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Old 02-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #21
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If you just move it up a bit ( away from the carve) id think itd still balance well.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:12 AM   #22
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Unfortunately the standard place to put them is a place where the guitar balances perfectly.


Seriously, you have to think a little bit out of the box, it's not like everything ever done is perfectly calculated, you know? Let him try, nothing is written in stone.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:56 AM   #23
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Why not use a strat jack, that's what I'm using simply because where I'm putting will be more out of the way.

Also, what does fanning frets do/accomplish?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:23 AM   #24
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If you just move it up a bit ( away from the carve) id think itd still balance well.

You can see the factory hole for the strap button in one of the pics, it looks pretty out of the way. I'll probably leave it, and if it really bothers me once I play it, I'll install some flushmount strap locks.

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Why not use a strat jack, that's what I'm using simply because where I'm putting will be more out of the way.

Also, what does fanning frets do/accomplish?

Fanned frets accomplish a multiscale. The last string could be one scale, for instance 27", and the first string could be another, like 25.5". This causes more tension for the lower strings. Plus, a fan can be more comfortable, depending on your posture.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #25
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do you need to do anything special when you do the crown and fret leveling? Also, how are you going to determine where the fret slots will go?
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:52 PM   #26
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do you need to do anything special when you do the crown and fret leveling? Also, how are you going to determine where the fret slots will go?

Leveling and crowning is the same process. And you can use this to figure out the fret placement.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:46 AM   #27
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Can you recommend a better place for the strap buttons? I might relocate mine, but i have no idea where I'd put them.


Don't locate them until you've finished the lot and everything is in. Where the buttons go now to balance it, will not be where they should be when its finished.

Good going so far. Well done.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:28 AM   #28
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Cool stuff. I changed one of my guitars to have a sculpted heel as well.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:50 AM   #29
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Looks great so far .
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:56 PM   #30
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Updates aren't very frequent because I have a lot going on. After a lot of sanding, filling, and sealing, I've finally got the finish on the body. Sorry about the quality of the pics, I had to use my cell phone:





It's my first burst finish, and it was a pain in the ass. I'm told that a tobacco burst or other such finish will feel easy now I'm pretty happy with it. It's not perfect, but a helluva lot better than I thought it would turn out. I was going to do the faux white binding like the Gibson has(don't know if there's is real or paint though), but I decided against it when I realized it didn't look good enough to justify the extra headache.

For anyone that's curious, I used Reranch for the silver and Becker's lacquer for the burst and clear.

Next I'll be radiusing the fretboard to a 20" radius, dying it black, and fretting. And I've decided that I'll be winding my own pickups for it, rather than using my EMGs. I bought a rail bobbin, so the bridge pickup will be sorta like a Crunch Lab.

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Old 04-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #31
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Well it's about time.
Looks pretty good to me.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:46 AM   #32
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Cool.

I am waiting for real pictures....


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