Bigsbyish thing



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Bigsbyish thing

Postby cvidalon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:00 am

I got one of those EGC T60 necks awhile back, but I wasn't really bonding with the T60 body too much. I've always liked the look of old Bigsby style guitars, especially TK Smith's take on them, so I decided to commission a new body to pair with my alu neck from a forum member on tdpri. He has been awesome so far, and is sending a bunch of progress photos along the way. I thought I would share here. I'll try to update as the project moves forward. Enjoy!
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

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Postby Chankgeez » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 am

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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Bat guitar!

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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby adamajah » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:14 pm

I love those Bigsby/TK Smith guitars... this is going to be sick!
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Postby imJonWain » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:03 pm

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Postby cvidalon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:00 pm

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Postby cvidalon » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks guys!
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby repoman » Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:10 pm

Looks awesome!
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby cvidalon » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:08 pm

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Just got the body in recently and did a rough mock up. I'm thinking about a vintage amber stain. Any thoughts?
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:13 pm

Not even sure it needs any stain. :idk: It looks good just like that! :!!!:
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby kosta » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:45 pm

Amber or black tint would be my move. Looks awesome! How does it balance?
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby adamajah » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:58 pm

I agree with tinting it a bit to help tie the black guard together with the wood, but still keeping that purdy grain visible. Hot!
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Re: Bigsbyish thing

Postby cvidalon » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:20 pm

I didn't check until you reminded me, but the balance was actually pretty shit (semi-hollow). Then I remembered I had a local machine shop make a backbone-esque plate out of steel for the original T60 that luckily fits pretty well for this build. It seems pretty neutral now, though it is probably abut a pound and a half heavier.

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