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My VV project – work in progress…

Postby tukoztukoz » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:47 am

As I was thinking about buying another guitar to calm down my GAS (I’ve noticed some nice guitars I don’t have, like some US Telecaster, or a Jake E lee style Charvel, or a Gibson SG…), I remembered my old VV project that involved transforming an old wrecked Matsumoku guitar into a VV model. No money to spend here, but a lot of work to do…
I checked and observed the pictures I found on the net. My Jackson RR pro helped me to do the first drawing too. I didn't think VV guitars were so big...
If you (guitar pros especially) won’t make too much fun of me, and if Vinnie won’t sue me for this :evil: , I’ll show you the next steps of my handyman project. It’ll take a while, but I’m sure I’ll be faster than TJ Monster to finish mine :D
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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby Slayer » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:11 am

This will be interesting to see this develop. Please continue to post pictures of your progress

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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby Streetbeat » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:48 pm

great post !!!
please pics of the full process !!!
hope you get it as cool as the originals !!!

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Postby tukoztukoz » Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:11 am

Thanks, that will encourage me to do it!
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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby tukoztukoz » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:19 am

I did some job today on the guitar, slowly : I cut some wood and prepared the place for the Floyd. I also found a name for this guitar . It will be the '86 TRASHBIN PS , as it came from a trashbin and the color will be pink and silver. Still a long way to go...
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Postby poserboy71 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:23 am

I like the original shape of that guitar.
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Postby Streetbeat » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:42 am

Go Tuko !!!

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Postby tukoztukoz » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:11 am

I like the original shape of that guitar.
Thanks. I did that years ago, trying to do something like a Vox guitar. I didn't know how to finish it then. Now I've got an idea. I think it'll work...
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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby birnie » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:16 am

This is great !
I thought about doing this to my old Ibanez, but you know, didn't get past the thinking stage ;)
I love the fret board pattern!

Hope it works out.
Is the headstock damaged? ripped off on one side?
What the plan there?

Pics, pics and more progress pics please :D

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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby tukoztukoz » Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:11 am

I love the fret board pattern!

Is the headstock damaged? ripped off on one side?
What the plan there?

Pics, pics and more progress pics please :D
The fret board pattern is cool, but I'd like to have the Jackson marks. The problem with the actual marks is they won't be covered by the Jackson marks... I'll have to decide...

The headstock is damaged, but I think I have a solution...

Pics will follow. I've been busy with the Floyd installation. I sincerely hope no luthier works like me...

The important thing is that I still think I'll succeed!

It would have been though much more easier to work on a Jackson with a Floyd...
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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby tukoztukoz » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:56 am

I've been working on the headstock, kind of AZG shape 8) 8) .
Aluminium allows me to make those edgy shapes.
At the end, paint will cover everything.
My headstock will be a deadly weapon...
Yeah yeah yeah!
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Postby Streetbeat » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:05 am

Cool stuff

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Postby Slayer » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:11 pm

This going to be interesting and I think that you are courageous!

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Postby poserboy71 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:14 pm

That headstock is IN-FUCKING-SANE !!!!
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Postby shramiac » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:15 pm

Actually, I wonder if a Speedloader Floyd Rose would suit this better?? No tension on the headstock at all!
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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby birnie » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:56 pm

Awesome !
Looking good :)
Keep the eyes away huh? Yikes

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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby tukoztukoz » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:16 am

This headstock is as screwed as Vinnie!
I tried the Floyd with two strings. Seems to work
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Postby Slayer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:53 am

Very creative!

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Postby Streetbeat » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:05 am

Looking good, im sure after its all covered in paint it will look great unless you are going for a beat up stage worn look which is cool as well.
i really like the rat rod look reminds me of Chris Holmes Yellow guitar

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Postby tukoztukoz » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:00 am

That part of Holmes' guitar is amazing!
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Postby Streetbeat » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:03 am

Yes i love that !!!!!

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Postby shramiac » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:30 am

That poor Jackson Star!
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Postby tukoztukoz » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:35 am

Lots of V's for today!
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Postby tukoztukoz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:55 pm

Now I ve got to do the same thing with the back...
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Postby shramiac » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:34 am

You know... this is getting cooler looking with every picture! Kudos.
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Postby wolfgang161272 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:58 am

Wow, great !

