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Saul Goode SAF Series

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mux164, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. mux164

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    Thanks man glad you like them

    The first one has a block in it but its been chambered from about where the stop tail piece would go.

    All chambered. And yeah it was the one that inspired the rest. Working in number 4 now. Made a bad mistake of routering for the controls the carving too deep.

    Waiting till tomorrow to get a new hole saw set. Then i will spray a burst around it.

    I only go for colour now when i have a not perfect glue join or a mistake i have made.

    Will post a progress picture of number 4 when I get back on my uphone
     

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  3. mux164

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    Another somewhat busy day today, noticed that the men's shed was open today so I grabbed all my tops/body blanks and so on to level them off and cut them up

    So first up is the top to an Ibanez build, it's going to have a strat neck since I got a great deal on them, got the Karri top glued onto the pine body.

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    Then I got some pine that was finger jointed and cut to size and made a router sled, it's together now (had to glue on extra bits to the side so the rail is snuggish) including the rail for the router, now I just have to put a bottom on it so I can stick bodies to it so I can chamber without worrying about the router falling in and poking through.

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    Working on a Chris Cornell style 335 albeit chambered. so I got the body and the top flat, so now I have the sled I can do the inner carves and glue the top on and level sand the perimeter.

    Also got a lovely Karri and black butt top to go on the pine bodies below
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    I nearly forgot about the SAF, sprayed the burst to see how t looked, just need to square off the back for the giant cavity cover, cut the cavity cover to size then that's nearly done

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    I think it needs a bit more black in the lower left

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    Is it just me or does an Ibanez pickguard look sweet on a Tele
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  4. mux164

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    Waiting to get some new sanding pads, I fixed the little chunk out of the neck pocket on the karri topped one.

    I also got the rope and the back chambered in the pine build, it's getting a karri neck and blackbutt fretboard. Also got the bolt soundholes cleaned as best as I could. Going with a bucker in the bridge and a hot rail type pickup in the neck, both will more than likely have trapeze tail pieces and definitely have roller bridges IMG_7827.JPG IMG_7828.JPG IMG_7829.JPG
     
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  5. mux164

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    Jeez I’ll have to update this more later but here is the last one nearly finished IMG_8648.JPG
     
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  6. 2blue2

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    Jul 20, 2013
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    Looking good,
    I remember reading this when you started.
    fun to see.
     
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  7. Macrogats

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    Yeah, me too. I've seen a few updates in "What's on your bench today".

    Need heaps of pics - that's a ton of guitars you've been building! :p
     
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  8. mux164

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    So far there has been about 8, the one that is up the top of this page has been stripped, and I most likely won’t put it back together but yeah this one took a little while where the one before took a week

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    This is the planks that I have been using, not sure of what it is but I get a back and a front from it , I just have to use some acetone and sand paper to remove the oil
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    This is a uke I’m working on for my cousin. I’m doing another in secret that will be tie dye paisley that she did for me when I did my spider web paisley explorer

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    I have a bunch more build pics on my Facebook and mlp thread
     
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  9. mux164

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    IMG_8649.JPG


    Here is one of the others that I finished at the start of the year hammered charcoal IMG_8650.JPG IMG_8651.JPG IMG_8652.JPG

    And there is a picture of a bass in the background in the same style and same paint Image1524804481.838057.jpg

    The next one I’m going to have a fully hollow middle section again except where the neck is glued in and where the bridge posts go

    Same timber as this one Image1524804587.974872.jpg

    Which costs less then pine half the width and only one piece. One piece of pine can get me a top or aback but not both like the other panel stuff
     
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  10. 2blue2

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    arra, Karri, Black butt, Acacia Golden Teak, Meranti, Australian Oak, Austrian Red Cedar, Douglas fir, Pine, and Wow!


    You got lots of kine of wood in 29 posts, might be a record here IDK.

    At this point I'm wishing for some giant killar slabs of some of those neat species you Ausies got growing round down there. Of course I wish someone here would give me a pile of Koa too.

    I'm loving all the various ideas you brought together on your guitars,
    and the ukes are really neat too.
     
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  11. mux164

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    I have some New Guinea rosewood that my old girl has to drop off and some camphor laurel air drying in my shed too , I use what I can get and I’m a tight arse when it comes to spending.

    Each one of the guitars would cost under 100 to make, I’d be even more broke if I had to pay for primo stuff.


    So that acacia brown stuff is teak? I though they might be coated with teak oil, I had images of teak being really tough like the saying
     

  12. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Amen


    No i don't think so, probably just marketing.
     
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  13. mux164

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    I was sold this timber as New Guinea rosewood, I’m not sure I been told it smells not the nicest when sanded.

    That doesn’t help at all since I can smell anything since I have a cold
     

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