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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Another La Partonita in waiting for the TV Jones bridge pickup with wider spacing.

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Old May 28th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old May 28th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is it my imagination or did you glue two pieces together for the body, with the seam about 1/3 of the way down from the top? If so, that is one incredible job of matching the grain. Did you just eyeball that or is there a technique to share.

Really lovely axe. Any idea what it weighs?

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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is it my imagination or did you glue two pieces together for the body, with the seam about 1/3 of the way down from the top? If so, that is one incredible job of matching the grain. Did you just eyeball that or is there a technique to share.
Really lovely axe. Any idea what it weighs?
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Thanks Rex!
You're right about the seam, actually there should be 2 of them, it's a 3 piece body. But the other one is invisible.
It was made by guys customguitarbodies@gmail.com who had ebay store for some time. Were they from Montana? I don't remember.
The matching ash grain was they job, I just picked the body. They made me 2 bodies, very nice work.

The weirdest thing was that the upper seam appeared on the from but not on the back of the body.

Let me check the weight for you.

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Old May 28th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The weight is 3.3 kg = 7.3 lbs
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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Specs:

Body - 3 piece ash body by Timbo, oiled
Neck - Warmoth mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, medium jumbo frets
Nut - Fender brass nut
Tuners - Hipshot Classic
Pickup - TV Jones Classic (waiting for the bridge pickup)
Bridge - Hipshot style bridge plate, Charvel custom shop saddles, 52 mm sp.
Strings block - ABR bridge strings block
Back plate - Custom made polish aluminum plate
Strap knobs - Schaller locking
Neck plate - Neck plate;)
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Old June 9th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Completed.
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Neck - Brazilian Morado Rosewood made by 4monkeyz
Pickup - TV Jones Classic Bridge

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Old June 9th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bolivian rosewood makes a great neck. I really like the one I made. I left it unfinished, and touch it up with mineral oil every now and then.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old June 10th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Cheers guys! Here's a 'headless' sound check. Play it loud!
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Old June 10th, 2012, 03:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Rex!
You're right about the seam, actually there should be 2 of them, it's a 3 piece body. But the other one is invisible.
The body looks to me like it was, in the beginning a single plank. My guess is it was ripped and reglued to prevent the warping that could occur with humidity changes over time in a blank that wide, or to deal with warping that had already occured and still salvage the ability to use the plank for a marketable body - likely the latter. Makes me wonder as I have a 13 inch wide 8/4 Ash board set aside to make a one-piece tele body. I live in Arizona and it has stayed flat for a year. If it remains stable until time to build I think I'll leave it one piece.

Any opinions from the more experienced on the intent of the makers of this body?

Great sound demo! I love the sustain in the 1:30-1:45 portion.

Very nice job!
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Old June 10th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks TRex, you are probably right about this Ash body.

I hope you'll manage to make a one piece Ash body and that you'll get some good advices about how to prevent the warping.

I have another ash body, a one piece, custom made for me by Bruno Jacquet. In my eyes, one of the most beautiful ash bodies I have ever had. I believe he can give you some good answers.
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Wow, look at the radius in those growth rings. It looks like the tree must have been eight feet or more in diameter. It would be interesting to measure it and calculate. You may not be that curious, but if you are, here's a link to the formula that would let you calculate the original diameter of the part of the tree that body came from.
http://www.1728.org/circsect.htm
Interested onlookers want to know!
Thanks, lovely axe and I bet it kills with those P90s. What brand are they?

Tusand Tak (my best guess at spelling from my time in Norway)
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TRex, I can't figure out what to measure on the body to calculate the size ot the tree, but it would be fun to know, thanks for the link.
That ask tele was actually me first post here a year ago
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P90s were custom built by Jon S Moore from Canada. They are wonderful!
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Great looking guitar! I really like how the string-thru ferrules are in what looks to be a solid block. Much easier for an all-thumbs like me than drilling individual holes. Did you make that piece or is it available retail? Also, is it separate or attached to the bridge?
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Great looking guitar! I really like how the string-thru ferrules are in what looks to be a solid block. Much easier for an all-thumbs like me than drilling individual holes. Did you make that piece or is it available retail? Also, is it separate or attached to the bridge?
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Cheers RicB! The ferrule plate/block was a part of the ABR bridge set, I found among my parts. It's not attached to the bridge.

A similar ferrule plates can be found, Texas Customs make their own plates, but I guess there are others, like De Lisle guitars http://www.ebay.com/itm/de-Lisle-Gui...item2eb495dc04

Or you can make your own.
I'll try to make some brass ferrule block for my future projects.

If you want the ferrules attached to the bridge, with a steel block going thru the body, you can try to find the 80s Yamaha hardtail bridges, they have a big block attached. I have one Yamaha Super Combinator 700, the strat type guitar with one of those bridges.
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Thanks for the info, 6strings. I'll be looking for one of those for my next build.
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Awesome guitar man, almost bought one of those bodies on eBay with the inlay on the back. Wish I would've bought it! Have fun playing that piece of artwork!
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Cheers JW!
Bruno Jacquet has done amazing job with the body, starting with finding a piece of ash like this.
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