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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:11 am 
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I promised my friend Colin that I would post pics of a guitar that Dave Collins made entirely out of ****** old fret wire that we didn't want to ever use on a real guitar. We bought Dave a new soldering iron that does it all and he liked it so much that he made this L-OO out of solder and fret wire as a result.

It's located at the top of the entry stairs to our shop and is the first thing along with Jimi that our clients see. Our Martin certification shares the wall.


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That is quite the art piece. Very cool!



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Excellent work Dave, love the tuners!
And thanks for letting us know and posting this Hesh.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:23 am 
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I hope you guys don't get sued for hat peghead shape. :)


Looks cool!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:26 am 
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Bryan Bear wrote:
I hope you guys don't get sued for hat peghead shape. :)


Looks cool!


laughing6-hehe I was wondering about that too. :)

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Just out of curiosity, how much does that weigh?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:33 am 
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I assume he fretted the neck after it was mounted to the body. . .

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Chris Pile wrote:
Just out of curiosity, how much does that weigh?


Feels like 3 - 4 lbs.

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I assume he fretted the neck after it was mounted to the body. . .


:D laughing6-hehe laughing6-hehe

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That is really cool!

I wonder if that is now considered as a fake Gibson by the new "rules" they told us...



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Yeah but how does it sound?



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Very, very cool and I'd like to see it in a nice black shadowbox with black lining like a guitar case, maybe a paisley patterned black or dark blue velvet? Add a couple flush mounted led lights, a glass front and it would fetch a thousand bucks all day long, maybe more?

When can we expect a Strat, Tele or Less (intentional LOL) Paul?

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jfmckenna wrote:
Yeah but how does it sound?


:) Not quite as good as the actual 1937 L-OO that he traced for the body shape likely. :)

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joe white wrote:
Very, very cool and I'd like to see it in a nice black shadowbox with black lining like a guitar case, maybe a paisley patterned black or dark blue velvet? Add a couple flush mounted led lights, a glass front and it would fetch a thousand bucks all day long, maybe more?

When can we expect a Strat, Tele or Less (intentional LOL) Paul?


I like that and may borrow it "Less" paul LOL! I think your artist eye is in fine form my friend that sounds very cool. In this town with the fake art fair next week that draws over a million folks with money burning a hole in their pockets that would be a big hit.

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Thank goodness he's busy with a successful repair business. I can't imagine what he would do if he had idle time.



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Hesh wrote:
joe white wrote:
Very, very cool and I'd like to see it in a nice black shadowbox with black lining like a guitar case, maybe a paisley patterned black or dark blue velvet? Add a couple flush mounted led lights, a glass front and it would fetch a thousand bucks all day long, maybe more?

When can we expect a Strat, Tele or Less (intentional LOL) Paul?


I like that and may borrow it "Less" paul LOL! I think your artist eye is in fine form my friend that sounds very cool. In this town with the fake art fair next week that draws over a million folks with money burning a hole in their pockets that would be a big hit.


Exactly! and just what do you get the guitarist who already has everything? Something to dress up his guitar room. Cost would be no object.

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rlrhett wrote:
Thank goodness he's busy with a successful repair business. I can't imagine what he would do if he had idle time.


Dave would likely have his very own thermonuclear research program or be curing cancer. Brilliant guy and a true renaissance man with many varied interests. I'm sure glad he's on our side... :)

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That is really cool though. We have a 'wire guitar' that came from Etsy if I'm not mistaken, hanging up in our living room. But it's not fret wire! I've been wanting to get one to hang outside my shop door.



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I'm betting it has a very 'open and airy' sound and is even more 'transparent' than maple



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They usually recommend using quartered stock for back and sides; I see in this case it was nickel. . .

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The perfect air guitar!



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