I'm 60s years old and selling my business.
My shop area looks like a Grizzly Tool advertisement.
1 12" 5HP cabinet saw G0605X
1 20" spiral head planer G1033X
1 8" parallel spiral head jointer GG0490X
1 GG0574 inline sander with fret board Radius attachment
1 Air filter model G9956
generally , Pore filling is done PRIOR to staining. and you would never use a lighter colored pore filler if your using a darker color stain.
but please feel free to experiment to your hearts content and photo/post the results Even the bad results please
look up a Fender Jazz bass circuit and just add in a 3rdvolume pot and viola! you have exactly what your asking for.
and if it was ME.. I would make all 3 volume pots push pulls so I could access some very cool single coil options on those rail buckers..
larryguitars answer is exactly why I posted that half Novel above him..
His description is fine, but terminology is incorrect. and it leads to confusion.
he's describing a D.A. 2 way, and calling it simply a "2 way" but at the end of his description, he calls it a "Dual Action"...
here is a photo that if you forget that its a bolt on neck the holes will still be the same.
the only thing that you must get right on a neck through is the location and the sequence of the build.
you can Study the Charvel guitars or the EVH...
First what make and model of guitar are we speaking about , that alone can answer your original question.
I've been telling people about the 4 main types of truss rods for a very long time and still its not yet common knowledge.
and well, if I'm gonna answer this question, then it needs to...
It true that general repairs do require you to have a shop that can handle ANYTHING that happens to walk in the door. and yeah, Its really not worth doing that in todays market unless you live somewhere that has a very serious music scene with plenty of customers to sustain you...
pretty much anything.
depending of course, on the body design and how much material you might require to make sure that both necks are reasonably accessible.
i would recommend staying with bolt necks styles , unless your pretty luthiery savvy
well, i can say with certainty that the sustain is very good. and the guitar actually has a nice well balanced acoustic tone.
That said, Gretsch acoustic guitars are not like any other acoustic out there. while they have excellent balance and a very even tone and volume across the...
don't use solid wire and 14 gauge is way to large.
standard guitar wire is between 18 and 22 ga. STRANDED.. because stranded carries high freq. better than solid. plus its more flexible before breaking.
and I use full shielding inside all my guitars, so I don't have to ground to the pot...
unless the joint is actually "moving" then any "problem" is all in your head.
it looks like that was a place where some tearout happened before the block was glued up. then during neck caving they hit that spot showing the little "ditch".
you could fill it with a little thickened super glue...
its sounded like you might be trying to plane against the grain.
if you think of the grain as looking like this ////////////////////
you would want to plane it from left to right across the top surface because if you tried to plane from right to left. it would obviously grab and dig in.
JUST IN CASE,
try lighter fluid on the pickguard. i use Ronsonol or Zippo, both are just naptha.
IF the pickguard happens to be stuck on with a double stick "pressure sensitive" type of material. then the naptha will loosen it and not melt back the underlying finish.
if you believe its super glue. acetone is the solvent for Super glue.
It will also turn any lacquer on the top to goo as well. which you can scrap off with a razor blade,
So I would start there, and work slowly with small amounts of acetone to get the pickguard/s loosened.