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ScottR last won the day on November 17

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  1. Customised kit build

    That's a trick question.....and it answers mine. Unless you are like my buddy @pauliemc over in Dublin and marry a rocker chick, then the answer is: of course not. At least for the first several years. Once you've been married long enough (to start getting on each other's nerves---er, I mean to be completely comfortable with each other), they start looking forward to you having another room (garage, closet, shed, back porch, or as we sometimes see here, balcony) where you can go and spend extended periods of time building guitars (staying out of their hair). It's a worthy goal. SR
  2. Did you use that spine stretcher from Amazon on it? SR
  3. Customised kit build

    I see you share @Andyjr1515 's propensity for using the wife's in the house spaces for building and finishing. Do you wait till she is out, like he does, or are you just adept at dodging low flying toasters? SR
  4. Customised kit build

    Gotta love what oil does to wood! SR
  5. I like the transparency too, but don't care for the exposed routes and wires as much. You could paint the edge of the plexy black or white to break up the pattern showing through and kind of identify the fact that you have a pickguard. And it's easy enough to remove the edge paint if you don't like it. SR
  6. PRS-like project(s)

    If it were me, I'd just shorten that horn enough that the binding channel covered the rest of the chip. You are only talking a few mms, and with a little blending, you'll never know the difference. SR
  7. Ibanez headstock shape ?

    Many guitar builders get to the point that the headstock design becomes sort of personal, a design element that says they built it. It is common to take design elements from different brands you like and add your own twist. And while there are some advantages to a straight string pull, it is by no means the only way to go. Guitars have been built and played with the strings crossing the nut from all manner of angles for decades. I guess what I'm saying is don't worry so much about breaking the rules. Guitars look like they have a very rigid formula that must be followed to make a playable instrument. But when you get right down to it, aside from scale length and the fret spacing that goes with it, there are many many options that will yield a perfectly playable guitar. And not too many rules that absolutely must be followed. Have fun with it, and welcome to the forum too! SR
  8. Pariahrob's build log

    Good to see you again Rob. The maple wenge combo on the neck is very striking; it looks great! SR
  9. Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    I was going to stick to my guns calling them rays...but you have a couple of shots with them going right through the rays. So I'm back to- beats me! SR
  10. I say go for it too. How many times have you heard older (more experienced) folks say I regret more the things I never tried than the things I have tried and failed. Do yourself a favor, and do some endurance training before you go. Walking up and down mountains takes a lot of effort and the air is damn skinny up there. Also when you are in them, mountains grow taller every time you turn your back on them. SR
  11. Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    I've always believed those are edge on rays. SR
  12. Possibly he is cheating by being able to pull off these glorious glossy finishes with a brush? The preferred method is always the one you do best. And Andy, you make these look superb doing it the way you do. Wasn't that a Motown hit back in the 60's? SR
  13. PRS-like project(s)

    Man after my own heart! This is looking good, and i don't see why you can't carve that horn chip completely away. SR
  14. I say all insurance companies are evil and have gone way too far in the efforts to take your money instead of actually living up to what you are paying them for... Having said that, I used State Farm for all my life without any specific complaints, until I tried to by my first house in Texas, and they told me they were not taking any new house policies at that time. This was not many years after Allison flooded Houston, and I assumed that likely had something to do with that attitude. So I dropped them and went with Travelers, who have been middle of the road and pretty much like you expect an insurance company to be like these days. Not eager, but not obnoxious either. I've heard good and bad about Allstate. But my experience with them has been very good. My wife and I between us have had our vehicles run into at least 5 times by Allstate policy holders since we've been in Houston (since 2001). And we have been very well taken care of by that company and the people who worked for them. Of course, I cannot speak for the policy holders, that were paying Allstate to insure their vehicles.... SR
  15. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Looking at multiscale necks always give me the illusion of them being twisted, particularly if viewed from one end or the other. SR