Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:42 am

As per a request, here's Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom guitar build. This is my first 'Bobby' guitar :smile: :smile: :smile:
Maple, walnut, ebony board, custom Io bridge, BYOC onboard effects -- Delay, Chorus, and Envelope as per Joe's desires "o)

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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:44 am

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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby tcsned » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:50 am

Looks awesome!!
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby ccw3432 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:58 am

Very nice Brian! It's going to be a beauty.
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby mkaufman » Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:19 am

Just curious.... why doesn't it have a swamp ash body?

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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:24 am

[quote="mkaufman"]Just curious.... why doesn't it have a swamp ash body?

It was never meant to be a replica... but the reasoning was two fold: Joe wanted something that was prettier than the ash, and something that was a little brighter sounding (I think I did read that Bob wanted a bit brighter sound than he was getting with the Fancy), so we settled on the flame maple.
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:30 am

Here's a pic of the layers... Walnut, maple,walnut, wenge, maple and the same mirrored. You can't see the flame of the core very well yet, it's very rough, just hit with a file.

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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby gmchart » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:48 am

There sure is plenty of action in the walnut.
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:55 am

Yeah, it's a really lovely piece "o) It's from northern California; it's beautiful, and it's renewable; you can't beat it. :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:02 pm

Here's the top plate. It's not glued on yet, as I plan to do the inlay first. The brown discoloration on the lower half is a bit of a slip with the saw (it's only about 1/32" deep)... it'll be gone when it's shaped.

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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby hippieguy1954 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:07 pm

Awesome work! Beautiful woods! Very cool seeing it evolve :smile:
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby flyingheelhook » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:14 am

beautiful!
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:16 pm

I finally got a piece of maple I'm happy with for the inlay... I tried a really nice piece of maple burl first, but it turned out to be too dark, not enough contrast with the walnut. This is just rough cut, I still need to clean it up, and cut the other two pieces, but I like it "o)
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Re: Joe's Cowboy Fancy inspired custom build

Postby milobender » Tue May 31, 2016 8:44 pm

Update pics :smile: :smile: :smile:

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