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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:20 pm

Pictures work fine, some nice variations on a theme there!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby John Egan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:24 pm

blinddrew wrote:Pictures work fine, some nice variations on a theme there!

Thanks Drew. At least they all work and sound OK.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 pm

The kits normally take 5 days or so to reach the UK, then take 7-8 days for customs clearance. The tracking will at that point say 'delivery attempted', which basically means the PO now has it and has sent out a note saying that VAT and duty + PO handling charge need paying. You can either go to the sorting office, pay there and take the kit away with you, or pay it via the web, and they'll deliver it on a day of your choosing (normally minimum 2 days later) so you can arrange for someone to be in to accept it, as it needs a signature.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:49 pm

Nice work, John. Did you build the Tele necks yourself as well, or buy them in?
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby John Egan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:00 pm

Wonks wrote:Nice work, John. Did you build the Tele necks yourself as well, or buy them in?

Thanks Wonks,
I made the thinline neck and one of the other Tele necks and the acoustic was completely from scratch (my wife bought me a course on acoustic building as a retirement present. It was run by Alan Marshall, who makes Northworthy guitars). In total, I have made five necks from scratch.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:23 pm

#2 is the one I would build if I had the skills, very nice (though I'd put a P90 in the neck position) :thumbup:
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby zenguitar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:29 am

Nice pics, nice guitars. Well done indeed.

Andy :beamup:
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby John Egan » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:36 am

Thanks Sam. Thanks Zen.
The thing i'm pleased about is that they all sound good, even though the finishes are amateurish. I'm very happy to record with them.
I have three more in the works - an electro (solid) with a bridge piezo which I used quite a lot, but needs a pick up replacement and a few tweaks ; a double cutaway solid and a Strat shaped slab bodied solid, which are delayed while I make my mind up about what pickups to fit.
There are also a few "bitsas" and a couple of epic fails which we don't talk about ! Mind you, even those sound fine.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40 am

Wonks wrote:The kits normally take 5 days or so to reach the UK, then take 7-8 days for customs clearance. The tracking will at that point say 'delivery attempted', which basically means the PO now has it and has sent out a note saying that VAT and duty + PO handling charge need paying. You can either go to the sorting office, pay there and take the kit away with you, or pay it via the web, and they'll deliver it on a day of your choosing (normally minimum 2 days later) so you can arrange for someone to be in to accept it, as it needs a signature.
Thanks again Wonks :)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby adrian_k » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:02 pm

OT - Reading this thread makes me wonder if there are enough people to make it worth trying to organise an 'SOS wannabe luthier' meetup. Of course it'll have to wait until I've got my first one finished, but that's OK it'll probably take a year to find a mutually convenient date......... :beamup:
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:10 pm

A "show and tell" session in a pub somewhere would be fun. :)
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:20 pm

But we are all rather distributed, Andy's near Plymouth, I'm Reading, Adrian's near Stroud, Drew's in York etc. Not easy to find a convenient location.
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby ManFromGlass » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:47 pm

even seeing pictures is very inspirational! What is it about a chunk of wood that has been turned into a guitar!! :bouncy:
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby Wonks » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:53 pm

It's magic!
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Re: Pitbull guitar kits

Postby blinddrew » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:05 pm

Wonks wrote:But we are all rather distributed, Andy's near Plymouth, I'm Reading, Adrian's near Stroud, Drew's in York etc. Not easy to find a convenient location.
and Man From Glass in in Canada! Reykjavik good for everyone?
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