Red Special Mk. II

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Delayar, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. robanomoly

    robanomoly Active Member

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    :shock: Congratulations on the amazing build!
     
  2. Duplex Dave

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    Yeah man! That's something to be proud of for sure! Nice accomplishment.
     
  3. mindwave

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    That is an amazing job

    2 questions:

    I have seen the trem and bridge set from SA and the price tag has thrown me off everytime I look.

    I understand that you were aiming for as close to exact as you could in this build, but do you think that there was a more economical trem available?

    Ive been in touch w/ a metal worker here in the states and hes checking to see if he can do it for less.

    Also I noted that you made your own bridge and you have access to many tools that a lot of us dont (laser cutter etc), is this something you could have made yourself?

    Its not ALWAYS about $ with me, BUT his design is NOT revolutionairy (in terms of metalwork) until you recall it was made in a garage 50 years ago, father and son style.

    so its very impressive. But I just wonder if someone of your talensts couldnt have made one like it?

    awesome job I hope it sounds as great as it looks
     
  4. Delayar

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    Hi!

    Thanks for the praise!

    As to your questions: There were cheper Red Special Trems around, but I don't know if they are still available. They were AFAIK also slightly different in style.

    In regards to building one yourself: Of course this is an option, I did that for my first RS bild, and it worked quite well. It had some minor flaws, therefore I didn't use it on this build.
    And also, since it is made from stainless steel, it requires special tools.
    I didn't have access to the CNC when I started this build and bought the parts for it.

    So, to be totally honest, I didn't want to do the trem myself a second time. Stainless steel can be a PITA if you don't have the right tools. ;-)

    Markus
     
  5. mux164

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    awesome build, just joined, finish product turned out great
     
  6. Delayar

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    Thanks

    Markus
     
  7. HEADKNOCKER

    HEADKNOCKER Active Member

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    :bowdown: I am Not Worthy!!

    That RS is the real deal..
    WOW!!
    I never seen a neck mounted like that before either..

    NOW how does it sound, play & feel?

    Truly Amazing!! :metal:
     
  8. RS-Library

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    Firstly well done Markus, a great looking guitar,and a great achievement. And also thank you for giving us a mention throughout your topic, it's much appreciated.
    If you would like, we have a page on the website to display all home-made Red Special's if you want to have your build posted up just drop me an email.

    We have just recently released our own tremolo / bridges / truss rod / strap buttons through our friend and supplier Guitars and Woods (https://guitarsandwoods.com/), they are extremely good value designed to our specs which are as close to the original as we know.
    Problem is it is labour intensive and the design of the bridge certainly increases the price somewhat especially if your not making them in quantity.

    There is the odd one at good prices but they are not really available, and not to the correct design. You pay for what you get.
    But as a group we are trying to make the parts more affordable to those who want to build.
     
  9. Kevin Schutze

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    Why are not the images showing up?
     
  10. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    Because Photobucket is making a huge marketing mistake.
     
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  11. Delayar

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    Will look into this and then decide what to do. Since this is affecting many pictures in many forums, it may take a while. Or not be fixed at all in some cases.
    I definitely will not pay $400 / year.

    Markus
     
  12. Delayar

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    Hi!

    For now, you can find the pictures here:
    http://imgur.com/a/7BwGe

    I am not sure if I will find the time to rebuild the thread.

    Cheers,
    Markus
     
  13. GuitarBuilder

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    Amen to that! I guess they hope to retain only a few of their proclaimed 100 million users......
     
  14. Delayar

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    OK, i just rebuilt the thread. This is really tiresome, and I will not do it for every thread on every forum...

    Markus
     
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