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alanlush
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Hi just signed up.  It was great fun building "The Phoenix" the week before last with Neil, Martin and Jim, who each built stunning guitars..

Photos to follow.


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Welcome neighbour!

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Alan popped round today bringing two lovely guitars with him - the Bandsman he built in Ayr and a stunning Les Paul build.

Good to have a chat and plot more visits to Bailey’s.

Hope we can get together to have a play!

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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@frocesterbill

Pics pics pics! (and video!)

Measure twice, cut once...


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And a welcome from down south, in my shed in the rain. 


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No pics of the meet this time around - Alan’s Bandsman has featured in workshop course videos - the Les Paul was built elsewhere in 12 days I think (or was it more) lovely inlays - played and sounded really good - perhaps Alan can post some pics...

 

 

Measure once........
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Sod it - make tea!


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Been a long time since I signed in.   But here are some pics of the finished thing…

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That’s not the sort of thing that you see every day @alanlush ... tell us more!

 

(ok, *you* may see it every day, but you know what I mean 🙂 )

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@alanlush

Looks good I like the unusual design and the finishing is impressive

Some people call me a tool, others are less complimentary. Tools being useful things.


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@rocknroller912 thank you.  It’s constructed from two intersecting offset ovals.  Not sure where the inspiration came from, but I’m pleased with the result.

 

I’d make a few mods on the MK2 though.  In particular an asymmetric deeper cutaway to give more space for accessing the dusty end.

it’s currently back with Mark to see if he can mod it a little.  Otherwise I’ll just have to make another 🙂


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@tv101 🤣


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@alanlush

What mods are you looking to make

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@alanlush Wow! That is certainly different. Good on ya! 🤘😁🎸

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Very Progrockish @alanlush. Very nice.

🎶🎸🙏🙂

🗝️ "Life's what you make it"🗝️


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@russ 🤣. You’re the second person to point that out.


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@rocknroller912 

24 frets (it was supposed to have 24 but I messed up)

change the cut away

chamber the body (it weighs a ton) - maybe even make it semi-hollow.  A nice crescent ‘f hole’ around the scratch plate would look good I think.

mod the electrics - too complicated

change the control cavity to make better space

adjust where the jack socket is

change the push-push pots to SG because the current ones don’t fit well with the way I’ve created the ‘jack’ housings.


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On the plus side, it’s gorgeous to play.


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@alnlush 

Looks like a bit more than a few mods 

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@alanlush That looks amazing ! Nice job


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Posted by: @alanlush

On the plus side, it’s gorgeous to play.

@alanlush That’s all that matters really. If it ain’t broke….. 😁🎸

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