Headless neckthrough

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by gangreen, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. thecableguy

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    Super cool and unique build Darrin.
     
  2. oldrebel

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    That is looking fantastic!! Can't wait to see this one finished.
     
  3. gangreen

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    Three holes for the Strat jack plate. Goal was to aim it at a point so the cord would not be in the way regardless of which arch is sitting on your leg or lap.



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    Made cover recess templates and routed 1/4" deep.



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    Located and drilled holes for the Floyd posts.
     
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    Fret dots in and sanded.

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    A few more pics showing the body contours.
     
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    Guitar at Halloween. Seemed funny at the time.
     
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    Frets beveled, leveled and dressed.
     
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    Too low for the nut. Considered steel shims but they would be pretty thick and obvious.


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    Sanded a cut off from the center piece to 1/8", lined up the striped and glued it on the headstock.

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    Trimmed the width and marked the slot for the nut. Used the card scraper trick to keep me from tearing into headstock.

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    Slot with holes for the speed loader nut.

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    A place to perch the tuner.
     
  8. nickhofen

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  9. gangreen

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    Again, I couldn't resist (and needed to put some doubts to rest.)


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    I have Christmas visions of this guitar with a set of Tele pickups onboard running through my head this morning.
     
  11. gangreen

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    Now that's a nice thought. To paraphrase the Key Maker, "Always another guitar."
     
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    Side view of bridge. Adjusted the third screw so it could law back a bit more if needed.

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    Cavity covers made.
     
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    First coat of tung oil.

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    Tung oil looks great on that!
     
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    Great design and a beautiful guitar. Major kudos! :cool:
     
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    If i had half your talent, that would be my full time job!!
     
  17. gangreen

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    It's kind of you to say that. That's the same thought I have when I read other peoples threads. This must be about my 12th build thread. I've always appreciated the gentle, congenial and at times direct suggestions that come from fellow builders and observers. I've learned a lot from others' mishaps and I hope others have learned from mine.
     
  18. oldrebel

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    That looks fantastic!! I love it.
     
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    I guess that looks OK. :) HA! Killer. Can't wait to hear it on a noise machine. Oil really brings out the wood.
     
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    Just this last week I prototyped up a little headless bridge/tuner combination, looking for something a little different. One thing I noticed is the amount of movement a tuner needs to have if it is not wrapping a string around a post with the traditional worm gear. Are you sure that the Floyd is going to have enough travel to get the strings all up to tune, especially if it's got the springs on the underside to compete with? Other build logs that I have read suggest at least 1/2" of longitudinal travel to get a string up to tune. You may well have considered and tested this, but thought I would mention it, since this is the first I have really seen of this thread. Anything you might have learned may well be of benefit to me when I get off my lazy rear end and try one.
     
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