What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Unholy Union..... if there ever was a better goth or metal band name I am unaware of it!
     
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  2. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    Fretted a neck.

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    Then fitted it in this neck pocket.

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  3. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    And got some plating done.

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    Should I fear being unable to turn you off? I dig these unions. Bra, you got those unity gainz.
     
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    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Beautiful, Mete!
     
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  6. RogerC

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    Turned some pens for a local retailer. These are olive wood, some sort of burl, bloodwood, African blackwood, and katalox. He wanted them finished with a matte finish so that the wood would be the focus.

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    He ordered a batch of 20 which I just finished, and he just ordered 20 more.
     
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    That is a beautiful guitar!
     
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    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you. Yes, I do think, as well, it's not gonna be too shabby.
     
  9. Mark Grant

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    Haha. This is just fun and games. Playing with these mash-ups and offering the bodies & pickguards as well as DIY kits and a few complete builds here and there is just one aspect of my bidneth. My 100% original design completely handmade guitars that I don't show much of here are my true passion. But you'll never be able to turn me off from guitars; please don't try. Many have and failed. It's all aboutz unity gains bro...
     
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    I wouldn't dream of it. All of us blokes are a touch twisted and love these stringed things. I'm so involved in building lately that my playing skill is taking a serious hit.

    As I always say when I'm trying to unease a prospect, "if you turn me on, you won't turn me of."
     
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    It's time to make some big pushes on my original 5 string bass build. The Stingray is based off the pre-Ernie Ball 4 string pickup. Magnets are 3/8" x 1". I'll be shooting for a similar turn count as well. When EB released the Stingray 5 they put much more wire on the bobbins & shrunk the magnets to 5/8" tall. Using an Aguilar 3 band active pre amp. Really high hopes for major Slap-A-Da-Bass funk/thump action here.
     
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    It's really funny you say that. My playing had taken a serious hit lately too!!!
     
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    There are some mad magnets in that puppy!
     
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    20 magnets between 2 pickups!
     
  15. mux164

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    Waiting to get some new sanding pads, I fixed the little chunk out of the neck pocket on the karri topped one.

    I also got the top and the back chambered in the pine build, it's getting a karri neck and blackbutt fretboard. Also got the bolt soundholes cleaned as best as I could. Going with a bucker in the bridge and a hot rail type pickup in the neck, both will more than likely have trapeze tail pieces and definitely have roller bridges IMG_7827.JPG IMG_7829.JPG IMG_7828.JPG
     
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  16. HockeyPop98

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    Nice... do you have any concerns that pine will give way to the threads when tightening neck screws? I've never been brave enough for pine necks, unless it was laminated with a hardwood lining up with neck plate screws.
     
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    Had someone questioning how I glued the middle part of the body on the karri topped guitar, saying it will move but surely it would be solid enough????
     
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    Been using it for 5 years and haven't had a problem, these bodies will have the necks glued in, but my other guitars have been fine, if they do fail I could always plug with a harder wood and re drill
     
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    Maybe he was just nitpicking who knows, seemed like he wanted an argument by the way he said it
     
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    Oh and I'm not using pine for the neck, the one with the pinky type top is getting a maple strat neck with a rosewood fretboard and the pine body guitar is getting the same wood for the neck as the pinky top body.... hope that makes sense
     
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