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 Post subject: Re: LOTS OF NEW PROJECTS FROM PAUL W!
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:46 am 
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nightfire wrote:
Paul posted a picture on Jul 20 on this forum.Page 29,I think.



Haha, so funny. I definitely see a pretty boy there, and no wonder he's so good, he started before he got out of nappies :lol:

Can you spot the similarity :shock:

I think I'd better run now,,,,before he catches up with me, I'd head for the hill if I were you too :lol:


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:19 am 
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Does anyone know a source for the crushed MOP inlay used on the fretboard on page 4 of this thread? Thanks for any help locating this stuff.


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 Post Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:16 am 
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Greg, you can buy it from the Duke of Pearl. No kiddin'!

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jingle_jangle wrote:
Greg, you can buy it from the Duke of Pearl. No kiddin'!


Well, for the moment anyway.

http://tinyurl.com/dop-lacey


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JohnHall wrote:
jingle_jangle wrote:
Greg, you can buy it from the Duke of Pearl. No kiddin'!


Well, for the moment anyway.

http://tinyurl.com/dop-lacey

Ah, the wonders of bureaucracy.....

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Thanks for the help. I had actually been to that site but didn't find what I was after. He's got so much, it's a little hard to sift through it all. The sparkle MOP is exactly the stuff and it's priced very fairly (unlike the knife handle shops I've seen it listed with).


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I knew it was too good to be true. Finally started to make my order and was told there was a minimum of $300 per order. :shock:


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 Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:25 am 
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...then you need to read a bit more on his site. He has dealers, too, who sell in small quantities.

$300.00 per order, huh? Used to be $1000.00...

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Gotta keep this thread alive.I'm expecting news........!!!!!!


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 Post Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:19 am 
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I'll help pass the time, Philip!

Here's a sampling of projects that have gone through my shop in the last few months.

First, a built-from-scratch (with RIC's approval), 4005 8-string bass. This began as a restoration of a 4005, which turned out to be so far gone that the owner and I got John Hall's agreement to build a new body and neck, and transfer the original hardware and jackplate to this new build. The old body was bandsawn up.

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The headstock has been nicknamed "potato head" because of its amorphic silhouette. I love how crazy it looks, especially from the back. The shape makes sense when looking at the back, because it fits the tuner footprints and key clearances like a glove. Get ready for an explosion in a hardware store!

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I'm working on two '67 425-450Ss...the ones with the Japanese "Boyd" vibratos, that were sold as "student models". One is Azureglo, and is nearly finished. Last week I placed the finishing touches on its brother--an all-Jetglo version. Here's a closeup...

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...and here it is with a similar treatment done to a bass--a Shadow-inspired fretless 4001 with checkerboard purfling, black binding, and 1/2" pickup spacing. Strings are black-nylon-wrapped Rotosound flats:

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Here's a closeup of the bass only; this one was finished last week, too:
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Several acoustics have gone through the shop since I last posted any photos. The most recent is this 730S/12 with fishtail headstock, composite-reinforced ultra-slim neck, chrome hardware, and the latest LRBaggs "Anthem" double-element acoustic pickup:

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Back in January, I delivered this custom Blueburst 700C/12 to So Cal., while we were attending NAMM:

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It has crushed paua shell in the darker edges. You can see the purplish iridescent flecks in this shot:

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Anyway, I'll post projects more frequently. There are always interesting things passing through.

Philip, it's in the hopper!

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