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Trini Lopez Badge..

Axel

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We'll figure something out. He said he could make the base/badge no problem. I'd have to send him my trapeze to get the fit right. Since you & I both have RI Trini's, they should be the same size & we can use my trap as the template.

I told him I wanted to wait 'n see if J@S's guy comes thru on the plastic plates first.
So I guess we'll just have to hold for more info.

Thanks, sounds great. This is why I love this forum. The RI definitely is missing the rosewood plaque.
 

RnB

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Always thought this was a captive pic...

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Jumping@Shadows

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Plaque came out Bad-Ass! totally perfect, and beyond what i was expecting.
My friend has a kinda CNC style etching machine where he can scan-in the dimensions and clone fonts etc, so my plaque is an exect replica of the photos kindly supplied.

I'll have to take a snap of it over the weekend and post it but i think it looks great- he'll be able to do 'Custom Made' clones too..
 

Hackubus

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Awesome! Now how do Axel & myself horn in on some of this action?
 

latestarter

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Glad it's worked out so well.

Yes, I've always loved that shot...Southworth Guitars from memory.
 

Axel

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Looking good!
Is the rosewood base new also? How is it fastened?
 

Jumping@Shadows

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The wooden block is the original, and is attached just through the tension of the two arms..
 

Hackubus

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J@S:

Would it be possible to put me in touch with your friend that made your Trini plate?
I'd be more than happy to pay him for his efforts.

Thanks
 
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Hackubus

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Axel: shoot me an email.
I've got an update for you.
 
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TriniWeenie

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Hi all, I'm trying to restore my '65 Trini that's missing its tailpiece badge. I have a friend who can clone me one, but i need clear, preferably hi-res dead-on shots to do so- google is not proving helpful in this instance.

Could anyone help??

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated :dude:
Hi. I need the same thing for my '65 Trini that you needed in 2011. How did you come out on that deal with the artist who was going to make you a shield and badge for your Trini? Could he help me too? Thanks very much.
 

Jumping@Shadows

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I posted the result a couple posts up- the badge is perfect, and the wooden shield itself will be easy for a luthier to fabricate. PM me and I can put you in touch with the guy who made it :)
 

valentinik_15

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I posted the result a couple posts up- the badge is perfect, and the wooden shield itself will be easy for a luthier to fabricate. PM me and I can put you in touch with the guy who made it :)

Hey Jumping@Shadows, could you PM me you contact for the badge. Thanks.
 

TM1

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You know, the esteemed Mr. Gundry I believe knows the woman who worked at Gibson that did all the badges. why not drop Senior Throbak an email. I believe she still does some of the badges on a custom basis...
 

Anything_Vintage

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Hi, New to the forum. I will be nerding out with my 1960 burst clone soon enough. However, I joined the forum with the sole purpose of getting in contact with the person who can make a replica badge for my trini. I hope everyone on this thread is still active.
 

TM1

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Hi, New to the forum. I will be nerding out with my 1960 burst clone soon enough. However, I joined the forum with the sole purpose of getting in contact with the person who can make a replica badge for my trini. I hope everyone on this thread is still active.

Get in-touch with Jon @ ThroBak. He can put you in-touch with the woman who use to work for Gibson making these plaques.
 

ThemFruit

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Hey guys, making an attempt to resurrect this old thread:

I'm on the hunt for the engraved Trini Lopez plaque for a '66-'67 guitar that's missing it.
I've managed to make a new rosewood base for it, but that's where my skill set stops.. :)

I contacted Jon at Throbak, but sadly he couldn't ge his hands on these any longer.
Does anyone else have any ideas where I can get one?

Greetings from Sweden!
 

latestarter

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Hey guys, making an attempt to resurrect this old thread:

I'm on the hunt for the engraved Trini Lopez plaque for a '66-'67 guitar that's missing it.
I've managed to make a new rosewood base for it, but that's where my skill set stops.. :)

I contacted Jon at Throbak, but sadly he couldn't ge his hands on these any longer.
Does anyone else have any ideas where I can get one?

Greetings from Sweden!

I would take it to a Trophy engraver...use the photo above.
 
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