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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Muzikp, Oct 14, 2012.
Fantastic work,it is nice seeing people building their dream guitars...
Yeah I've posted a thread here:
Although I might move it over here because there seems to be a heck of a lot more builders on TDPRI.
I think I can safely speak for most folks here in that we'd love to see your thread here. Our knowledge base is very deep here and goes well beyond Teles as evidenced by this thread. Although, we do hold Teles in a very special place.
That's outstanding, James! You, sir, just made something very special.
Thanks Rob, I'll post it up.
Hmmm!!! more african mahogany blanks
Think I'll see what a 7-8 pound LP would sound like.
Are these going to be GTs or have you secretly been perfecting your burst spraying technique?
Yea James ! ;-)
And..................the madness continues
Oh ya!! This just keeps getting better!
Why do I get the mental image of Chief Inspector Dreyfus all twitchy when you say that? I need to watch some PP.
As a fellow father of 3, I am amazed that you were up to such a task. Beautiful reward for your efforts, though. I can barely find 5 minutes to change the tuners on my Epiphone.
The wonders of editing...all my mistakes on video just disappeared!
Starting with the neck on the next LP...don't know why, I just am.
Fretboard side of blank
Back side of neck
I use adhesive and put a shim on the nut end of the neck. The shim raises the nut end so I get the sloped truss rod channel like the 50's LP's.
Line it up on my router table
And one pass and I'm done
Get the side and top profile drawn on
Cut it out and sand it smooth
And that was about all I had time for today.
Another one, cool!
What method did you use to sand the headstock? Template and robosander?
Nice James , I start my Snakehead builds with the neck , sometimes it just seems the way to go
56 GT w/ F90s?
Maybe, actually my original plan was to build two at once. One was going to be a 56 GT w/F90's and the other one was to be real light and everything else; hardware, pups, wiring etc the same as the last one. I want to see if the weight has anything to do with the amazing tone I'm getting out of the first one.
Problem is one of the mahogany blanks had a big crack/void inside it. There was no evidence on the outside that there was going to be issues. I glued it up and roughed it out on the bandsaw only to find a big gap/crack inside. So with only one body blank left I'll have to decide on a F90 version or the light version of #1. Alternatively I could get off my lazy @#*! and go get some more mahogany and continue with the original plan.
I think now I know why I started with the neck .