What's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. Heretic

    Heretic Well-Known Member

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    Passive EMGs. Peruvian walnut, Honduran Mahogany, and American hard maple neck and body with an Indian rosewood fretboard. The B string rings like a bell. I have it strung with a Circle K balanced .136 set.
     
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    Snake head thinline. Walnut and maple. It's getting a lollar special t in the bridge and a vintage vibe cc in the neck. I am not going to be happy to hand this over when completed. I just finished the body routing yesterday, this was my first fender style so I'm happy with how things are shaping up. I've been criticized for putting a pick guard on such a beautiful piece of walnut but i think fenders look goofy without.
     

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    Heretic Well-Known Member

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    Did some refining on the edge profile...

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    Maybe I should just make a thread for this build..
     
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    Brass bits and gold bits, almost ready to install on the DX proto:

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    Placed the bridge on my most recent build today.
    Going to string it up tomorrow to see whether everything important is ok.
    Haven't made up my mind about the pickups jet - zebras most likely.
    Also considering adding a mini switch for coil split? More updates in my thread soon.

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    Zebras! Zebras! :D
     
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    +1 Zebras!
     
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    Purelojik - that red guitar is amazing - i would not have thought that all those things going on on that top would work visually as well as it does. What p90s are you using?
     
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    thanks buddy! the redwood i got from oregon wild wood during one of their midnight sales. the body from a guy off craigslist who really didnt know what he was selling lol. with that money saved i got those P-90's from Bareknuckle

    the neck is a Nantucket and the bridge is a Supermassive. I briefly wired it up from wire salvaged from other pickups and man its the first time where i feel like the neck pickup just destroys the bridge in terms of character. Its in the shop now getting setup from my luthier tech who i've been going to forever. He just sets it up better than anything i can do. Once its back i'll upload a vid or two. thanks again for the compliments guys
     
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    #6 disassembled for refurbishing.
    Too bad I didn't take a picture before initial cleaning.
    But I can tell you, there was something ancient lurking under the surface. :ugh:

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    And fret slotting box coming together on my WorkMate.

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    Another DII-6 in the works:
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    my word that looks lovely. whats the wood choice on that top? and damn how thin are these things? even with my bodies i still have trouble sometimes and barely make it when control pots and switches are installed.
     
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    Flamed Bastogne (sp?) Walnut 1 pc. body (not just the top ;) )

    My standard DII thickness is 1.400" thick, but the edges on the back have a 3/8" bevel so the 90° edge of the body is only 1" thick, so the guitar just looks super thin. Blade switches can get tricky (but still totally doable). Toggles and potentiometers are fine.
     
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    Looking great so far. What type of bridge is that you got there?
     
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    Looks like a hipshot hardtail.
     
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    today its a Fender "65 Twin Reverb Reissue is in for Conversion to handwiring.

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    I've already got her gutted and most of the excess parts up on ebay for sale. and the new board is going in today.. then its just some waiting on the transformers to get here..

    Also just made a few more of the String Guides for Gibson Modernes.

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    This one's about ready for final assembly:

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    I like the bold contrasts between the top and fingerboard on that one. Did you route the Hannes down into the top because of how low the neck sets?
     
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    Thanks man! I'm digging the contrast on this one... The whole color scheme ended up working out really well... And it was a last-minute customer change, which always makes me nervous.

    I do recess the Hannes bridges on my builds. My fingerboards are generally in the range of 0.200" with about 0.050" of the neck sticking out of the body and a 0.057" tall fret. It's cutting it REALLY close as far as not having enough height adjustment when its all said and done (usually just a problem on the outside two strings) if I don't recess the bridge a bit.
     
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    amazing...
    what woods are you using there??
     

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