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Re: Guitar project

Postby jae » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:31 am

I got a Tusq nut to replace the thin plastic one, and as it's at least .050" thicker, looks like I'll get to do a bit of filing to get it installed. I'll probably go ahead and do some kind of shaping on the head while I'm working on it. I might get to it this coming weekend, but house projects are quickly gaining priority as it looks like we might be wanting to list our house for sale soon.
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Re: Guitar project

Postby jae » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:29 am

In the new house, and taking on another guitar project. My brother has been wanting an electric, so I'm making him a Lefty in telecaster style. Bit more wood work is going to be involved on this one, I'll post as I progress.

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Re: Guitar project

Postby guitargeek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:23 am

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Re: Guitar project

Postby guitargeek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:39 am

I've been a little busy, not much.
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Re: Guitar project

Postby jae » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:33 am

well, I got started on making a new body last night. this is my progress so far... it doesn't look like much now, though I suppose to be fair it looks less like much than it did as an assembled pallet.


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Re: Guitar project

Postby guitargeek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:41 pm

Pine? You gonna laminate?
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Re: Guitar project

Postby guitargeek » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:47 pm

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Re: Guitar project

Postby jae » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:49 am

yeah, planning on laminating the body, but more like a butcher block. I had never seen those Taylor guitars before, that's really neat.

this was more my inspiration:
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I've been interested in doing some wood work, and this seems like a pretty low-risk way to try it out, with the pallet already being free.
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Re: Guitar project

Postby jae » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:35 pm

long time since an update, but finally got the shaping done on the bass (well a few weeks ago, just finally remembered up update here)

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Re: Guitar project

Postby boz » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:53 pm

My friend Rich (of recent Highly Suspect rock band fame) makes some axes of his own design. You can find some examples with the ig hash #mcidguitars https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/mcidguitars
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Re: Guitar project

Postby guitargeek » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:02 am

I actually like butcher block bodies, if they sound good. I prefer a nice big *contiguous* piece of tree for the vibrations to run around in, but you can fake it if you don't have any big pieces.

jae wrote:yeah, planning on laminating the body, but more like a butcher block. I had never seen those Taylor guitars before, that's really neat.

this was more my inspiration:
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I've been interested in doing some wood work, and this seems like a pretty low-risk way to try it out, with the pallet already being free.
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Re: Guitar project

Postby jae » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:01 pm

Finally got the bass back together.

now just need to obtain (make) a long straight edge and string height tool so I can get the neck/frets straightened out right and get the nut adjusted.

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Re: Guitar project

Postby guitargeek » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:56 pm

A good old fashioned yard stick will work in a pinch, I've even used the edge of a tape measure.

-OR-

Capo the strings at the first and last fret, use a feeler gauge to measure the distance from the top of the fret halfway between them to the underside of the string. I don't recall the figure off the top of my head.

What I typically do is to sight the guitar like it's a rifle... The bridge is the back sight, the nut is the front sight, the frets will line up like the ties of a railroad track, and you'll be able to see the bow in the neck. Righty tighty, lefty loosey, the truss rod pulls against the strings. Too tight and you get a bend, too loose and you get a bow.

I usually slack the strings before I try to tighten the truss rod, then retune and recheck.

Watch a few YouTube tutorials on this, you'll get the idea.
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