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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ifallalot, Apr 24, 2019.
That looks great!
After I sanded where I filled where the routing bit had bit into the edge it looked pretty good
Football plate fit right over it to cover it
After I finish maintenance on Saturday morning at work, I'm here on-call in case of issues, so I decided to take this in to do some more assembly. We have much better soldering equipment here so I went ahead and did the controls and pickups
Control plate put together, pickups and bridge installled
I used a ruler to eyeball where the rear strap button would go
I just eyeballed the upper bout one
The football plate conformed to the contour of the body nicely when tightened
Here's how it will look with the pickguard
I was going to drill the pilot holes and screw it down, but there was some overlap by the neck. I didn't bring the neck in so I'm going to mount that at home and then trim what's necessary to get the pickguard on
You’re doing well!
This is looking great man. Nice work on fixing your mess ups. I've made enough myself that I'm getting pretty good at it. Haha.
Onto the neck today. This is a much quicker job than the rest of it.
First, I used my high tech graphite applicator for the nut slots. This nut was pre-slotted bone included in the kit
Next, I sanded the sides of the nut until I was able to get the nut in
In hindsight, I should have sanded the nut more, as the finish is very thin on the neck. Luckily its only really bad-looking in the kind of light I took this picture in
Hey, glad its a heavy relic
String tree next. I simply compared where the tree on my American Original 50s Tele was installed
Tapped a nail mark in, then drilled
Few screw turns later
Just a tiny bit of sanding in the neck pocket and it fit right in
Placed the screws in, and voila, a guitar
Now as you can see I took you guys' advice on the Bigsby, now I need a vote before I string it up and set it up
Seeing it sit on the bench over the week, I started to really like it without a pickguard. So what do you guys say, pickguard or no pickguard?
Sorry for the dog tail
I usually wait until I put strings on and then find where the string tree should go. It's always nerve-racking drilling into the finished neck, and it's the last thing I do before the whole thing is done. The first one I ever did the screw broke.. I use wax now.