Tickled Pink: Jupiter's Es-335 Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Jupiter, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. nickhofen

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    Thanks!

    BTW, anybody know where I can source pearloid block inlays? All I've been able to find are LP Custom ones, but I think the ES's are supposed to be smaller. I'll cut them myself if I have to , but I'm looking for corners to cut. ;) I think I'll be buying my kerfing linings too.
     
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    Stewmac has sheets to cut out your own.
     
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    Yep, I know, but I'm looking for stuff that's pre-cut for an ES-335. Kinda dumb to spend extra money to save myself like an hour out of a 200-hour project, but... :) Also, I don't want to use real MOP; too toxic and a hassle to cut compared to pearloid.

    Yeah, that's different stuff. I actually have a fair-sized chunk of that, and I might end up trying it, but I'm hesitant because 1) it has a different look from the stuff Gibson used back in the day, and 2) I'm afraid things are going to get weird-looking when I radius it...

    My backup plan is to get the LP custom set at S-M (or maybe somewhere else) and trim 'em down. They look like the right stuff... Might even get a couple neck's worth out of it.

    I'll take a couple more google shots at it before I decide.
     
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    ^ that's the way I'd go. :D
     
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    What????? No rockets?? It's thematically correct.......
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    Got a little somthinsomethin percolating for the headstock.
     
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    That diamond inlay video was awesome.
    Exhausting but awesome.
     
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    Nothing interesting came up on a search for pearl inlay; I tried a search for "black pearl guitar inlay material" and a couple came up: rothkoandfrost.com, lmii.com, dukeofpearl.com all look promising.
     
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    Thanks everybody! I've been able to find some stuff that looks like the usual MOTS, but has a bigger grain, if that makes sense (the crinkles are larger), and is not multi-ply. I have seen the S-M LP custom set, and I'm considering it, but 27 bucks plus shipping for about a postcard-sized amount of plastic.... I gotta think about that. o_O For twice that price, I can get a sheet big enough to cover the whole fretboard. :D

    Screenshot 2016-03-22 12.21.46.png
    Celluloid, 2mm thick. My FB is already radiused, so the inlay routes will also prolly be radiused (haven't decided yet; might make a flat template, but that might leave the inlays mighty thin at the edges...), so maybe I can epoxy these things in following the radius, and not have to remove a bunch of material.
     
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    Thanks Nick! I saw the video from the Gibson Memphis shop that showed that guy doing the channels in like 15 seconds, but promptly forgot about it. I think I could rig that up on my existing router table...

    I wonder, if I had that, if it would be easier to 1) rig it twice to cut the binding and purfling channels, or 2) use it for the binding and then cut the purfling channel by hand, following the binding wall...
     
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    I've only ever used mine to rout a single channel, on L5 clones. With a bit of a tweak (most likely a broader supporting ring to accommodate both cuts (dependant on recurve area)) there's no reason why it can't be used to cut both channels.

    I think... :confused:

    IOW: do the 335 plates have a flat "recurve" area that will allow the edge to ride on the "flat" while allowing the deepest (purfling) cut? The area in question will probably be the cutaways. You can't have the "hill" of the arch riding on the ledge of the jig if you want binding channels existing on a completely flat plane.

    This stuff is unposible to explain in words!

    No matter which jig you use, if the channel encroaches the beginning of the "hill" of the arch, you gots problems which will result in uneven binding thickness that will require taller binding to compensate, and look a bit goofy. Then again, you probably have made your purfling decision based on this already.
     
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    I don't have the plates in hand yet, but I'm sure hoping they have that flat ledge around 'em... I also don't have the sides, and don't even know if they are exactly the shape of a 335... And things are gonna get complicated if they aren't...
     
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    ......the whole fretboard........ Did I read that correctly?
     
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    NO. No you did NOT.

    Put together a wishlist at S-M for this project: $250 worth of stuff. Couldn't bring myself to hit the "order" button. When I click that, I will have spent enough for TWO Epi Dots on this project so far... I think I'm going to have to sell another guitar...
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    Anybody know what a MIJ Greco FA-95 is worth?
     
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