Retro (Harmony H22) inspired project

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by M.R. Ogle, May 2, 2018.


  1. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Moonrise 2.JPG Moonrise Head.JPG Just put this one together. Guitar Fetish was blowing out some old, unfinished hollow bodies, and I couldn't resist. Put a SCPB pickup in it, put the volume on a retro-oven-style knob on the top bout, a flipped over Strat Boat-jackplate, and carved a VERY obnoxious Harmony-H22 inspired (but not exactly) pickguard out of some tiger-striped 3-ply sheet. As I said, it's either a look you love... or hate. I LOVE it!
     

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  2. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    That is very cool! Tastefully retro. It must have a lovely deep tone?
     
  3. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I'm just now getting it sorted out, but so far... yeah!
     
  4. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Just got it set up... very nice woody thump to it!
     
  5. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Wow, that's a stunner!! Well done and love the attention to detail. The upside down input jack is surprisingly cool.
     
  6. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Thanks! I've had several Japanese guitars (Tiesco?) in the shop that has a protruding metal jackplate like that...that's where I got the idea.
     
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  7. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I think my tastes are getting weirder and more Retro all the time... got a Danelectro "Dead-On" 67 Hornet guitar in the shop, and it's quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Dano Hornet.jpg
     
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  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    That is just too :cool:.
     
  9. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Inactive Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    Dude! That is so nice! I've been looking at those GFS bodies... I think I would like to get one of the deeper bodies.

    Great job!


    Moonshine :bassist:
     
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  10. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Well, I certainly could NOT say they were "ready-to-go", finished bodies... far from it... but I wanted a bit of "relic" to go along with the old vibe anyway, so the "crudeness" worked for me.

    By the way, they're actually a solid block center, just the "wings" are hollow. So routing a neck pocket, pickup and bridge placement are not critical.
     
  11. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Love it! Got a link on the pick guard material? Looks perfect for a build I have going on...

    -robert
     
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
  13. Friggin' cool.
     
  14. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Tres cool.
     
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