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WezV

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  1. it will be white strat knobs as per the original schenkers
  2. getting there... might change the knobs for white and also something else i am finishing up, I hate planet waves tuners when assembling guitars - that is why a string is missing
  3. got the bridge and headpiece on so couldn't resist another pic
  4. well, i have been away from the workshop a few times recently so i tend to take a little carving set and some small chunks of wood. nothing i would want to show off yet but it keeps my hands busy the homebrew is much more successful. bottling my second beer tomorrow and i have gone for my own recipe this time which seems very promising so far. Its a golden single hop beer, just cascade hops (think sierra nevada) with a touch of english thyme from the garden.
  5. Well i moved away from working in schools as well so lost all my holiday time and even have to work 1 in 3 weekends. Now free time is evenings and 2/3 of the weekends, much more valuable as family time. Thankfully she seems to like her musical instruments so we should start to be able to combine these things soon enough. guitar was one of her first words should have a few guitars finishing within the next couple of months, and hopefully even a promotion which will mean more money and no weekend work i am also doing a bit of whittling and am on my second batch of homebrew after a very nice first attempt paint on this one is by mike lennon. took him a while, but he got it spot on right and that is what i care about
  6. well, not been around much lately due to having a toddler and a job that is taking up more time. but i am still building, just at a very slow rate time for an update on this one, its just come back from paint today
  7. its definitely alder, both because of how it looks and the history of the instrument
  8. This - the forum seems pretty quiet at the moment. I know it tends to be seasonal anyway but i find myself posting less here at the moment. A good debate always keeps things healthy On the book front i have just finished a load of Philip K Dick after my Asimov phase. Just read Valis, struggled at first as its not the kind of thing i normally go for - but really enjoyed the last few chapters.
  9. oddly, the wiring loom from the flood damaged V was in much better shape than the one on my john birch, so after soaking in white spirit for a few days, cleaning all the mud out and then soaking in pot cleaner I have a fully working loom with john birches odd tone wiring. the only downside of this is the V had one less control so currently the one behind the phase switch is a dummy. it would usually be wired for stereo operation but that isnt ever going to be needed so i am contemplating shoving a varitone in there
  10. I have had the john birch les paul minus its original pickups for a few years - one of my main guitars. The owner of the V and I came to an agreement which means i get the pickups and wiring loom from the V. he gets the bridge to go on a JB inspired SG i built him a few years back. he just decided he didnt really need the V and he knows i have been after some pickups for ages we also had some other projects on the go so we negotiated around what he had left to pay me
  11. Well, bit of a rethink on this, has led to me being able to finalise my john birch first impressions of the proper pickups - very good, absolutely silent as far as any noise is concerned. Quite Hi-fi but no harshness - which i was almost expecting
  12. all done and with its new owner
  13. first step done, wasn't sure how this was going to work with the scallops but it was no more difficult. last few times i have done this i have left the frets in and it seems to make the process a bit quicker???
  14. I think he edited it after my post
  15. He said he did in his post you mean i am supposed to read everything people write
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