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Here are hopefully a couple of photos of our LP project that the kids in my Junior High shop class are building, it is a long ways from done but this is our progress so far. Please critique, advise, trash, compliment, whatever. We need input from those who know!!

And by the way, Jeremey at LGM Guitars has made a VERY generous offer to help us complete the project. We thank him whole heartedly and recommend his business to anyone. Thanks again Jeremy!

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pictures don't work. Go to google and type in imageshack and use that, it's the best, and i think you can use bmp on that site.

-Jamie

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all you should have to do with fullservesite is take the /members out, but they still don't work after that... :D

you may just want to try another site, like photobucket or imageshack

you should make them into .jpg instead of .bmp, they take up a lot less space that way

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I'll be glad to help as well. If you're in need of any hardware, pieces, and parts too I will be happy to donate to your cause. Let me know. It's always a pleasure to help out a great program like that! :D

Fix your pics!

-Doug

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Fixed links:

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Looks pretty good for work done by a bunch of 12 and 13 year olds!

Please tell me thogh that there is some sort of joint holding the neck and body together and not just a butt joint. Very weak unless maybe the fretboard and trussrod run beyond it into the body.

What woods did you use? It looks like a bunch of strips of maybe Cherry for the and an Oak neck.

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yeah that neck joint looks weak, looks like you had a neck pocket planned but didn't use it, also it doesn't look like you put in a truss rod, and its usually easier to drill headstock holes before you attach the neck

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You guys are all correct about the neck. I had originally planned to use oak but after some research found out it is not suitable. So I cut it short to fit as a butt joint (it is doweled and lightly glued) We are just using it as a mock up to determine certain dimensions, then it will be knocked loose and the body cut out for the actual neck, which I am guessing should be maple (is that the wood to use for the neck???) The body is indeed cherry (I am about 99% sure, gonna have my old wood shop teacher look to confirm it for me) I am hoping cherry is okay to use for the body??? We are planning on making a flat top, if this one goes okay we are gonna try an SG for a carved top. thanks for the kind words and Doug thank you for the offer, I will be in touch. I could probably go on and on but it might work better if you guys have any specific question I could respond to, any and all criticisms gladly appreciated and needed!!

Thanks again!

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wow... I just wish we had that sort of program at our school. Even if i had time for a wood working class (too much art and music too little time) we make clocks of some sort. All I really wanted to say is great job, it is nice that you can help your students produce things that will always be useful and they will be proud to play.

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Update - found some measured CAD drawings, those should be a big help in finalizing some dimensions. Still waiting on the book store to get the Melvin Hyscock book in and we have yet to assemble the new neck.

The guitar project is used as an extra project for those students who get their work done early or who need an insentive to get their work done. Its really fun to see the kids in the hallway when we carry it down the hall, gets lots of attention. The teachers seem to think it is pretty cool as well. We also have a go-cart and a mini-chopper motorcycle project going as "extra" work.

The guitar has been a great project for my "exploring technology" curriculum. We are truly exploring many technologies. We use the computer for research, design and communication, the wood shop to manufacture a project, we will need to explore the world of electronics (on which I will be learning right along with the kids, we will both get an education there!).

I am thinking that the next logical step would be to build an amp, is there amp info in the forums here I can search for (haven't even thought to look yet) or can anyone post any good links.

Thanks again to all for the help, who knows - we may be producing the next generation of little rockers here! In fact, a girl in class walked in and noticed a guitar we had borrowed to do alittle research on and she proceeded to pick it up and bang out a Bush tune - that was pretty cool!

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All I can say is that is going to be much brighter than a normal LP. Cherry is way brighter than mahogany for a body, but should still sound good. Also, LPs use maple or mahogany necks, and the maple will be brighter than the mahogany. It should still sound good, though!

Yes, maple's the right wood. You could also use mahogany or any variety of hard, exotic hardwood, but maple's probably the easiest to find.

I like it a lot so far, and I look forward to seeing the finished thing!

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Update on Jr Hi LP, sorry no update yet :D ! It has been many, many degrees below zero here and our shop is away from the main school building so when it is cold we stay at the school and work on other things, that and the book store still has not recieved our book. sorry no new news but I knew some have expressesed some interest and wanted to let you know where we were at - thanks

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