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Old 08-20-2009, 02:57 PM   #21
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my wood from a local lumber yard for $15

concentric pot w/ knob from local music store through WD for $25
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:51 PM   #22
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what is the name of your lumber store???
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:52 PM   #23
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Hey man, you live in Maryland too? I live in Odenton.

but I go to Linthicum for World of Hardwoods, REALLY friendly guy, walnut for like $7 a board foot.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:21 PM   #24
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I wish I lived in a country with wood...

On topic, this is looking...interesting. Seems more like a 6 string, electric banjo than a guitar, though.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:28 PM   #25
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I wish I lived in a country with wood...

On topic, this is looking...interesting. Seems more like a 6 string, electric banjo than a guitar, though.

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Old 08-20-2009, 05:32 PM   #26
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But yours doesn't have a Bigbsy (or Bigsby style trem, I can't tell)...

But I guess a stoptail goes better with the sign and the killswitch.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:36 PM   #27
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Yah, plus I couldn't fit a bigsby on there, barely 3/4" left after the hardtail.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:39 PM   #28
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Yah, plus I couldn't fit a bigsby on there, barely 3/4" left after the hardtail.


True...

How are the tonal properties of stop signs, anyway? They're made of aluminum, right?
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:42 PM   #29
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Yep, aluminum + vinyl.

I have no idea whatsoever what the tonal properties are.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:58 PM   #30
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LMFAO discussing the tonal qualities of a stopsign, something i thought i would never see, cool idea tho :P
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:02 PM   #31
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Yep, aluminum + vinyl.

I have no idea whatsoever what the tonal properties are.


Lets see...aluminum is a pretty resonant metal, so sustain shouldn't be too bad. Something tells me that it should have a lot of treble as well, but I have nothing to back that up.

I don't know about vinyl, it doesn't seem very resonant, though.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:20 PM   #32
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That's not a real stop sign is it? They're much bigger than that, I've got one on my wall.

EDIT: Not saying it won't be cool, I just can't tell if you're a giant or not.
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:52 PM   #33
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What brand of guitar is that? I have a semi-hollow that has the same neck and same hardware. I gotta figure out the correct brand name for it.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:30 PM   #34
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@Will, normal stop signs are 18", this one is 12"

@Jim, I can't remember, I believe I got the picture off of the guitarz blog though.


Also, just cut the rough octagonal shape into the wood, sanding and routing will be done soon.


Updates on Saturday methinks?
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:52 AM   #35
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How are you going to bond the aluminum to the wood?
Looking neat so far.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:14 AM   #36
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if the stop sign is one that you actually just take down from a sign, its gonna be a really really heavy guitar. those signs dont look to big but they would be massive as a guitar

edit: 12 inches is still kinda bulky, also the guitar will prolly be uncomfortable sitting down.
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:53 AM   #37
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how did you cut the body?
You need to have the grain running parallel with the neck, and with the dimensions of that piece of wood it looks like you would have had to cut it so that the grain is 90 degrees to the neck...
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Old 08-21-2009, 03:57 AM   #38
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As far as attaching the sign goes, I'll be putting a screw in each of the 8 corners, so it will act sort of like one huge pickguard.

As far as the size goes, the width is a little bit over what a strat would be at it's widest point, length wise however, it is very small. Just by resting the body on my leg, yes, it is a bit uncomfortable, so I may consider doing a tummy cut on it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:29 AM   #39
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I totally skipped over your post cam, sorry, its 4:30 and I can't fall asleep!

I did cut the body so the grain would be parallel to the neck, looks can be deceiving because the wood was *almost* enough room to cut two of the bodies.

It wouldn't really have matter until i route the cavities anyway because the body is symmetrical horizontally and vertically (as well as diagonally)
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:39 AM   #40
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thats true. I was forgetting the body was all symmetrical..
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