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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Apr 17, 2014.
Looks so nice, Gil. Amazing work as usual.
Gil, when you do the sideways fret install, do you cut the fret slots wider than you would if you were going to press them in? Just wondering if the barbs on the sides of the fret tangs cause any issues during installation.
I admire your love and passion to the craft of making instruments. Its like watching a realy good documentary
As a big enthusiast for 20th century industrial design i also support your courage for making new design! Remeber: Big part of Leo's F. success was avantguardeus aprroach to design wich then was: Let the function dictates design (and not tradition). With (Bill Carsons) stratocaster fender finaly broke up from tradition and we all now what strat shape today means, not only in music but also in worldwide culture. And at first it was considered ugly!
I dont mean that you should change the design of guitars upside down, but should not be affraid of changing shapes when you improove your instrument or design. As you did on this model
I like your idea of beeswax on the truss rod, thanks.
I will be using quite a few types of wood for the body and neck depending on the desired tone.
This proto is based on a marriage between a mid 50's Strat (Light Ash body + Maple neck) and the full sounding AirGap P90's (PU's).
Just as an example.. I will be doing a Paulownia body with 1 piece BRRW neck and 2 HB PU's, Alder body with Maple neck and BRRW board.. etc..
This will allow to use a very comfortable ergonomic design as a base for many styles of tone, with or without a tremolo.
It has been used by Leo since the early 50's on all pre-CBS guitars... so you're stealing anything from me really (-;
Good luck, it's a great method.
Thank you my friend!
The slots are the same as the tang. The barbs cut their way in under the surface and keep the fret from lifting which is the good thing about this method compared to hammering/pressing.
I agree about the Strat and Leo.. but you also have to remember that the electric solid guitar was a new thing back then and nothing was carved in stone yet. It's much harder bringing something new to the table in this advanced stage of the modern music scene and guitar playing.
There's 50% psychology in there too, LOL
Have a look at this TGP thread which I found to be funny but yet interesting...
Not my idea... once again.. thank Leo (-;
Sorry, not yet. Too busy with other builds.
I'll get back to the Bolt soon enough (-;
Looks very racy and fun to play!
Kind of post-eb (Gimple) infused with the Yaronic tenacity for vintage perfection.
The Bolt-S with AG2-SSS PU's
Paint one Pelham blue, and dress it in a black pick guard and it will look like Batman's guitar
Nice design as always Gil.
The "no pickguard" version looks very much like something Petrucci would play...very cool.
I see what you mean but I assure you that it only appears so in the "dry" drawing. The Bolt looks and feels a bit different "in the wood" (-;
Thanks. I think (-;
Really like the pick guard version as is.
I'd like to see a reverse head stock version of the Bolt-S (no pick guard). Very cool.
Me too. I think it will look great in reality in single ply white over Blonde or 2 tone burst.
Initially I wasn't going to include the guardless SSS but since I'll need to cut another SSS template anyway for the HSS and HSH with different routing size and no channel for the single coil, I thought that it may be OK for those who prefer a more modern look. Tone will be affected as well. Big difference in high volumes between Body to PG mounted PU.