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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Buttered Biskit, Oct 2, 2018.
I bought a three pack @ walmart. I kust took small nibbles to get a feel for it and scored the outside perimeter of the hole with a razor blade before i enev started chiseling away. The hole is still too small for the ears of the pickup to fit but im waithing for the neck to come in before i mod the bod any further.....baby steps.
Just got an email warmoth shipped my neck. Im so excited i cant contain myself. I dont want to tell you guys what options i got until its here but its gonna be pretty bitchin to say the least. Ill keep yall posted...
Just got the neck so things will start rolling along hopefully. I checked to the body and the pocket is way too tight however, the holes for the neck screws line up nicely. I got a regular flame maple boat carve with the modern construction and stainless steel frets. The flame on the wood is perfect. Its not too gaudy or too faint. Just enough to look special. There isn't any wierd fret issues and it looks pretty straight. I opted for the 10"-16" compound radius because of cost and i like some of the g&l blues boys with the compound radi. I cant wait until it's on the body but i have a ton of fine sanding ahead of me. Ill post picks tomorrow morning of it.
Here it is....I tried to get the flaming to show in the pics. It'll pop once i put a vintage dye on it.
Nice neck! The flame shows very clearly in the pics.
Thanks. Wait till you see the custom pickguard...not gonna reveal until its a guitar instead of a pile of parts.
Build up date:
Ok so I've started fitting the neck and bridge to the body and ran into a hopfully minor problem. The string through holes in the body do not line up with the bridge.
This is the only hang up before I can start finishing the body. I think maybe slotting the holes would work however, that would make restringing difficult if not impossible.
I'm finishing the body in a blonde finish so filling and redrilling is out of the question.
Any way, the neck fits great. I had to sand the sides of the pocket to because it was way too tight. No big deal. The action will be probably adjust out without a shim and the neck holes lined up!
Any good suggestions will be appreciated.
I can’t see from the photo how far the string holes are out.
I’d probably be inclined to make the string through holes my set in stone measurement and redrill the mounting points for the bridge. That is providing I am within tolerance for intonation.
Otherwise you could always oversize the string holes in the bridge plate to allow for enough clearance. I would prefer to just redo the bridge mounting though.
I did alot of measuring nefore I mountrf the bridge. It is what it is. If you look @ the first pic, you'll see pen marks above the string throughs where the openings are. My dilemma is if I slot the holes, it's gonna ne a chore to restring. If i redrill @ a angle, I'm sure to screw that up.
How far forward or back with the bridge sit if you place the bridge based on the string through holes?
Will the position still allow for the saddles to intonation the strings?
Id have to get longer saddle bolts
It seems to me that this might be the best solution as long as you can still get the intonation set.
UPDATE: I made a jig to help me angle the holes toward the back ferrule. It took some trig but I'm confident it'll work fine.
So do you guys think the cork sniffers will be fooled?
This is the body buried in shellac:
All she needs is solder and a setup:
Nice work. That came out great!