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JCGGUITARS
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I decided to start another build and build three necks at once. For those who haven't seen my first challenge build, you can see it here. This will be a lot easier shape to work with and will just have a custom paint job and maybe a few other changes. here's what i have:



i started cutting the body out today so i will hopefully have that done soon. here are some specs:

Body: Poplar
Bridge: Floyd
Electronics: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 1 3-Way Toggle
Pickups: haven't decided but there will be 2 humbuckers

If you are wondering if i will keep doing the squid, the answer is yes. I need to neaten it up, stain it then do the necks. I will be doing another build along with this one soon.

lozlovesstrats
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i work with my dad every sturday at his shop. right now im broke


Dude buying dimarzios like they're sweets? I'm not surprised! Jeez how much does he pay you? Minimum wage full time for 6 weeks only earnt me like a grand
JCGGUITARS
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Quote by Boysie8
That's a pretty funky paint job you've got planned, good to see something a bit different though. What's that inlay I see at the twelfth fret?

Also, I'll add a link to this thread in the build challenge - good luck man.


its just a rectangle

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Dude buying dimarzios like they're sweets? I'm not surprised! Jeez how much does he pay you? Minimum wage full time for 6 weeks only earnt me like a grand


he pays enough. im not totally broke. $32 to be exact. plus im selling an amp so hopfully ill have $182
R45VT
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#9
Hopefully this one has a smooth template to save you some sanding time!

Keep the updates coming!

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#11
That paint job looks killer! Good luck on the build, I <3 Ibanez guitars.
JCGGUITARS
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#12
same here.

Here are updates for those who are wondering where they are. i've been busy last week so i didn't have much time to work on this but i got around to finish 1 of 2 blanks. the second has the rough cut. i will also need to puddy because of little chips that the router took off. so here are the blanks:





R45VT
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#14
Much smoother! Keep it up.
JCGGUITARS
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#16
you guys got lucky! here's some pics of the routs. btw, got the bridge pickup done this afternoon. so know i need to do the control cavity and floyd rose routs. without further ado:




with a neck in:




the template i made curves in slightly making it a tight fit. but something went wrong so there is a slight gap that i need to fill right here:



thats all for now! any ideas to fill that gap i would be glad to hear!

Ninja0King
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#17
It'd probably be best to use some wood leftover from the body cut scraps and make a shim, then glue it in place. You're painting it, so no one will know any better. Looking good so far!
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Dont go routing out a cavity like that, you'll ruin your router bits in no time. Drill out the bulk of the cavity with a forstner bit, or any drill bit for that matter, BEFORE routing it out, it'll be faster and save you money when your not dulling your router bits and having to buy new ones
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Also, make a copy of that template onto thicker plywood or MDF, and use the copy as your 'working' template and keep the acrylic one as a master.

Those acrylic templates are very thin and it forces you to take off much more material just to get the bearing to run against the template, if you make a thicker copy the bearing can sit higher and the cutter/router wont have to work as hard.

and if you mess up the working template you can just make another from the master,




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JCGGUITARS
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#27
just got this:


so ill have some updates when i get around to it. i had some problems with my router bearing but im all good now.


EDIT:

ive had one of these hanging around that ill use (not same model)

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Spectre13
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#30
Lookin' good!
Make sure that huge gap between the neck and neck pickup doesn't throw off your scale length.
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hey guys,

I'm looking at truss rods and i need some advice. First off the fingerboard will be a 25" scale with 24 frets. I want this non adjustable truss rod but its not the length of the fingerboard. would that matter? If not i'm looking at carbon fiber rods. what do you think about those ? and then there is the hot rod double action truss rods. The thing about that is that is that the guitar has a set neck so i could only use one side. Can i still do that?

What do you recomend?
Thanks
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Quote by JCGGUITARS
The thing about that is that is that the guitar has a set neck so i could only use one side.
Not sure what you mean by that,

but you definately want a double action truss rod, the hot rods from Stew Mac are pretty good.

But the pics show you have already made the neck, and there is a hole on the heel? Have you not already put the truss rod in?

This is the pic I mean,

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x324/buffdude55/routsfl2.jpg




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I haven't made the neck yet. The picture won't work so i dont know what you mean. Since it's a set neck one side of the truss rod can't be adjusted


Why can't it be adjusted? You make the truss rod adjust from the head just like a lot of guitars are and unjust it like normal.
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#40
Quote by JCGGUITARS
I haven't made the neck yet. The picture won't work so i dont know what you mean. Since it's a set neck one side of the truss rod can't be adjusted



You only need to adjust one side of the truss rod.........

The adjusting nut will be accessed at the base of the headstock. The neck heel has nothing to do with it.