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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
This blackwood is so dense it's marbled....
I hope tonight I'll have the time to try to restore a fader from a '70 Gately mixer...
Graphite rod is disconnected from one pole and I plan to try to restore connection using conductive silver varnish.
I'm in love with a piece of wood.
Now I believe she’s fixed.
Hey Mark, love the build. I've never seen a vertical brace like that on the back. What is it called? What's it's function? Adding overall stiffness? It looks awesome. Is it radiused?
I was impressed.. a lady found it on her attic.. actually her little son found it and was playing with it around the house...
A Wandre BB divoli...
I'd like to remember Bridget as more shapely.
Not quite so lumpy looking
How cool! Love it, it’s so blooming fugly it’s beautiful!
This caliper was on the bench not too long ago. The red hand is mm the black hand is 1/100's of a mm.
Are those inlays or decals? I will second the fugly comment.
Just rough cut my template. This is for a 25” 22 fret neck. I’m pleased thus far. Should “go good,” with my first stop - full stop tele.
You're lucky the magpies didn't take off with it!
I'm their God of Mince, they try and stay in the good book.
There is actually a very substantial market for those. Clean it up and keep it original.
First up that Wandre is fantastic - seems there are a lot of them, and fans of them, in the Netherlands, so I guess if you're going to find one it an attic .... seems the place to do it. Antonio Pioli (Wandre) was a very original thinker and a real artist. Some of it is completely "out there" but other times it just works. Love the double basses as well.
Today I spent many hours playing this - my Maton Sapphire 12 from 1967, and then some time with it apart to shim the neck slightly. As I'm currently building a 12 this was a good thing to do. I've been really undecided as to whether I should add carbon fibre to the neck - today helped me decide that I should. Apart from the neck on this being slightly twisted so that setting it up is always a bit of a compromise, I'd just forgotten or just now realised how much tension/pressure the 12 strings, and 25.5inch scale, puts on the neck and how much bow this adds. I want my build to be more stable than this - off to eBay for those rods I guess.
ps of course I couldn't find any of my string winders today
It's something I picked up from Jeff Traugott. He calls it a floating back brace. The bottom is radius'd. The purpose is to hold the radius in the back of the guitar. The theory goes...over time conventional acoustics have their backs flatten out. Then the neck block rotates inward and raises the action. Over time it gets to the point where you can't fix the action because there's no saddle left and that forces a neck reset. I am trying my best to avoid all of that and build a very solid instrument so this seemed like a good thing to utilize.
There you go thinking again!
Side note, what a PITA, this stuff chips if you look at it the wrong way
Put fretboard markers on the Bo Diddly neck and satrted staining the neck and box.(Seafoam Green markers on Ebony neck)
Very cool. And it looks gorgeous.