Showing Off My New Parts-O-Caster

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by googoobaby, May 16, 2006.


  1. googoobaby

    googoobaby Member

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    It's basically a Gretsch Duo Jet built on a semi-hollow Stratocaster chassis.

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    Warmoth mahogany body w/maple top
    Warmoth Indian rosewood neck
    Locking Sperzel tuners
    Bigsby B5
    TV Jones TVTrons

    I wish I could take credit for it, but it's awfully cool anyway. I actually prefer playing it to a real Duo Jet.
     
  2. Pete Galati

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    Cool contours on the back around the cutaway.

    Pete
     
  3. daddyo

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    What is it finished in?
     
  4. googoobaby

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    I'm not sure. I'm assuming poly. It's very thin though.
     
  5. hemlock

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    Sweet! How do you like the angled neck plate. Does it feel much better than stock?
     
  6. Stike

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    Nice, kudos on doing something different!
     
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    I have to say that I don't notice the neck plate much, as I rarely play down that far (hack that I am :)). The instrument is very ergonomic and a pleasure to play long term, unlike my previous depleted uranium Strat.
     
  8. Rambo66

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    Why does Warmoth have to make their F-holes sooooo damn big AND position them so far up the body? I've been thinking about making a semi-hollow L5S but I have a problem with the F-holes.

    Cool guitar though. Gotta love a bigsby!
     
  9. googoobaby

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    Seems appropriate for this one though. I think the proportions wouldn't work out as well for another instrument.
     
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  11. fatback

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    :AOKI dig really it.

    ...though if I ever decide to borrow some of your ideas, I'll make mine a bari.;)
     

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