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Todd Clinesmith


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:32 am    
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I started this pattern back in February, and have been working diligently since, dialing in the details. I have been making shoe pickups for several years now, but this particular new shoe has been in the works for about a year. The shoe is the main reason I built the pan model. I wanted to build a proper "home" for the new shoes. Kinda the cart before the horse...
I have had requests to build a similar model for years , which lead to my Cast Aluminum Clinesmith guitar, which has it's own unique voice. I wanted this to sound like an old pan and it does. It features a long scale of 24.625 inches. String spacing of 2.375 at the nut and 2.75 inches at the bridge. I will be starting a 6 string long scale pattern very soon.






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Rick Aiello


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:56 am    
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Stunning ... 🤠
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:15 am    
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A nod from 'da man.... Thanks Rick
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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:33 am    
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Todd, that looks killer! Great work as usual. Cool
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Brad Davis


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:48 am    
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Drool Razz
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Jerry Wagner


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:49 am    
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So Cooool, Todd. And so true to the original. Is the neck hollow? Seems like I've read somewhere that some Ric A25's had solid necks. Those shoes look really heavy! Looking forward to a sweet Hawaiian audio clip.
Jerry
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Levi Gemmell


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 12:45 pm    
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Just stunning, Todd! I'll be hanging out to hear some capable hands put one of these through its paces. Very Happy
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Andy Volk


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 12:50 pm    
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A gorgeous reflection of steel guitar's hallowed history married to the best of modern craftsmanship, drizzled with a heaping helping of tase and design skill. Congrats, Todd.
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Joe Breeden


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 2:16 pm    
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Congratulations Todd, it looks beautiful.
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Mike Neer


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 2:43 pm    
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Magnificent! Long scale Frypans are the best sounding of all IMO. The alpha and omega.
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Allen Hutchison


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Kilcoy, Qld, Australia
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 2:44 pm     Absolutely fabulous!
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Lord help me - I want one. (& a 6 string) Mr. Green
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Ralph Czitrom


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Ringwood, New Jersey
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 3:29 pm     Clinesmith frypan
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Jeez Todd - I thought I’d already reached steel guitar Nirvana with my 7 string Cast Aluminum Clinesmith....
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Scott Thomas


Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 3:58 pm    
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Even knowing this was coming couldn't prepare me for what I'm seeing. Absolutely amazing!!!!

Now I just need to decide, 8 string or 6?
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 4:04 pm    
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This is going to kill the resale market for the vintage ones I predict.
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Jon Zimmerman


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 4:05 pm     Fry Casting Finals
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Ditto all these fine folks' remarks. Am sure those who take ownership will prize all the care and detail put into this effort, Todd. Take a bow! Surprised
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Stephen Cowell


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Round Rock, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 4:41 pm    
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Looks like Jim Newberry just got one!
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Jim Newberry


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Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:21 pm    
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Hope my thumb's healed up by the time it arrives (bone spur surgery on my picking thumb this morning)! Should be.

I told Todd that it may fall in to more talented hands, but not more appreciative ones. Todd, you’re a master and I feel very fortunate to be able to experience ownership of some of your fine creations!

Jim
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Bill Creller


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Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:25 pm    
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Superb !! Very Happy Only thing I see, is that it's better that what a new Rick was Very Happy Great to see a venerable design brought back to the forefront Todd !!
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Joshua Clements


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Tifton, Georgia.
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 6:49 pm    
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Wow. I will be giving you a call soon to discuss the possibility of purchasing one of these.
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Stephen Abruzzo


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Philly, PA
Post  Posted 30 Jul 2018 8:33 pm    
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Just beautiful. To those who may be on the fence....Todd does stellar work. I have a Clinesmith Cast Aluminum and love it. You won't be sorry with a Frypan.
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2018 7:06 am    
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Thanks all for the comments. I am trying to keep the price on these affordable, while not sacrificing any details or tone . The pickup is remarkable.

The neck is solid. I read in the Rickenbacker book that the early runs were solid necks. Adolph, I guess thought they sounded the best because of the sustain. I think they went to hollow to save on materials. The guitar weighs about 7.5 lbs.
There are some imperfections here and there in the castings , but that is the nature of a cast piece. The foundry I work with is one of the best!

I am working on a "ipad" recording, so the quality will be ..what it is, an ipad recording.


Here's a few more photos of details.





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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2018 7:10 am    
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Todd, do you see a 22.5" scale 7-string in your crystal ball?
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Erv Niehaus


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2018 7:14 am    
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Some guys have just TOO much talent! Very Happy
Erv
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Todd Clinesmith


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2018 7:23 am    
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Thank you Erv.

Jack, If I had enough interest I would make an 8 string sized 22.5 " scale guitar, that could also be made as a 7. I have had interest from one other in a 22.5 scale guitar.
I would not make a 6 string sized short scale since there are many of these out there. I know they are still hard to get, but it is the most common of the frypans .

Todd
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Bill Groner


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2018 11:24 am    
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Make sure those decking screws are countersunk deep enough! Whoa! Very nice frypan.

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