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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Scatter Lee, Jan 21, 2010.
-This is sweet! But let me ask a question about this. I've been thinking of building a DC lately. More of a Special than a Junior. Sorry, but I just love neck p'ups whether it's a Strat or a Lester. What I was thinking of is a walnut neck with a mahogany or korina body. Just kind of thinking and planning things out in my head. Has anyone here used walnut for necks? I have some left over from my Grandpa's small stash that he cut up when my Dad was a teen. So the wood has been cut and sitting for almost 50 years now. I was also thinking of maybe a cherry body, but I'm still thinking things through like I said. Also the guitar would probably be True Oiled for a finish. Gotta love the neatural wood grain showing through.
That is a very nice guitar, you did a great job unbelievable.
it didnt come with instructions, i dont think it would go in any other way
neck heel 2.5 degrees, headstock is about 17.5 degrees, bridge roundabout 8 or so
i use this jig to radius the fretboard which is 12" radius
and a sanding block
i measured off a real 59 for the bridge studs, and i do have blueprints too
make the whole thing from walnut, it will work
That guitar looks amazing.
and thanks for the replys guys
so on with the case, i never made one before so ........
I need to ship this 900 miles and just need something that is sturdy enough
went to the store and picked out some clear pine 6'x6" and ripped it and cut lenth and width i wanted
and cut a 1/2" lip
the rest i cut into corner pieces
glued it, clamp it and screwed it,
top and bottom
got some thin plywood, glued and clamped
and glue on the top piece
ran the router around the top to clean it up
glued in four corners
glue and clamp a little support on the inside
more corner support, i love gorilla glue
and a little brace on the lid
i didnt want any screws in it so i drilled and pegged it with a 1/2" dowel
then stained it with some water base stain, cleared with poly
then added two latches and a handle
added piano hinge and some little feet so it will stand
then stuck on some little leather straps for the top
they fold out of the way when closed
then i put in a flat thin board
with screws in the corners for adjustment
then i figured i'd use this stuff
in the corners
just seal in the board
and dont get the stuff on the guitar for sure
i took all the screws out then carefully wrap the guitar in plastic spray in the foam and shut the case and let it expand
and you end up with something like this
ready for some fake suede upholstery
snug as a bug in a rug, i'll finish it up tomorrow
speaking of bugs, this thing hit the house like a rock, had to get some pics of it
coolest colors on a bug i'ver ever seen
Nice case, scatter! That ought to be one happy honcho on the other end of the 900 miles.
Cool beetle, too!