E-miel's 2020 Brotherhood build - Single cut: Begoge

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  1. wadeeinkauf

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    Emiel, this is looking great! Your current body weight 2700 grams...5.9 pounds. Are you sure it is that heavy? That makes your top piece around 700 grams 1.5 pounds. You will cut some weight after routing. The maximum weight I shoot for in the body after all carving and routing is 1950 grams 4.3 pounds. This will give you a finished guitar that is around 7.5 pounds 3402 grams which is a very comfortable weight.

    Your hardware and neck will come in around 1451 grams 3.2 pounds.

    Looking at a total weight of around 4127 grams 9.1 pounds less whatever you can reduce with pickup and electronics cavities.

    They say a Gibson Les Paul will typically weigh anywhere from 9-12 pounds (4.1 kg – 5.4kg) but they are so heavy to me. Yours will come in under this weight.

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    This is a really sweet looking build, Emiel. The shape and the materials are sexy!

    Is that a wooden shoe-toe in this picture? Did you make them, yourself?? :D
     
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    Hi Wade, thanks for pointing that out, you got me curious so I quickly went to the shop before I started working (from home). I weighted the body again, with the neck mortise routed it is at 2650 grams 5.9 pounds. I think removing the wood for the pickup and control cavity will remove about a 100 grams 0.2 pounds more. All other parts weight 1400 grams 3.1 pounds in total at the current state. That is with the neck still square and too long. Which I think will save me about 200 grams 0.45 pounds when its at its final shape. So that will give a total guitar weight of 3750 to 3850 grams 8.3 - 8.5 pounds. A little under your estimate I think. We'll see what it's real final weight will be.

    I must admit, I did not give guitar weight a lot of thought till now. I knew the mahogany was heavy, that's why I drilled those holes, but maybe I should have removed more material. But on the other hand, I think my current weight target is quite okay and I didn't want the guitar to sound hollow when tapped on the body.

    Thank you Raoul! I didn't carve them myself, that would be a fun project. I bought them from a local builder, I really love wearing klompen. Been wearing them since I can walk, but not this pair of course ;)

    Emiel
     
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    Very nice work Emiel ! Don't bind the top plate will you, that pronounced grain already has that under control.

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    Thank You Dave! I absolutely will not. ;)
     
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    We may give you permission to round it over slightly however! :lol:

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    The top will be domed a little and I will just slightly break the edge. I'm shooting for something like the MSC custom model from Zeal guitars.

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    Wow, awesome!
     
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    Klompen-- those might be a tdpri photo first? We look forward to the tulips shot .... :D
     
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    That's turning out so cool!
     
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    This is coming on really nicely, going to look fantastic with that top and your fingerboard.
     
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    @DrASATele, @CraigB, @dazzaman
    Thank you guys! I hope I can match the same finish.

    Could be, but I know there are more Dutch guys on here. Maybe they have featured them first. ;) It's still a few months before the tulips are in bloom. And once they are finally in bloom there is only a short period of time to take a photo before they are brutally beheaded. In this region they are only grown for flower bulbs, by removing de flower the tulip no longer wastes energy and the bulb can start to grow. But if I finish in time, maybe the beauty shots will feature some tulips :D
     
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    Pictures from my trip last year at Keukenhof not too far from Amsterdam. This place is huge. Not sure how they will do it this year with social distancing....26,000 people visit this site a DAY, 1.5 million a season which is only 8 weeks long. When in Holland do not miss it if you are there in season.
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    That's a great tip @wadeeinkauf! Unfortunately all events here are canceled till at least the first of June, which contains the season, so people have to wait till next year.
     
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    The world has gone crazy...... But Keukenhof is virtually open! Here is their first video of the season from a few days ago.
     
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    Een stroopwafel met koffie? Lekker!

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    Received some parts. I think I now have everything to complete the build! But you never know what happens ;)

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    Day 40 - What the neck?!
    60 days left

    I started today working on the pickup. For a time now I had an idea to make a rear adjustable pickup base. Two threaded shafts on the back should slide into two stepped holes with springs in it. You would then put two screws in the shaft from the back and adjust the pickup height with those screws. I made some stuff from aluminium, but I couldn't get it nice and straight. I also don't really like metalworking and after a couple of hours I gave up and started working with a better material, wood :)

    Time to work on the neck! Started by making it the right length.
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    Removed some wood from the sides.
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    And we've got a tenon!
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    Mark from the back for the cheek end.
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    Took some wood of the back.
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    And on to flossing!
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    This is where I am right now. I'll finesse it a little bit more right before the glue-up.
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    At some point I got tired of the flossing and did the back roundover. After that I sanded the sides and threw some naptha on for a sneak player point of view preview!
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    This is with the top not yet domed. So the sides will be a bit thinner.

    I also cut and planed the fretboard to size. And trimmed the neck to it. The fretboard will be on a straight carrier board for sawing the fret slots. I ordered a new saw, and want to wait for it instead of using the old saw.

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    (Don't mind the mess...)

    Have a nice evening!
    Emiel.
     
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    Beautiful, clean work!
     
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    She's going to be a very pretty guitar
     
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