Vince Ray's Kustom Korner

Spaghetti Western Gretsch

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Or Ecstasy of Gretsch Fistful of Gretschs For a few Gretschs more...

So this is an '05 anniversary I bought a few weeks back. I have been wanting to do Blonde's poncho on a Gretsch for a few years now but couldn't find the right canvas. This one popped up for a good price and I knew I had to! The only thing I would change is the hardware to gold by other than that it's great.

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Who knew mixing yellow and black would give a really nice olive color.

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I left the sides blank so as not to take away from the front. I also used the same technique as Aztec Gold in that I taped off the natural maple and sprayed really thinned out paint. That makes the olive still a little transparent. Finished her out in flat clear.

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Here's the before just for our records

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Very Cool! Love your work.

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totally cool paint job but aaaaah man that sunburst was so nice. :)

– THE NOCTURNE BRAIN™ (actually loves hippies)

That was my first thought, too.

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You did that yourself? Nice! You switched out your space control saddle? What didn't you like about it? I was thinking of switching out a Tom bridge for one. Bad idea?

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Love the uniqueness of your canvi[?]...

This is beyond cool! Much respect!

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Another fine job, Rattlecat.

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Too good! And what a great genre. Just watched Once upon a time in the west the other night. Wish the cinemas would play these film. they deserve a full screen being in cinemascope/anamorphic format

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Like!

Edit - I think the chrome is the better choice here. Gold might have been too much.

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Fantastic vision you have to be able to create these unique creations. This one is a real winner. I love the noose on the backside!......that's badass!!!

Another thing I really like about this particular project is, another tobacco sunburst goes bye bye! Gotta' love it!

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Sunburst, shmunburst!

I really dig your work, man.

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Thanks! All comments are welcome. I'm in the same school of thought in that sunbursts are a dime a dozen and fail to really wow me anymore. I'm a huge fan of westerns so this just kinda seemed like a no brainer.

As far as the bridge goes, I like space controls but I had an extra bar bridge lying around so I thought I'd try it out. So far it does have a nicer ring than the space control

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That's cool....... and unique !

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I must say, I'm a Fan of the sun burst models too, but that paint job looks Bad A**, GREAT job, 100% original for sure

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That's great. I'd love to see a guitar painted in Arizona shades of orange, green, blue, red with Kokopelli on the body, turquoise fret markers.


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