Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
Nice. For some reason, I'm strangely enthralled by basses although I'm a guitar player myself. I have probably spent a total of about 15 minutes playing bass in my entire life.
That's more hollow than chambered
Yeah...Hollowbody seems to suggest more traditional construction with a carved top and back mated to bent sides with bracing and kerfing. This is not that. It's more of a chambering operation, where I will be milling wood out of a solid slab. More specifically, it's two solid slabs, hollowed out and glued together.
If chambering is generally thought of as more akin to the way Gibson has been doing it, I suppose semi-hollowbody is a description more consistent with what I'm doing.
A cross section of the glued body would look basically like this:
I'm using this router bit for the chambers.
So cool, man. Great concept.
removing the active electronics because the client wants a more vintage tone from this Ibanez.
The jury is out on how these caps are going to sound with a bass humbucker...
have to patch the nose because the owner buggered it up trying to remove a broken screw.
also the neck was cracked because someone used screw that were too large without redrilling.
installing come maple dowels to strengthen the heal.
on the bright side, it has a new stash spot for you picks. LOL
the neck pocket was filled with wood putty, I'm working on cleaning that up now.
as you can tell, we are in ebay hell!!!!
Back in the day the most common phrases used at the counter were:
1 - I let my buddy borrow this and ....
2 - I borrowed this from a friend and then it ...
Now numbers 1 through 7 are:
I just got this on eBay and ....
its wintertime again.. so my workbench is my computer.
Nice! The lower horn looks a little unbalanced to me? Maybe it's a bit to close to lower bout level? The rest looks really nice though!
I love the trapeze tailpiece on that. Looks like a beut.
can't argue with that..
I'm working on this one at the moment.
It's a one piece zebrawood top on mahogany body and rosewood neck
Bit tricky job to change the fretboard while trying to preserve the most of the neck's finish, but I guess I got it right.
Now I can get back to the build #3.
Ok, end of the year and time to commit the major neatness in the shop. I always end up with a bunch of scraps too small to be useful and for years I would just end up burning them. I thought that was a huge waste.
Bet you all have this issue also, so I came up with these. They are called balancers...
I play at wineries and have a bunch of friends that have nice botlles they want to display and they love to get these as holiday gifts and they are extremely easy to knock out. Here is how they work...
Throw in a bottle of sparkling grape and everyone can enjoy them.
Hope this helps with your scrap pile! Enjoy the season no matter what you observe.
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