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Post by Dynamic Mike »

Anyone fancy a gold leaf guitar with silver plated hardware? Didn't think so.
https://www.duesenberg.de/en/guitars/st ... gold-leaf/
I'm a massive Duesenberg fan but even I can't get on board with this one.

I'm falling in love with this one though...
https://www.duesenberg.de/en/guitars/al ... m-bukovac/
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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At a rather more modest price than a Duesenberg, I liked this:

https://iconsshop.co.za/products/ibanezafc95contemporaryarchtophollow-bodyguitar

I think I am the only one, though, because they only made them for a couple of years.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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If that's real silver plate on the Duesenberg it'll need constant polishing or it'll tarnish like a b*stad.
The second link and the Ibanez are lovely though. I did look at a few Ibanez' before I built my hollow body but they were just a bit too much out of my price range.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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It is probably lacquered over and so will age much more slowly, rather like an old Gibson gold top.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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Ah yes, that would make more sense.
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Yes. Just found "PUR Clear-Coat protected". PUR seems to be a UV proof poly.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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blinddrew wrote: I did look at a few Ibanez' before I built my hollow body but they were just a bit too much out of my price range.


Was that from a kit? I really fancy having a go at building a hollow body or semi solid. Funny thing with Duesenberg is the guitars are really expensive but the pickups and tuners etc are very reasonable when purchased separately.

Not really touched another guitar since I got my Dropkick Murphys Alliance series semi.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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I'll try and find the thread...

EDIT: here you go https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 22&t=60871
My package turns up around page 4 I think...
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blinddrew wrote:My package turns up around page 4 I think


Is that safe for work BD?
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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BJG145 wrote:
blinddrew wrote:My package turns up around page 4 I think


Is that safe for work BD?


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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

Post by Random Guitarist »

Guess I'm in a minority as I kind of like the gold Duesenberg.

Loved those ibanez archtops as well and nearly bought one but this guitar won on the day. Wish I could have bought both.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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blinddrew wrote:I'll try and find the thread...

EDIT: here you go https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 22&t=60871
My package turns up around page 4 I think...

Very tempting but it says not recommended as a first build. I have plenty of woodworking experience but my electronics knowledge is close to zero. Should I start with something easier?
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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A bolt-on neck kit would be the place to start. The Harley Benton kits are the cheapest, most complete kits out there that I’ve come across, plus the electronics all have push-fit connectors. The body wood is functional rather than ‘pretty’, so best finished in a solid colour IMO.

Both body and neck gave been reasonably sanded flat and sprayed with a clear sanding sealer. So staining the body and neck means sanding that all off first, though spraying with tinted lacquer is an option.

I’ve got a HB Jazz Bass kit and it’s not bad at all. I’m not using any of the kit hardware as I bought it to use up stuff that I hadn’t used on other builds. But the kit hardware and electronics are standard Chinese kit fare, useable but not outstanding.

The only real woodworking necessary on most kits is shaping the paddle headstock.

The Pit Bull kits are of variable quality, some with really annoying faults, so it’s a bit hit and miss. But they do offer ‘prettier’ kits with nice veneers on them (which are often spoilt by being covered in glue spots which need removing first (not always possible). The LP kits are probably the most reliable set-neck kits, but I think the bolt-ons are the safest bet.

Hollow body kits really aren’t that more complicated to build than solid body kits. Getting the wiring harness inside is the hardest part, but using latex tubing makes things pretty easy, just adds time.

But you really need to learn to solder if you want to start building kits. It gives you so many more options.
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

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Dynamic Mike wrote:
blinddrew wrote:I'll try and find the thread...

EDIT: here you go https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 22&t=60871
My package turns up around page 4 I think...

Very tempting but it says not recommended as a first build. I have plenty of woodworking experience but my electronics knowledge is close to zero. Should I start with something easier?

Oops, I must have missed that bit about not being recommended as a first build.
In reality I didn't find it any more difficult than my bass so I'm not quite sure what's driving that. It is a bit nerve-wracking gluing the neck in but that's all about making sure you've done your prep.
And you don't really need electronics knowledge, just a soldering iron and the circuit diagram. Having a multi-meter to check continuity helps but I don't think that really counts as 'electronics'. :D
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Re: Emily Wolfe Epiphone Sheraton Stealth

Post by Dynamic Mike »

Thanks, I think I'm up for it. I've disassembled strats and teles for refinishing & I'll entrust the soldering to my son if it looks too tricky. I might even try a bit of MOP or epoxy inlay decoration. I'm retiring in September so time won't be in short supply. :)

If looks half as good as yours I'll be a happy man.
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