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Old 10-14-2017, 11:26 AM
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Default Offset rock-a-billy archtop "Showdown" complete.

In between repairs, some other builds, and changing dirty diapers, Ive been working on a rock-a-billy guitar. Some features:

Offset design
25 scale
16 lower bout
21.5 long
Gretsch style trestle bracing
Grestch style electronics
Bigsby
Eastern Maple

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Old 10-14-2017, 11:34 AM
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So far I've fit the parallel braces on the top but they are not glued yet. In some of the pictures the top looks off center in relation to the sides and mold. It's not glued on yet and it's just positioned off center in the photo. The back is carved and I will sand that this weekend. I'm going to give those trestle braces a go next week sometime but my two flat-tops are finished curing and ready for bridges, saddles, nuts, dressings and setups so this might take a seat on the bench for the next two weeks or so.
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Looking very cool, congrats!
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:19 PM
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Sanded the back and routed a side port this morning.
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Very interesting. I think it is going to be very cool.
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I made a little more headway on this guitar while routing a batch of necks for trussrods, carbon fiber and fingerboard indexing. Going to try and get the ears glued in and surface the headstock next.

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Default Offset rock-a-billy archtop by Anthony Lattanze

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Revisiting this guitar after some time away and made some headway this week in between my Eagles Super Bowl orgasms. After fitting the laminated spruce trestles, I got the box closed up and bound with a simple ABS white. Next is a little more recurve shaping and arch sanding before routing the dovetail mortise.


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I changed the scale length to 24.75
Ive decided to go candy apple red with gold hardware.
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Cool stuff Anthony! And thanks for completing the NFC East Superbowl bingo.
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Cool stuff Anthony! And thanks for completing the NFC East Superbowl bingo.


Thanks! Never thought I'd see the day.
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This is gonna be a wicked axe! Very interesting and very pretty too!

Thanks for sharing this.

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I love this body shape!! Really cool man. Im following along on this one!
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I know you already said, "Gretsch" style electronics but, man if this thing had P-90s...I might not be able to survive the night....
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I know you already said, "Gretsch" style electronics but, man if this thing had P-90s...I might not be able to survive the night....


I do enjoy but yeah going for a that filtertron kinda vibe on this one. Maybe next time!
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:29 PM
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Almost finished the arching. I took some photos while the luthier light was at peak hour. Got the faceplate on today too.
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What a fun project ... looks great so far!!!
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