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  1. SEL Birdseye Maple Here is my last just finished guitar. The build thread is here : Sorry I do not have good pic of the finished headstock (I lost some file), they were blurry and I'm waiting good outside light to make new pic... Here is the spec: -Birdseye laminated arched top -Solid figured yellow birch back and side (bent side) -Black Walnut Binding -Roasted Birdseye maple fretboard over maple neck -Mahogany/maple/mahogany center block -Maple pickup ring and sting retainer. Maple/black walnut/maple truss rod cap. -Vineham Whisky Burner bridge pickup and Vineham Rockabilly neck pickup. -Concentric Volume pot, master tone pot. -Gotoh tuner and bridge -25.5" scale lenght, 1"11/16 nut width -V to C neck shape -13"3/4 lower bout width body. She sounds like a 335 in the end, with a little more acoustic vibe!!!
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  2. Here is the final guitar! Gotoh hardware, Vineham pickups (Whisky Burner bridge and Rockabilly neck), concentric Volume pot. I really like it, it's a pleasure to play it!
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  3. I'm tempted to call that as good as controlled but as it most likely is different at night not to mention dew it most certainly is not controlled. With you over there and me up here I obviously can't tell you exactly what to do but here's some food for thought: No matter whether you spray or brush the paint, don't let it into your lungs! Dust is your enemy and so are insects, you don't want them into your fresh paint. Spraying inside will also blow dust. One way to fight it is to hang wet bedsheets around your painting spot. Painting outside is well ventilated but the wind will blow dust, also some flies tend to like the smell of fresh paint. Wet bedsheets might help there as well. Painting in direct sunlight in the heat is not recommendable as the paint will dry too quickly. If you use wet sheets for a makeshift shed the drying of them will make air flow - a desert fridge can be made by stretching a wet cloth between corner poles! If outside, I'd hang wet sheets on the shadow side porch (or similar location) and paint it there. If your house has air conditioning and is significantly cooler than the outside weather I'd a) check if the wet sheets lower the temperature on the shadow side and b) take the guitar out of the house only for the painting and take it back inside for drying so that the temperature of the wood doesn't change much.
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  4. So the other small job? A pickup conversion on an Ibanez bass body from two soap bars to a passive P-J arrangement so filling and routing for the pickups and filling the battery box chamber. With basses, you always need the actual pickups before you start - especially with Jazz pickups. There is no such thing as a 'standard size' Jazz pickup. Even Fender Jazz pickups can be different to Fender Jazz pickups. So if someone tells you 'Yeah, it's OK. It's a drop-in replacement' just hit them with a plank and then ask them to reconsider what they just said Happily Dan, the owner. was able to send me the pickups he wanted fitting and the bridge too, so I could line up properly. I took off the corners and edges of the original pickup routs to make it easier for Dan to achieve an invisible overspray. I remembered to notch the bottoms of the mahogany blocks to allow access to the new cable runs: Then fitted, glued, planed and sanded the top blocks: I pencilled in the string runs and aligned the pickup covers to suit: The - because you know I hate using router templates - started with the lugs and corners: Then used a forstner to hog out: Tidied up the edges with a chisel and then just used a top bearing trimmer router bit to get the chambers to their final depths. Double check that they all fitted: ...and finished off putting a block in the old battery box chamber: He's promised he'll send me a pic of the repainted and reassembled bass And the next thing on the list after a respectable amount of decorating and shed repair is the Guitar Bouzouki!!!! Timbers already ordered and excitement growing
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  5. Slowly levelling off the back... One side almost there. And the wings are getting closer to the final shape. Also tested positions of the controls, starting to look like a guitar
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  6. You're just coming up with excuses to keep it for a few more days. You may need to keep it under tension for months..... SR
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  7. How about knuckles? SR
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  8. It's been a busy few weeks but now that I will have some free time again, it's time to get back into it. Decided today was a good day to mock up the headstock using MDF to see if the tuners I purchased fit. It's tight but there doesn't appear to be any tuners the collide with each other.
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