Gibson SG ukulele build

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  1. Hillbilly

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    Beautiful work ! Thumbs up !
     
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    Thanks Hillbilly. Made a pick guard and a jack plate today, and installed the bridge studs (under yellow vinyl masking). Also ran a ground wire to one of the studs.

    pickguard & jack plate.JPG
     
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    French Fan Said it best you are an artist , very neat work ,
    Andy
     
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    Geez, thanks you guys; you're giving me a big head. Which would look ridiculous next to a small ukulele.
     
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    GOOD POINT !!!!!
     
  6. colnago

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    Well, if your big head gets tired of it, send it my way. It will look great next to my little head!

    Wait, that didn't come out right ...

    Joseph
     
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    *ba domp boom chish*
     
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    As long as your fingers can travel on the neck no matter how's your head :D:D
    Good lookin' thing ;)
     
  9. beerbelly

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    Here's the latest mock up:

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    Neck glued in, fret board taped off, and Behlen vinyl sealer applied. Next step is grain filling with Behlen Pore-O-Pac, a nasty job, but it will really highlight the wood grain under the transparent cherry color.

    sealer front.JPG sealer back.JPG
     
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    Not bolting the neck on?

    Joseph
     
  12. beerbelly

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    Nope, that's for Fenders. Gibson uses glue, so that's what I'm doing here.
     
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    I didn't know that. My son has a bolt-on Epiphone Thunderbird, so I figured that everyone used a neck-through, or a bolt-on. Good to learn that I don't know everything. :rolleyes:

    Joseph
     
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    True, Epiphone uses bolt on necks for most of their guitars, but there is a distinction between Gibson and Epiphone by Gibson.
     
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    I know that there's a neck-through Thunderbird, and the bolt-on my son has ($500-ish, as I recall). I don't remember where the line is between Gibson and Epiphone. I'm a Fender guy myself. Which leads to ...

    A man is arrested for robbing a bank. The judge asks, "First offender?"

    The guy says, "No. First a Gibson, then a Fender."

    Hey, you want better jokes, increase my pay!

    Joseph
     
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    Got the grain filler applied yesterday, then sanded it this morning and applied the transparent cherry lacquer. Next comes many coats of clear lacquer over several days, a few weeks of curing, then wet sanding & polishing.

    Uke front painted.JPG Uke back painted.JPG Uke body front painted.JPG
     
  17. beerbelly

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    I just had to mock it up next to my '64:

    painted mock up & '64 SG.JPG
     
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    Headstock painted black:

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    Done! I'm leaving the pickguard & pickup plastic on until I get the action & intonation set up, but it already sounds great!
    Done front.JPG Done back.JPG Done headstock front.JPG Done headstock back.JPG Done, side by side with '64 Jr.JPG
     
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    Very nice. I'll PM my address for delivery. ;)

    Joseph
     

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