Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
Put the laquer on these today.
The current guitar in progress and some more nice woods ...
I sort of envy you guys with your cleanliness and organization and stuff.
Actually, I find it hard to imagine.
I'm working on more sawdust and wood chips!
Also, my very first sixer!
It feels so much better to work in a "clean" shop imo.
^Oh, yeah. Some day, I'll have a proper shop, with real walls and floors and such, where I won't have to run electricity by a long extension cord (see fig. 1) and perhaps even time to keep it straight. ..
But truthfully, I think if you knew what the rest of my life was like, you would be surprised that I can make guitars at all!
I've just got back from over 12 months living in the UK, and am still getting my garage set back up. This time 'round I'm planning on setting it up more like a shop with a bit more thought put into it and less like a jam room with a corner for building guitars. First thing I did was make myself a new workbench:
Then yesterday I was a bit bored, as I still don't have a job, so I modified it to take my router table as well:
I have a few projects that were left behind when I went away, so very keen to start those! Hopefully start a new build thread in a few weeks, when hopefully I have a job and income and can afford to build guitars again..
^Sweet! What kind of bridge is that?
It's a Schaller 475 roller bridge from Warmoth.
I chose it mostly because I *strongly* dislike string-through bridges.
a while ago i found a top loading 6 string flat mount bridge and it was nice and heavy, solid construction and super cheap. lookd just like the fender ones. i really dont see why there arent more top loading solutions. that schaller doesnt really do it for me design wise.
It's not my favorite, but the adjustments are nice. The saddles adjust side to side.
Bass bridges are almost all top-loaded, but as 4-string basses usually have 3/4" of space between strings, there's plenty of room for the strings and saddle screws to anchor in the base. Guitar strings are so close together, I think there just isn't enough space in most designs. The Ibanez Gibraltar Standard bridges are nice for that, as they are top-loaded and have no sharp things protruding from the top.
Yeah, serial killing can be a real drain on production.
Stewmac have a new top loading bridge. Haven't tried it, so don't know what construction is like, but in general I've been pleased with the golden age range of products.
I know right! What with all the stalking, dismembering and digging of shallow, unmarked graves, it's a wonder that I can find any time to build at all!
Maccaferri/Selmer derivative. Mahogany back/sides/neck, Spruce top. About 1/3 done.
Here are few things on my bench...the two resonators came from Owens/Zeta back when they closed shop, I recently purchased them from a friend.
The tele-ish guitar with some finish on it is a bubinga top on an alder body...this one is getting a pair of TV Jones Powertrons and a Bigsby B5...
The other tele-ish guitar is a chambered alder boxer flanked by book matched sycamore...this one is 25" scale, PRS style set neck, and a pair of Lollar Regals, the neck is limba with an ebony board...Top, back and fingerboard are bound with .020" white and .062" tortoise...this thing is super light!
Working on a new router table.
I just had the (white plastic) table top surface machined to fit the JessEm Rout-R-Lift II with PC 892 motor. It's a very snug fit.
This one's about an 3 hours from being done.... needs a saddle and nut, and a setup. W00t!
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Working on a chambered bass.
That'll be cool, Heretic! F holes?
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