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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-24-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 428
Posted By salsawords
1. I would use titebond 1 wood glue. That is the...

1. I would use titebond 1 wood glue. That is the simplest glue to use. I've seen people use other glues for different reasons but titebond is definitely the most common. You should clamp it A LOT!...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Long time no post. I have been working lately but...

Long time no post. I have been working lately but not on my guitar. Did a few things today with it and over the past month. Now I'm just down to side dots, final sanding and shaping, finishing, and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-28-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
The back of the headstock is glued and cleaned...

The back of the headstock is glued and cleaned up. I made a little volute with it.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n216/salsawords/20140627_182852.jpg...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-19-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By salsawords
I like this book....

I like this book. http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-Electric-Guitar/dp/0953104907
But watching people build guitars, reading tutorials, and getting your feet wet modding your old guitars is just as...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
I've held it a lot and it seems decent actually....

I've held it a lot and it seems decent actually. I don't want to look too far ahead until I get most of the routes and hardware in place. I'd think that the pointy body does a decent job of evening...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-15-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Happy Father's Day everybody. Hope everybody...

Happy Father's Day everybody. Hope everybody enjoys it.

Summer break is on and I'm back to work fixing my f-ups. Firstly, the headstock was too thick. I could have simply sanded down the headstock,...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-10-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By salsawords
The ultimate guitar building guide. This book is...

The ultimate guitar building guide. This book is necessary in my opinion http://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Own-Electric-Guitar/dp/0953104907
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-24-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By salsawords
I think this is a great idea! I like when people...

I think this is a great idea! I like when people aim high. Kit builds get so boring haha.
I also think, having done one myself, that a neck thru appears to me to be one of the easiest ways to attach...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,353
Posted By salsawords
Wow I have to say that's the coolest kit guitar...

Wow I have to say that's the coolest kit guitar I've ever seen, let alone for how cheap it is. Nice snag!
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,497
Posted By salsawords
I haven't seen a lot of wenge bodies. It looks so...

I haven't seen a lot of wenge bodies. It looks so cool though. Your work looks great.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By salsawords
I think you mean your fret is too high in that...

I think you mean your fret is too high in that place, so when your finger is at the ninth fret, the note that rings out is actually coming at the 14th fret. So your fret is too high. There are a few...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-30-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By salsawords
I think you mean dragonfire pickups. They make...

I think you mean dragonfire pickups. They make emg copycat active pickups.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-30-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,072
Posted By salsawords
That is some really nice, clean work! It looks...

That is some really nice, clean work! It looks great. Did you use a spray gun for the finish or did you brush it on?
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-26-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
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http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n216/salsawords/20140126_193337.jpg (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/salsawords/media/20140126_193337.jpg.html)
Tuner holes drilled! One is crooked. I may plug it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
:cheers: A few days ago I fretted the neck! I...

:cheers:

A few days ago I fretted the neck! I used a plastic tipped hammer from lowe's. Things turned out pretty good considering it was my first time. A few frets I had to pull and redo. There...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Heel is carved. I used a belt sander, orbital...

Heel is carved. I used a belt sander, orbital sander, rasps, and hand sanding.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n216/salsawords/Mobile%20Uploads/20140120_190633.jpg...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Yeah it's pretty thin. That's my biggest issue...

Yeah it's pretty thin. That's my biggest issue with this build. I have a hardtail bridge that's 5/16" tall. My fretboard is about 3/32". Factoring in fret height I am not yet sure if I'll need to...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,187
Posted By salsawords
Wow that work on the front looks AWESOME! I love...

Wow that work on the front looks AWESOME! I love it. Having sanded a guitar down to raw wood myself, I know what a pain it is. Very nice work. I love it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
I've got lines on there to mark where to carve to...

I've got lines on there to mark where to carve to on the face, and lines to mark the depth on the sides. But they were drawn in five minutes. :haha:

So the past few days I finished most of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-16-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Thanks! Nice guitars you're working on! So the...

Thanks! Nice guitars you're working on!

So the past few days I've been sanding a lot. The final overall shape is finished, and now I'm in the process of carving. I also decided on a hipshot...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Here's another update! So I glued both wings onto...

Here's another update!
So I glued both wings onto the neck. It was a little difficult because over the years the lumber sat, it warped a little. The joints ended up pretty good...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-28-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
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http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n216/salsawords/20131228_024704_resized.jpg...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-27-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,471
Posted By salsawords
Hey guys. So I've been out of the game for three...

Hey guys. So I've been out of the game for three years...
My life is very different now. I'm three years older, I'm in college, I lost my virginity. ;)
Anyways, I'm on a break from school and work...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 08-08-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6,892
Views: 359,180
Posted By salsawords
Why is it so damn difficult for me to wire an EMG...

Why is it so damn difficult for me to wire an EMG 81 directly to an output jack? I have tried every wiring combination I can think of and it's not working. From the pickups, there is a black ground...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-09-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,397
Posted By salsawords
You should probably finish the fretboard with...

You should probably finish the fretboard with some kind of clear coat, or maybe shellac. Oil finishing or leaving it unfinished will make it end up super dirty over time. I've seen people clear coat...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-06-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By salsawords
Z-poxy should be good.

Z-poxy should be good.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-23-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By salsawords
I did this with a bolt-on squier, and I removed a...

I did this with a bolt-on squier, and I removed a LOT more than you plan to, and my guitar is fine. If I were you, I'd use a rasp instead of sanding. Much faster and easier. I'd sand it to maybe 400...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-10-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,729
Posted By salsawords
Looking good, man. I can't believe I've never...

Looking good, man. I can't believe I've never seen this thread until now. :facepalm:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-01-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By salsawords
I recall seeing it at my lumberyard. Try google...

I recall seeing it at my lumberyard. Try google and woodfinder.com to find some exotic hardwood dealers near you.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-19-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By salsawords
That purpleheart is going to turn brown over...

That purpleheart is going to turn brown over time. Just sayin.
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