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Old 09-19-2012, 02:34 PM   #21
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That is one sexy looking guitar. Good stuff!
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:13 PM   #22
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There are like a zillion thread btw on the "Everything SG" forum about balance problem fixes, btw.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #23
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Dammit, man. This build looks freaking great.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #24
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Yeah, I'm not expecting any drastic change in the balance, but I will be placing the strap pin in the top horn instead of at the heel.

Just the fact that the body is thicker than on a normal SG should resolve this issue entirely. I've added some weights in the controll cavity of my SG, don't think it's more than maybe 300g, and now my SG is heavier and balances out much better. Thicker wood would most likely be heavy enough.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #25
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Thanks guys!

Glued the headstock face and drilled and filed the truss rod access.


And then the pickups.


Recessing the tuning machines bushings.


The inner control cavity.


Cover rout.


Started the bevels on the front and back.


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Old 09-27-2012, 10:45 PM   #26
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Nice!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:35 AM   #27
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is this going to be as thin as an actual sg?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:58 AM   #28
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No, it's a ~1/4" thicker all around
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #29
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Do you find that building a neck-thru is easier or more difficult than building a bolt-on or set neck guitar?
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:11 PM   #30
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I've found that they can each be as easy or as difficult as you make it for yourself. Perhaps a neck-thru can be more difficult in regards to creating the neck angle, and I've found that there is a fairly large amount of "waste" (though I rarely toss any cutoffs unless they're really small).

On the flip side, you don't have to worry about getting that perfect neck pocket.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #31
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I've found that they can each be as easy or as difficult as you make it for yourself. Perhaps a neck-thru can be more difficult in regards to creating the neck angle, and I've found that there is a fairly large amount of "waste" (though I rarely toss any cutoffs unless they're really small).

On the flip side, you don't have to worry about getting that perfect neck pocket.

I see. The waste thing is definitely something to consider. I hate wasting good wood.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #32
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Hmm, Turns out I'm really bad at keeping up with these...

Dry fit.



I had to change the tuners, the Gotohs that I got were hitting each other when tested them.
I'll need to make the headstock a touch bigger, maybe 1/16"-1/8" all around.

Headstock with Sperzels instead.


Stringing up test.


Strap pin on the headstock.


And some shots of the finish so far.




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Old 11-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #33
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Make picks out of the waste... wood picks give unique tones (relative to the wood's hardness). I use Timber Tones a lot, and tend to go for them when playing acoustic, but also mellower jazz and blues stuff. They give a very organic sound.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:05 PM   #34
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I love the reverse EB headstock
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