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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Mar 23, 2019.
I like me the offsets!
Me, too. I think I've talked myself into that option. This guy is in his 70s, but he does have an original 60-something Jazzmaster, so obviously the offset aesthetic isn't foreign to him.
I'm kinda stressing out here because it just now hit me how close May 10th is. If I want to get this done by that deadline, I need to get the finish on in the next couple of weeks, and I've got 2 builds going on right now, so prioritizing and making efficient use of my time is getting to be a challenge. I woke up early this morning and got some stuff done on the other build then spent 8 hrs at my son's basketball tournament. I got home about 8:30 and went straight to the shop where I got a little more done on the other build and then started work on this one.
Got the body cut out and sanded to final shape:
And marked out the tummy cut:
Then carried that over to the front so I'd know where it would be safe to chamber:
Tomorrow's a really busy day as well, but I plan to get the chambering done, get the top glued together and then glued to the body, and get the neck blank glued up.
Oh, and here's the top sanded down and ready to glue up:
If that was for me it would need a much bigger tummy cut Other than that it looks great. Thanks for sharing.
Got the chambering done. The body with the top comes in at 4.3 lbs before the pickup cavities, neck pocket, and tummy cut are done:
And got the neck blank glued up. Made up a 5 piece rather than a 3 piece:
I did get the top glued on as well, but after clamping and examining my seams, I noticed that the neck end had shifted, so I had to scramble to get the top off again and get the glued cleaned off. Now I'll have to wait until tomorrow to try again since the wood has to dry. Then I'll sand everything with my orbital sander to be sure all the old glue is off.
Do you secure the top with some kind of alignment pins or anything when you glue it? Being lazy, I usually put a screw or two in the neck pocket & PU locations to keep the top from moving.
That's a sweet looking neck blank. I like laminated necks.
Looking sweet Rog!
It looks great just remember to add love or in this case the lighter the more loved it will be...see all the posts about old guys like me and weight
Yep. That's the thing. I had a section of toothpick at either end and had everything set up and lined up in the dry run. It was working really well. I think what happened is that I clamped the butt end first which caused the neck end to rise up off the registration pin. Then when I moved up there, I didn't noticed it had shifted.
Thanks, man. It's coming along.
Yep. By the time I cut the pickup cavities, neck pocket and tummy cut, this body will come in under 4 lbs. It should be pretty light.
Retiree here as well Rog! Today just happens to be my 71st birthday..............does that give me priority ????
Happy birthday, Dave!!
Thanks Rog! It's a bugger getting old............you'll find out soon!
Roger - you might want to copywriter Ole Phart Guitars or Senior Axes
Hey Roger, I will enjoy seeing this build. Who is retiring?
I was about to pounce and say "read the thread", but I sense there's more going on here so........carry on
Yeah, Terry knows these guys really well.
Figured it was something like that.
I've seen so many dumb posts lately, I almost went into full GET OF MY LAWN mode
You're not the only one, brother. You're not the only one...
Really liking the grain in that wood.