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Vertical mahogany! Look what I did with my scraps

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Tollehouse Twang, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    Finished this beauty up today. This was scraps from a previous build. The only way I could utilize the scraps was to have the grain pattern be verticle. And honestly, it's beautiful! I love it. This piece of mahogany is MAGICAL! The sustain is incredible. It even quacks like a strat! Which is why I did this pickup configuration. I'm gonna go play! Cheers friends. Until the next build!
     
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    I don't see any pictures.
     
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    I like it a lot!
     
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    of this is beautifully different !

    I like it !! :D

    good work man !
     
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    Thanks!!! Just realized I have that "pull your hair out and knock your teeth out" grounding mystery. Been trying to find it for an hour. Buzzing goes away when I touch the string or metal. Re grounded the bridge twice. Re soldered all the grounds. [email protected]#&#[email protected]!!!!!
     
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    have you used steel wool anywhere near that guitar ?
     
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    Beautiful guitar you built there. Congrats.
     
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    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

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    Is that a body with the grain going in the conventional direction that is capped with the cross grain pieces or solid all the way through?
    Good luck with the grounding problem.
    Rex
     
  10. adirondak5

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    I've been wondering the same thing Rex asked above ^^^^^^
    Wood expands and contracts across the grain a lot more than with the grain , you may have tune/intonation issues as the seasons or weather changes . It is a beautiful looking body , I hope you don't have any issues with it .
     
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    Looks sharp!
     
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    Solid all the way through. Is there problems associated with this? Is that why I've never really seen it done?
     
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    Interesting. Is that why I haven't seen it done? I know people have. I've just never seen it. And wouldn't have thought of it unless I saw I could utilize my scraps. Hopefully I won't have to much weather problems. I live in San Diego. Paradise almost all year long
     
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    You haven't seen any Les Pauls with that thick maple cap buckle or shear the glue. Saddles are adjustable and the finish retards any moisture exchange. You'll be ok.

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    To answer your question , yes , thats one of the reasons you have not seen it done very often . Every once in a while there is a build thread around with one which usually gets a lot of comments concerning grain orientation. Think about this , with all the scraps Fender , or Warmoth , USAGC , GFS , G & L , Gibson and all the other manufacturers of solid bodies have tossed over the years why didn't they use them up in the same manor ?
    Bottom line its your build and it is a beautifully finished body , the only reason I even mentioned it was I wasn't sure you were aware of the possible issues with a body done this way . You'll get 50 people telling you'll have problems and 50 telling you no problem . As with everything else YMMV
     
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    I for one love it. It might move some but then again it might not. But I would say if you checked intonation regularly you might be off a bit. But for that look I would not worry about setting intonation every so often.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys! Only time will tell! As of now it's is intonated perfectly and stays in tune. I will keep an eye on it tho.
     
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    It's a looker for sure. Hope it goes the distance and then some. Nice work!
     
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    It's probably because it would cost a guitar company less to sell off their scrap to someone that will turn it into sawdust / particles for secondary manufacturing (paper, particle board), than the labor costs incurred in trying to glue up, and properly thickness a bunch of irregularly shaped wood scraps into a guitar body.


    And I also think the guitar in the OP looks cool.

    And I like the fact that someone is being frugal with their wood.
     
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    Yea , that's probably why :rolleyes:
     
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