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    T type guitar with 1 pickup to do it all

    Alnico II Thanks, that's all very helpful
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    T type guitar with 1 pickup to do it all

    For some reason I've decided to build myself a tele style guitar with 1 humbucker pickup. I find myself playing the neck pup 70% of the time but don't want to be too limited. Would a neck humbucker in the bridge position give me a reasonable middle ground?, (some extra bite near the bridge's...
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    Neck angle - Gibson Firebird

    Thanks both. That is all good advice and detail. Get the fretboard done, buy the bridge. Build a through neck prototype and measure everything until I'm sure.
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    Neck angle - Gibson Firebird

    I'm building up to start a new project and fancy a crack at Gibson Firebird style guitar for neck through reasons. I've bought some plans from JAG guitars Etsy as a starting point. The diagram shows the neck angle starting at the bottom of the freatboard to be 1.75deg - That seems a little...
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    What's on your workbench today?

    I have knocked up a neck profile jig from scraps. It's well aligned and it moves nicely, a few minor tweaks needed (mainly to the router sled) but mostly complete - All I need now is a neck to practice with and to decide how much of a flat area to add to the heal end disc.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    The novelty of hand sanding fretboards has worn off, so I've put together a jig from scrap to cut a 12" radius.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    I finished my Thinline Tele clone over the weekend. 5 piece (maple / sapele) neck with a scarf joint. Reverse headstock with a 12deg angle. Graph tech nut, iron gear P90 pups, hipshot style bridge, maple top, 1 piece sapele chambered body. Very pleased, it rings like a bell. Thank you to the...
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    Thinline T Type project

    Thank you and yes, went in through the f hole for the swtich and thought a neck pickup cavity for the pots and jack. Not a fun task but got there in the end.
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    Thinline T Type project

    Today I polished the frets, cut the nut, installed strings, set it up and played it! With the exception of a few minor tweaks (action / neck relief adjustment as it settles) it's done. The pickups are Humbucker sized P90s. Quite tricky to photograph as the maple is doing strange things to the...
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    What's on your workbench today?

    Wiring a guitar without front or rear cavities by pulling switches, pots and cables into position with cotton thread through f holes and hidden holes in the neck pickup route - Not recommended. That said, its tested and working correctly. So all's well that ends well. Tomorrow is cutting the...
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    What's on your workbench today?

    That is going to look awsome when it's shaped. Wenge is a great choice.
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    Thinline T Type project

    Shaped a Tusq nut this afternoon and also made a trus rod cover to match the neck. The nut needs a little more more work to get the shape right. Next job is wiring, I'm not looking forward to that, access is going to make it hard going.
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    Nitro paint help

    Humidity probably too high. I've had that happen, had to wait for dry weather
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    Nitro paint help

    That's your call to make, depends how keen you are to learn I guess. its a lot of work and commitment to get it right and quite expensive in materials (paint). I purchased everything from here https://manchesterguitartech.co.uk/shop/ I followed the steps in this video series Below are...
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    How many teles ?

    I have 3 tele shaped guitars and a 4th on the way, all of which I have made myself. Here are the 3 finished ones.
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    Nitro paint help

    When painting 2 or 3 peice tele bodies I have followed this basic route to a very decent result with rattle cans. Grain filler, nitro sanding sealer, nitro primer, then the colour, then nitro lacquer. In my experiance there are no short cuts.
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    What's on your workbench today?

    Knocked up a downdraft sanding table this afternoon to use with my brand new Festool dust extractor :D which i picked up this morning. Very impressed with the new Vac, the filtration is super and its powerfull enought to keep dust out of the air on the lowest power setting when hand sanding...
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    Help with poor oil finish

    A quick up date... I have added a couple of VERY thin coats of oil during the week. I'm really happy with it now, it looks great (imo) I am going to let it sit for another day or 2 and them move on with project.
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    Finished my latest build! Neck HB content…

    Excellent work. The colour, binding and overall fit and finish look spot on. Congratulations
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    Flamed top Thinline Telecaster Build

    Nice work, looks good. How did you cut the f hole? I did mine with and jig saw (with a fine metal work blade) and finished with files to the line.
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    Help with poor oil finish

    I put some a couple of thin coast of oil on the back of the neck, no issues there.
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    Help with poor oil finish

    it is messey but it is doing the job. Thanks for the tip!
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    Help with poor oil finish

    Well, I've made some good progress today. I rubbed acetone over the top with a clean white cotten cloth, that picked up some of the oil. I then set about vigorous rubbing some 0000 steel wool over the surface to burnish it slowly but surely it began to even out. I've got a bit more work to do...
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    Help with poor oil finish

    Are there any other oil / liquid finishes that I'm likely to have more success with on maple ? (I have spray painted guitars before with Nitro rattle cans and got superb results, but I'd have to wait for warmer dryer weather - and I don't really want to go down that route this time.)
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    Help with poor oil finish

    I'll try this on an offcut, I have an orbital DA car polisher and some soft pads to try.
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