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sycamore
Posted 2014-04-16 4:52 AM (#485176)
Subject: Hofner Longy


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Have a Hofner Shorty travel guitar. http://www.hofner-guitars.com/electric-guitars/solid-body-guitars/s...

I like almost everything about it except the small body makes it hard to hold and makes it neck-heavy.

So... I thought I'd make a full-size body and transplant the neck, hardware etc. to it. It has one humbucker, vol and tone control, sort of a combined bridge/saddle. Might add a single-coil too.

Design ideas anyone? I like a telecaster type body but it might look funny with the headstock.

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sycamore
Posted 2014-04-16 4:59 AM (#485177 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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Ovation Viper or Preacher shapes might work too. Anyone got approximate dimensions?

Once I can cut out the shape, and get the neck pocket right, I can work out the details later!

Edited by sycamore 2014-04-16 5:11 AM
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MWoody
Posted 2014-04-16 7:02 AM (#485179 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy



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Here's an offering.

In there is a Tacoma Papoose and a Woody version, both A scale.

On the left is a Deacon shaped home spun.

A short scale on the Deacon shape would be nice!



Edited by MWoody 2014-04-16 7:04 AM
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MWoody
Posted 2014-04-16 7:13 AM (#485180 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy



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Also, here is a Papoose Neck on a chambered solid body Papoose.



Edited by MWoody 2014-04-16 7:14 AM
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sycamore
Posted 2014-04-16 8:50 AM (#485182 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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Thats what Im talkin about!

Actually the Shorty is a full scale (or very close to it). All I need now is a lump of hardwood.
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-17 4:28 PM (#541680 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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I thought about this for 4 years and then... Cherry veneered MDF is not a traditional tonewood but hoping it will work out
Based on
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-17 4:31 PM (#541681 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: RE: Hofner Longy


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Based on Viper body. Will be heavy so might rout out some cavities.
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-17 4:38 PM (#541683 - in reply to #541681)
Subject: RE: Hofner Longy


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Pictures
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-17 4:47 PM (#541684 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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https://flic.kr/p/23UesR2
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alpep
Posted 2018-03-18 4:28 PM (#541698 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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some days I wish I kept that papoose project
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-27 8:16 AM (#541883 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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Getting there. Sounds quite dark on the humbucker. Might add a single couil too.
https://flic.kr/p/24sPhQu
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-28 3:18 AM (#541890 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-28 3:18 AM (#541891 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-28 10:05 AM (#541893 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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Getting lots of noise when plugged in to battery am
All the hardware is the same as before except for the bridge. Bridge is connconnected to the negative terminal of volume pot. It gets quieter when i touch the metal casimg of the plug. Any ideas what might cauae this?
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sycamore
Posted 2018-03-28 10:05 AM (#541894 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: Re: Hofner Longy


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Getting lots of noise when plugged in to battery am
All the hardware is the same as before except for the bridge. Bridge is connconnected to the negative terminal of volume pot. It gets quieter when i touch the metal casimg of the plug. Any ideas what might cauae this?
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sycamore
Posted 2018-06-24 10:37 AM (#544211 - in reply to #485176)
Subject: RE: Hofner Longy


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Just need a selector switch but sounds pretty good with both P90s
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