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  1. A while ago I asked your opinions on Indian Rosewood for a neck wood (click here for the thread) and I'm wondering similarly about teak, mainly because you could leave it unfinished and I like the wood in general. Anyone know of the sonic properties of teak? Thanks, Dylan
  2. That's some nice clean work you're there. By the way, Walnut is one of my favorite woods... along with Alaskan Yellow Cedar.
  3. That's quite the bargain. Really great work. Glad he liked it... and that you had a chance to see and hear it played. Dylan
  4. I have a favor to ask... could anyone here who owns a Les Paul measure from the end of the scale at the bridge to the center of the bridge pickup and also to the center of the neck pickup? Measuring this along either of the e-strings would work fine (just mention which one you used). To clarify my purpose, I just want to figure out placement of the pickups in relation to a Les Paul's scale length. Thanks in advance. Dylan
  5. You're gonna get a lot of comments on those aluminum parts - the pickup rings and the jackplate. They are very nicely done. I hope you've decided to keep them how they are. I like them like that, very much. Great job. Dylan
  6. Southpa - Funny how those things work out (or don't work out) sometimes... it's a small world. fryovanni - Thanks so much for the advice... the rant. I think I've been learning to recognize the insights that can be gained, and the years of experimentation, from studying under a master. Now, whether or not that will come in the form of a school, an apprenticeship, or whatever else, I will find out. After more research, that is. ibanez_crazy - That looks like an interesting place. Some of the instruments looked pretty outlandish. An electronics course might be something I'd be interested i
  7. Thanks for all the input, guys. Let's see, what can I respond to.... First of all, I found it interesting that Vinny said this. My oldest brother (just turned 30) is getting his shop set up to be the local cabinetmaker. He lives in our hometown, Cushing, and he will, in another year or so, be needing employees for his shop. So I could do that, yeah, and I would like doing that. I'd have shop space, too, and tools (he's very well set up in that respect) so I wouldn't have to make those investments all at once in the beginning of my transition into guitar building. Also... a few of
  8. GoodWood - I've built a solid body electric and I've dabbled in other areas of woodworking, which is the only thing I've been passionate about as a career in the future (I'm 16). Most recently I built a greenland kayak. If you're interested: The frame My completed kayak (in the middle) The whole gallery Vinny - Yeah, I think I'd like to go into luthery as a career, ultimately. I would most likely start in whatever other areas of woodworking I could get my hands in. verhoevenc - I don't want to work for a big company like PRS or Benedetto. You have a good point in that if I learned fr
  9. I don't know if this is the right place to post this... Are any of you familiar with the Summit School on Vancouver Island in BC, Canada? I'm considering doing their full-year course... if any of you have any information or experience with it, it'd be much appreciated. Thanks, Dylan
  10. It's looking really good Simo. Interesting placement of the truss rod access hole. Is that commonly done? Did you get all the wood from Gallery Hardwoods? Dylan
  11. I don't think you could've said it better. I'm wondering... where do you want to go with the tone of this instrument? More Les Paul-ish or more Tele-ish? Somewhere in between? Having a neck-through design, for example, would definitely lean in the opposite direction from the Telecaster's bolt-on neck, which would shift the tone away from Tele-ish. Or did you mean that you want to combine Les Paul and Telecaster visually? Because I can see elements of both in the drawing. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this guitar -- I like it. Dylan
  12. I like the design. I agree with Perry somewhat, that it looks like you may be trying to incorporate a little too many different features of different instruments, but, hey, the outcome is pretty original, I think. The upper bouts remind me of a harp. I like that. I like the cutaway-horn-thing... but might it be a bit fragile, vulnerable? What program did you use to create that drawing? I like that too... Good luck.
  13. Those are both nicely done. I wonder on the second one, the bridge looks a little far up, as in close to the neck pocket. What's the scale on the neck?
  14. A really nice job on that first one in general. On the tele, that finish is inspiring. And shiney.
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