Southpa Posted October 19, 2008 Report Share Posted October 19, 2008 We should have a little contest to see who can post the worst wiring job ever. Heres one from my buddy's LP copy. The guy is an excellent journeyman painter but leaves a lot to be desired in the soldering area. We've got little pieces of black electrical tape, a bit of green masking tape and we can't forget the use of that speaker wire! Anyway, the guitar weighs in a 10 lbs, its a heavy sob. My friend asked me to strip it down, then he is going to town with the router and will chamber a couple lbs out of the body. We initially discussed running the whole thing thru a bandsaw, the guitar is actually a true mahogany back and maple top, chambering the back and then gluing them back together. Sounds like a risky, dangerous undertaking, not to mention losing a "kerfs worth" of wood in the thickness. So instead, I think the idea is to rout a large 1/8" deep area off the back, avoiding 4" centerline and existing cavities, then chamber said area leaving 1/4" ledge all around. Then make a 1/8" thick cover plate for the whole routed area and gluing that on. All seams will be filled, sanded, then finish the body ie. primer, paint and clear. I will scavenge what I need from the hardware and incorporate this 'n that into the scaled down Flying-V I will be building for his son. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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