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 Post subject: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:07 am 
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I finished this Aquaglo 340/12 last weekend, as a match to the Aquaglo 325 I did for the same customer, who will identify himself should he choose to do so...

This started out as a MG 330/12. I added the 3rd pickup, stripped the MG finish, and redid it ot match the 325 in Aquaglo. This one really had nice flame to the top and back, and the color being transparent really shows it off to good advantage! I topped off the refinish by making a set of gold guards for it. I think it'll end up with vintage knobs, though.

Here are a couple of process shots when it was in my booth:




And with its little brother in front of a nice '80s RG90 SS amp:




A nice closeup:



And a shot of the two Aquaglos with a Popsicle Orangeglo 330 that I redid for Mantamusic man, Tim:

(Yes, I made the guards and added the Bigsby, too. Note the Bigsby mod to remove the treble-side screw boss. Also, it has an acoustic TRC for photo purposes, while I wait for a new TRC from RIC. )



Finally, totally off-topic, I found this nice pic of Bill Yantz's '69 365OS, which I restored for him a year ago, correcting a lot of damage when a previous owner hogged out the top in order to slam in some humbuckers...

It was recently sent in by FedEx for repairs to shipping damage, and poses in front of my '66 blackface Bandmaster:



Sharp-eyed viewers will notice the '62 Dynacord Tape Echo unit on the floor, too. This is identical to a Klemt, as used in the Kaiserkeller and Indra back in the day.


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:13 am 
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Sir, you are an artiste! Fantastic jobs, all. I really like what you've done to the 330/12 - the grain is really enhanced with the Aquaglo finish. Tres chic!


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:14 am 
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The finish really shows off the nice pattern in the wood. It looks great!

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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:42 am 
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Nice job. Enhorabuena!


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:48 am 
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The wood looks AWESOME on the 340! This was also the best pic i've seen yet of the popsicle-glo 330.

Of course, Yantz's Azureglo 360 is the stuff dreams are made of. Great pic!


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:58 am 
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OH,PAUL!You have out-done yourself!That 365/OS would look SO GOOD with my Azureglo 4003,I'm looking for a beater to send you for a proper re-fin!


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:15 am 
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Finally, totally off-topic, I found this nice pic of Bill Yantz's '69 365OS, which I restored for him a year ago, correcting a lot of damage when a previous owner hogged out the top in order to slam in some humbuckers...


Damn! that 365 is gorgeous! How can I contact you to have some restorative work done to my AG Blue 360 WB? I have an 80s model with the "paddle" headstock and want to have the headstock trimmed to the 60s style profile and possibly a refinish. I probably wouldn't go completely crazy and ask for the old style inlays though.

Please let me know. Email: sadlsore@hotmail.com


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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:43 am 
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My 330 also had a couple of noticeable dings and some white paint on the neck when I first bought it used. That was the reason it was sent in but it evolved in a Popsickle Orangeglo accented in gold after some e-mails. JJ really did a great job or restoring the whole thing and making the front grain jump out. Can't wait to get my hands on it and use that Bigsby whammy bar!

Thanks Paul!

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MMM

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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
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Thanks, MMM! It'll be winging its way to you shortly.

Bluerick, my e-mail address is in my profile.

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 Post subject: Re: MORE AQUAGLO MADNESS
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:50 am 
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Paul,

Absolutely stunning....as usual!!!

And what's the story on the RIC amp?


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