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YetzerHarah

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  1. I saw a place called "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar," advertising that they do that. I think it can look good for a theme build like something that Pfiester or Dismal Ax would do, but I feel like just slapping a record on your guitar because you can is sort of tacky.
  2. I think I might have finally gotten used to the idea of that shelf.
  3. I'm passing through Sweden & visiting my cousins there for a couple days, it's not first time, but I could use some recommendations for guitar shops to check out (anywhere from Jarna to Stockholm) if anyone has them, or other assorted stuff that I should see. It's my 3rd time there, so I've already seen a lot of the touristy junk.
  4. I said double bookmatch for a 4 piece top... that would yield 16"x20" more that enough.
  5. It's thick enough that you could double book match it & see how it'd look as a 4 piece top (probably for a solid body so you don't have structural issues), you're going to have to slice it up anyway unless you're going to use it as a carving block.
  6. Hell hath no fury like nitro's scorn. It actually seems to following that black growth ring, which makes me wonder if it's being caused by something absorbed by the tree when it was growing.
  7. Depending on the damage, & how bad the previous repairs are, you may need to scarf on a new headstock. If you're going to do that anyway you could scarf one on with the volute attached. If it's not bad enough to need that type of repair already, then I'd leave it, or fix the old repairs.
  8. That looks great! I'm not in love with the unmatched look of the copper, but on the other hand theremins are f'ing awesome, so maybe it'll grow on me.
  9. Unfigured 4/4 maple is cheap (& what a lot if not most of the classic era Richs are made of (unfigured maple, Mal told me they ordered 10/4 not 4/4)), glue up something like this & you'll have a great guitar (w/o any questions when it comes to stability), & it'll look good enough that you won't even have to paint it black (it'll be a choice, not a necessity): That's just my opinion though
  10. Looks very similar to these ceramic porcelain tiles:
  11. You're not going to find many fretboards that are stiffer than a well seasoned piece of ebony. That doesn't mean you can't do quite a bit to build a stiffer neck, such as: use thicker fretboard quartersawn wood laminated neck (whether it's from the same board w/ the grain direction flipped, or if you decide to add stripes of a harder wood like ebony or rosewood) CF reinforcements Balance is a harder issue to conquer (although getting a 3" leather strap often gets rids of that problem). Since you're planning on refinishing anyway you can add fishing weights to the body (or your strap for that much), or you can experiment with moving the strap buttons around. In the end if none of that works you're down to building another body out of a heavier wood.
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