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Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:57 am
by Joseph Price
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

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:08 am
by Aaron Helt
Gorgeous!

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:23 pm
by Dan Smith
Sweet!
Different, unique, and quite lovely!

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:45 pm
by Freeman Keller
Lots of interesting little touches there, Joseph. Tell me more about the finish.

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 am
by Jason Rodgers
I dig. Great contouring, and the galvanized sheet metal pickguard is cool.

Yes, do tell about the finish.

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:52 am
by Joseph Price
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 :)

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:31 pm
by david frassetto
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?

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:44 pm
by Joseph Price
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

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:00 am
by Markku Nyytäjä
I love how the body edges are beveled. Looks très cool! 8-)

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:43 pm
by Gordon Bellerose
Great take on a classic.

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:59 am
by Joseph Price
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

Joseph