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  3. DetroitBlues

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    First Heritage Uke
  4. Millennium Maestro

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    If anyone finds a Heritage woman... Send her my way!
  5. Gitfiddler, I'm really glad you suggested a Heritage MAN. Couldn't find all the parts I would need for a Heritage woman.
  6. Gitfiddler

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    Ha ha! Well done, Lyle!
  7. In no time at all you'll be able to play like these evil guitar minions.
  8. Many manufacturing businesses fail because they make too many variants of their products instead of concentrating in their core lines. Far better to stop producing the stuff that rarely sells and move it into a special bracket for custom builds and make a an extra percentage. As to buy direct, it's a sure way to lose retail customers.
  9. OK, how about this? Not much I could do about the thick eyebrows.
  10. mark555

    Heritage Guitar Family Photos

    My 555 prior to fitting the Duesenberg trem.
  11. mark555

    Looking for a 535, Is This A Good Deal?

    On a personal note I would not buy a guitar that has had extra holes drilled in it. just wait a bit longer and a 535 will show up that is much better. If you want to fit a trem bar, Duesenberg manufacture one that can be retro fitted in minutes that will not need any holes drilled for it to work, you just swap the stop bar for the trem, and in my opinion (I have one fitted to my 555) it is a much better trem than a bigsby. Hope this helps.
  12. If you need a short finger tailpiece to complete the build call Peter at ABM in Germany he'll fix you right up in about 12 weeks.
  13. High Flying Bird

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    Just burned two pieces of rosemary and killed a chicken and spilled it's blood on your photo. You should be fine in a few days.
  14. Rich get an opinion from Doctor Wendel Corey. That should fix you right up.
  15. Millennium Maestro

    Leveled my frets, tried something different, it worked!

    Recently sold this and I loved the fretless feel.
  16. TalismanRich

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    I like the idea of a short scale neck. Who needs more than 5 frets anyway. As for having spare time after retirement, its simply not true. I'm trying to spend more time improving my health, so after watching Dr Phil, Dr Oz, The Doctors, and General Hospital there's not much day left! I am hoping to find time to work on my law degree. There seem to be some excellent classes on jurisprudence during the day.
  17. Yea, with the strings closer to the fret board there is less overpowering and having a slight sharpness while chording. The frets are more like an early 70s custom but with a bit more height.
  18. You're gonna need more maple!
  19. Just add some glue, and wallah!
  20. An electric mandolin might be easier.
  21. That's kinda what a PLEK machine does, only it costs a whole lot more and it only removes what material is needed and nothing more.
  22. DC Ron

    NGD

    I'm the original owner of Tim's pictured Golden Eagle, which I think is one of the most perfect guitars ever made, BUT... WOW!!! Your Millennium Eagle is breathtaking. ENJOY!
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  24. Millennium Maestro

    Leveled my frets, tried something different, it worked!

    Way to go, Experimentation leads to discovery! I actually like the lower fret, I can't over muscle the strings. Have fun!
  25. I have leveled my frets on the Goldtop for the 3rd time. I play hard, lots of bending and often, so frets don’t stay perfect for long on any of my guitars. One problem I have with tall frets is the strings developing ridges at each fret. Usually after one gig my strings are shot and I have to change them. This time I leveled them with a radius block as usual but took the frets down more than usual and did not crown them after. The result are wider frets that help spread the pressure on the string and not literally destroy the string. I played a 2 hour gig this morning and played it hard for a couple of hours the day before, about the same as one bar gig. No dents in the strings! It also made bending feel smoother BUT it also made a bit more finger contact with the fret board which is not so great for bending. In the end I dig the change and can live happily with a little give and take.
  26. Gitfiddler

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    Instead of a guitar, why not create an artsy-fartsy "Heritage Man"? Just rearrange and add a few parts for arms and legs, then frame him for wall art.
  27. Spectrum13

    Thinking of building my own Heritage guitar

    Just get a set of tuners, strings and a tailpiece..go to go
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