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Advice on an old build i messed up. Might just have to keep it.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Johnny7s, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Johnny7s

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    Trying to delete..... seemed full of myself.
     
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    Oops thought i posted this last night.

    Well, take 2...

    A while back i made some hasty decisions and brought this build very close to the pearly gates of forgotten projects.

    If anyone could help me save it, that would be awesome.

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    This is probably the worst of it...
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    And in a place where some argue over valutes...


    Then there's this problem...
    When i didn't want to bring the router out for god knows why i used a little chisel for the truss rod cavity.

    So say high to mister truss rod. All shiny in there...
    I assume i could try a low profile rod, but what about reinforcing it with some kind of metal so it doesn't escape under tension...?

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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Dude - I love the body and hs shapes. Very sleek and ultra cool!
     
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    Great proportions.
     
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    I have no idea what I am looking at here.
     
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    I guess I would rout a slot from the back of the neck into the peghead and add a length of wood, then re-carve it. As far as the truss rod slot...maybe fill it with epoxy and maple saw dust. Unless the rod is back bowed, the ends of the rod will be doing the work.
     
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    Oh, I'm sorry, that's not very clear. I was trying to show how thin the headstock is right at the headstock (break?) angle.

    It seems like it could be very weak.
     

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    I didn't notice that at all, and i don't come around here too often.

    Can't tell how serious you might be...

    If I'm allowed to change it i will. Especially if you're a business...
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'll probably do that.
     
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    A little early for the flamed maple too, i guess.....

    :eek:
     
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    Nice looking job on the body. Nice shape and a cool look with the wood :).

    Is it spalted maple?

    I think if it was mine, I'd scavenge the truss rod and fret board from that neck and build a new neck with them.

    Chances are, you won't ever be happy with that existing neck no matter what you do with it, especially now that you know you can do better.



    Sometimes it's better to call a halt, regroup, and start over again.

    Believe me, I've been there myself ;).



    And . . . . . here are the pictures to prove it -



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    The best thing I can say about my screw up - It was a rookie mistake made by someone with enough experience to know better - I have no excuses :rolleyes:.
     
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