325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

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Re: 325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

Postby (redamber) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:02 am

deaconblues wrote:
ratso wrote:Congrats Dan! I like it, but of course I may be a bit biased because V91 sits here beside me!


COOL! :D Thank you!


As a lucky owner of a 2008 Rose Morris 1996 re-issue, I thought that I had got the 325C58 model out of my head - but after reading this topic, I'm not so sure!

Great work, Dan
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Re: 325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

Postby (deaconblues) » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:12 am

redamber wrote:As a lucky owner of a 2008 Rose Morris 1996 re-issue, I thought that I had got the 325C58 model out of my head - but after reading this topic, I'm not so sure!

Great work, Dan


I was in the same situation...once. :) Those 1996's are very special.

So it looks like one of my pictures screwed up...here's the larger version again:

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And a headstock pic. My tech sanded down the nut so it looks one piece, but trust me, it's two!

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Re: 325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

Postby (glen_l) » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:59 am

Thanks for the extra pics Dan. It's looking very much like an early batch '58, albiet black :)
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Re: 325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

Postby (deaconblues) » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:01 pm

Thanks, Glen! I'm working on obtaining an aluminum bridge for it now.

I'm in between cutting an f-hole for it or getting a bevel done on the top edge. Either way I'll probably do a proper nitro refin sometime in the future.
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Re: 325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

Postby (glen_l) » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:35 pm

Just the bridge base should be all you need
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Re: 325c58 Conversion to '58 Spec

Postby (deaconblues) » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:09 pm

Not my best playing (and I'm still getting the hang of bending on a 325), but here's a clip for you guys:



Again, thanks to everyone who helped me with this project. The guitar plays great!
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