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2 hours ago, MiKro said:

I want to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.

Right on Mikro. Back at you.; 

I haven't posted in ages- I have been dealing with a ton of stuff-different family members in various stages of life, various family members who are very sick, and then covid comes along and really makes life fun dealing with everything else I have going on. And I bitch to myself how f'd up everything is, , and I bitch, and I bitch, and then I catch myself and shut my stupid ass self up- and realize I am lucky in so many ways- and just deal with (whatever) comes and move on and try to do better each day. I forget how lucky I am to just be here sometimes. Makes everything else going on less stressful, less crazy, and puts in all in perspective sometimes. Being that its a Christian holiday- I don't mind posting this and hopefully wont break some rule on this forum, nor offend anyone- not my intent:

2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

(Luke 2 1-14)

 Merry Christmas every one. 

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It was very refreshing to read that in English as I've only familiarized myself with the two Finnish translations so far. Some expressions simply become wider, enlarging the understanding of what was written. Thank you!

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Seasonal greetings to all; be safe and look after those around you! We'll navigate these strange times with patience and a little solidarity. I'm hoping to pick the ball back up with building soon, possibly with a straightforward VH1 Frankenstrat. Also need to finish my 5-string bass's electronics and finishing, pick up a set of Optima Golds for it, etc.

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It's the tax part of the holidays that really gets me down. 

 It's like "Merry Christmas,  here are three envelopes from the local government giving you the gift of land taxes!"

 Drak... yes, I discovered a while back why you burn guitars that haunt you. They just nagged and nagged at me until I had a barrel fire. I enjoyed it so much I keep the practice alive.

 My home is much roomier without them.

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Making it that thin involve a lot of doing things differently. 

 Like the pickup mounting through the back, the small control cavity for only a volume pot, and the shallow jack socket thing.

 Plus since the neck and body are one big piece there is no neck angle and the fretboard is slightly thicker. It's made for a flat string through bridge. I believe it's a Hipshot or a Bad Ass? I'd have to scrounge it up.

 Anyway,  the idea is that playing it will be about 2" from scratching your nuts.

 Fender roller nut too. If I  get some time I may be able to complete it soon.

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Only one type of jack fits. The shorty version. 

 I wasn't even sure it would fit. I was prepared to make a spacer to fit under the plate. Still might have to, but I'm pretty sure the thickness of the paint gives me the tiny bit of clearance necessary for if the wood were to shift or something. 

 It's also a carved top, so I placed the jack so the tip goes in at the slightly thicker middle area.

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