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My Dano tribute guitar

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My Dano tribute guitar

Postby Jonathan Conder » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:13 am

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Seems like forever and a day since I've been here, but hello to a lot of my "veteran" MIMF'ers who I've not chatted with in a while. This is a piece I made at work in between repairs, and these last 7 months as a full-time guitar repairperson have been some of the best of my life, and I owe a lot of you here a debt of gratitude for what I've learned along the way. This is a sampling of what I'm doing these days :)
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Re: My Dano tribute guitar

Postby Mark Swanson » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:54 pm

Well, welcome back Jonathan!
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Re: My Dano tribute guitar

Postby Bob Francis » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:02 pm

Looking good.
Are there any upgrades?
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Re: My Dano tribute guitar

Postby Jonathan Conder » Sun May 08, 2016 2:30 pm

Good to see you again, Mark Swanson!

This is completed now; the low-profiled switches are for on/off and phase-reversing of each pickup individually. The neck came from an Ibanez RG-470 that was literally rescued from a dumpster. I went semi-traditional with a 100k volume and 1M tone pot, and a Sprague Orange drop .047 cap. The bridge is an original Dano, but I made the Rosewood piece from a broken flat-top acoustic bridge. The side bindings are 4 wraps of drywall tape, sealed and edges coated with JB Weld to keep them from separating or fraying.

All in all, I'm very happy with the outcome, and the retro vs. modern style worked out well.
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Re: My Dano tribute guitar

Postby Bob Francis » Sun May 08, 2016 9:41 pm

IT looks great!
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