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Building my first neck , a story of building jigs.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mkster, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I picked a random cap ...
     

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  2. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Almost there a good setup and a string tree .
     

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  3. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I worked on it last night and today , the intonation is done , pickups and bridge height done . I will need to do the neck but it has not moved yet . Its plays pretty good already , its too late for a video tonight i guess i could do one without amp .

    Best regards

    Marc
     
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  4. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    The first test ! Old vs new , my favorite and well played guitar vs my new build .

    I tried to make it interesting since its after a reasonable hour to play with my amp .

    NGD to me ! Actually this was the first neck i made !

     
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  5. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I still need to make a pickguard and a logo , but i think i could do a little sound today ...

    Also in the last video , i tried to show that with age the guitar sounds less like the strings and more of the wood , that effect was caused by playing or else in this case.

    Marc
     

  6. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I also have this type of pickguard in mind .
     

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  7. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I really like the way Spanish cedar sounds , and its a good match for the maple neck . I think i will call her Marika , First amp test its not the cleanest i have played but the tone is there.

    This is the first neck i made 100 % on my own , the second made by my jigs 1953 tele baseball bat shape . It plays great and even after a few days and loosening the rod no movement yet hence some minor buzzing .

    This is all and only because of all knowledge i gathered on this great site , thanks everyone .

     

  8. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Hi guys , i decided its time to make some logos , i spent the last night getting familiar with Inkscape .

    Wow that is a really nice program and its free , Its not as easy as paint but its has the ability to draw vector drawing from pictures .

    I could have used fonts similar to fenders , but i decided collect all the similar spagetti logo script to find the letters i needed to make my name . I found that the best were made by JBennett and ripped him off ...Thanks btw, he truly is the master so I used his fonts as a template for mine .


    I have to say its not easy to size it all , any way i will get trough it .


    Best regards

    Marc
     

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  9. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I found those sheets locally , its my first try and i found it a little unreliable it may be the printer but i lost a bunch , i saved seven of them its still pretty good for 2 bucks . I need some practice there is lost of room for improvements .

    Best regards

    Marc
     

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  10. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I just print it backward and i set the logo up side down , i let it set too long and moved it .

    Lesson learned , also i should probably go over the gold a second time .

    Its getting there
     

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  11. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I did another sheet and got lucky this time only 9 are trashed .
     

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  12. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Its almost done , i need to make a pickguard and i will also change the bridge pup for one made by roadhouse , i currently use a fender reissue 52 , its sounds week compared to the neck even if the neck pup is around 5,5k .

    It took over 24h to make one and 10 minutes to make 20 , its a good return on my investment.

    Best regards

    Marc
     

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  13. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I had to do them all !
     

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  14. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Today , i am working on a logo for my yt ch , and work on the Valco/National project.
     

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  15. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I had to practice a little , before making my own ...
     

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  16. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Wow today i got some goodies from a friend , one almost full timbermate jar , sanding paper 180 and 320 twenty of each , 19 black plexiglass i could get a thousand literally its a little thick .110 i am not sure if i will use it ...

    And then five 3/16 rod of 12 feet each , enough for 40 truss rods .
    I usually like doing batches of stuff in advance i an not sure about this one .

    Anyone used black plexi before?
     

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  17. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Too bad he didn't give you any pre- made anchors for the steel rod!
     
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  18. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Its the first time pre-made sounds so appealing to me !
     
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  19. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    Its 21 sheets of plexiglass , the size is sufficient for a telecaster pickguard not enough for a strat .
     

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  20. mkster

    mkster Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 25, 2010
    Montreal Quebec
    I am still hard at work on a logo for my ty ch ...i dont know witch i like best .
     

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