanks guys - it sounds great too.
     
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    Being a woodworker myself I can appreciate the difficulty making a guitar. A lot of skill needed to make one turn out even so-so let alone a nice job like you did here, Denny. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That looks great! Wish I had the talent to be able to build one.
     
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    Thanks guys. Already starting on #2 - One piece alder - maybe a teardrop shape, set neck, rear mounted controls, gretsch-type pups, We'll see.
     
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    Nicely done. How about some funky custom color on the alder one. That mahog is too pretty to cover up. Seafoam, candy apple, polaris??
     
  11. Denny

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    That's an option I'm considering - including metalflake but I don't want to hinder the resonance with a real thick coating.
     
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  13. Denny

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    I just redesigned the headstock - I think it fits better:

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    VERY nice! I've got a Teisco copy myself. You've done a very nice job, but it looks to me to be a little wider than the original style, where you have the control plate. Just an observation, not a criticism.

    Tony
     
  15. mixedmedia

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    Pretty cool. The body does seem to be modified a bit. For ergonomic's sake?

    Ever since I saw the one pictured below I wanted something like it.
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    Very Cool! Also great job on your Phantom-Style Guitar...
     
  17. Denny

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    No Criticism taken - I appreciate any feedback - actually, my body is quite a bit smaller than the originals' but I think because of that, it may look wider. I didn't want to make a "copy" guitar - I wanted to put my own slant on it.
     
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  18. Denny

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    Besides the front and rear bevels, any suggestions to make the guitar more "original" and different?

    D.
     

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