Matching multi-scale guitar and bass

lbridenstine

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Posts
3,062
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Testing out inlay routing. It worked well, so I started on one of the actual inlays (no pictures yet).

20190526_173335-2-jpg.3427264


20190526_190047-jpg.3427265


20190526_173422-jpg.3427266


20190526_174225-jpg.3427268


20190526_183902-jpg.3427269


img_20190526_194018_735-jpg.3427270
 

lbridenstine

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Posts
3,062
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
I forgot to put this in the last post.

This cheap shelf has helped me organize my workshop a bit and makes it so I don't have to move entire piles to get to the thing on the bottom. Yay. I also got a paper organizer for the sandpaper and organized by grit!
20190810_201009-jpg.3529688


And because I shared the shark clock I made for my nephew in a previous thread, I have a second nephew now and I made him a bear clock.
20190817_121159-jpg.3529689
 

Luthi3rz

Tele-Meister
Joined
Jul 22, 2018
Posts
251
Age
52
Location
AZ
Nice.
I used to live in MI.
Were did you learn to do this? Did you go to Galloup Guitars or something like that?
 

lbridenstine

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Posts
3,062
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
Nice.
I used to live in MI.
Were did you learn to do this? Did you go to Galloup Guitars or something like that?

I just learned from this forum and the Luthier's Corner on talkbass.com

Cool video! Thanks for posting. I am in awe of your patience!

Thank you! I had to do all that twice (not including the tests)!
 

lbridenstine

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Posts
3,062
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
So many frets. And double the fret ends.

74674892_2236517726458312_3854740952115576832_o.jpg


74838421_2236517606458324_794487371151179776_n.jpg


73524692_2246933058750112_4473873986916188160_n.jpg


I used dowel rods to line up the wings for gluing. I'm going to leave it like this unglued for a bit while I work on the neck and heel shaping so I can quickly move the wings out of the way when they're in the way (neck shaping), but still have them in place when I want them (for heel roughing).

73504719_2246933028750115_8838281206056353792_n.jpg


75262139_2246933042083447_4355945214444044288_n.jpg


74169781_2246933148750103_1564264120411226112_n.jpg


73413130_2246933172083434_2906860430305525760_o.jpg


73113568_2246933012083450_5902970676158922752_o.jpg


72723141_2246937072083044_5509349018108428288_n.jpg


I think I'm probably going to continue with the guitar neck before I get the bass fretwork finished up.
 

Les Paul lover

Tele-Holic
Joined
Aug 20, 2017
Posts
763
Age
45
Location
England
Three months later...




That inlay video was a brilliant watch.

It's funny, I always saw people cutting mop inlay to fit an inlay cavity then fill the gaps with ca and fret board dust. That never made any sense to me, and I wondered if the inlays could simply be poured into places, fitting perfectly then levelled to surface.

You're the 1st person I see do what I thought should logically be a better option.
 

lbridenstine

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Feb 21, 2013
Posts
3,062
Location
Kalamazoo, MI
That inlay video was a brilliant watch.

It's funny, I always saw people cutting mop inlay to fit an inlay cavity then fill the gaps with ca and fret board dust. That never made any sense to me, and I wondered if the inlays could simply be poured into places, fitting perfectly then levelled to surface.

You're the 1st person I see do what I thought should logically be a better option.

It worked really well. I think you could even get that mother of pearl look with different pigments too.
 




Top