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  1. This guitar requires dues to be paid. I was highly intrigued by the aesthetic of Tao guitars' T-bucket instruments. I liked both the square, inlaid pickguard idea as well as their flare for not only juxtaposing color, but also textures, in their instruments. This was really fun to do here with the high-gloss blue stabilized buckeye burl inlaid "pickguard" square, contrasted with the muted, satin pewter finish elsewhere. I also wanted to test myself to see if I could create an instrument with Mustang-style switching but without the back cover plate that would have hindered my ability to have a
  2. Any chance for a short clip (sound and/or video) on how the GOTM entry United Solutions Stage Acoustic sounds? I'd really be interested how a fully hollowed out guitar body with an acoustic top sounds. I wanted to do something similar, but as a search for it yielded no results, I considered that people don't do that because it is not worth it and I dropped the idea.

    1. verhoevenc

      verhoevenc

      Sure, I'll keep this page open to remind me, and I'll grab something next time I'm around it and have time.

    2. verhoevenc

      verhoevenc

      Here you go. Hopefully this is helpful?

      Chris

    3. evfool

      evfool

      Absolutely helpful. Thanks.

  3. Here is a completed 'stage acoustic' (read: 2" thick, fully hollowed out body, with true acoustic top) that I did for a local company. Company colors, theme, logo, etc. Working with the celluloid pearl was a first, and definitely not a last as I've come to really like the material. Specs: Engelmann spruce top, sapele body and neck, rocklite Ebano fretboard and bridge. 25.4" scale, 16" radius fretboard. K&K piezo pickup. More details here: Gallery and Details This was a fun project that has sparked a LOT of new ideas in my head. When I saw just how loud it
  4. I'm 100% with Crusader. Frustrating as all hell. I think that part I like best is lumber processing... which isn't really guitar building anyways hahahaha. But for some reason I keep doing it. Chris
  5. I just bought a "portable" greenhouse off Amazon to spray in. Yeah it was $80, but it's awesome. Goes together easy, take it apart for the future. Super handy as a ghetto spray booth to avoid particles in the wind (a must if ever doing a solid color IMO). Chris
  6. I can do this. However, with out CAD files to match your EXACT inlays... I wouldn't guarantee the work at all. The reason is, inlays, especially in maple, you are working to tolerances of a few thousandths of an inch. So yes, this isn't a complicated shape, but without knowing the exact dimensions of your particular pyramid inlays... who knows if the routes will actually fit them, be too loose, etc. You'll need a matching DXF or DWG (or other CAD file) to match your inlays to have this done right. Where did you get the inlays? They may be able to help with more info. Chris
  7. That bridge angle looks HUGE. Does it intonate? Chris
  8. What kind of neck/blank? Is it already thicknessed for a bolt-on? Or is it a big block that you could plane down a bit and still have what you need left? Chris
  9. Didn't read through, so apologies if any of this has already been said but: Wood glues are always your go to for wood-on-wood joints... but there are many types of wood glues! Wood glues will be more forgiving to mistakes. If you find a gap in your work after the glue has hardened, you can reheat, press in, re-clamp, and fix the issue. This will not be the case with CA. Given wood binding is sometimes more tricky than plastic at getting the shape JUST RIGHT, I'd say this is a plus! Fish glue (a wood glue) will have amazingly larger open time than, say, titebond. It is my #1 g
  10. Maybe it's the tinting of the pic and lighting... but that looks like padauk to me. Description sounds like it too. Is it bright orange? Sawdust bright orange and get on everything? Chris
  11. Wow... TOTALLY out there but also 100% works! Way to push the boundaries. Chris
  12. Indeed I am a real boy! And have all my digits! hahaha Chris
  13. I still have some of the Myka jigs available. There's a thread in the sales section if you search. Chris
  14. Looks super tight. Not sure I'd have put the bottoms so close to the frets, but that's preference, note execution! Chris
  15. What in the world happened to all these posts? Chris
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