Printable guitar template PDF?

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  1. irishtele

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    Does anyone have a pdf for a strat neck or for a strat headstock with the nut in it??
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Casual_Reader

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    which post above was the middle one from? Did I miss a post?

    the one I posted looks like this over Terry's call outs
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    moving the control route back keeps the plate from crowding the edge.
     
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    Exactly my point, it wouldnt look right with the plate moved back, just awkward.
    Overlayed on the LP (not the junior) it looks much better, plus, the plate can be moved up like an 8th or 16th of an inch instead of moved back wich does look better imho (the imperative here is IMHO not anybody elses HO).
    I'd say the middle one in my uploaded file has a big ole butt, the one on the left.. looks, well petit and (dare i say) sexy?

    It's just my look upon things, no biggy... it's going to be my templates anyway's

    N.b i included the PDF file we used to make the files for the CNC with and wich ended up being "big" if you lay terry's tele upon it, it becomes the les paul jr. in the middle of the three body picture.
    Also it did not "flow" very well, so using it was out, we used a standard file for a LP to make the files for the CNC wich now is the Lp on the right...
    Also, the jack channel is proper sized on that one.


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    cheers,
     

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    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/174230-stratocaster-headstock.html#post1991520

    the problem I'm having with posting them all is that the file gets too big to upload when type is added... they're not labeled because of that. See the post a few down for what's what.

    the nuts are on all of them... the widths vary, but you can smooth to fit.

    edit to add that most of the teles were drawn with a .120 thickness, most of the strats are drawn with a .125 thick nut.
     
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    where did you get that "junior" outline? it looks huge.

    you said you got it from a post in this thread?
     
  6. olaftheholy

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    Look three posts up, i included the pdf file...
    it definately came from tdpri
     
  7. Casual_Reader

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    ah, so not from this thread.

    the pdf you posted apparently had a problem in conversion

    the string spacing is 2.32445" when it should be 2.125... nearly a 10% difference.

    it's 14.23" across the hips.
     
  8. irishtele

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    Thanks casual reader!
    Exactly what I was looking for!
     
  9. olaftheholy

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    it's from the thread TAIPAN posted about his lp junior build.. there were several PDF files

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/95003-taipan-pinemart-taipan-model.html


    it was actually Jaydawg's pdf file

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecast...ipan-pinemart-taipan-model-2.html#post1088660
     
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    I'd imagine Jaydawg used the original cad file for his great lookin' gold top build and had no reason to suspect the cad to pdf conversion would be off in scale.

    I'd also imagine he smoothed out those rough lines when making the template - shaped to fit the eye.

    those double cut juniors he posted above are fantastic.
     
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    Great thread alot of info here.
     
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    Yup, I used the cad file. Not sure what happened in the conversion?:confused:
     
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    it could be the program itself... the programmers might not have taken postscript seriously. As I said, you had no reason to suspect.

    Me? I had an expensive incident or two with large format film plotters that taught me not to trust any conversion until it's proven itself. It's the same old "measure twice, cut once" in a different arena.
     
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    "large format plotters" made me chuckle. Bad memories of an HP Draftmaster Pro and trying to clean pens. Ugh! Picture a metal ultrasonic cleaner with metal pen tips rattling around. Don't miss that at all.
     
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    Fender headstocks:

    I finally found where to turn off the font inclusion so the pdf file would come in under 175k and upload here... made it with a few k to spare.

    The file has all the fender headstocks I could find - tele - strat - jazzmaster - etc...

    It also has Ed Hawley's CCM'd headstock from the CAD neck files he uploaded in one of the CNC build threads. It's interesting to see a real 60's headstock next to the current "60's" headstock.

    It's also interesting to see the change in tuner spacing. The last few pages has them side by side for comparison. Note the center of the first tuner (the low e) went from exactly 1.685" from the front edge of the nut to exactly 1.65. The same measurement on the shorter scale jaguar is 1.625 ...all familiar numbers.

    Speaking of nut widths, I half expected the tuner positions to change along with nut width, but that doesn't seem to be the case. In relation to the center of the front edge of the nut, they were almost all identical. The exceptions are shown, though I'm still not sure why they are exceptions.

    A change - Ed's exacting measurements of the '67 has the tuner holes as .945 center to center and the current fender pdfs have them at roughly .961 - giving more of a gap. Why? I can only speculate. Perhaps the tolerances on the stampings were such that they were wasting assembly time and throwing too many away, or perhaps they needed more room for slightly larger screws that wouldn't break off in the hard maple as easily. Who knows?
     

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    WOW, very cool!
     
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    That post made my day!
     
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    Casual_Reader - that's awesome!! Made my week!
     
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    Very cool, great post.
     
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    Casual Reader ......... that is most excellent .........Good job ....[​IMG]
     
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