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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by crazydave911, Nov 23, 2020.

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    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Oh yeah while I'm thinking about it, for ONCE I have the luxury of a choice for the pickup. I have a rail humbucker, 11.1,a lipstick bridge 7.5 and a neck lipstick 6.4. I'm leaning towards a lipstick because of all the string mass but which? Decisions decisions lol
     
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    Dave and Marty, you are both right about building a neck being made out to be a precision component built to aerospace tolerances. It certainly caused me some anxiety prior to attempting my first neck build and I work to aerospace tolerances in the airline industry for a living. I’m glad I didn’t chicken out and buy a neck for my build. It’s far from perfect but satisfying.

    I don’t know what any of those numbers mean. I know a rail pickup has a bar magnet instead if individual pole pieces for each string but then you lose me. Also, I wear lipstick on my lips, not the neck, like this....
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    I’m not judging, you might be starting a new trend. :lol::lol:

    PS. I know what a lipstick pickup is, I just woke up on the silly side of the bed this morning. o_O:)
     
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    :lol::lol: Very provacative I must say, I like sexy lips but hey, a tad off topic :lol:

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    Well, got the repairs done but not invisible

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    And finally the decal :D

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    Already has one coat of lacquer, that's enough for today :p

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    First, Jayne if those are your lips? Congrats, those kind have had men sailing the seas :D
    Now that my silly side is done, I went to bed uncharacteristically early so woke up the same, and decided to sand :lol:, I do have veneer on the way after all :)

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    And although it will be covered in glue soon I reestablished my centerline. As can be seen i made the body slightly bigger than the pattern. Maybe the pattern was wrong or not it just looks "right" to me this way

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    I actually took a few measurements I'd neglected, yes that line is the scale length of the bridge. And overall it will be approximately 34 3/8" long. The neck surprisingly isn't THAT much longer than the body :)

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    Well now we wait :rolleyes:

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    Captain! We have veneer here! :D

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    Well, 48 inches of veneer later, trimming down

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    Wasn't too precious with the edges, will have a top and back after all

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    Iron on, second batch I've gotten from Edge Supply, pretty good stuff
     
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    Getting the back on first, nothing critical

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    My little paint roller later :)

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    Resulting in this :D

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    I better be careful, getting a catscan from JoJo :lol:

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    A lot has changed over the time of this build, I started doing a Jag type bridge and now I'm doing an acoustic wood/bone bridge :lol:, same with the body, had my heart set on teal but the banjo broke out dad's old stain soooooo I tried that

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    And I have to say, not bad hmmmm :confused:

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    Now I have to say, as Dave Cameron said I had fret 7 off and was gonna correct but forgot :mad:. But I went ahead and put it in that way but didn't notice until yesterday :confused:. Well I pulled it and corrected it TODAY but couldn't somebody call me out on it? I'm not fragile I take a hell of a lick and keep on ticking :lol:. Laying on my tablesaw ATM getting the decal buried in lacquer. A beautiful day here, who knew? :lol::lol:

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    And yes, the fretboard gets a dose too :D

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    Not too bad at all :D

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    Got the back profiled to the body :)

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    Now to get my cream colored wood filler for this and the Guitfiddle headstock

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    Progess seems slow but IS ongoing ;)

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    Well, received the pickups for this and the Guitfiddle, both lipstick Dano sized but wound hotter. Guess I better make a routing template now :rolleyes:. I'm sure the banjo wishes I'd done it sooner :lol:

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    Got the putty and filled the cracks letting me glue the top

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    :D

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    Glued up but not profiled yet. Overall thickness is 1 7/16", a little thin for that binding me thinks. But rounding over to a faux binding? That'll work :)

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    Also think lipstick pickup for this and maybe Tele neck pickup for the Guitfiddle. A little slimmer and trimmer :D

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    Front profiled and rounded over with the back :)

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    Looking good Dave. Love the shape of the body, simple, yet interesting.
     
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