The Duovette (the guitar Gretsch didn't make)

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The Duovette (the guitar Gretsch didn't make)

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On the home stretch now, so a dedicated thread for the last bits and bobs. Just to explain the title again for the uninitiated - body size, scale length, pickup layout as per Duojet 6128, while body shape and F holes are as per a Corvette 6187 and the head stock shape as per a Corvette 6132.

Someone asked me how will you set the neck into the body? Here's the answer:

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Before routing the pickup openings for TVJ Classics, I want to be sure all the parts are correctly positioned, so mock-up time.

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Routing the pickup openings for TV Jones Classics with the use of a template. The making of the template took about an hour while the actual routing of the pickup openings was done in 15 minutes...

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All done:

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Happy :D

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Looks awesome. Let us know how it sounds and plays!

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Nice bit of chisel work on the neck pocket!
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calling card wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:04 am
Nice bit of chisel work on the neck pocket!
Ta, mostly routed with just the corners and final fit chiseled
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That is looking killer!!!

have you made any decisions on colour?

If you're not going to have it ready for Slowyfest... I think Slowyfest needs to be postponed!!! :-)
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AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:54 am
That is looking killer!!!

have you made any decisions on colour?

If you're not going to have it ready for Slowyfest... I think Slowyfest needs to be postponed!!! :-)
You can always have another one shortly after... Quickyfest?

EDIT: did that qualify as an IB;JB; moment?

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AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:54 am
have you made any decisions on colour?
I reckon that would actually look gorgeous with natural finish, especially with that black binding.

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Looks lovely

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codedog wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 am
AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:54 am
have you made any decisions on colour?
I reckon that would actually look gorgeous with natural finish, especially with that black binding.
Agreed, but I want this one coloured some sort of red which will look really cool with the green/brownie puriri frteboard and bridge. The neck and back will stay natural
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Jay wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:44 pm
codedog wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 am
AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:54 am
have you made any decisions on colour?
I reckon that would actually look gorgeous with natural finish, especially with that black binding.
Agreed, but I want this one coloured some sort of red which will look really cool with the green/brownie puriri frteboard and bridge. The neck and back will stay natural
I really liked the red that you showed us earlier :-)
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AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Jay wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:44 pm
codedog wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:59 am


I reckon that would actually look gorgeous with natural finish, especially with that black binding.
Agreed, but I want this one coloured some sort of red which will look really cool with the green/brownie puriri frteboard and bridge. The neck and back will stay natural
I really liked the red that you showed us earlier :-)
That red was my pick too!

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codedog wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:47 pm
AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:45 pm
Jay wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:44 pm


Agreed, but I want this one coloured some sort of red which will look really cool with the green/brownie puriri frteboard and bridge. The neck and back will stay natural
I really liked the red that you showed us earlier :-)
That red was my pick too!
In progress...

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Red is the dogs bollocks!


but black is the devils penis!
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Jay wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:12 pm
codedog wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:47 pm
AiRdAd wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:45 pm


I really liked the red that you showed us earlier :-)
That red was my pick too!
In progress...


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Pak'n'Save stain? Is that food colouring? If so, doesn't look like Billy Joel approves! :lol: assuming that's him...

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Yip food colouring... Billy is happy as Larry I think.
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