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Technology4Musicians

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  1. New Headless Design

    If you take a look to the three guitars I've posted I have realized three custom baseplate for our nuts, 'cause I used traditional double action truss rod (I could not find Music Man style truss rod with spoke wheel). Obviously I can't produce this baseplate in 6/7/8/9... version, straight or angled in different degrees for different scale length, in chrome, black and gold finish. It would be impossible have them in stock or produce them singularly under request. Hence my suggest is to use truss rods with spoke wheel where is possibile, or glue the single baseplate above the truss rod hole access with epoxy. Personally I bought 5 truss rods with spoke wheel for my next builds... PS: nice job with the baseplate. PPS: From the fretboard inlay I realized only now who you are... You build great guitars Andrew.
  2. Guitar Of The Month - December 2017

    About two years are passed from my last build. During this time I concentrated on developing my hardware until last release about one month ago. Meantime I have worked into my own guitar design, changing some details from my last build, such as lower horn shape and jack position and make some tries by using or not zero fret to understand which is the best option in my opinion. Probably this time I'm really close, except some minor technical details, to the final version of my own design. I've build three different prototype versions and I want to give a chance this month to this seven strings,. Here are the specs name: (H)851-7S scale length: 26.5" - 25.5" number of strings: 7 fingerboard wood: ziricote number of frets: 22 with abalone dot neck wood: 5 piece laminated padauk/quilted maple/rosewood/quilted maple/padauk body wood: maple / zebrano top wood: quilted poplar neck pu: Di Marzio Liquifier 7 bridge pu: Di Marzio Blaze 7 nut: GOLD Technology for Musicians (H)Nuts bridge: GOLD Technology for Musicians (H)S single bridge saddles (new version with micro ball bearings) This is my thread Here are some pics: Hope You like it. www.technologyformusicians.com www.facebook.com/technologyformusicians Ciao, Alberto
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  5. New Headless Design

    And this was the final result....
  6. New Headless Design

    As wood selection for bodies I opted for: six strings with standard scale: poplar back, figured poplar top. six strings with multiscale: maple, padauk, zebrano and padauk seven strings with multiscale: maple, zebrano, figured poplar Here are the guitars unfinished with their necks. I have no good pics for the bodies making process....
  7. New Headless Design

    But something has gone wrong...
  8. New Headless Design

    Here is one neck from front side, ready for the truss rod installation. This is the back view Here is a special jig I made for gluing the fretboard. I use some non stick film to avoid the glue flows onto the neck....
  9. New Headless Design

    Here I am again... A lot of time is passed from my last post. During this time I have developed my hardware until last release about one month ago and I have worked into my own guitar design, changing some details from my last build and developing three prototypes for the same model: one six strings standard 25,5" scale length with fixed single bridge saddles one six strings multiscale 26" - 25,5", with tremolo one seven strings multiscale 26,5" - 25,5" with fixed single bridge saddles Here were some laminated necks I used...
  10. How to make a custom hard case

    I used this alu closing profile: http://www.thomann.de/it/adam_hall_6103.htm As you can see the inner space is 9,5mm hence I used a 8mm thick plywood. You have to consider the thickness of the sinthetic leather. Regarding the foam affecting the finish of the guitar... I have not had problems with it. There's many commercial cases that uses that kind of foam.
  11. New Headless Design

    I've owned several guitars in the past, mainly Jackson and Charvel. Every of them had 25.5" scale length. I remember my brother had a Jackson Fusion model, with shorter scale (24.75") and it was super confortable. So i think to use that scale length for the higher strings. The perpendicular fret will be at the 10th.
  12. New Headless Design

    Some laminated necks for next builds. I'm drawing the 6,7,8 multiscale versions of my headless guitar. What do you think about the best scale to use for each of them? I thinked: 6 strings - 26"-24.75" 7 strings - 26.5"-24.75" 8 strings - ??? what do you think about it?
  13. How To Make A Custom Hardcase

    "Hi to everybody! I've made a custom headless guitar. It's a very compact guitar but it's about 2cm wider than a Stratocaster at its widest point. The result is that it does not fit in a standard Stratocaster case. I bought a Jaguar hardcase but it's exaggeratedly long for my guitar. I've made a compact, travel friendly guitar and I have to use an enormous case. I was quite disappointed so I decided to build my own case. I decided to document the entire process in order to make a tutorial that will be useful to those who want to challenge themselves in the construction of their own case. Everything was made in my garage: all you need are a saw, rivets, riveter and a drill. I bought aluminum parts for the instrument case from Thomann.de and the plywood from a local bricolage store - they've even cut it from my specs. This is the wood cut: I used PVA to glue the parts. (editor's note: ensure that the joints are perfect to ensure good adhesion in butt joints like these) Some clamps. To avoid using too many clamps I used some screws to fix the gluing. (editor's note: these are pretty much essential!) Repeated it for each side (I used some spacers to keep the glued sides straight). Next the upper side.... Both completed halves.... Matching test.... Aluminium edge protection extrusions.... Cut to measure.... Now the closing profiles, cut to measure.... Detail of the 45° corner mitring.... Matching closure test.... Locations for the butterfly latches marked and cut. I used synthetic leather material to cover the case.... ....glued with more PVA Fitting test.... The aluminium edge profiles were drilled to fasten them with rivets. When you use rivets in wood you have to secure them with washers otherwise you will crack the wood! More aluminium cut for the corners.... Butterfly latch temporarily positioned for drilling rivets holes. Rivets inserted.... Butterfly latch mounted. Hinges.... Handle.... Testing the lid.... Rear.... Front.... Interior.... Detail of the lid mechanism. I used foam for the interior. I bought a 1m² of sound-absorbing foam which I cut for the lid. For the lower part of the case I sent the guitar profile's CAD plan to a specialised company which cut out the shape in the foam to spec. You can compare the dimensions of all of the cases. From left to right: My own custom case, Music Man, Jaguar. This is the final result. Very satisfied with it!
  14. How to make a custom hard case

    It would be an honour for me.
  15. How to make a custom hard case

    lid stay test back front interior particular of lid stay I used foam for the interior. I bought a 1mq of sound-absorbing foam which I cut for the lid. For the lower part of the case I sent the guitar profile CAD to a specialized company which cut out the shape in the foam from my specs. You can compare the dimensions. From left to right: my own, Music Man, Jaguar This is the final result: very satisfied with it
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