First Guitar Build

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    actually,one thing i did not think about is the switch,i can do it in mahogany/same as the top or find something black to use,hmm
     
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    I have set my bridge in place using this video,done it the same way,it seems ok to me,just need to take more out of the neck pocket as the frets are higher then the saddles by 3mm,the neck is higher then the body by 10mm,so i have lots of room to rout it out.
     
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    20161117_103236 (2).jpg bit of neck alignment going on
     
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    20161118_213949 (2).jpg the bridge is of to the left by a few mm,need to fix that,
     
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    7lb 14oz fairly happy with that,just need the pick ups/controls/jack/neck plate,so it may finish up in around 9lb,that will do,any less will be a bonus
     
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    Somebody is having way too much fun. ;)
     
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    hahaha yeh i nearly don't want to finish it ya know,but sure i will be waiting 8-10 weeks for the pickups anyway,so it's gona go from,(oOoOooo i'm running out of stuff to do) to (O M G i have a pain in my neck looking at this) in two shakes of a lambs tale
     
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    i'm now looking at maybe just lacquer all over.
     
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    got the ferrules in, strings on,so far so good except the 21st fret on the lo half or the fret board is lo,so need to sort that out,need to do a small contour in around the back of the horn for better reach to the frets,nut needs to go on,the control lid expanded,glad it happened while it was off,so gona let it do it's thing and dry out,it's just hanging there half way in,back of the arm needs more seeing to.i should have spaced out the tuner heads just a wee bit more,but that's what came of the j.burton headstock,anyway next time,that first fret is not a fret btw,it's the saddle key,i used for a nut to do a rough set up.
     
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