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Postby Streetbeat » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:29 am

VERY VERY COOL !!!
Congrats !!!

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Postby tukoztukoz » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:17 am

Thanks a lot! I've always liked to do things like that : a general idea, then the execution with all the unexpected complications...
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Postby Slayer » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:18 am

Amazing!

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Postby tukoztukoz » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:14 am

... a few pics before mastic/filler and screws, lots of screws...
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Postby Slayer » Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:12 am

This is going to be fascinating to see what the finished product looks like and sounds like. This may be the first attempt known of a guitar modified into a Double V?

Can't hardly wait for you to finish this project!

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Postby Genebaby » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:49 pm

Amazing what you're doing.

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Postby shramiac » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:31 pm

Looks like you hired the termites from hell to shape the guitar! :lol:
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Postby tukoztukoz » Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:10 am

Looks like you hired the termites from hell to shape the guitar! :lol:
You've guessed right! I got them from Meredith's termites raising at TM1. All signed! :D
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Postby tukoztukoz » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:01 am

Screws are done. I did another back piece, because the other one wasn't ok.
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Postby shramiac » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:55 am

Just amazing!
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Postby poserboy71 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:01 pm

Seems like you are walking around the mountain. Cool guitar though !!!!
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Postby Slayer » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:05 pm

This is really so creative. Never in a million years could I have imagined doing something like this but this really looks cool. How did this guitar play before you modified it?

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Postby tukoztukoz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:49 am

This is really so creative. Never in a million years could I have imagined doing something like this but this really looks cool. How did this guitar play before you modified it?
I have no idea... A friend found it in a trashbin and gave it to me. It was half of a double-guitar.
I think it'll sound ok as it is a japanese guitar from the end of the seventies/early eighties.

I did some mastic/refill today. Everything gets well hidden...
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Postby Slayer » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:45 pm

Ok how does the neck profile feel in your hand? What shape is the neck?

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Postby tukoztukoz » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:23 pm

The neck profile is fine, I think it's a C shape. Unfortunately I'll have to paint it, because wood is not very vinnyish...
This neck is also strangely narrow : I'll have to work on the locking Floyd piece to get the first and sixth string on the frets...
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Postby tukoztukoz » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:40 am

It was like working as a dentist on a big tooth today, with a dremel as dental bur... Wolfi knows about that!
Still have to sandpaper it
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Postby metatron » Sat Feb 21, 2015 4:12 pm

Hey, tukoztukoz. Before I ask this question, let me state what you have done is brilliant. But I'm just wondering. Wouldn't it been better to slice off the whole neck, as in you'd end up with a neck thru situation and then attach the wings instead of jigsaw puzzling the thing together.
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Postby Slayer » Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:55 am

It was like working as a dentist on a big tooth today, with a dremel as dental bur... Wolfi knows about that!
Still have to sandpaper it

Outstanding and creative Tukoz!

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Postby tukoztukoz » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:21 am

Hey, tukoztukoz. Before I ask this question, let me state what you have done is brilliant. But I'm just wondering. Wouldn't it been better to slice off the whole neck, as in you'd end up with a neck thru situation and then attach the wings instead of jigsaw puzzling the thing together.
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Thanks for the compliment.
You're right, I even thought the same a few days ago about slicing the neck. I think at the beginning I wanted to keep the maximum of the original wood, and I didn't want any "wings movements", since the plates are made of 2 slices of aluminium and 1 thicker slice of plastic.
I didn't want to work with wood because that would have been a real luthier's difficult work, and those wings are so pointy. I don't have the right machines too, but maybe I'll get one or two woodmachines someday. Woodworking is nice, which is not the case with metal and resins/mastic...
Let's say this guitar is some sort of a poetic artisanal amateur sculpture...

I checked its weight : 3kg500 without pick-ups and metal parts.
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Postby Slayer » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:28 am

7.71 # before hardware so the is going to come in over 8#

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Re: My VV project – work in progress…

Postby poserboy71 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:05 am

This has actually given me an idea. Making small metal caps to put on the tips of our favorite pointy guitars to avoid Vin-fin-damage.
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