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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
...seems a little harsh, Creekrat....
I will it here!!!
How do you rate the New Guinea rosewood compared to the indian/"normal" rosewood used for guitars? I've read somewhere that it has a lower density therefore may not be as good for fret boards etc.? What are your thoughts, as I can get NG rosewood in NZ and not have to deal with the CITES issues.
Greetings fellow Kiwi.
Care to share where you're getting this NG Rosewood from? I've been struggling with ideas for FB material. I picked up a few pieces of Vitex awhile back which seems a very hard wood, so was planning on trying that for a couple of neck/FB projects.
I saw what you did there...good one.
Haa haa haa haa haa. The look on the postman’s face must have been priceless!
Today was new bass string day. Over the holidays I traded my Dot for a Yamaha TRBX304 bass with unknown strings on it. I wasn't really enjoying playing but the strings were a heavier gauge than my P-bass. Some new medium light GHS Bass Boomers, fret polish, and fretboard oil and I am feeling the love now.
Wait until you prise that package off the mailbox and 3 of the postman’s fingers fall out!
Perhaps she prefers staying with the “girls”.
Don't know what happened above ???? My reply just didn't take. Re the rosewood .........don't think I've ever used rosewood of the non New Guinea type, but have used the NGRW for fret boards and found it good. I do prefer the old red-gum to just about anything else though, if you can lay your hands on some really old and dry R.G. it is superb I.M.H.O.
Strap button on the bottom of the thunderbird pulled out. Found out that the screws were already the longer ones for strap locks but fortunately I had already bought the oak dowel. Drilled out the hole to where the dowel was a pretty snug fit and then glued and tapped it in. Will trim off tomorrow with the dremel and then drill a pilot hole for the new screw. The button is large enough to completely cover the dowel.
Using up some Lutz spruce brace wood stock I don't use for acoustics anymore (I use Red Spruce exclusivily) Shooting the edge pre glue. Made a nice body blank. Swamp Ash blank from my lumber yard score. Spalted Curly Maple with worm holes drop tops, I see some chambering and F-hole's in the future
Nut roughed in; tuners on; strung up; plugged in and live.
Feeling good about this one - I’ll do a proper setup in a day or two after it’s had time to settle into its new 6 strings. (Oh yeah, it also needs a string tree...)
That is one black guitar!
Ha yeah, it sure is, thanks. The words in mind for this build were 'Mono' and 'Silhouette'...
And some black fret markers Mat!
Love the build. Very visually striking. It needs a coat of Vantablack to be just perfect...
Are those the controls on top of the body? if so, I need MOAR PICS!!!
I really go for the blacked out look and that one knocked me out so much that it took me a minute or 2 to notice there are no knobs on that guitar...
I had been debating doing a black headstock recently, and I think you just sold me. Love the ebony or whatever that fretboard is too. Super cool tele.