Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
Maybe it's a giant tick without legs?
Made another one of these today
^^^those are neat as a pin. have you thought of curved bottom planes for doing the inside of archtops?
I have! A couple people suggested it and eventually I caved in. I've made a prototype but I haven't perfected it yet - hopefully in the next couple weeks though I'll have one finished
when you feel comfortable with where you are on these, give me a pm and let me know what size they are and how much you'd need for one.
Sounds good mate I'll let you know for sure. Any idea what you think would be the best size? I am thinking that I will make the blades the same size as a standard Ibex plane (18 mm, or 28 mm for carving Cellos etc.), that way an Ibex replacement blade could be used in case the iron was ever lost or damaged - but it is still in the planning stage right now
I have a few projects on the go. I have to start organizing my workshop better because sometimes it's hard finding the parts or tools I need. Once I get that organized, I can then go full speed ahead.
How are you staining or treating the fret boards there BlackSG .. ?
I'm gonna have to start putting my money aside for one of those then!
... or maybe a set
Tele neck, cocobolo board with block inlays, fully bound in white pearl celluloid, with nibs, gotta have those nibs...
Well, the one neck (closest to the sunburst strat) I'm scalloping the fingerboard. The other neck I'm painting the sections on the fingerboard without dot inlays a darker colour using artist quality oil paints (raw umber) to give it a contrasting look if that's the best way to describe it. I also like treating my fretboards with a slightly heated raw linseed oil which I have plenty around. It works great and it darkens up the board nicely. I also use fretboard lemon oil by Jim Dunlop for that final touch.
trying to fix a finish crack on my Celia single cut prototype.
I wicked in some straight lacquer thinner and then drop filled the remaining blenish.
Keeping my fingers crossed.
I don't have a clue, but i want to take the plunge and try a semi-acoustic of some style later this year. I won't be able to buy but one or two, as i only have $10.
Ebony goodness - fretboard, headplate, and even sandwiched into the scarf joint.
Still plenty to do, but I roughed the neck profile in last night. It's almost up there with grain filling as one of my least favorite things to do.
Gotta nip the ends of the fretboard and sand the sides down flush. then gotta continue sanding from 100-220 on the top of the guitar before it gets it's Z-poxy treatment.
Side question : does anyone know if Z-Poxy can remain just as a finish if built up?
A little fun juniory thing for myself. It's a poplar body with contours (of course!), 3pc maple neck, rosewood board, 25" scale, stainless frets. Thinkin' I'll put a Duncan P-Rail in the bridge. Pickguard will be checkerboard, and I'm wavering between pink or a sonic blue for the color.
Interesting looking guitar, but what's up with all the extra holes?
Some more 7-string business:
And a semi-hollow:
well honestly i've never built a semi hollow. so i had the bigger holes first. then i strung it up and played around while it was fretless. I noticed a ton of booming reverberation under the area where the small holes are now so i opened that area up. Im actually just in the process of stringing it all again to hear the difference. tapping wise its brightened up everything.
im no pro, but this is my own personal build so i figure i can make/experiment as much as i want lol. i'll let you know my thoughts in a bit
EDIT: Just strung it up and it sounds wonderful. a lot better than before.
Cool Sully, I vote sonic blue (not that you asked me ) How difficult was it to laminate the scarf joint like that?
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