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  1. The owners of my local used music equipment dealer decided to retire so they threw a retirement sale and discounted all store merchandise. The discounts got progressively better as the month went on. They closed as of 8:00 tonight with the final discounts being 45% on gear and 75% on accessories. I dropped by 5 times in the past 3 weeks..... Brand new: EH Pocket Metal Muff Allparts B/W/B SG pickguard (2) Neutrik locking jacks EMG 85 EMG 81 Dimarzio Super 2 mystery humbucker Used: EMG 85 Gibson humbucker (2) mystery humbuckers Squire 7 string humbucker set Fender H/S/S set All for a total of...................................$250 Some of the pickups are probably junk but for $2-$5 I had a hard time not grabbing them.
  2. DAMN...that's a good point. Thanks Prostheta. I've have to give painting the necks some thought. I planned on a tru-oil finish for them which still may work as well.
  3. Awesome wood choices ! Where the heck did you get that acrylic ? That's beefy stuff.
  4. I was able to salvage one neck. I can only imagine how much meat is NOT left between the rods and the sanded surface....I'm guessing a few passes with some 400 grit may start to expose the rods. I'm going to keep moving forward with this one to at least get SOMETHING out of this "build in batch" experiment. Having one completed, I at least can get a feel for some of the things that I may want to change for future builds of this model. Like electronics and hardware choices, strap button locations, jack location, control locations, etc. I already know that I'll going to incorporate a better pickguard design and an actual logo.
  5. Good points... Thanks for the question sdshirtman but I think I'm gonna toss them rods and all.
  6. Not sure....they're set in with CA. Any ideas ? Since the necks are toast I could bandsaw it close and sand the rest.
  7. It did give me the opportunity to try my hand at steaming off a fretboard. That's one.....five more to go...
  8. Some dumbass (me) FORGOT that each neck has two carbon fiber rods running down the length of the neck. Not as deep as the truss rod, but deep enough to poke through the now carved neck. Awesome... ALL SIX.....firewood.
  9. I decided to go with a semi-trapezoid neck profile. I thicknessed the back and used a chamfer bit to rough in the sides. All looked good at this point. Then the approach of doing these guitars all at once, six at a time, bit me in the ass. I started to finish sand the necks....some dark streaks started to appear. They got worse....
  10. HA....thanks guys ! I think I'll wait it out. I have the time.
  11. I didn't fill the inside of the loops on the "d" or the "p" thinking that the CA glue would fill the gap. That worked fine but when I poke that area with an exacto blade it feels a bit soft. I covered the entire inlay 3 times about 12 hours apart with med CA glue. Should I drill out those areas and re-fill with CA and rosewood dust ?
  12. All necks fretted and fret ends nipped and filed flush
  13. Those look great ! Would love to see a build thread if you have the time...
  14. Thanks for the heads up demonx. I would have thought these things would be more useful.
  15. I'm going to an auction this Saturday and I see that this "sign maker" is one of the advertised items: My experience with these auctions so far is that these more specialized things go pretty cheap. Is anyone interested in trying to work out a trade if I can get this thing at a good price ? I'd be interested in pickups, lumber, tools, just about anything. Give me a shout if you're interested. Steve
  16. Awesome job Osorio ! How do those P-Rails sound ?
  17. It's kind of an experiment to see if I can iron out a process that I can repeat. The wood was a free score from a local mill so I'm not out much. Hopefully they turn out alright.
  18. Thanks for the input Charlie.
  19. Thanks for the input SR...Progress has been super slow lately. I'm trying to start a side business that has been taking most of my free time. I had another pickguard design that I liked a lot better. It wrapped around the neck pocket on the bass side and followed the lines of the body a lot like a Jazzmaster's pickguard. It would require some hand finishing to complete the 90 degree inside corner and the goal with this batch is to produce a guitar and a process that is easily and quickly repeatable. I'm trying to remove bottlenecks.
  20. Finally, a little more progress. I cut and beveled all the pickguards. Here's a quick mockup to show the direction I'm going. I noticed after taking the picture that the pickguard was misaligned. It actually will sit a bit higher on the body, more towards the bass side, than this picture shows.
  21. I like B the best as a body shape but I think that C goes better with the headstock shape.
  22. I'm curious, why the glaze coat ? Thanks, Steve
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