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On 7/13/2018 at 3:55 PM, HAMERMAN said:

If you make a guitar called "Pinky" can "The Brain" be far behind? 🙂

We'll see .... ;)

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WOO HOOO! The neck arrived yesterday afternoon! I spent a few hours of the afternoon, evening and a few this morning prepping it for attachment- new Gotoh tuners and the locking nut installed. It look

Oh hell yeah!    

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34 minutes ago, Steve Haynie said:

I dunno...  looks sort of plain. 

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The latest Cali project marches on! 

Got this pic today of the Cali body amongst others in queue for a new finishes. Now to get a neck made...

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24 minutes ago, diablo175 said:

The latest Cali project marches on! 

Got this pic today of the Cali body amongst others in queue for a new finishes. Now to get a neck made...

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The photo makes every one of those current finishes look nice. 

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10 minutes ago, Steve Haynie said:

The photo makes every one of those current finishes look nice. 

I dunno...😬

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The 3TSB on the Fender USA J-Bass body under Jim’s Cali is beautiful in person, but my son is going “full custom” on that one, and something as pedestrian as a Sunburst finish just won’t do.

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1 hour ago, diablo175 said:

The latest Cali project marches on! 

Got this pic today of the Cali body amongst others in queue for a new finishes. Now to get a neck made...

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That's an awesome pile of guitars.  

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1 hour ago, cmatthes said:

The 3TSB on the Fender USA J-Bass body under Jim’s Cali is beautiful in person, but my son is going “full custom” on that one, and something as pedestrian as a Sunburst finish just won’t do.

 

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More pics of the new Spitfire build:

 

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Up next:
A new Orig. Floyd for the CS Charvel Star, a kill switch button and Gravelin Mongoose p'up for the neon chartreuse Hamer Cali, new p'ups and kill switch/pot for the Charvel DK24 Pro Mod, new strings, Lockmeister trem, Gravelin pick up and truss adjustments for the Hamer Cali double neck.
Busy busy.

 

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On 8/1/2018 at 1:57 AM, DBraz said:

You’re going to need a good day to sort all of that out!

Yup. Luckily, I'm going to have the next 2 weeks off. :D

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The Crackle Cali is progressing. It's Floyd is already here!

 

 

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Work to upgrade/tweak my Cali's continues! The Melon Cali got a new kill switch button last weekend, replacing the old mini toggle variety and this weekend it got a newly re-purposed/rewound Neon SD TB-11, fresh from the bench of Josh Gravelin. I had two neon SD's, neither of which were singeing my pleasure centers anymore so, rather than sell them, I opted to have them rewound into the infinitely more preferable Mongoose. I've extolled the virtues of Josh's Mongoose model plenty already but it really is the best f-ing p'up for my Cali's. Coupled with the snazzy neon colored bobbins, these will make for a one -two knock out punch on stage.

In addition to the pick up, I installed a new Schaller Lock Meister with stubby saddle bolts and a nice new FR 37mm fat brass block!  All this beast needs is it's neck. I sent it to Shane to use as reference for creating a replacement neck for another Cali project. Anxiously awaiting the return of both the MelonCali neck and the delivery of the replacement neck.

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On 9/4/2018 at 3:12 PM, DBraz said:

Sounds as good as it looks!

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Should sound even gooder now with a Gravelin in it! 😆  You had a go on it whilst it featured a Custom Custom.

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On 9/3/2018 at 9:20 PM, Steve Haynie said:

You better be passing out sunglasses before the show when you play that guitar. 

Na, that's part of it's appeal.

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