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  1. Andyjr1515

    first floating trem guitar build

    Hi and welcome! Only just spotted this. Love it! Andy
  2. Andyjr1515

    Couldn't resist - new project

    I like that shape very much
  3. Hi, Randy Just put a post in here - exactly in the same way that you've posted these questions - with the information suggested in the guidelines at the beginning of the thread and photos, etc. There will be a separate voting post that will be created at the end of the month, allowing votes to be cast and comments to be added. Hope this clarifies. Andy
  4. Andyjr1515

    Turner Model 1 replica

    Loving this build
  5. Hi I thought I'd enter my recent dreadnought acoustic build, 'Leftovers' Why is it called 'Leftovers'? Because it was made largely from bits of wood and hardware, some unused sets, some offcuts, some abandoned bits, that have been hanging around just taking up space over the past few years. The only major specific purchases were the top wood and the Shadow pickup/eq set. I have built it for my own use to give me a guitar configuration that sounds good fingerpicking (which my first acoustic build, an OM shape, does) but also sounds full and even when strummed (which my OM doesn't really!) I've been modding guitars - mainly electric 6 strings and basses - for around 8 years, and did my first full build 6 years ago. I am essentially a hobby builder but have been asked from time to time to do commissioned builds, which is a very fulfilling thing to do, especially when you see the big grin on the new owner's face when you hand it across The build diary for 'Leftovers' is here: The spec is: 25.5" Dreadnought Acoustic London Plane Tree back and sides bought 'just in case' on a previous build European spruce top Maple/walnut/maple neck - offcut from a previous build Macassar Ebony fretboard - offcut from a previous build Tasmanian Burl Eucalyptus rosette - donated by out very own forumite @curtisa EVO Gold Frets Mix 'n match locking tuners - leftovers from a previous build Ronseal polyurethane varnish, brushed on Shadow Doubleplay on-board piezo/magnetic pickup and eq system Elixir nanoweb 10-47 strings Here are some pictures: There are some rough old unplugged sound clips here - rough because of my playing - recorded on a zoom hand-recorder: Thanks for looking
  6. Andyjr1515

    Couldn't resist - new project

    I like the shape very much, Goran. Those body blanks are mighty pieces of timber! What will their final thickness be?
  7. Andyjr1515

    Bronze guitar

    This continues as one of the most fascinating threads... Size and proportions against the 'player' actually looks OK to me.
  8. Andyjr1515

    First full build from scratch

    Even after building a number of guitars and basses, I find it's still a process of progress, snag, fix, carry on It becomes part of the satisfaction of getting a decent end result in spite of all your effort
  9. Of course! I'm going to carry it around with me at all times for the next few years and show it everyone I see. I've already stopped 165 unsuspecting passers-by, delivery folks, neighbours, drunks. Stepped out and stopped a coach on the main road and got a driver and all 23 passengers in one go!
  10. Thanks, Scott Means a lot
  11. OK - the finished pics! As always, thanks for the encouragement and kind words along the way. Always greatly appreciated!
  12. Do you know, I thought exactly the same thing! Just to make sure it wasn't my imagination, I thought I'd better to a contolled experiment. So I chiselled it out and listened again. A bit inconclusive... So I stuck the swift back on and filled the rosette channel with brown wood filler. If you turn the lights out and stand 10' or so away from it, you'd never know. Mind you, admittedly it does sound like sh*te now. Only joking! I actually backfilled the channel with brown epoxy.
  13. Well, not so very long ago I would have scoffed at the idea of me building an acoustic. It seemed completely out of reach. Then one of the guys in another forum did a build diary and I thought, "...hmmm... dunno… well maybe!" and had a go. Lot of jig stuff and one or two specific bits of kit - and some MAJOR surprises in my education of actually how an acoustic is designed and constructed - but, steep learning curve aside, I realised it was do-able. And stupendously satisfying. The difference, I suppose, is that - as you know - I tend to break all the rules with electrics and basses. But with acoustics, I "do it by the book!" Absolutely. Every step. Anyway - if you have an interest, I reckon you should have a go! Put it on a long-term timescale so there's no pressure. I think you could surprise yourself
  14. A couple of noodling unplugged sound clips here. Probably best on headphones: https://soundcloud.com/andy-rogers-6/sets/ajr-dreadnought-acoustic-soundclips Andy
  15. I couldn't be more pleased with it! I've just fitted the electrics and done the set up. My intention is to do a few sound demos of acoustic only and then with the Shadow Double play switched on over the next few days. I'll post them as soon as I've done them