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  1. I want to restore an old guitar - it was the first electric guitar I ever had, and I used to love playing it. I don't know much about it - here's what I think I know. It's an Encore guitar - I believe an E76S from 1992, and it needs some tender love and care. It's missing a saddle from the bridge - but I can't seem to find a replacement bridge - or set of saddles - anywhere. The saddles appear to be 9.9mm wide, and the bridge is a tremelo style bridge - 6 mounting screws to the body - the distance between the top and bottom screw is 48.96mm. I've already bought a set of saddles from ebay - only they were too wide for the bridge. Any ideas how I'm supposed to measure a bridge to find a suitable replacement, or where I might get a replacement from? Thanks
  2. There are no diagrams to follow exept the images in my mind, so I'll just post the process and write down the materials used as we move along.... First a nice big peice of Korina, no need to joint it, just draw the Strat shape untop Rough cut with a Jigsaw Used a template to rout out the basic shape Thanks for watching, -Raxz
  3. Started my strat build, I promise to be very slow going! Laying it out: Roughing it out: Do I really need to plane it before I route any cavities?
  4. I don't know how many of you will remember me, but I am back in the luthier business! I finished Davids PRS (#3) and then took over a year off. It was quite stressful at the end, but had many lessons within. Here is a pic of it all done. More upon request (as with the rest as well). Before that (for anyone who doesn't know me) I built 2 tele's (one is my first, other commision) and then completed (routed, finished, set up) a tele from an ad on kijiji for 350$ Between then and now, I attempted a dual build and learned more, and didnt finish them off. More lessons, mostly with fretting and neck thru's. So after the haitus, and first year uni I wanted to get back into the game. I posted some ads, then got a hit from the local musicians facebook page. A tenor firebird. Not traditional, but I'll take any commission at this point. I have 2 other builds going on (next post) but here is the progress so far on the Tenorbird. I started a few days before Xmas and here we are, waiting on LeeValley for the drill bits for the 6mm dot inlays and the 11.9mm bit for the bridge posts. Here's how it all started (sorry for the quality, I just snapped them with the iphone and didnt bother using the real camera. This is changing! The ash is also not that brown...not sure why the camera is making it that way) Spec Sheet Lumber Body all cut out/routed Mock up Pickgaurd rough cut Logo inlayed - what do you guys think of the design? It's supposed to be a guitar pic, and the letter J Neck pocket routed, not glued yet!
  5. Hey there, I have a question in my head these days, i thought maybe you could help me decide: in my situation (see below), should i get a vintage or a standard vibrato block? Situation - i m rebuilding a "perfect" guitar (for me) starting from a basswood Fender body with a straight 24 fret Fender neck. http://s1237.photobucket.com/user/strat80hm/library/Strat%20HM%20Blue/#/user/strat80hm/library/Strat%20HM%20Blue?sort=3&page=1&_suid=136855920574306923632957944514 - my perfect guitar should not ask for a tool box to tune or change a string, and should allow me to play behind the nut, and should look as close as a regular everyday Strat as possible. - this Strat is mounted with a black bulky double locking system (a Kahler Spyder) with routed cavity for pulling. - this vibrato is mounted on 2 poles which are about 2' 7/8" apart. Plan - to install a classic vibrato block (no locking) with piezo captor (LR Baggs X-Bridge because it sounds nice and cost less than other brands). http://www.lrbaggs.com/pickups/electric-guitar-acoustic-pickup - the Vintage version has 6 screws (2 1/8 wide) while the Standard had 2 poles (2 1/16 apart). - because of the difference of size with the Kahler, i m going to have to fill up the existing holes for the poles and drill new holes. - because of the routing, i might also have to fill-up at least the front part of the recess (where the poles are). - i like my vibrato block floating -which i do by setting it "slanted" (a la Jeff Beck)- so it doesnt not necessarily need a recessed body, although i m not against the idea of setting it "flat" and take advantage of the already existing route for pull-ups. - I like the Vintage system better, especially the thin threaded vibrato bar. Questions - given the strong string/spring tension involved, and the potential "fragility" of having to glue a new piece of wood to accommodate new poles/screws, is the 6 screws-Vintage system the right choice in my situation? - what s sturdier: 6 screws or 2 poles? - any specific kind of wood i should use for (partially) filling up the routed part? Thanks for sharing thoughts and clearing up confusion.
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