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    Default Hello Frankenstein

    Here's pics of my reworked Frankenstein. My sons birthday is in February... I think I'll suprise him with it.






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    Damn Kyle! That sure looks better than the one you did for me!!!!

    I see you are getting better at not showing the wood grain in the paint. How did you do that? Did you use filler? You didn't do that on mine.

    Thanks for sharing...

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    It's Swamp Ash instead of Northern.
    By the way, I enjoy the box of toys you traded for the guitar every day... well, once a week... okay I have a wife and kids so more like once a month. This one isn't perfect, but it's close. I have a blank I'm about to cut up for myself and I matched the paint on the Fender exactly too so it will be an exact copy of "the exact copy".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    It's Swamp Ash instead of Northern.
    By the way, I enjoy the box of toys you traded for the guitar every day... well, once a week... okay I have a wife and kids so more like once a month. This one isn't perfect, but it's close. I have a blank I'm about to cut up for myself and I matched the paint on the Fender exactly too so it will be an exact copy of "the exact copy".
    No problem Kyle. Enjoy the toys! Is the swamp ash lighter? My frankie is really heavy. I ended up sanding the paint somewhat to relic it some more and the neck is aged much more now than when i got it from you. I am not done with it but the sanding on the paint a bit removed some of the shine and the grain isn't as noticeable.

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    Before you go and do something drastic like giving that to your son, how much $? Heck, the kid might nick or scratch it...

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    Is that a birds eye maple neck you have on it, where did you get it and how much did the neck cost if you don't mind sharing...Thanks
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    That's a nice looking guitar. Good job!


    Does anyone know the story on the blue paint? I've seen it on the Frankie before and I've always wondered about it. I always thought the guitar started out black, then white, then red. Was it ever blue?







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    The blue from what I know was an accident with some blue paint and does actually exist on the real frankie.

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    Now how could you tell if he scratched it?...
    It is Birdseye... I made it. It cost me 12 hours.
    It's the same blue as what is on the logo on the Anvil Case... coincidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    Now how could you tell if he scratched it?...
    That was my lame attempt at a joke... in this case your only worry would be if he restored it to perfect condition. My 10 year old son is still "relicing" (beating up) a half or three quarter size First Act guitar with a single coil and built-in speaker. It's kind of cool though since I can get vibrato and chorus-like sounds just by flexing the neck as I play on it.

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    My reply was my attempt so I guess our humor sucks!

    I just finished setting it up and man this thing rocks! My Divebomb WarEd pickup is outstanding if I may say so myself. The action is lower than the Fender. I actually make my necks slightly thicker (about 1/32") so I don't need to shim the neck. The pick in the pocket is just a sliver off the top of a pick glued in to look like it's there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    The blue from what I know was an accident with some blue paint and does actually exist on the real frankie.
    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    It's the same blue as what is on the logo on the Anvil Case... coincidence?
    Thanks for the info. I'd always wondered about that.







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    The work that some of you guys offer never ceases to amaze and astound me. I swear, the techniques and quiet attention to detail on display here point toward lucrative opportunities in the special effects field, in the private sector or perhaps the CIA. And I intend that as a compliment.

    Sincerely, this is outstanding work. Thank you for sharing it.
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    You guys are mad talented. From the frankenstein replicas you guys pop out to some of the other incredible guitars. VH Links is home to some very very skilled people!

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    Well, consider this my resume and have the CIA call me. I have other qualifiers in my background too.
    I appreciate the compliments, this was really just a practice run, the next one is mine and it's going to be scary.
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