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  1. My Gretsch Style Guitar Kit Build

    Shim the neck to the soundboard Through the alignment process, the neck has become a little far up from the soundboard. So I decided to shim the gap to the soundboard. Trem screws reinforce To screw the trem system with two screws only through the soundboard seems a little weak to me, so I made me two blocks of wood to glue under the soundboard. To glue them in the right spot, I made a Template of paper, thad I taped on the inside. Glue the neck To glue in the neck was fairly easy. I glued the neck with Titebond wood glue. I'v spreaded the glue with a thin peace of cardboard on the body side of the joint. The neck I clamped with two clamps an two blocks of plywood thad have a layer of cork. The block on the fretboard side have a radius thad matches the radius of the fretboard. Superglue the neck joint The wood glue has left a slight grove on some spots on the neck joint. This grove I have filled with superglue. On the side of the body and neck joint I made a barrier with painters tape and some teflon to prevent the glue from dripping out. Part 2 on YouTube https://youtu.be/ESZTXqyCjTc
  2. The Kit The kit has arrived with a rosewood fretboard, Mahagoni neck and maple plywood hollow body. The fretboard has acrylic block inlays. Preparing the Neck The neck was way off. To korrekt the neck position I made some wooden studs, so I could set the bridge temporarily. With thad I was able to measure the angle for the action and the rotation of the neck. To measure the alignment to the centerline of the body, I used my self made Centerline Finder. With some Mahogany veneer I'v shimed the neck to the proper angle and centerline. The build on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3ADGoY9gXSY
  3. Tele Style DIY kit part 1

    Finally it's done. The last part of My Tele Style guitar kit: https://youtu.be/3yYFqEPQzfw
  4. Hi Here is how I made a centerline finder from transparent acrylic and wood. The construction I made with Autodesk Fusion 360 http://a360.co/2awxJeE The build on YouTube:
  5. Tele Style DIY kit part 1

    Hi The headstock on my Tele style DIY kit is now shaped. The neck is Stained and the body is sealed.
  6. Tele Style DIY kit part 1

    Thanks The Tool at 5:20 is a spokeshave. That's something in between a scraper and a planer. https://www.dictum.com/en/tools/woodworking-metalworking/planes/dick-planes/703337/dick-spokeshave-round-sole
  7. Hi Here is how I shaped the body for my Tele Style DIY kit.
  8. Self made guitar pick from wood

    The common pick's feels to small and have not enough grip for me. There are a few pick's on the market that are bigger, but don't have the right shape for me, so I decided to make my one. The beech Wood will be outworn within a couple months. I think I will try it with ebony in the future.
  9. Hi Here my self made guitar pick from beech Wood:
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