curtisa Posted April 9, 2014 Report Share Posted April 9, 2014 Been a while since I've done a work-in-progress, so here goes. Target specs: Body - Tasmanian blackwood/celery top pine/myrtle with Tas oak figured carved top Neck - Tas myrtle with blackwood veneer accents, jarrah fretboard Scale length - 26.5" to 25.5" Radius - 16" Trussrod - Allied Lutherie Tuners - Hipshot Griplock 4x3 Frets - Jumbo stainless steel Pickups - EMG 707 bridge, 607 neck Bridge - ABM independent saddles Electronics - 1x vol, 1 x 3-way toggle Always curious to try something new, so this time it's multiscale! Don't have access to a CNC so need to make a new jig to slot the fretboard. Saw the idea on anzlf.com, so whipped up my own using some scrap MDF, a pair or rare earth magnets and a spare allen bolt I had lying around. Print the fretboard onto a piece of paper at 1:1 scale, stick it to the blank and start sawing: After half an hour or so we end up with a slotted non-parallel board: Angled nut also calls for an compound angled scarf. Yet another new jig to cut the scarf. If I'd planned this better I would have made one of the two ramps repositionable to allow for different nut angles for other builds: Jumped ahead a bit here, but headstock is now on and shaped. Now the trusrod slot gets cut (jig-o-rama!). I much prefer to route the channel from the top instead of upside down on the router table with a fence, as I can see what the cut is looking like as I go: Trussrod nut access: Fretboard on: Body is made from two chunks of blackwood that were just a fraction too narrow to make a single blank. Rather than waste timber I bulked up the middle with some scraps of celery top pine and red myrtle stringers: All clamps on deck: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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