April 14th, 2012, 03:12 PM
I do not own a router and have no place to put one if I did, on top of that, I don't have any experience in using one. So my better judgment tells me I need to outsource this job rather than use my drill and chisel!
I don't know of anyone locally that I would trust doing this, so I'm willing to ship the body off to someone who can take care of it. The body is finished but that shouldn't be a problem. I want it routed just like a newer American/Nashville/Deluxe or simliar.
Anyone have any suggestions?
April 14th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Don't you have any warranty repair centers or stores with factory certified repair folk in the area?
April 14th, 2012, 05:21 PM
How close are you to Scatterlee? I'm sure you could shoot him a message on his website.
April 14th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Do you have a local technical college with evening/weekend classes? They would have the routers with various cutters. StewMac have templates. The mini-bucker is exactly the same size cut-out as a P90. I put one in my Harlequaster (on my avatar).
April 14th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Just had a thought: The mini-bucker I used was the Gibson LP Deluxe style, with the cream surround. This is routed into the body, not into a pick guard.
Maybe you're hoping to use the Firebird style?
April 14th, 2012, 09:41 PM
I had a minibucker in an American deluxe body and removed it from the surround that came on it then mounted straight to the pick guard. That's what I plan on doing with this one.
April 15th, 2012, 09:03 AM
There are a few woodworking clubs in your general area. Contact one and I'm sure they would be happy to assist you.
Fine Woodworking has a partial list.
Florida West Coast Woodworkers Club
7948 Oak Grove Circle
Sarasota, FL 34243-2801
Web site: www.floridawoodworkers.com
The Woodcraft stores would be another place to find someone that could help you. Looks like they have a Tampa location.