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Offline TheOnlySnake

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« on: January 13, 2011, 06:16:13 PM »
Hi guys,
I've decided to build an N3, NOT an N4 with maple fret board, but a replica of Nuno's N3. Trouble is I'm having trouble finding any decent pix, so if anyone can help (pix or info on spec. etc...), I'd be very grateful :D
I know it had 24 frets and two BL pickups and that the selector switch is by the volume, but thats about it lol.
Any pix would be great!
Cheers
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 06:53:18 PM »
TOS - Here are a few images.  From what I can tell, in addition to your observations above, it has the following:

 - surface mount, floy-style trem, probably washburn;
 - non-pitched fender strat-style headstock with George Washburn logo;
 - shallow forearm contour (the N4 was deeper and probably more comfortable);
 - poorly fitted extended cutaway (probably a work in progress);
 - barrel jack;
 - and the occasional pic tape







Hope this helps in your quest to build a real N3 replica : )
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 04:07:31 AM »
please, keep us informed about yor progress with this project, always loved the original N3...
it's in the tokyo hard rock cafe, isn't it???
I have only seen this N3, are there out more than one???
cheers

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 06:49:16 AM »
Thanks so much Skee!! this is great and the info is a big help too :D
I sure will keep you updated, I haven't seen any others out there, other than the ones that have come off the line and to me they don't really look like the n3, more like they couldn't be bothered to change the N4 template!
Anyway, Thanks again and I'll post some pix as soon as I can :D
Steve
Washburn N4 (94)
Washburn N61 (Cream)
Washburn N61 (Black)(Custom pickups and Paduak neck)
PRS copy (customised)
Fender Strat Custom
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 03:05:31 PM »
Got the neck almost done! gotta fret mark it and fret it, but, glued the fret board up today so I'm hoping to sand it down and shape the neck this week. I've found some machine heads also and I'm just gettin a price for the body blank although I do have a template made up ready.
Just one thing, does anyone know if it's a mini toggle switch on there, I can't quite make out from the picture.
Thanks
Steve
Washburn N4 (94)
Washburn N61 (Cream)
Washburn N61 (Black)(Custom pickups and Paduak neck)
PRS copy (customised)
Fender Strat Custom
Lots of handmade guitars

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 09:32:19 AM »
Here's some pix of the neck so far.....



Washburn N4 (94)
Washburn N61 (Cream)
Washburn N61 (Black)(Custom pickups and Paduak neck)
PRS copy (customised)
Fender Strat Custom
Lots of handmade guitars

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2011, 08:01:34 AM »
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Originally posted by TheOnlySnake

Just one thing, does anyone know if it's a mini toggle switch on there, I can't quite make out from the picture.
Thanks


TOS - I believe it is a mini toggle.  To me, it appears to be one that has a flat shaft so to speak, rather than those that are round like a nail and have the same circumference from base to tip.  Does that make sense?
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2011, 06:43:31 PM »
Thanx *skee thats great!! makes perfect sense.
I have shaped the neck a bit more since these pix but I don't think its worth the pix yet. Got some other bits on the way, just tryin to find somewhere local to get the alder for the body.
Now I can get the switch too ;)
cheers again
Steve
Washburn N4 (94)
Washburn N61 (Cream)
Washburn N61 (Black)(Custom pickups and Paduak neck)
PRS copy (customised)
Fender Strat Custom
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Re: N3 build project, your help required!
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 04:05:45 AM »
pics!!!!
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