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  • brentrocks
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    https://youtu.be/-rYCKoSqJGo

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  • brentrocks
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    Originally posted by ICTGoober View Post
    That is outstanding! Enjoy it.
    THANKS BRO

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  • brentrocks
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    Originally posted by Snake Aces View Post
    It looks awesome! Rock on!
    THANKS BRO

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  • Snake Aces
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    It looks awesome! Rock on!

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  • brentrocks
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    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
    Wow, that came out great. What prompted you to undertake this project to begin with? It is such a weird guitar to hold, but they have their fans, indeed.
    THANKS DUDE! I saw the husk on ebay, and when i saw that it was built by Ron, i snagged it up!!! Ron Luczak is a VERY talented luthier!!!! I like Vs...the Modernes are kinda like Vs....its got that killer vintage 50s vibe!!! I just thought it would be a cool build.

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  • ICTGoober
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    That is outstanding! Enjoy it.

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  • Mincer
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    Wow, that came out great. What prompted you to undertake this project to begin with? It is such a weird guitar to hold, but they have their fans, indeed.

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  • brentrocks
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    All is well, that ends well....




    I picked up the husk from Dave last night. He did an AMAZING JOB!!! All nitro...and I didn't know this, but he used all the same materials in the finishing process that the Gibson Custom Shop uses (filler, lacquer, tint) Best $500 I ever spent on a guitar project!




    So I got it home and started to prep the body for assembly. All the holes were gummed up with filler and lacquer. Reamed out and cleaned out all the tuner holes and body cavity holes and started to assemble.




    These are the parts I used on this guitar....




    Kluson repro vintage style tuners

    Bennett Music Labs aluminum string trees

    CTS 500k pots

    Switchcraft toggle and jack

    .022 400v NOS Russian PIO capacitor

    Tonepros locking bridge and tailpiece

    Mad Hatter PAFs

    Custom pickguard made by Precision Guitar in Phoenix, AZ

    The husk was built by Ron Luczak in Flint MI




    The biggest problem I had was that the neck pickup lead was too short and I had to extend it. I know, the back plate looks like dog poop...I made that cover when i was attempting to finish it myself.




    Everything lined up and fit great. The intonation is spot on, the neck sets up perfect, the fretwork is perfect! The action is great too! This guitar is so light and resonant.




    The tone plugged in is out of this world!!! I'm so very happy with the finished product!!! Oh and it fits in the case I found too...that's a big plus!!!







    IMG_3975 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3976 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3977 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3978 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3979 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3982 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3968 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3970 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3971 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3985 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

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  • ICTGoober
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    Triple slick, Brent!

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  • brentrocks
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    It will be ready Tuesday

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  • brentrocks
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    I hit a stroke of luck....i found a Moderne case on Reverb. I have all my parts ready to go when its finished! The pickguard is being made right now.




    IMG_3743 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3741 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr




    IMG_3739 by brent HENDERSON, on Flickr

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  • Top-L
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    Sometimes it's better if you don't know how the sausage is made.

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  • blakejcan
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    I am in the camp of "you quit too soon". Not a knock on you by any means but more so that I think you could have pulled it off. I say only cause I am a moron and I was able to do it.

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  • Snake Aces
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    Hey, it's all good! Good on you for trying! You would have always wondered if you could have done it if you did not try. That is how I felt about mine.

    You are going to love how it looks when it is ready!

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  • ItsaBass
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    If it wasn’t specifically billed as dewaxed shellac, it probably wasn’t, and that might be the problem.

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