Rickenbacker 325-Inspired Build

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  1. aeleus

    aeleus Active Member

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    Thanks! I'm not sure if you guys are referring to my build or ltdave32's. I'm happy to share the compliment - ltdave32's build was a big inspiration for this build.
     
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    They're both beautiful, yours and ltdave32s. :)
     
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    Hi, aeleus!
    Due to Photobucket became venal scum would you send pictures and drawings of your project to my email batyrlan_at_gmail_dot_com?
    Thank you!
     
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  4. aeleus

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    Hey batyrlan82,

    I'd like to fix this thread to point to a new location for the pictures. Until then, you can find all the build pictures here: http://www.aeleus.net/guitar/builds/build002/

    I'll send you the plans via email.
     
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    batyrlan82 New Member

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    That was enough for me! Thank you, bro!
    My mail is batyrlan_at_yandex_dot_ru

    Thanks in advance!
     
  6. batyrlan82

    batyrlan82 New Member

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    I'm worry about wood cracking under bridge. Why you didn't use supporting block under bridge?
     
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  7. aeleus

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    Take a close look at this picture of the guitar top as viewed from the back:

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    Note that I left the wood thicker along the center line. The thinnest parts of the top are .28" (.7cm) thick. Under the bridge and pickups, it is about .6" (1.5cm) thick and spans a fairly short distance. That is rock maple. It is more than strong enough to support the bridge. Also, the string angle at the bridge is relatively shallow so doesn't put that much force on it.

    The top does not flex at all. You could easily stand on it. Compare it to an acoustic guitar. This is many times stronger.
     

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