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Old 10-13-2010, 11:58 PM   #41
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mmmm, that neck's gonna be pretty hot

and have you come up with any more ideas for inlays?
I'm always a big fan of offset tiny dots, but just a single 12th fret inlay would look pretty cool too
Not yet, but then again I don't even have the fretboard yet. Currently I'm thinking of a single 12th fret inlay but that also depends on the 'customer'.

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how difficult is it to work with such figured wood when you need to do so much jointing? Isn't there a risk of some major tear-out?
There's always the risk of tearout but it's not really very difficult, you just have to be careful. Going slowly and taking off only a little at a time should do the trick. Sharp blades on the jointer help a lot.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #42
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:33 PM   #43
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NICE! Your last builds were pants-shittingly good. Subscribed and stickied.

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:56 PM   #44
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:44 PM   #45
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Phew... the top wood has finally arrived! I glued it last week and after that it went through a drum sander and at the moment it's been rough cut and waiting to be glued on the body. The piece was big enough so I got a headstock veneer out of it also and I still have some leftover for testing colours or something. I also cut the bodywood roughly to shape and now I just need to decide whether I want to make part of it hollow or not.

I also got a fretboard blank so now I can begin inlaying. ...if I have time that is. We're moving to the other side of the city (proud owner of an apartment now) and a lot of time will be spent packing and moving stuff so don't expect a lot of progress to be made during a week or two.

Here's the body atm. Needs routing for pup wires.


Topwood...


...and a matching headstock veneer.


Ebony fb. I just love this stuff!
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:59 PM   #46
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Looks good man. Ever thought of doing an H-S-H design?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:16 AM   #47
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When it comes to guitarbuilding, getting a new job and moving to a new house are about the worst things to do. It feels like I don't have any time for this build anymore so obviously there's something wrong with the current circumstances. Anyway, I've got something done too in the past weeks and I'll probably post a few pics tomorrow.

After some debate, we decided not to make the body hollow with an f-hole thingy and went with a flat top instead. It's a whole new perspective for me to make a guitar following someone elses wishes and preferences but I like the challenge and a fresh view it gives me.
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Looks good man. Ever thought of doing an H-S-H design?
Thanks. My first one is a H-S-H and while I really love the tone I get from the middle singlecoil SD SSL-4, I don't find it THAT much more versatile than H-H. Plus I think H-H looks better
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:20 AM   #48
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Here you go. Crap pics though, didn't have enough light for my old digicam.

The top is glued on and body is partly bandsawed and sanded close to shape.





This is the reason for not bandsawing all around. This way I have better support for routing the back cavities. Cavities were drilled first as usual and then routed by hand (well, I used a plywood guide on the straight parts) to shape. Maybe next week I'll have time to finish these. This will also have the angled jack. After I've gotten used to it I wouldn't do it any other way (unless ofcourse the future owner decides otherwise).
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:57 PM   #49
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:05 PM   #50
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Great shape! I'm looking forward to watching this progress
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:14 PM   #51
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its definatly and 8 string baritone fanned fret neck-through with 27 frets,

as kurt from rondo music once said 8 IS NOT ENOUGH. better make it 9
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:11 AM   #52
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You are a brave man to freehand route.... I'm not trying to insult you because form the quality of your builds, you are well capable. But how the hell do you not make a mistake? You should become a brain surgeon.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:32 AM   #53
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I agree with vodkanoodle, that's some steady hands there.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:22 PM   #54
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You are a brave man to freehand route.... I'm not trying to insult you because form the quality of your builds, you are well capable. But how the hell do you not make a mistake? You should become a brain surgeon.
Well, it's not that bad if you go slow and have a good support for the router. Besides, I only freehand the inside part of the cavity and only the non-straight parts. To me it doesn't matter much if the inside of the cavity isn't absolutely perfect 'cause normally no-one sees it anyway. The recesses and everything else are done with templates.

I've now bandsawed the body all around and sanded close to shape. That's also about all that's going to happen in a month or so... Meanwhile I'll try to come up with somekind of inlay design and order all the hardware.

Here are the cavities routed clean. There's also the pup wire channel.


Angled jack hole done.




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Old 12-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #55
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That is one sexy guitar body.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:44 PM   #56
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Jen, you have just given the entire GB&C the best Christmas present known to man. Your like Jesus mixed with Santa.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:50 PM   #57
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Here again, happy 2011 GB&C

It's been awhile and I haven't done half of what I thought I'd do during the holidays and this month but anyway... I thought I'd at least have the fb inlays made but no. We tried and tried to come up with a good design but all of them felt a bit "meh..." so we ditched them. Might even go with no inlays at all. The latest progress is that I got the truss cavity routed.

Using a stewmac hotrod again. In the background are the still NOT inlaid fb and headstock veneer.



Here's the cavity and you can see it's a couple of tenths deeper at the ends.



The rod in the cavity. Notice how these projects begin to look all the same??

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #58
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That is one hell of a nice looking neck!
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:34 PM   #60
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For some reason I read this as one post. Lulz were had

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