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Acoustic Build - J-45ish

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by buffalohunt, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. buffalohunt

    buffalohunt Tele-Meister

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    Good point. The J-45 is nicknamed the workhorse for both its reliability and simplistic construction. I should probably keep it simple.
     
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    I should add, the piece that I have is flatsawn, so the benefit of the second option would be to flip the pieces 90 degrees to achieve a quarter sawn neck.
     
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    It's been some slow progress. But I've started building the bending machine for the sides. Based off the Fox bender. CNC milling.
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    Today I received a couple of important packages. A heating blanket and some .007" metal slats for bending.

    The heating blanket was cheap ($50 Canadian) on Aliexpress.com and the metal slats are just shim stock from Amazon for $15 Canadian.
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    I continued building the bending machine. I just need to come up with some type of handle for turning the screw and find some big springs.

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    Finally had some personal time to finish up the braces. I began by tapering them and shaping the cross-sectional shape into a rounded triangle shape.
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    Then I decided to go for a scalloped style. I scalloped the two tone bars and only the bass side of the x-braces. I read up and watched a few videos by Dana at Bourgeois Guitars. He only does the one side.
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    Something about balancing the boomy bass tones of a new guitar. You can read more about his reasoning here:
    https://bourgeoisguitars.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/The-Bourgeois-Story.pdf (page 19)
     
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