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Old 08-29-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Cassidy J24 Guitar Build

Hey guys,

first off my friend made me a logo


im calling myself Cassidy Guitars and I'm making a model of my own called the J24. It looks very similar to a PRS custom 24 but the horns and body shape will be a little different as will the specs etc. Here's the template:


and i rough cut two blanks:


(one of those is the template)

I hope to make up any mistakes that i made on previous guitars on this one. If its worthy to sell, let it be done!

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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What woods are you using and what specs are they going to be?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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haha. i feel stupid but this one is poplar its gonna be a prototype and then ill get some better wood but It will have two humbuckers, bolt on neck, hardtail bridge, you know, mostly the same but a little different
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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What about your other builds?
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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Dude, I think you should finish some builds and IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS before having a "company" or starting a new one.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #6
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sorry forgot to mention some things.

My other builds might not get finished soon due to the need of tools at my Dads shop. at the moment i cant use them because he has been very busy. I cant do much on them so i started another build.

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Yes i know. but just in case im planning ahead and i didnt request the logo. my friend just sent it to me and i liked it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
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Updates!

i didnt plan on doing this but im doing a semi hollow so i've made a custom sound hole thingy. ive also done the scoop. neither of these are final especial the scoop. oh and i did the top roundover. pics:

soundhole:

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roundover (with a chip)


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Old 10-01-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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BUMP! not a fan of updating and getting no feedback but it may be that no one is on
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:17 AM   #9
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This looks better planned than your other builds have. Congrats man, it looks really good so far
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:26 AM   #10
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Come on dude, are you that desperate for an ego boost? Definitely looks like your best one to date, but you don't need to bump the thread just because no-one is telling you so.
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okay guys ill get it over with. . .im an idiot. dont ask why i did this but i mistakenly routered the neck pocket on the other side. no idea how i messed it up. ill probably glue another peice of wood in there and see how it comes out. any suggestions welcome
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:14 AM   #12
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okay guys ill get it over with. . .im an idiot. dont ask why i did this but i mistakenly routered the neck pocket on the other side. no idea how i messed it up. ill probably glue another peice of wood in there and see how it comes out. any suggestions welcome


Screw that, make a lefty-flip, sort of like a reverse Hendrix! Then make those sound holes (which looked really cool btw) continue right through to the other side!
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okay guys ill get it over with. . .im an idiot. dont ask why i did this but i mistakenly routered the neck pocket on the other side. no idea how i messed it up. ill probably glue another peice of wood in there and see how it comes out. any suggestions welcome


Hmm that's bad, but don't worry, it sounds like the sort of thing I'd do.
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i was thinking about doing lefty but it would be easier gluing another piece in the pocket
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hey guys. been a while since work. but here's a small update:

just the neck cut out. i know your disapointed but thats all i could do for now.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:03 AM   #16
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ok so before i move on with routing, i dont want to risk screwing this thing up again so i'm putting this build on hold for now as well as some of my other builds. My life is getting easier (believe it or not) but my Dad and I are purchasing a CNC machine. I know some will hate the idea of making guitars with it because it wont exactly be handmade but this will give me the chance to make guitars that look as good as your hand made guitars. I'm thinking of waiting for that to come in to help me with neck building. but while im posting this im not sure what bridge i should do? any ideas?
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #17
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Did you fill the accidental neck pocket then?

I say just go hardtail Strat style bridge, that or Tele. Keep it simple
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CNC machines are all good, not sure how it'll help with this build though - you've got most of the machining done already. As for a bridge, I'd go with a trapeze tailpiece and archtop bridge, for something different.
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Did you fill the accidental neck pocket then?

I say just go hardtail Strat style bridge, that or Tele. Keep it simple


yup thats all done. wasnt as hard as i thought. was thinking either strat trem or a tailpiece tune o matic.

Boysie: well i could use the cnc for the neck mostly. but either way we wont have it till February and i cant use it till we sell enough cabinets to pay it off
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