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Loobster

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Would you be so kind as to post some pics of your guitars, sir? Some of your custom builds are some of the nicest I've seen on here.
 
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Bubba's a bit of a Luddite and has no pager. :^)








Photobucket has been a bit of a hassle lately. They pull way back on the amount of bandwidth without any warning.

Plus I've been waiting for better lighting. Conditions for photos not so good, lately.
 
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These are fairly heavily modified Barden bridges. I reuse the plate (flattened on the bottom) the saddle itself and the spring. I use fresh 6-32 hardware of just the right length, and retap the bores as necessary.

These guitars are all finished from USACG bodies. USACG necks, but some Warmoth V and VM and some Allparts TWO-FATs. Quite a few Bill and Becky pickups here. Gotoh split shafts on every blessed one.

How about a Lefty rout and Bridge Plate? CS No-Caster pups, 4 way switch. Tamed highs, more trebly lows.





I think all these guitars have Callaham string trees.



And I think they all have Glendale Machine Jack Cups. Very classy; once you've installed a few you get the knack, very practical in use once the guitar is done. Use an electrosocket until you have everything the way you want it.
 

Loobster

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These are fairly heavily modified Barden bridges. I reuse the plate (flattened on the bottom) the saddle itself and the spring. I use fresh 6-32 hardware of just the right length, and retap the bores as necessary.

These guitars are all finished from USACG bodies. USACG necks, but some Warmoth V and VM and some Allparts TWO-FATs. Quite a few Bill and Becky pickups here. Gotoh split shafts on every blessed one.

How about a Lefty rout and Bridge Plate? CS No-Caster pups, 4 way switch. Tamed highs, more trebly lows.





I think all these guitars have Callaham string trees.



And I think they all have Glendale Machine Jack Cups. Very classy; once you've installed a few you get the knack, very practical in use once the guitar is done. Use an electrosocket until you have everything the way you want it.
That last one is gorgeous. Tell me more about it!
 
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That last one is gorgeous. Tell me more about it!
That guitar ain't an Esquire anymore. :thud

It has Original Vintages I think, 4 way, and an off white pickguard last time I looked at it. I think. I've got 3 "Ivory Mist" 2 or 3 piece ash USACG guitars like that, done or nearly done.

I've got 3 of these 1 piece USACG figured alder bodies also. I used to keep quiet about these, but hadn't seen any up for grabs at Tommy's in a good while:



 
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That's one of the few non-standard tele pickguards I've really liked. Nice guitars.

Thanks.

Check out the You Tube of Joss Stone on Conan last night.

Raphael Saadiq is using a very similar pickguard on his Tele; one my colleague RodeoTex put on there. It looks really cool in use, I think; I hope people will recognize that it is a valid design. Anything takes time to get used to.

All the good headstock designs are already taken. I prefer not to molest the basic Tele body form - my expression must be displayed somewhere. :aok
 

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Thanks.

Check out the You Tube of Joss Stone on Conan last night.

Raphael Saadiq is using a very similar pickguard on his Tele; one my colleague RodeoTex put on there. It looks really cool in use, I think; I hope people will recognize that it is a valid design. Anything takes time to get used to.

All the good headstock designs are already taken. I prefer not to molest the basic Tele body form - my expression must be displayed somewhere. :aok
Watching....yup, that Tele looks nice as hell. So how do you make these pickguards? How do you make them, and most importantly, are you selling them? I'd love to put one on the next parts-caster I put together.
 

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Thanks.

Check out the You Tube of Joss Stone on Conan last night.

Raphael Saadiq is using a very similar pickguard on his Tele; one my colleague RodeoTex put on there. It looks really cool in use, I think; I hope people will recognize that it is a valid design. Anything takes time to get used to.

. :aok
Watched that last nite, wondered who the builder was...He (and the whole band) sounded really great. True old-school Memphis soul sound. Nice!

cheers
 
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Gorgeous body's. BB did you make these guitars?
I finish and assemble guitars; I match USACG and Bill and Becky and Callaham and other source parts. I make a few things from stock, but not much. I'm in the process of reprofiling, reshaping what started as a USACG Tele-Master body but normally I depend on Tommy to find all this cool wood.





 
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I hate making the pickguards, so, no I don't sell those separately.

The secret to two screws is, get your alignment perfect and don't force anything. Don't put picks or anything under the plastic (or metal or wood; whatever the PG is made of)

If you get into trouble, make another pickguard or be Muddy Waters. Remember, the thing that makes Strat pickguards get fouled up, is the enormous collection of stuff we attach to them. These Esquire and Tele pickguards carry nothing.
 






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