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  1. Still working out some details... but have a multilam neck blank glued up and figured I might as well create a placeholder for 1 of 2 basses I'll be shifting my focus to in the coming months... I'm calling it "Fish On". Going to be a 35" scale fretless but with fret markers. was originally thinking I'd do an archtop style bridge with piezo... but I just can't live with the idea of not being able to zero in on my intonnation, and none of the piezo bridges that are commercially available do it for me... so decided I'll go with a hipshot d style and string thru. I have tentative plans to do some piezo ribbons towards the neck side. anywho, below is my goal. I think I'm going to do a compound radius on this top, or at least a more aggressive radius... still working out the details. any/all feedback/thoughts/tom-foolery/encouragement welcome.
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  2. Hello, I decided it’d be interesting and a challenge to build musical devices for my grandkids...and me. So, my first project is an electric guitar. I’ve been lurking here for a bit. You all do some amazing work! I’m hoping you’ll cut this non-musician noob some slack and help me out. I knew nothing about electric guitars a few months ago. Clueless on Humbuckers and hardtails not to mention tuning machines. Anyway, I’m learning. Rock and blues lover all my life but never a chance to do more then listen ‘til now. I’ve progressed to the point where I’m ready to take a stab at building a complete guitar. I’ve designed a Fender inspired body and neck. Cut a few practice pieces on my CNC. CAD/CAM is Fusion 360. I’ve got on hand a couple of Seymour Duncan Humbuckers and a hardtail bridge. I’m thinking I’ll order pots, strings, switch’s and tuning machines from StewMac. I’m a bit confused on wiring options and would appreciate any advice. I’m guessing I need two 500k pots, not sure on caps or switches. I see some simple toggles as well as two post sliders. What do I need? Keeping in mind I’d like to keep ‘‘tis first build as simple as possible. Not afraid of soldering. Some pics of prototypes.
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  3. I'm not a fan of neck plates personally, not that I've ever built a bolt on anyway so I'm no expert but adding extra material to make the heel thicker is not logical to me in terms of comfort. A lot of builders use screws with bushes that look nice, like these: https://amzn.to/2CKRMcm if I would building a bolt on, I would go for something like that so I can do a bit of carving to make the heel a bit more comfortable
    1 point
  4. Thank you sir! As you can see, still in the phase of learning enough in order to ask questions. That body was a learning exercise. Here are some pics of my final design. I still need to clean up, improve my truss rod access as well as the magnetic electronics cover on the back.
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  5. Thanks Jay. Bob really enjoyed playing it, he warmed up by playing some Steve Vai songs on it, pity I wasn't recording at the time... He said the neck profile was very close to his PRS, slightly thinner if anything and the neck width was spot on. Also he was very impressed with the intonation and string height, said it made it very easy to play with just a light touch.
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  6. Turned out awesome! Great job from soup top nuts, looks like it'd be fun to play too
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  7. I may be too late but Watco Danish Oil is my go to for fretboards and necks. SR
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  8. Wow. step out for a couple of days and find this thing that took off like nobody's business. Cool design Mike. I didn't see a fish either. I did see a fishhook in the bass horn. That was good enough for me. SR
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  9. That's an interesting point of view! Then again, inlayed fret marks as wooden lines only go to about one mm deep which would leave most of the fretboard as one piece for transfering the vibrations back and forth. Individual blocks sitting on a layer of glue and separated by glue impregnated cross grain veneers would definitely change the tone!
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  10. Consider this: If you did an inlay all the way across the board like a ‘ghost fret’, the wood is actually separating there, potentials for unevenness or whatever. But if you just did fret markers on the top edge, you would see it easily and it would still be one solid board. Not my picture, no idea who made this, using as example. those extra dots on the high side are interesting also.
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  11. so... laid out my rabbets/dados/grooves... oh my! and started cuttin' some groovey grooves... with dido playing on the radio as I did the dados... and then white rabbits as I did the rabbets. good times.
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  12. Thank you ScottR. Yeah, it's still hot.
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  13. Hi, I've been working on this build forever, it took a long time to get started from the idea and now it feels like forever to get it done, but i've finally started to get some momentum in the past few months. This is a Strat style build, the body is Queensland Maple, the Neck is Silver Ash and the fretboard is Australian Red Box. I've decided to go with two humbuckers (just cheap Golden Age pickups from StewMac) for my first build. This has more been about a lot of learning and having a go to build confidence. While it's not perfect I've definitely learnt a lot. I'm just working on putting it all together now, fitting parts and about to start on the wiring. I'm a little concerned that the neck pocket might be a little too loose but I'll set it all up and see how it goes.
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  14. I should mention, a fret rocker will quickly reveal what is going on.
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  15. Perhaps you have some loose frets that are springing back up when the strings are tuned up to pitch. I've seen cases when the leveling beam holds them down, but they spring up slightly afterwards. A bit of glue in the fret slot and clamping it down can cure this issue.
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  16. Still some evolutionary steps to make, but I'm starting to see Annie. SR
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  17. I used table placemat for holes
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  18. So this is template, in the meantime I made some updates ..... Rough cut from oak table top
    1 point
  19. Managed to pop round to my friends house today and asked him to do a few licks on the guitar. Once he had cleaned that off he played a few tunes...
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  20. Sissy Sissy's got a black limba body, maple burl top and HS cap, East Indian rosewood neck and cavity cover. She's got Gotoh 510 Delta tuners, Graphtec nut, stainless steel jumbo frets, Klein '59 PAF pick-ups and a Babicz bridge. SR
    1 point
  21. Hand built by robots for robots for Def Robot... The Def Robot Flying V Specs Sapele Neck though with Ash wings and a Panga Panga fretboard with a 10" radius, medium jumbo stainless steel frets and a Tusq XL Nut. 24 frets 646mm scale. Gotoh 510UB-C Wrap Around bridge Gotoh SG381-07 Machine Heads Seymour Duncan Distortion Mayhem neck and bridge set, with separate volume pots for each and a single tone pot with an orange drop cap. Stained with Crimson Guitars Black Stunning stain shots and finished in clear nitro Build thread -
    1 point
  22. Here is a more traditional layout idea:
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  23. Drill bits arrived late morning, so drilled for the bridge posts and then got on with putting in the shielding and the it was in with the pots and jack. Next up was the wiring, got the ground in first and then did the tone pot. Was just on with the neck pickup wiring, when my soldering iron decided to die.... Have been to my parents house and 'half inched' my dad's soldering iron, will finish the wiring in the morning. Bridge, pickups, pots and jack all in place.
    1 point
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