Hollow body LP? Solid Body LP? Dunno, both I guess

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  1. R. Stratenstein

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    Awesome work !
     
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    Yeah, that is truly awesome.
     
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    This is turning into more of a resurrection than a neck reset! Just great work. Reminds me of the love Tigger is putting into his used-to-be decrepit 65 SG. It’s a new sub-genre for this forum and I think it’s excellent.
     
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  4. Muzikp

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    Yeh, the finish on the neck is putting up a fight. Actually it looks like someone used the neck in a fight, smooth is not how I would describe this neck. Lot's of spraying and sanding.

    I've removed all evidence of the broken heel

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    And sand thru's... oh the sand thru's.

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    On the positive side all these coats have allowed me to perfect my color match.
     
  5. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    Here's my motivation to get this off my bench. There's a resonator guitar body behind that case, hard to tell but really there is.

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    What’s for pups on the resonator? Is it acoustic/ electric?
     
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  7. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    It's hopefully going to be one of these



    which I realize are made of brass not aluminum. But I feel like it will be nice with aluminum, and since this is my prototype there is time to do brass later I guess.

    I used to have one but for some stupid reason I sold it :mad:.

    I might do something like this with a lipstick.

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    This one looks like a p90

     
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  8. Barncaster

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    Sweeeet. For my money, a good vintage DeArmond gold or silver foil is really hard to beat for slide.
     
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  9. Muzikp

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    Overdue update on the Harmony

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    And it will be an actual guitar again soon.
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  10. macaroonie

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    Hi James. I've been away for a while , life struggle , the economy in this country has all gone to pot , so the guitar hobby has had to take a back seat
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    Great to see you refining your skills and techniques , the end results are clearly on the up slope.
    Re your hollow body LP , do have a go at the laminated top. Steam off the carve top you don't like , fill the back with bondo and then refine your top shape.
    Thats you got your mold for the veneer lay up.

    For the bulk layers poplar , cedar , poss spruce that is not too tight , thin it down to 0.75mm and build it up to 3.5 mm including you chosen fancy veneer for the outer face.

    The glue up and vacuum process is described in detail HERE As you will see the vacuum is just those clothes storage bags. You pull the down with a standard shop vac. I have not go around to using the top yet but it has not lost its shape at all and has quite a satisfying ting tap sound to it. In other words the lamination has resulted in a stable , tightly formed plywood.

    Trust me James when you pull it out of the bag and it has this nice shape to it you will pull a big smile .

    All the best for now M
     
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  11. Muzikp

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    This guitar is awesome, sounds incredible.

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    I'm happy with that color match, it's not perfect but it's really close. Plays great, sounds great.
     
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    I can’t wait to hear it!
     
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    HiJames I am inChina A.T. M.and cannot read the local lingo on this computer to find the right address but if you look up my thread "Steam Benda’ “ You will see what worked for me doing sharp bends

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    Great job, James! Really nice work there.
     
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    Thanks Roger, I enjoyed fixing this one. It was a fun problem to solve.
     
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    And we STILL didn't get the hollow LP :(
     
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    Haha! Hi Dave, how you been?

    Haven't finished the hollow LP. I sometimes (well always) lose interest after I get past the hard part. Unfortunately bending that horn was the hard part. I need to get it in my head that playing them is the hard part, that would help me finish some of these.

    I did just finish this build. A modern take on a vintage Harmony. Not really my style guit but it's not mine so... Still it turned out pretty cool. It's a neck thru build with the wings glued on. No truss rod, just two carbon fiber rods in the neck. It's made of Poplar. Strat shown for size reference.

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    Well James :), I'm not in the best shape ATM but hey lol. I love those old Harmonies, shades of Ricky Valens lol. I hope you are well and keeping outta trouble though in Cali I don't know how lol
     
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    Just wandered back in here... That is a REALLY neat little guitar!
     
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