Alligator project on a budget III

Alligator project on a budget III

Postby JonnyBoy » Wed May 05, 2010 11:45 pm

Here's my alligator, bad pic since my good camera is at my sister in laws, which means I'll get it back next year or so....
Anyway I thought I would let you guys see it...
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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby brutusbuck45 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:32 am

Wow. Great job! Did you fabricate the stoptail from the brass kickplate, as well? How did you handle the tremolo cavity? Did you fill it or just cover it with
the tone wood?

Again, nice job!

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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby JonnyBoy » Thu May 06, 2010 5:00 am

You can't see but I bought a hard tail. It has a tune o matic and yes I did cut and glue the weirdest piece of wood, or rather shaped it, to fit snug and flush with the surface. I made it from some mahogany I had. I had to shim the neck a little to get the intonation set up right, but it sounds so good!! I just put an OBEL with a switch on it last night and another jack plate next to the original. I am going to play it tonight at practice to see how it does, so far it is very Jerry '72-73. Thanks....
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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby tcsned » Thu May 06, 2010 5:36 am

very, very nice Jonny. You got a real sweet axe!
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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby strumminsix » Thu May 06, 2010 6:35 am

NICE!
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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby waldo041 » Thu May 06, 2010 7:19 am

nice work!

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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby RiverRat » Thu May 06, 2010 7:31 am

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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby jdsmodulus » Thu May 06, 2010 8:25 am

Grate job! :cool:
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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby Good Times » Thu May 06, 2010 8:38 am

Looks fantastic :cool:
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Re: Alligator project on a budget III

Postby JonnyBoy » Thu May 06, 2010 1:21 pm

RiverRat wrote:Nice... another one becomes a member of the Ghetto Gator Gang!


Thanks for the official invitation into the most exclusive club on this site. I'z Beez much obliged!

Thanks for all y'alls nice words.
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