Freeman Keller's Recent Activity

  1. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Minimum Body Thickness Question (POLL ADDED).

    Z, my only criteria would be deep enough to get what ever the deepest component installed (switch, pot, p/u...) and you can get pretty...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 9:57 PM
  2. Freeman Keller replied to the thread B&G Little Sister, kit build coming up.

    The only thing that matters is that the bridge mounting holes are centered on the neck center line (and the correct distance of course)....

    Jan 18, 2020 at 9:41 PM
  3. Freeman Keller replied to the thread B&G Little Sister, kit build coming up.

    Is that the centerline of the neck?

    Jan 18, 2020 at 8:17 PM
  4. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Minimum Body Thickness Question (POLL ADDED).

    I had this incredibly thin Melody Maker pass over my bench. Didn't measure the thickness of the body but it was sure obvious when I...

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  5. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread Working on my first Carved top single cut 24.625 ..

    I have never seen a slot head with no angle but I think it would work fine I build everything with 16 degree head angles - both my...

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  6. Freeman Keller replied to the thread New Martin design" martin SC-13E.

    As one review said "an acoustic guitar for electric guitar players"... $1899 list, long scale but thirteen frets clear.....somehow...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 1:16 PM
  7. Freeman Keller replied to the thread First build: Ash and maple tele.

    Take the time to put a new blade on your band saw and set it up properly.

    Jan 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM
  8. Freeman Keller replied to the thread A reminder to hydrate your acoustics..

    When I see a severely dehydrated guitar I send it away with a couple of my big sponge baggies - one inside the body, one in the...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:58 PM
  9. Freeman Keller attached a file to the thread A reminder to hydrate your acoustics..

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH] I don't have any pictures of sharp fret ends but that is probably the first...

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  10. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Strip a spray can refin off a Jazz body....

    Well, in most cases the original factor finish will be some sort of catalyzed poly-something. That means its pretty bullet proof. I...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:28 PM
  11. Freeman Keller replied to the thread B&G Little Sister, kit build coming up.

    Pulling the components in thru the f-holes is a rite of passage for anyone working on hollow bodies. With your flat back it would be...

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:19 PM
  12. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Wiring a stereo jack to control a battery.

    24 is right, that jack is normally used to disable something (like a loud speaker) when something (like headphones) is plugged in.

    Jan 18, 2020 at 12:15 PM
  13. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Wiring a stereo jack to control a battery.

    You can do what 24 track says and switch the ground but there are also jacks with built in "switches" where inserting the plug opens or...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 10:03 PM
  14. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Blemishes on old Mando.

    In my humble experience, mucking with finishes just makes them worse. If its a valuable vintage instrument refins and touch ups cut...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 9:40 PM
  15. Freeman Keller replied to the thread Acoustic build.

    You'll love it. My OM is my go to acoustic, 000 next, followed by everything else. I just kinda think the OM size does everything...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 8:33 PM
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