Duane Eddy's House of Twang

Makin’ those DE handles!

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Great photo, posted by Fred Gretsch, of the folks hard at work at the Bigsby foundry. As he said, "Brewmeister Jim and the 'secret sauce'."

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This is really cool and looks so out of time in a nice way. A little photo filter and you wouldn't guess this could be anywhere near 2017.

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Oh, and good to see they are making the Merle Travis handle, too.

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There is something very cool about using a Bigsby, knowing that they are each made by real people doing it the "old fashioned way".

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Kind of reminds me of this picture, which I'm told is of the team at Tru-Arc Bridgeworks in action:

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Oh, and good to see they are making the Merle Travis handle, too.

– sascha

Well spotted.

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Sand casting is such a cool old-school process. On another forum I frequent, a group of guys team built a Mosrite 6/12 tribute, and one of the guys made a sand casting foundry in his driveway. He's a Boeing engineer, so probably a little more handy than most people. The pictures of the driveway foundry are no longer up, but I found these.

Wooden model:

First failed attempts:

Successful cast:

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How good to see the fruits of their highly skilled labour !

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So cool(or hot!) thanks for posting this Deed.

Those are good photos too afire.

I did some foundry work in my sculpture classes in college.


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