**SOLD** Lucky Dog Televangelist guitar. Serial# 000001

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  1. Lucky Dog Guitars

    Lucky Dog Guitars Supporting Member

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    I built a few guitars for myself under my name Lucky Dog Televangelist and people started wearing me out locally wanting them after they played them

    This is the 1st one I have built that I am considering selling once complete. They have a 11-16 degree compound radius and I usually put Fralins or Lollars in them. Kluson locking tuners. All aged hardware etc

    I just thought I'd put this out there on TGP as a progress report and gauge the interest. It's kinda my own style, if they never take off, I'm fine being the only guy to have them.

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  2. lucky111

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    Interested! Keep us updated please--pricing?

    Well done!
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  3. AaeCee

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    I totally dig it. Very rat rod.
     
  4. skhan007

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    That is indeed pretty badass!
     
  5. magnus02

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    I dig it. You should put this in the builders section with some more info.
     
  6. derekd

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    Interesting guitar.

    Good forward to seeing the finished product.
     
  7. Jazzandmore

    Jazzandmore Silver Supporting Member

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    Quite interested to see and learn more. Got pics of the ones you did for yourself? Any idea on price range? Serious questions :)
     
  8. DBBlues

    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool look. I'd love to see the Stratosfear model!
     
  9. Lucky Dog Guitars

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    Let me think on it. i would say most likely in the $1200 range. There's a good bit of hours just achieving the look. I'd say I've got about 35-40 hours just in the appearance alone. But I also spend a lot of time on fretwork/setup and only high end components. I don't want one of my guitars to land in the hands of some pro down the road and them do anything but try to buy it off you. Nothing I hate worse than a guitar that looks awesome but doesn't feel right in your hands. I have a guitar repair shop here in cleveland, tn and do a lot of area guitar fretwork etc for people
     
  10. monty

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    That looks awesome.
     
  11. Jazzandmore

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    Moved to proper forum, please don't spam or promote your biz ideas outside of this forum.
     
  13. magnus02

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    Buying necks and bodies or building them?
     
  14. Lucky Dog Guitars

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    I prefer to steer clear of building guitars using all off-the-shelf stuff for multiple reasons.. desired specs just being one of them. I've got my own CNC programs to cut my bodies & necks. But I have been working with 2 extremely talented neck builders to save me time & allow me to stock up for projects (smaller builders, not big name suppliers) It allows me to hand choose my neck blanks using woods of my choice, drop them off & get the specs I want.

    I am also working on machining my own bridges that will be a hybrid notched tele design. A close friend of mine locally manufactures a lot of metal parts for a major appliance company, so we are working on the bridge project together.

    I'm considering a pretty unique strap button design as well, still in the design phase on that.

    I'm in no real hurry, but I want to steer clear of being another "parts-caster" builder
     
  15. TresGatos

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    As a suggestion then, maybe look at investing some time on your own headstock silhouette and body shape. I'm not criticizing/judging (Teles are awesome), just saying this would be where you define yourself out of the partscaster fray.
    Doing "T-style" and "S-style" = partscasters. Even the best of them.
     
  16. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    I like what you've done with the truss adjuster. Heck, I like everything about it.

    :dude
     
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    rich_chaffins Silver Supporting Member

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    Are you referring to headstock, or body shape? Assuming headstock.
     
  18. Jazzandmore

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    Hmm, I've got a Knaggs Severn which is an S-style, but looking at it, I don't think anybody could think it's a partscaster.

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    When both used together. If you are doing this, it's likely going to be lumped in as a Fender clone even if you add some personal touches (like tiltback headstock which is smart). Nothing wrong with that but it is what it is.
    I wouldn't consider Jazzandmore's Knaggs an S-Style just because it happens to have 3 SC pickups and 3 knobs. I doubt Knaggs calls them S-style either, he's a good example of taking the heart of a classic and making his own guitar around the idea.
    I have respect for Anthony's skills and can see that if he takes it one more step, that step can get his work out of the shadow of the big "F" products, especially using his cool finishing techniques.

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  20. Lucky Dog Guitars

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    I appreciate the input. I tend to agree the more I think on it. I believe I will alter the headstock somewhat going forward.

    So this one will likely be the ONLY one built with the exact Fender style headstock (since it's already been done)

    I'll be thinking on how I want to do the future ones without departing too much from a classic look
     

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