strummer2k Posted June 7, 2006 Report Share Posted June 7, 2006 First off, I have one successful build under my belt and now a friend of mine wants me to build him something. He has come up with an original design and mocked it up in Photoshop (so not everything may be to scale). To me, it looks a bit like some of the old Ovation electrics that were around for a short while. We're going for a Brian May vibe and I want to put some ?Trisonic pickups in there instead of the humbuckers. Here is the mockup: This will have an opaque orange finish. So, the problem is that he is dead-set on the rounded edges as shown in the pic and I really, really want to chamber it because it sounded so good in my other build. For the sake of argument, let's say I use the traditional Mahogany back, Maple top approach and glue those together after chambering the body. Questions: 1) When I start to route the edges, am I likely to start chipping out the top, or tearing chunks out? 2) Under an opaque finish, is the seam between the two wood pieces gonna show? I have heard of glue kinda sinking back. Maybe covering the seam with epoxy would help (much like the grain fill process for Mahogany). 3) Is there anything special I need to know about installing a Bigsby? Thanks for any feedback. I know the horns need some work(doesn't look like you could get your hands in there comfortably) and some of the controls will have to move. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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