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BY Bg
#752297
Had a hankering for a bigsby calliper on my Tele... Yeah I said never, but I keep going for the waggle and it's not there...

Then I thought, why not just build a new one with a calliper.

So, on the way is a rosewood body, from Kerry truscott, it's preshaped but routing to do. I have a maple SX neck here looking for a guitar, but I'm not sure it's my bag. Im probably going to get around to making that kwila neck.

I have a cheapie Chinese calliper on its way, more as an experiment. If it's really shit, I'll get a bigsby.

Not too sure about pickups yet.

Anyway, it will be a no pick guard oiled finish again, mirroring my blackwood Tele, only Rosie....and with a hunk of metal strapped to it
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BY bender
#752298
Awesome!

Make sure you have enough neck angle and a higher bridge than the usual or the bigsby will indeed suck. What kind of bridge are you going for?
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BY Single coil
#752304
Frankie valli last time I checked
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BY jeremyb
#752314
Must be a bit inbred if it wears a caliper! :lol:
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BY bender
#752325
Bg wrote:Not decided yet :)


I have a spare brass Tru-arc low rider with a 12" radius if that would tickle your fancy. I use them on my gretsches and they're great.
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BY Bg
#752334
Hey sounds good, I can do 12" radius.... pm me with your best added kfc price :)
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BY Bg
#752868
So I now have a body, will spend time routing and sanding this weekend :). Now I've been paid again, yay!, I have some kit arriving from stewmac. Fretsaw, fretwire etc.

I'm thinking it's about time I did the kwila neck. So single piece, baseball bat neck with no truss rod.

If I don't like it, I have a backup maple SX neck I can refine and refret.
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BY Single coil
#752872
Why no truss?
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BY Bg
#752873
Resonance :). And fat arse kwila, doesn't need it :)

The original broadcasters had no truss... And Adrian reckoned it would be awesome....
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BY H671
#752878
The Japanese made Antoria's didn't have truss rods either :)
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BY Bg
#752879
They usually have a u channel though iirc. Just not adjustable