Jump to content

Entry for September 2018's Guitar Of The Month is open!
ENTER HERE!

ScottR

#4 Has An F-hole

Recommended Posts

The claw marks have returned! and I like it. They are very subtle smooth rises in the finish almost like a ghost of themselves. They are a like a tribute to the battles I had to tame this particular piece of maple and a reminder of what they looked like while I was working the top and deciding whether to keep them (obvious) or not.

They were damn hard to capture in a photo too. The best I could get so far is this shot of a disturbance in the reflections of the mini blinds on the bass horn.

IMG_1921.JPG

I know, it's almost like those "pictures" of ghosts or auras.....

I'm also pretty sure I know what caused those to rise....from the dead so to speak.

SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That may be the best compliment I've ever gotten John. I am likewise a big fan of your builds--both in design and execution. I appreciate your comments.

Thanks.

SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is so cool! I wonder why the Zpoxy decided to follow the scratches instead of just build up and stay smooth. Looks bad ass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually that is not a phenomenon restricted to Z-Poxy. I've seen it with every type of glue I've used: Titebond, CA, and all the different brands of epoxy I've used. It is a phenomenon of wood movement. When the joint is a pocket or capture type, like a set neck for example, is where you'll see this most often. Even finished wood still exchanges moisture with the surrounding air mass. This is a case of wood taking on a little moisture and swelling. In a capture type joint like a neck pocket, both the body wood and the neck wood swell ever so slightly, making a tighter joint and also squeezing the glue out just a bit. The same thing happened with this crack--boths sides swelled just a bit and squeezed the epoxy out just a hair. When it gets dryer around here it may go back down--I've seen that happen as well.

SR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As you may have read elsewhere, I ordered a new amp to go with my latest two builds. One of the very cool things about this Catagory 5 Ivan is the voltage control. It does not work like a gain or drive control. It allows you to set your volumes to get whatever tone and overdrive you want and retain all that tone at levels that don't disturb the neighbors. Many amps make that claim, this one actually works.

IMG_2185.JPG

IMG_2191.JPG

IMG_2194.JPG

IMG_2195.JPG

Here are several tracks at various settings using the F-hole guitar from the jam session test drive.

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=12063504&q=hi&newref=1

http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=12063505&q=hi&newref=1

SR

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea, but what he did do with it was pure unadulterated guitar gorgeousness. Gary was an unreal player who will be greatly missed.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yea, but what he did do with it was pure unadulterated guitar gorgeousness. Gary was an unreal player who will be greatly missed.

Amen brother.

SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love the hipshot but it suffers from strat bridge syndrome. Not as bad because they are very well made but still the saddles are not locked in place. There are screws and springs that can cause unwanted noise.

Maybe going a bit OT, however still relevant. A bit of surgical tubing or heatshrink over the rear springs does wonders for that "pathetic reverb chamber" thing going on in the back. I'm sure you know of this already but hey.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The electric mando is done so it's time to reclaim another build from photobucket. Going a few years back now, it's interesting to see how my methods have evolved.

The commentary from five years back is fascinating too...

And once again, don't mind me; I'm adding a post to make it easy to find my spot when I come back to continue replacing pics. This one is a bit of a challenge as I appear to have spun my story in a different order than I took my pics in some spots. A bit of detective work is involved to get the pics in the correct places to make sense with the narrative.

SR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×