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Painting/Building Van Halen Guitar For My Buddy...

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Painting/Building Van Halen Guitar For My Buddy... Reply with quote

I painted my friends guitar a while ago to look like the Frankenstrat:







REALLY fun project. it's going to look (and hopefully sound) REALLY great!

Enjoy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... does THAT bring back memories of my younger days!

BTW- don't forget to stick a lit cigarette on the end of one of the guitar strigs like Eddie did!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YES! can't forget that and the burns!

i might put fake cigarett in it, though....... Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, man does that look great! My old high school nick name was 'Jimmy Van Halen', not that I could play the guitar, but I was a huge fan back in the day. Anyways, I always really liked the crazy stripes that 'Frankenstein' had. LOL.

Appears it's a popular style to replicate. Lots of tutorials online, and even a good look at a commercial replica being made with Eddie's blessings. Very cool.

Thanks for sharing the pics.

Jim
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hence, the reason why I (occassionally) call you...

J I M M Y V A N H A L E N ! ! !

Sure thing, jim! Very Happy Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, here's the latest on my friend's guitar:







Yup. we decided a maple neck with a classical 80's headstock would look best on this guitar. with the 5150 paint job, of course. It'll need weathering, (cigarett burns, fade the neck) and a floyd rose tremolo, (as well as the application of THE big-k little-r KRAMER logo), but we are getting close.

enjoy, all you =VH= fans out there! And the rest of ya too! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... you forgot the lit ciggy on the end of the guitar string... oh yeah, and the strings to put it on! Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL... thay's the only thing that will make this piece not an exact replica... Laughing

Anyway, i weathered it, and this is what it looks like now:




and, with the flash:




headstock (no ciggy... Laughing ): the burns are there, though...



the back of the neck looks bad mainly because of the light. here it looks like eddie through it in a pool of tar, picked it up and played it again. Rolling Eyes

anyway, it's down to the floyd rose tremolo:



a new seymour duncan (or SOMETHING) pickup: (MAYBE...)



and, well, guitar strings! Wink

enjoy!

(^NOT the guitar I'm going for..... Wink Laughing )
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE:

WE ARE ADDING A CIGARRETT! Laughing for sure!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There I go.... corrupting the youth of our nation. Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL!

Alright, well, it's just a matter of getting a new pickup in this thing. As of right now, the tremolo is installed, and feeling and functioning well.

The pickup sucks. I'll be getting the brown sound for this thing eventually, though...
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