'Building' a Danelectro 58 DC

Non-Tokai guitar discussion area.

Moderator: ned

marcusnieman
Guitar God
Posts: 9030
Joined: Thu May 22, 2003 8:48 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

Post by marcusnieman » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:48 am

It's coming along.... looks cool.

lifeline
Guitar God
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:36 am
Location: Wilts UK

Post by lifeline » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:55 am

Looking good Olav.

JuniorEnthousiast
Guitar God
Posts: 316
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:11 am
Location: ?cker?'s loge

Post by JuniorEnthousiast » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:12 am

I got the body and neck back from Oigun a couple days ago when he finished painting. Took him some time, but he got it just right, also he had good reason to make me wait a bit, with finishing his AwardWinningHollowbody. What a thing of beauty that is.

It's already got fingerprints all over it, coz I had to fondle it on the way home...

Image

So I bolted on the neck

Image

using these bad boys, T25 bit... :shock:

Image

layed out the bridge

Image

never done a nut before so I thought I'd start with a plastic one

Image

layed out knobs and pg

Image

Did some soldering for which I can't find the pics, did some panicking when I thought I had drilled a hole in the wrong place, did a lot of calming down when I realized I hadn't and did some stringing up and test playing.
Nut needs working on, but I figure I'll do what Oi suggested and don't muck around with a plastic nut if I'm gonna replace it with an aluminum one in the end. Make yourself an aluminum from the getgo! Hai Sensei...

Still needs doing is the pickguard for which the pdf I got from TDPRI-member mgdesigns is a perfect drop in solution. Thanks again for that. I ordered some funky looking wallpaper to use on the sides and under the clear perspex pg. Purists won't agree with the pattern I chose but I think it's just deeeeeeeeeeeelicious.
Also need to do a little experimenting with the 3 tone switch that's on the original, haven't gotten round to that. I did wire it up with the 1Meg pots and a cap I had lying around. Gotta say if this thing is gonna sound any better and brighter than with the cap I've got in it (from an old LP copy, so prob around .47?) I might just flip my everloving mind. I'll shoot and post a video today.
va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
my guitars at LGTf; http://www.leftyguitartrader.com/forum/ ... albumid=13

marcusnieman
Guitar God
Posts: 9030
Joined: Thu May 22, 2003 8:48 pm
Location: Dallas, Texas

Post by marcusnieman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:26 am

Coming along nicely

JuniorEnthousiast
Guitar God
Posts: 316
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:11 am
Location: ?cker?'s loge

Post by JuniorEnthousiast » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:43 am

Not HQ video, not HQ audio, not even HQ playing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qquVLfJUmHE
va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
my guitars at LGTf; http://www.leftyguitartrader.com/forum/ ... albumid=13

jacco
Guitar God
Posts: 2871
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:51 am
Location: Netherlands

Post by jacco » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:01 am

I have the right amp to go with that beauty..

Image

1959 Danelectro Challenger

JuniorEnthousiast
Guitar God
Posts: 316
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:11 am
Location: ?cker?'s loge

Post by JuniorEnthousiast » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:09 am

Welcome to drop it off anytime Jacco!
va' sa' du? va' hete' du?
my guitars at LGTf; http://www.leftyguitartrader.com/forum/ ... albumid=13

jacco
Guitar God
Posts: 2871
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:51 am
Location: Netherlands

Post by jacco » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:03 pm

I thought you would say that :wink:

Post Reply