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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tdowns, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. Glen Smith

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    Duo Sonic

    Here is a pdf for the '63 Duo Sonic.
     

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  2. rookie74

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    The Terry Downs drawings are great but I have a question? I want to make a template on a cnc machine but how do I figure out the radii on the curves on the profile of the body? Thanks
     
  3. jb12string

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    I believe ehawley has a dwg file that could be used for a cnc. He did a build making extensive use of his cnc machinery.
     
  4. studysession

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    Bring them into your CAD program and edit what you want. A PDF has the XY coordinates and are designed to be used within some CAD programs.
     
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    Is there supposed to be a taper to the neck pocket (both the parts surrounding the neck heel on the sides and underneath where it's screwed in)? I'm assuming if there is one it varies according to string spacing/scale length/etc, but none of the blueprints I've found incorporate any neck pocket taper. Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Not sure what you mean - Every TELE I cut out are based on the blue prints here in this post and there is a taper to the neck pocket.
     
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    Ahh okay, so it should be tapered so that the angles are the same and the tapered parts are parallel to the sides of the neck, correct?
     
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    That is correct.
     
  9. tt8

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    I just want to confirm/clarfiy a couple of things from Terry Down's plans.

    Is the neck socket routed to a depth of 0.625" uniformly?

    Is the neck socket tapering in width from 2.224" to 2.135"?

    The Revision E plans are the plans whereby the rotated bridge cavity was corrected by 3 degrees?
     
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  10. Glen Smith

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    Q1: yes
    Q2: yes
    Q3: I don't know
     
  11. tt8

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    What changes would have to be made to Terry Downs' plans to accommodate the modern style bridge plate?
     
  12. Holyoli

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    Hi,
    If by "modern bridge" you mean the gotoh gtc201, no change. I had no problem with mine on Terry's plans.

    The best would be to order all your hardware and to put it on the plans to see how it will fit. Just my 2c, fwiw ;-)
     
  13. tt8

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    Well either the gotoh or whatever places like Allparts, Warmoth and Musikraft stock. I thought the modern bridge would have been manufactured by Fender to fit both modern and vintage cut bodies but apparantly they don't.
     
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    The Fender American modern 6 saddle bridge will not fit the vintage ashtray bridge spacing, as the string through holes are spaced farther back. The Fender MIM modern bridge has identical spacing to the vintage ashtray spacing and is a drop in replacement. Go figure. And now back to this excellent build thread.
     
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    Thanks for this thread! Very informative.

    Does anyone have or know where to find blueprints for other Fender bodies?
    Especially looking for 1) Toronado Deluxe, 2) Musicmaster - Duo-Sonic (24" Scale Versions).

    I have searched the web and haven't found any yet. I doubt they exist. Just thought I would ask.

    Thanks
     
  16. tt8

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    Is there a reason why on Terry Down's plans the widest width of the neck socket is 2.224 inch = 56.4896 mm? Should it be 2 and 3/16" or 2.1875" = 55.5625 mm?
     
  17. Glen Smith

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    Duosonic is posted at the top of this page. I have a Toronado pdf if you want that.
     
  18. evolunknown

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    Yeah, I saw the Duo body outline at the top, I was hoping to find an actual blueprint with all the edge radii, measurements and such, and actually I'm hoping to find the Duo II version (i.e. the hardtail mustang version.)

    I would be interested in the Toronado pdf.
    Is it to scale?
    I have the pdfs from the fender site, if that's what you have.

    Thanks
     
  19. Glen Smith

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    I don't know where the Toronado file comes from.
     

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    This is different than the files I have.
    Thanks much, you're awesome!
     
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