Flying banana

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Thrashmanzac, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    Hey guys/gals,
    I just thought i'd share some long overdue photos of the guitar I finished making a while ago.
    I've since added a few quarter tone frets on positions 2,3,5,7,9 and 12, but forgot to take any photos.
    It's not your average shred machine, but hopefully a few of you enjoy wacky shapes and 60's japanese flavour as much as i do :)

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    Really like that, very unique/interesting shape.
     
  3. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    Thanks man :)
    here's some more pics, including with the quarter tone frets.
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    That's some funky-ass .... you got going there, brother. I love the design, the old school pups, and then microtonal frets. It's like the past meets the future. Can you be in charge of design if I ever do a retro Japanese superhero movie? :lol: But seriously, this is one of the coolest and most original things I've seen on here.
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    thanks mate that means alot :yesway:
    the design was fun as hell to work with as i'm really keen to build some weird retro stuff now, it's cool to know people dig it :)
    i'd love to have anything to do with a retro japanese superhero movie :lol:
     
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    Dude that is like a Gretsch Billy-bo mated with a Diddly-bo. I dig it, until you put those quarter note frets in I would have insisted on a badass cover of La-Grange or something but now id just like to hear how you use them quarter notes.

    Cool work man.
     
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    +10 Style points for taking the picture in front of a similarly colored background.
     
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    Completely awesome build! Those added frets are so cool lookin! Cool headstock inlay(?) too.
     
  9. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    Thanks man :) It's not an inlay, just a logo, but i do plan on inlaying it on future builds. specs for the interested:

    Body Timber:
    Silver Silkwood

    Neck:
    Bolt on quarter-swan birdseye maple

    Fingerboard:
    Rosewood

    Fingerboard Radius:
    12 inches

    Fret Markers:
    2mm plastic dots

    Scale:
    25.5

    Fret Wire:
    Jim Dunlop 6105

    Bridge:
    wilkinson short tele

    Finish:
    Satin "banana yellow"

    Machines:
    vintage style 6 on a plate

    Bridge Pick Up:
    GFS NYII bridge pickup

    Neck Pick Up:
    GFS NYII neck pickup

    Controls:
    Master Volume
    3 way switch
     
  10. Hollowway

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    What does the logo mean? Is it a 2E or ZE, or...?
     
  11. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    it's ZE, just my initials :)
    I also got an artist friend to up draw something with the brief of "flying banana"
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    I think he nailed it
    his work can be found at: http://kitbennett.tumblr.com/
     
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    I dig that, a lot.
     
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    Wait, you know Jay Watson??!!!!
     
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    Really dig this guitar, lots of mojo! The body, and especially the heel are really interesting.

    Also dig the logo!
     
  16. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    Not really, i've met him a few times and he's been a legend though.
     
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    Is that microtonal one Stu's from King Gizzard?
     
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    Pictures are not working for me?
     

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