'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

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'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby bluzeluvr » Tue May 09, 2006 7:30 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON May-09-06 AT 03:55 PM (EST)]I've never seen Johnson list a tricone like this among their new models. Can anyone make sense of this? Looks more like a stainless-steel body, than nickel-plated brass. Maybe a "satin nickel finish" like the Vintage Steel Nationals? Also, the neck seems to be a bit different than the pictures I've seen on their new 991 tricones. The fret markers and headstock are different. The fret pattern actually matches the Nationals. Seller claims brand new. Something brand new by Johnson not yet advertised? A copy of the Vintage Steel tricone?

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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby grady » Tue May 09, 2006 8:09 pm

Looks great !!!

I love it.
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby oleman » Tue May 09, 2006 8:32 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON May-09-06 AT 06:04 PM (EST)]Whoa, Iv'e never been much of a tricone fan mainly because of they just look over designed to me. That non shiney, brushed finished gives it a new vibe that has almost changed my mind.
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby crowduck » Tue May 09, 2006 8:44 pm

That sellers in Australia. Perhaps Johnson offers some different finishes outside the USA. I remember with the now discontinued 996 with the painted body, there were some colors that only seemed to be available overseas. Or could be a special order production for some dealer. A dealer told me once that he could get a custom production run from Washburn by ordering a minimum run of 50 guitars.

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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby crowduck » Tue May 09, 2006 8:55 pm

>Whoa, Iv'e never been much of a tricone fan mainly because
>of they just look over designed to me. That non shiney,
>brushed finished gives it a new vibe that has almost changed
>my mind.
>
>My current project is building an aluminum reso body
>anodized some subtle color like purple or orange, maybe hot
>pink.

Interesting!

Perhaps not widely known is that the 'guts' for tricones are available separately, cones, T-bridge, saddle, cover, and tailpiece. I've got a set that I'm trying to install into a wood body 12 string.

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Postby blindstanley1 » Tue May 09, 2006 10:46 pm

>
>Perhaps not widely known is that the 'guts' for tricones are
>available separately, cones, T-bridge, saddle, cover, and
>tailpiece. I've got a set that I'm trying to install into a
>wood body 12 string.
>

where are these parts available from? i have at least two "project" guitars that i can run experiments on, and would like to find a good source for parts, in particular a bisquit bridge and full tricone parts.
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Postby mickeypainless » Tue May 09, 2006 11:43 pm

I like that alot better than the chrome lookin model!
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby grady » Wed May 10, 2006 12:00 am

>I like that alot better than the chrome lookin model!

I agree.

If my Johnson Tri-Cone would've had that finish on it, I woulda kept it for sure !!
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Postby allanlummox » Wed May 10, 2006 12:12 am

I'm seeing a Gradyized tricone with a brushed finish somewhere in the future...
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby songdog » Wed May 10, 2006 1:08 am

That looks sweet! I've never really cared for the chrome look, especially with the engraved tropical shrubery.
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby ricochet » Wed May 10, 2006 1:15 am

Oh, I do like the bright, flashy nickel, and the engraved tropical shrubbery. Don't even mind painted palm trees and hula girls. I don't care for the dulled-down nickel personally, though I do think DonMo's galvo finish is cool.

I think what National Resophonic could do to most tempt me to consider one of their products would be to make a brilliant glossy red Polychrome Tricone. I don't like their dull earth-tones.

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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby crowduck » Wed May 10, 2006 1:20 am

>
>>
>>Perhaps not widely known is that the 'guts' for tricones are
>>available separately, cones, T-bridge, saddle, cover, and
>>tailpiece. I've got a set that I'm trying to install into a
>>wood body 12 string.
>>
>
> where are these parts available from? i have at least two
>"project" guitars that i can run experiments on, and would
>like to find a good source for parts, in particular a
>bisquit bridge and full tricone parts.
> regards
> bs

bs,

I got the tricone 'kit' from Liberty Guitar. Sometimes he sells them on eBay, and I've never seen another vendor who offers all the tricone parts together. As for biscuit bridge parts, they're available from National, as well as many other vendors like Beard and Saga Music.

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Postby blindstanley1 » Wed May 10, 2006 2:42 am

>>
>>>
>>>Perhaps not widely known is that the 'guts' for tricones are
>>>available separately, cones, T-bridge, saddle, cover, and
>>>tailpiece. I've got a set that I'm trying to install into a
>>>wood body 12 string.
>>>
>>
>> where are these parts available from? i have at least two
>>"project" guitars that i can run experiments on, and would
>>like to find a good source for parts, in particular a
>>bisquit bridge and full tricone parts.
>> regards
>> bs
>
>bs,
>
>I got the tricone 'kit' from Liberty Guitar. Sometimes he
>sells them on eBay, and I've never seen another vendor who
>offers all the tricone parts together. As for biscuit bridge
>parts, they're available from National, as well as many
>other vendors like Beard and Saga Music.
>
>CrowDuck
thanx bruddah
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby oleman » Wed May 10, 2006 3:20 am

Stu-Mac also has a great selection of Reso parts and kits along with their complete guitar/guitar making stuff. imo this is a must have catalog for folks interested in luthier or even repairing their own gear. Also Luthiers Mercantile International, inc has some quality parts and woods.
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RE: 'Brushed' finish Johnson tricone??

Postby crowduck » Wed May 10, 2006 5:13 am

>Stu-Mac also has a great selection of Reso parts and kits
>along with their complete guitar/guitar making stuff. imo
>this is a must have catalog for folks interested in luthier
>or even repairing their own gear. Also Luthiers Mercantile
>International, inc has some quality parts and woods.

Check again, I think Stew-Mac has discontinued their reso kits, and alot of the reso parts are OOS.............sadly.

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