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David Ivy

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  1. I fine sanded the neck today. I also wanted to mention this time I routed the truss rod channel with a jig I made. I got the idea for the jig from a YuoTube video that I watched. My last build I had to fill the channel back in and reroute it. This time it was one and done.
  2. @mistermikev yes it does sound like a lot of work but I am more so wanting to build one guitar at a time for the person who wants a hand crafted instrument and not an assembly line guitar. I in no way want to try to compete with the big manufacturing brands. Just one here and one There with my name on it.
  3. @mistermikev I most certainly will share pictures as I get jobs done. Because I have a 9 to 5 job guitar building at this point is a hobby but really wanting to get good enough to sell boutique guitar builds someday. Maybe even come up with my own guitar design.
  4. @mistermikev Thank you. I hope so. The veneer is beautiful curly maple. I will carve the red oak top then use a vacuum seal bag to put pressure on the glued veneer.
  5. @Lumberjack @killemall8 @ADFinlayson @Bizman62 thank you all for your likes and support. I appreciate it very much!!!
  6. @mistermikev Thank you sir. I appreciate the encouragement & yes it it a poplar body. I am using red oak for The top then a curly maple veneer glued on after. The hard part will be carving the top.
  7. @mistermikev Thank you sir. I appreciate the encouragement & yes it it a poplar body. I am using red oak for The top then a curly maple veneer glued on after. The hard part will be carving the top.
  8. I carved the neck & rough sanded it. I used a round multi-planer & a Shinto rasp saw to carve it. I must say the Shinto makes dust quickly. Great for carving anything.
  9. I have the rough cut of the body & the neck done. The truss rod channel routed.
  10. @Bizman62 I used several techniques to get the look that was desired. As far as the paint I used a hair dryer to make the paint bubble and look warn. I also used a razor blade to chip some paint away. After putting a clear coat on it I used 1200 grit sand paper and triple zero steel wool to dull the finish so that it didn't have a shine to it.
  11. Finished the relic ed Telecaster! A lot of work went into this one. More so than just painting one and making it look pretty.
  12. @Bizman62 thank you for the advice for the LP. When I did my Lp jr I used wedges to set the neck. I noticed that a carved top has almost a V shaped carve for the body where the neck is. And thank you for the compliment on the tele. I hope to finish it very soon.
  13. I have a question on another build just looking for some info. What is a way that you can get the neck angle cut into a Les Paul body? And do you still have to cut the neck pocket with an angle in it?
  14. This is the guitar kit as I have reliced it. After taping and scraping and staining and wood burning fake wood grain.
  15. @Bizman62 thank you that is a good idea ,I think I will wood burn it.
  16. This is the guitar kit as I have reliced it. After taping and scraping and staining and wood burning fake wood grain.
  17. Well Happy Holidays !Hope you have all had a Great Christmas and a Happy New Year! So I got a request to put a telecaster guitar kit together an finish it to look like a fender relicited U.S.A. model. These pictures are the original $4000 guitar that he wants the kit guitar to look like.
  18. @curtisa Thank you so much this will help me figure out the wiring from the diagram. I found a diagram that has a single sized humbucker and 2 single coils with 1 volume & 1 tone. Thanks again much appreciated.
  19. @curtisai bought them all from C.B.Gitty.com. guitar crafters
  20. @curtisa the pickups I am using are sound foundry single coil pickups and the wires are white ,red and bare. The dual rail single humbucker is sound foundry and the wires are black and white, green and bare, and red.
  21. @curtisa thank you. I tried to re wire it after watching a video on parallel and series wiring. What is confusing is not only the colour but the 5 way switch the diagram shows 8 lugs when there is only 7 lugs.
  22. @Bizman62Thank you.for trying to help. On the humbucker pickup the black & white wires were soldered together & the green and bare wires were soldered together. I changed them to match the diagram.
  23. @Bizman62 here are the photos and diagram you asked for.
  24. @Bizman62 will do. I'm at my day job so it will have to wait til I get home. But thank you sir appreciate it.
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