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My New Custom “Axe”

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Andrew Heck, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Andrew Heck

    Andrew Heck AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    D6CAA80D-9E8E-4DEC-A510-BA31D66993A1.jpeg 214F429A-B4B7-4EE6-93FC-FBF915B49F24.jpeg 81F0B076-9274-4D0D-9C1A-ECDD29AC6E60.jpeg I had the neck and rim made by Mark Hickler, he also set the neck, disassembled it and shipped it to me unfinished. I had been prowling the internet for vintage hardware for several months and was ready when it arrived, but first I had to finish sand the neck and sandwich a couple of layers of shellac between coats of oil varnish. The last few days have been spent setting up the neck relief, finishing the nut, adjusting head tension, and getting the action just right. She plays in tune up and down the neck and has a crisp attack with a bell like voice. I really don’t want to put her down.
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  2. louisjames

    louisjames The "real" Louis James Subscriber

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    Very sweet. Please post some sound clips when you can.
     
  3. Dave_1962

    Dave_1962 Lunatic Member

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    You've done a lovely looking job sir!
    So what's her name?_:)
     
  4. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Seconded!
     
  5. Binkman

    Binkman AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    pics don't do it justice ! That took a lot of hours.. and bet the fingering/ neck is touch effortless.
     

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