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Old 01-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #21
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Any plans to build a Tele?


I was actually planning to make one after my newest project, but something closer to an ESP Throbber or Schecter PT... still singlecoils though. We'll see!
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:58 PM   #22
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Okay, I'm going to be brave and post my 2014 guitar. I think that I've managed to avoid previous pitfalls and it's going to be okay (touch wood).



Body: One-piece wenge
Top: Bookmatched zebrano
Neck: 3-piece wenge, with flamed maple veneers (not really 5-ply, just pretty)
Fingerboard: Ebony (25.5" scale, 24 frets, gold MOP dots).

I'm using a Gotoh GTC102 bridge, so there's no need for a neck angle (thankfully). As soon as the neck pocket is cut, I can check the neck pitch and break angle at the nut... then stop panicking.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:33 PM   #23
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I didnt even realize that was you that was posting on PG with this project.
I do really like that combination. And zebrawood offers so many different ways to finish.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:32 PM   #24
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Very nice mate, looks great so far
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:46 PM   #25
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I didnt even realize that was you that was posting on PG with this project.
I do really like that combination. And zebrawood offers so many different ways to finish.


I'm going to take that as a compliment! I hate my username on here.

Choosing the finish is probably going to be the hardest part, but there's plenty of time!

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Very nice mate, looks great so far


Thanks, fella!
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:50 PM   #26
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:59 PM   #27
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Just wait until it's finished... who knows how it's actually going to turn out

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Old 01-24-2014, 01:55 PM   #28
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My router hast just died with 5mm left to remove from the neck pocket.

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Old 01-24-2014, 03:24 PM   #29
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how did it die? my Bosch router needs to be taken apart every now and then to clean out the switch. good engineer design to not seal the switch on something that generates so much fine dust.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:30 PM   #30
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how did it die? my Bosch router needs to be taken apart every now and then to clean out the switch. good engineer design to not seal the switch on something that generates so much fine dust.


I'm not sure TBH. It gave me grief with a little wobble last week, then just started making strange noises and cut out - it sounded like there was a mini diesel engine inside it, just spluttering and dying. Anyway, I did check the switch and speed control, which are both clean... but it's several years old and only cost 40!

Edit: I discovered that my dad's Trend router has a separate 1/4" collet, so I finished it off with that!



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Old 01-27-2014, 09:13 AM   #31
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I'm really liking this one.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:20 AM   #32
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That's looking wicked matey
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:12 PM   #33
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That's looking wicked matey


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I'm really liking this one.


Thank you, chaps!

I've spent today making templates, tidying my tools and clearing benches. With any luck, I'll be able to get the rest of the routing done tomorrow!
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:31 PM   #34
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The routing is almost finished. I managed to get the pickup cavities and strew recesses routed today, then drilled holes here and there for stuff like the bridge, screws and string-through ferrules. There's a neck pickup wire channel somewhere too.

Routed:




Hardware dry fit:




(The neck pickups is balancing on the neck tenon in the last picture. I still need to shave it down by ~15mm)

Now it's time to order the rest of my black nickel hardware.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:36 PM   #35
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That's looking truly awesome man, I wish my stuff was anywhere near that good!

Have you sold any yet and if so what sort of return do you get?
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:24 PM   #36
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That's looking truly awesome man, I wish my stuff was anywhere near that good!

Have you sold any yet and if so what sort of return do you get?


I'm really pleased with it so far. Fingers crossed and touch wood for no catastrophes!

Assuming that nothing bad happens, this will only be the second guitar that I've finished. It'll also be proof of the method and measurements, whcih should be repeatable on the next one. I'd love to use this is a prototype for a standard model, then make a few to sell and test the water - we're talking more basic though, with a bolt-on and no binding.

Just think about quality and method as you go along and imagine it'll be finished without paint... and under scrutiny
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:03 AM   #37
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Beautiful! That'll look awesome with a natural finish (no tint) or TransBlack. I'd install Motor City PUs though.

BTW, how'd you come up with Mintsauce?
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:49 PM   #38
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Beautiful! That'll look awesome with a natural finish (no tint) or TransBlack. I'd install Motor City PUs though.

BTW, how'd you come up with Mintsauce?


Or maybe even some light blue stain and Tru-Oil?

MintSauce is a mountain biking sheep from MBUK magazine... I made this account a long time ago!

I did some routing on the back today:


There's either a dodgy shadow or some wood dust in the battery cavity there, but it's actually perfectly clear now :\
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:18 PM   #40
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I've not done anything this weekend, but I did get some carving started either Thursday or Friday (I can't remember which, because life).



It's a belly carve. A carve for your belly.

Or, in my case, a carve for ribs.
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