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Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

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Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Joseph Price » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:57 am

Hello. Been a member here for nearly 20 years but only recently had the nerve to show my work.

This is my "Fullatone" model - my take on a T style. With a lot of curves and chamfers!
Specs as follows

Body:Swamp ash
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
FIngerboard: Old Dark East Indian Rosewood
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Pickups SD Jb Junior bridge and lil 59 neck
Switching - Schaller PRS switch.
Pickguard - Galvanised Steel - bandsaw cut and filed/smoothed by hand. Took ages!
Finish - "Powdered" Shellac plus white powder padded on and cut back with 800 grit 3m Paper.

The thinking behind this was try to get Hot Les paul tones and still retain maximum quack in the coil splits.
I moved the bridge further back from the neck route - the saddles are waaayyy further forward. This changes the break angle from the saddle to the Ferrule hole from nearly 60 degrees to a more LP like 30 degrees.

The pickups have a strong ceramic magnet which naturally compresses the tone significantly - but because the
front and rear pups relative distance is the same as a T style guitar they coil split remarkably well.

The chamfers are rasped in with Dragon rasps and the japanese chemically treated files. They are not a consitent radius.
The actual outline of the guitar is extremely close to a regular T style but the chamferstrick the eye somewhat.

Hope you guys enjoy. I have learnt a hell of a lot from this forum for a really long time.
All the best, Joseph
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Aaron Helt » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:08 am

Gorgeous!
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Dan Smith » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:23 pm

Sweet!
Different, unique, and quite lovely!
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Them kids was fast as light-nin.
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Freeman Keller » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:45 pm

Lots of interesting little touches there, Joseph. Tell me more about the finish.
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Jason Rodgers » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 am

I dig. Great contouring, and the galvanized sheet metal pickguard is cool.

Yes, do tell about the finish.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Joseph Price » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:52 am

Thanks Guys. I crushed chalk into blonde shellac and padded it on over
white timbermate filler. I dont think i will do it again as though it feels nice
and isn't too thick it was a nightmare to do!

I think just satin white poly or nitro would have been fine :)
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby david frassetto » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:31 pm

real cool take on a classic. I like the beveling and the interesting intersections it has. I don't see any screws on the pickguard. How is it attached? hidden magnets?
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Joseph Price » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:44 pm

The pickguard is glued down with this 3M tape which is really thin
and quite powerful. I wanted to make sure it was flush and get the look without screws
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Markku Nyytäjä » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:00 am

I love how the body edges are beveled. Looks très cool! 8-)
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:43 pm

Great take on a classic.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Postby Joseph Price » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:59 am

Thanks Guys! I really appreciate the positive comments.
it *only took me 25+ years and an inspired 4 hours to come up with something
"new". :P

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