Celia Drop Top Jr Protype build

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  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    On we go:dude:

    Mahogany body and neck w/ bookmatched figured maple top.

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    Splitting the maple for the drop top.

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    quite a bit of character in this one, I like it.

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    Neck, ready to go

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    Blue Belly Guitars New Member

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    Your maple in the vise brings back memories! :DNice work!
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, don't have the cash, or the room for one of dem dare, great big, beautiful band saw's :D
     
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    Blue Belly Guitars New Member

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    I understand your pain! Figuring out how to make due with what we have makes us better at our craft! Earning the right to acquire better tools, is how I look at it. :yesway:
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    I've got some time before I head to work, so...

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    Looks good so far!
     
  7. fatdaddypreacher

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    e, you may not have the cash for a bandsaw, but have you considered cutting most of it through with your table saw from both directions, leaving an inch or two in the center to finish by hand. sure would save a bunch of back-and-forth with the old handsaw.

    and i agree...nice piece of maple. it will do very well.
     
  8. emoney

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    Looks like that's what he did, fdp. And Glenn, can we "work a little less" and "build a little more" please? Sheesh.
     
  9. fatdaddypreacher

    fatdaddypreacher Member

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    good thing i'm not a detective. it's obvious that's what he did, and i'm in Mr. Magoo mode.:)
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    I got the body and top cut out.
    A quick scetching out of the layout

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    Making an PG template.

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    Double faced taped to the top of the template, and routered with a 45* edge

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    I like it. :D (In case you're wondering, the top isn't glued on yet...)

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    Looks great (as usual)! :)
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    What do ya think about a seymour duncan p rail instead of a p90 in this one?
    Or am I just over thinking things again?

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  13. emoney

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    I like the idea of those P-Rails, but.....I really think that the dog-ear cover will look the coolest. Maybe it's time to figure out how to make a dog-ear for the P-Rail and have the best of both worlds. I mean, it is a prototype afterall. Or are you chicken?
     
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    This is looking Great Ken! Are you still using clipboards for your pickguard material.
    Thanks for that tip, it came in handy the other day.
     
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    Great looking work!
     
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    Tough call... P-rails or P90... Well, which one of those pleases your eye more. ;)
     
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    Eh, more like ear. P-Rails sound off to me for some reason. If you're after a quiet P90 you have a few options. Kinman's sound pretty fine without losing a lot of what makes the P90 a P90.
     
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    Loving this guitar in Junior-ified version! Seems like it's going to work really well (but then again, I've had a flat-top/pickguard boner for a while...).
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    I decided the body wasn't thick enough so I did a drop back also.
    It will be flamed maple dark burst front and back.
    Pictures soon...
     
  20. fatdaddypreacher

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    will back be carved or flat. me wants to do one with a matching carved back seriously bad.
     

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