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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-06 8:45 AM (#543076)
Subject: Customizing a Custom



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Ever since I got my Custom Country Artist I hassled with its imperfections. I didn't like the cheap Schaller Hausers (awaited M6) and the factory guy who thought it was a good idea to put a natural bridge on a black Custom Legend top still should run if he'd cross my way...

But now, since Schaller introduced the great GrandTune tuners for classicals as well the time was right for a swap. And I stained the bridge as well.

Before:

http://www.ovationtribute.com/Acoustic%20Series/Folklore/Country_Artist_Custom_Order/Country_Artist_Custom_Order.html

 

And now:

The great Schaller GrandTunes with black rollers and black acrylic buttons:

 

Stained bridge, still drying:

 

Pics of the guitar, stringed and ready to go, will follow.

Best regards,

Kurt

 

 

 



Edited by Koenig Kurt 2018-04-06 8:47 AM
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-04-06 9:11 AM (#543077 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom


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Beautiful Kurt. Nice touches.
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Nancy
Posted 2018-04-06 9:39 AM (#543078 - in reply to #543077)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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I love detailing! It makes them unique, and your own!
Great Job Kurt!
I can't wait to see the finished Picture with the bridge black too!
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-06 9:48 AM (#543081 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Thanks Nancy!

I am a big fan of the new Schaller GrandTunes - and while the bridge is drying over night, you can look at the pics of my GrandTune customized Adamas here:

http://www.ovationfanclub.com/megabbs/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=37...
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arumako
Posted 2018-04-06 9:50 AM (#543082 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Location: Yokohama, Japan
Hope it's okay to comment on this thread. That's a super cool upgrade! Black bridge looks great. What kind of stain did you use?

Edited by arumako 2018-04-06 9:59 AM
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Patch
Posted 2018-04-06 9:54 AM (#543083 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: RE: Customizing a Custom



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You're a kindred spirit Kurt. I've done similar things to several of my instruments.

That's a definite improvement to the overall aesthetics of the instrument. Nice job!

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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-06 10:15 AM (#543086 - in reply to #543082)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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arumako - 2018-04-06 4:50 PM Hope it's okay to comment on this thread. That's a super cool upgrade! Black bridge looks great. What kind of stain did you use?

 

Hi arumako,

I ordered the stain Stewmac offers for ebony fingerboards - to find out it's usual fountain pen ink.

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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-06 10:18 AM (#543087 - in reply to #543083)
Subject: RE: Customizing a Custom



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Patch - 2018-04-06 4:54 PM

You're a kindred spirit Kurt. I've done similar things to several of my instruments.

That's a definite improvement to the overall aesthetics of the instrument. Nice job!

I don't do these things too much to my Ovations, since they are all quite perfect to my eyes - but I have no Martin or Santa Cruz that did not get some kind of treatment. tuners, glossing necks, slotting bridges and stuff.

There are times to play and times to give them the tool time treatment!

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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-06 10:29 AM (#543088 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Don't know if it's okay to post a link to another forum, but that's the usual treatment every new Martin gets:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/theunofficialmartinguitarforum/mixtu...
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MWoody
Posted 2018-04-06 6:50 PM (#543099 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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I approve!
Maybe search for the right inlay on the TRC now.
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-07 4:19 AM (#543101 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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All black:



Have a nice wekend,
Kurt
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2018-04-07 7:06 AM (#543103 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Nice wall. Some real beauties!
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DetlefMichel
Posted 2018-04-07 8:06 AM (#543104 - in reply to #543103)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Great job. I love guitar modding.
And I should think about a new wall hanger constellation, my guitars hang in line, you can store so many more guitars in the same space;-)
Is this a 1547 near the 87c?
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-07 9:17 AM (#543108 - in reply to #543104)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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DetlefMichel - 2018-04-07 3:06 PM

Is this a 1547 near the 87c?

 

Yep!

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arumako
Posted 2018-04-07 11:12 PM (#543125 - in reply to #543101)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Koenig Kurt - 2018-04-06 6:19 PM

All black:

Okay, hanging on the wall gives her some real distinction. WOW! That's gotta be the nicest nylon Custom Legend I've ever seen! Great job!

btw, thanks for responding to my ink question!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-04-07 11:38 PM (#543127 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Why am I thinking of Johnny Cash right now? Whatever.. that looks really nice!!
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2018-04-08 4:20 AM (#543131 - in reply to #543127)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Love O Fair - 2018-04-08 6:38 AM Why am I thinking of Johnny Cash right now?

Because you have the second sight? You see things? For example...

...this guitar on the other side of the room:

 

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marenostrum
Posted 2018-04-08 4:35 AM (#543132 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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Kurt, congrats on your wonderful collection.....
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Love O Fair
Posted 2018-04-08 1:42 PM (#543138 - in reply to #543076)
Subject: Re: Customizing a Custom



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@Keonig Kurt - >>>Because you have the second sight? You see things?<<<

Yes.. that could be it! A double whammy. Again, very nice!
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