Dear diary, what a build it's been.............

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  1. crazydave911

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    Yep, walnut and short scale like a Byrdland Jup, only mine isn't going the Gibson way by any stretch,or Fender for that matter. Hard as it is to believe, I designed that body years ago. Didn't have a wide enough board so made a shrunk version. Now this one will not be laid out like that one.This isn't strat setup despite 3 pups.Think Brian May with blade SC size humbuckers. And the holes will be there but plugged and if I take a notion, it will become a 12 REAL quick. Good night guys, God bless


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    Pssst,far left lol
     
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    35 days ago that full and brand new.Been a little busy I guess :lol::lol:
     
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    On the far left, the 9 neck with reinfocing rod epoxied in.The rest? We shall see LOL

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    Getting ready to sand and glue binding (LMAO) before doing roundovers and body routes

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    Ok,not a joke.No binding in the conventional sense, a poly/cotton ribbon I've used for edging on bodies in the past on Dano type builds.
    This what it looks like say,12 years or so after the fact

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    Ciao dear friends! :D

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    lol

     
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    Well, all sanded up smooth getting ready to make hole lol. Then will round over and do the edging ;)

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    What? No remark about the clearer pics? :lol: Nobody is more glad than me


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    Clear picture....nice
     
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    Finally, more done to this increasingly complex build

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    See the thing is, I've already purchased the Brian May harness from GFS with their kwik plug system and the lil killer blade humbuckers also with the kwik plug system.Sounds great,what could possibly be the issue?
    Well the harness is meant for single coils and the pups are humbuckers. So I not only need to change out the volume pot for a 500k but probably alter all pups for the plug they'll go in :eek:. If there's a more difficult way to do something boy do I find it :lol:

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    Relaxing gluing abalone :D

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    Hey! You relax your way I'll do mine! :lol:

    Ciao Dave
     
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    Drilling for wires.........all the wires handled with two holes.Pretty neat huh? :lol:

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    Final roundover,a little sanding and then side trim :D

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    Dave, I'm intrigued by the one on the right. It has a certain resemblance to a guitar that I worked on for a friend. His father was stationed in Europe during WWII and bought this guitar like object in Italy, and carried it thru his entire campaign. I was asked to do some repairs on it so my friend could play it again. What can you tell me about yours?

    The wonderful part of my friends is that it had a cloth case, probably hand made that on one side had a list of all the places his dad had visited during the war, the other was his comrades.

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    ps - one interesting thing was that it had bar frets and some where missing. I've never refretted bar frets before.
     
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    Well Freeman, your story is much better than mine though possibly related. I was 19 yrs old and helping remodel a home and itching to build my first guitar knowing NOTHING lol. Leaving that day I picked scraps of douglas fir baseboard trim and some luan plywood out of the dumpster. Coming home there was big news,mom had gotten a letter from her folks in Italy(she was half Italian) with pictures :).Right there amounst them one of many uncles was playing his round guitar.Being a southerner seeing round always made me thing banjo.The light-bulb went on! I ran up to lakeside market and bought a cheap bbq grill like you take for a day at the lake for $5.Two weeks later it was my first guitar LOL.
    Fast forward a few years and my supplier of choice for luthery tools and materials was the 1833 Shop of Martin, an early influence on me. At the time they carried the bar type frets and had an installation phone #.As with most numbers it was a message line for Dick Boak who helped me and others greatly I'm sure.I only have a vague memory on the bar fret installation but I would start there ;)

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    Ya just HAVE to love doing surgery to a new pot and wiring harness that voids the warranty :rolleyes:.Being a Brian May harness it has pots for Single Coil, I'm using blade type humbuckers duh so need at least a 500k volume pot.I did what I saw a guy here do once with an amp build. Bending the tabs back I swapped the 250k guts for 500k guts(all new)

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    Before soldering the wires back (and new cap) I'll check these pup plugs.These are two wire the pups four.If the right ones match up, reconnect the pots and start plotting out the pickguard getting 6 little switches,sheeesh :eek:

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    Just think Dave ............you might get good at this!!!

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    LMFAO!!!

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    Measuring and cutting for the edging ribbon.Plenty left and an unopened roll lol

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    Ciao Dave
     
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    This is how I prototype a pckguard design

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