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Multi scale thoughts

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by gangreen, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

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    Radiused the fretboard to 20".

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    Glued on the wings.

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    Shaped the headstock after gluing on a few prices of walnut to make the headstock wide enough.
     
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    Steinberger tuners

    I like the idea of the Steinberger tuners and they may find their way onto another headless build perched below a Tune-o-matic bridge. On this one I should have enough room for the Gotoh large tuners. Same shape and size headstock as the previous neck-through wolf.

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    A side by side.

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    Ok that works and looks awesome, not sure why it looked smaller :p Using the tuners for a headless, hmm, hmmm, yea, sounds cool indeed.
     
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    Thinned the neck to 22mm on the band saw and started to carve the heel with a bowl bit on the trim router. That looks about right.
     
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    Rough shaping of neck back.
     
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    I like that back. Going for a flat D profile?
     
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    I guess you could call it a flat D. I shoot for comfortable in my hand. You might note that I removed less stock from this heel than from the last neck through wolf. However, that one has yet to fold up despite regular abuse.
     
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    Not sure how i missed this thread.
    Looking good...
    I love me a multiscale....
     
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    You can take some credit for this (or responsibility) depending on how it turns out. I enjoyed your thread (several times) before I started. Suggestions? This will not likely be the last multi scale.
     
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    HA HA HA, awesome sauce.
    Hopefully it turns out well especially if my inspuration reputation is on the line!
    So far it looks tasty as hell...

    What kind of bridge are you planning to use? I think that's 99% of the reason we dont see more multiscales done these days.. the bridges are hard to come by... and the ones available are bloody expensive... modifying a bridge cleanly is pretty difficult as well...
    everything else is not much more difficult than building a std guitar....
    I always enjoy seeing how other luthiers tackle the bridge issue...
     
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    I ordered a 6-string bridge set from Fanned Fret innovations. Have seen all sorts of variations from custom individual saddles like I'll use to one piece bridges to modified standard bridges. As this is #1 (and I'm making it up as I go) I wanted flexibility with the string spacing at the bridge. If this one is playable I may have to try to machine my own bridge and maybe even try a 0 fret. Back to my Hydra postulate. One completed guitar spawns 2 (or more) and j don't see an end point.
     
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    For my first multiscale, I used used a piece of bent aluminum (aluminum angle would work also) that I cut into strips just wider than a strat saddle, then drilled the holes, sanded to shape, then sanded up to 1000 grit and it worked well. Ended up costing me nothing. Individual saddles provide a whole lot more flexibility, but I might machine a hardtail for my next one that has the appropriate slant both front and back edges.

    I agree with your Hydra postulate (or is it a conjecture?). I am just finishing up a round of 6, and have told myself I need to take a year off just so that I don't bury myself in more builds.
     
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    That's what the fanned fret pieces look like. An L-shaped base with holes for the saddle height and intonation screws and for the strings to pass through the body. Not complex by any means. Just all the right holes in the right places. And painted black.
     
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    I love the feel of my floyd bridges so I made a prototype out of aluminium and had a local engineering company make some out of steel
     

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    I like the look of those bridge pieces. How do adjust string height?
     
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    I calculated the approximate height ,then used a small shim under the heel of the neck to get the correct actiom,I guess you could shim them up by placing shims under each saddle like a normal floyd
     
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    Approximate location of the bridge pieces and PUps.

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    After botching a neck pup route on the last neck through I made this template that sits over the fretboard flat on the top of the body. No way for the guide bearing to slip under the template.

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    PU recesses 1" deep. The blue trapezoids are growing on me.
     
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