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1961 Duo Sonic salvage/restoration
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Alex W
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: 1961 Duo Sonic salvage/restoration Reply with quote

Greetings from Kentucky everyone. My first post here. Not sure if you'd properly call this a "restoration" but it's a 1961 Duo Sonic neck mated with a 1961 Duo Sonic body, refinished in surf green. The neck has the original finish, original frets and original decal. The tuners are repro. Both neck and body were purchased separately on eBay. The pickups, switch, pots and all hardware are new. Seymour Duncan Antiquities pickups. WD Music pickguard. A luthier in Louisville, KY (Ryan Scott) did all the real work including refinishing the body. The neck feels great and the 22.5" scale works great for me.












This is the body as purchased off eBay.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, well done!
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic job! love the color you picked.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU FOR PAINT. You can probably find the old pickup covers.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Thanks gents. A word of clarification on the color: we actually went with "smoke green" as shown on the Re-Ranch website, which is intended to match the lighter of the two shades of green on the two-tone Gretsch Anniversary model. (http://reranchstore.stores.yahoo.net/rercuscol.html) Shown in the picture is a Squier VM Jag in surf green and the Duo Sonic in smoke green. We didn't actually use Re-Ranch paint but that was shade we were after.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job! Congrats! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the color. Great project.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful job. I watched that red lightning body on ebay for a while when I was putting together parts for my duo builds.
I wound up buying a lime green body and bridge from a seller. Glad to see the red one got such a nice new paintjob.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DO WANT!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tangmaster 2 wants a little brother !!!



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice robroe!
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks beautiful. I would invest in some covers to protect them coilz, but looks-wise it's already all-go.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dream guitar right there, i'd love one of those old musicmasters or duo sonics over a mustang or bronco any day. and the surf green really makes it look amazing.

robOG's shell pank duo is my fav tho. really wish i owned that.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sexxee!....that colour is PERFECT for that body...good job...that lightning crap reminds me of a Bronco on German Ebay which has been for sale for donkeys years, as it has ridiculous wizards and shit painted on it.....YEEE GODS!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-FENDER-BRONCO-made-in-USA-/121322390750?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item1c3f60c4de

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow I can't believe that thing is still for sale. swear i saw in on eBay years ago.
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can. Their prices are really high, and some of the stuff is in very bad condition.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job on the refin!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic job, looks great. I've been working on a couple of Duo Sonic projects similar to this- such a shame so many of them end up parted out on Ebay, but always great to see one restored and back in action.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and I'll bet its fun to play.... especially with that VV pictured !!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet little guitar
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