Any which way but telecaster

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  1. restorationad

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    So I have been here for a few years but never really posted anything. I think I will finally pay back and maybe a bit forward.

    I will try to cover as much of the build techniques I use in upcoming posts.

    If you have questions I will do my best to answer them.

    Right now I am assembling a bunch of guitars I built over the summer. [Webmaster removed content]
     
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    This is my 7 string that had an accident on the CNC machine when I lost a motor. I resurected it as a headless with some ergonomics. I will be assembling it late next week as it still needs time to dry.

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    And here it is after oil and such... should be dry soon.

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    This is Drifter. Experimental S9 model with Ash top, Peruvian Walnut back, Sepo neck, Macassar fretboard... tonights project.

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    The oiling process shots...
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  7. Glen Smith

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    I LOVE the wood on Drifter!
     
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    S906 Standard... Drifter Assembled. Still needs a light fret dress but it needs to sit under string tension for a day or two and get rid of the new neck backbow. The 9 degree low head angle experiment worked for the most part.I used Hipshot staggered tuners on it and they work great for this. Right now it needs one wrap on the low E string to keep down pressure on the nut... we will see as it settles.

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  10. rapfohl09

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    Wow these are really impressive!

    Here's a quick question...

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    You get rid of all the extra material on the neck tenon. I did that on my last build by not having the neck humbucker seated right up against the end of the fretboard, which worked, but I would much rather have the edge of the fretboard be that side of the humbucker rout because there is a little bit of neck wood that shows if you don't use pickup rings.

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    My previous build, sorry the picture is kind of crappy, only one I could find that shows what I'm talking about.

    Care to elaborate how you do it?

    Hopefully that made sense.
     
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    Now we are talking.... give me a minute
     
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    Time to cut the tenon for the neck HB.

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    Here is the template specifically for cleaning up the front pickup route after installing the neck.
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    A look at how it works.
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    Neck pickup cleaned up.
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    Very innovative work - I love the headstock with the inset tuners.

    What kind of bridge are you using with your headless design?
     
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    Hipshot on the low end models and Technology4Musicians on the high end guitars.

    email Alberto at info_at_technologyformusicians_dot_com if you are interested in the ones in the picture.
     
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    What tuners did you use for the headless guitar? That is a nice repair and re-work. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Thanks for that link - but how much do the scalable types cost?
     
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    Painful.

    I will have to leave that up to Alberto as I can not speak to his pricing. The USD vs Euro makes it more expensive for me than Hipshot but they are still reasonable for high end builds. The quality is amazing.
     
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