1950 Double Esquire Build

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  1. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Thank you for your kind words Jim.
    I'm very happy for you. I am.
    But... after all, it's just a fancy piece of wood... play the s__t out of it and don't worry about a thing (-;

    Here's a better shot

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  2. Fioza

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    Very strange project. How is the flat-sawn neck handling the tension without a truss-rod?
     
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    Still straight as an arrow (-;
    I don't expect it to move and that proves the argument (and the essence of this build) that there is no problem to not use a truss rod on fat maple necks.
    I took this shot with the original 0.010-0.046

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    and changed to 0.011 - 0.052 ... still no movement.

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    BTW, 99% of my standard fat necks don't need any rod tension and this neck is much stiffer since there was no wood removal for the rod channel... so... no big surprise here.
    I'll keep building this model without a rod without any worries whatsoever. The only change will be using white pine instead of yellow, although both sound great, the white is historically correct. The pine I used on this build is a local pine grown in Israel which makes it unique for me as my roots go very deep in this land (-;
     
  4. Nick JD

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    Looks great.

    How do you think the necks will be in ten years time if they move to a humid country?
     
  5. preeb

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    From my experience, if the maple blank is mature and stable and the neck hasn't moved on the first couple of weeks it will not move at all excluding extreme heat conditions... (like forgetting it in the car for a day in the Arizona desert).

    I don't know what happened with my commercial builds but my own basses never required a truss rod adjustment after the initial setup. They all have fat necks though...
    but on the other hand, none are quarter sawned...
    I'm pretty sure it's not possible to build a trussrodless neck thinner than 0.85" @ first fret.
     
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    Niagara Falls!!!
     
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    soundclips/video?
     
  8. preeb

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    OK. I'll ask Chita to play the demo for a fair comparison to the standard Blackguard videos he already cut. He should visit the shop tomorrow... we'll see. I'm on it and you're definitely right with your request Olaf.... what's the point in so many photos and mumbling without a single note...?
     
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    Have just finished reading the entirety of this thread...

    mind-numbingly beautiful.
     
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    Thats an amazing guitar/guitars
     
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    Gil,

    I've been lurking in these forums for awhile, and as one of those 'fifty-year-old guys' you've mentioned, I hereby declare this the coolest thread I've ever read! Followed, of course, by your other build threads. Never in my life have I met a professional, in any field, who was willing to share this level of hard-won proprietary knowledge with strangers.

    Thanks,

    Phil
     
  12. preeb

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    Thanks guys.

    Here's a short video of this guitar

     
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    Welcome to the forum (as a poster) doctorrockit !!!
    Thank you so much for your kind words.
    The guys here are not strangers to each other... and I believe most of us share hard-won proprietary knowledge and gain even more knowledge from each other... That's the idea of having a forum community, you give what you got and take what you need.
    I also don't believe posting knowledge can hurt in any way. People should know and understand how much hard work and knowledge are put into each guitar to make it sound and feel right... especially today, when $60 guitars (if they can be called guitars at all) are mass produced by machinery in China...
     
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    Gil, you say it all about sharing our collective knowledge. Thanks for another great build. I believe you're a master who wil be revered for many years to come. Tonetele, Australia.
     
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    Crappy computer speakers, YouTube video, but the first sound out of that guitar made my eyes bug out, it's ELECTRIC. (in the other sense). Brilliant build. Leo got it right, Gil brought it back.
     
  16. pcorrea77

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    Your job is art to me ... another great piece of work!...

    I have just a little question....it seems the neck have too many lacquer to me...is it right?...is the original specifications...or the lacquer will be thinner with time...thanks!
     
  17. preeb

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    Thanks pcorrea77.
    Very thin single lacquer coat.
    It is still brand new and therefore... very gloss shiny (-;
     
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    Did you all catch the running mouse ? :)
     
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    LOL... yeah.. I have a whole family of those running mice + Chita brought his own too to keep them busy
     
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    I hope Preeb is selling lots of guitars. Cant say I've seen one build from this guy where everything isnt thought out and executed extremely well.
     
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