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Scott French

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  1. LC Guitar... this is one of the ugliest instruments I've seen in a long time. That being said it is so weird and unique that it gets my vote this time.
  2. Spent the day sanding and got the first coat of oil applied.
  3. Likely to hold a wire for pickup/preamp/battery.
  4. I have two... the big one I used a lot, the small one I never use. I'll check when I get home.
  5. Already started moving some of this to eBay. If interested in anything speak up!
  6. 74 Straight Abalone Strips 95% sure these are Paua. 1" long x .1" wide Retail: $90ish Asking: $45.00 shipped! Ambrosia/Spalted Maple Top Super thick for carving. 22.5" x 14.75" x 1.125" Sold
  7. Sperzel Trimlock Tuners, Black, 3+3, #5 Button Brand new Retail: $70ish Sold! Used Black Bass Tuners 4 Inline Not sure the brand, probably Schaller Heavy and smooth, decent plating with some dings and chips. Asking: $25.00 shipped! (heavy) Seymour Duncan Humbuckers Retail: $75ish SH2-N Jazz w/SD Logo - Slightly used, drawer wear: $35.00 shipped! SH2-N Jazz no Logo - New but drawer worn: $35.00 shipped! SH2-N Jazz no Logo - New w/plastic: Sold SH3 Stag Mag - New slight wear: $40.00 shipped! Tons of blend pots, Chrome 3TDP Switches, Barrel Jacks, Dunlop Stra
  8. I have so much stuff sitting around my garage that I can no longer bring myself to buy new things to try. That's a problem as I'm always finding new stuff I want to check out! If I were still selling guitars with any regularity it would probably be much easier to rationalize all this stock, but for now it just seems silly. I've gone through and done a first round of culling my inventory. Hopefully I'll be able to try some new stuff soon! I'm looking forward to trying the new Hipshot "D" style bass bridges. All prices below include USPS Priority mail shipping to the continental USA unless no
  9. You can never have too many clamps.
  10. Thanks to everyone who voted the SF3co prototype GOTM for March!
  11. This is an old company that's made a lot of instruments (and a few of them have helped directly affect the course of musical history). My guess is once you find a formula that works you might be hesitant to change it. There's also a lot of buyers out there that want the "authentic" original product and watching the video gives me no reason to doubt McCartney's bass was built in a VERY similar manner, possibly with some of the same jigs and tooling. Why are these guys so fast/good? They are factory workers! They have a quota to fulfill and each person is responsible for a single task or smal
  12. I would love to be proven wrong but pretty sure those Musician Friend specials are not German made.
  13. I watched this the other day. Very inspiring!
  14. Not sure about the magnets but my guess is it would not be a big deal if they touched the grounding paint. I'm pretty sure the one I did with magnets would have been touching as I have no memory of sealing them away after installation. As far as the paint goes keep mind there are different types and they will behave differently. I had a lot of problems with the waterbased stuff from Stewmac being wimpy (scrape/chip off) and in one case popping a glue joint in a hollow guitar. I moved over to the acrylic/nickel stuff and it is much more robust. I still do some form of star grounding in addition
  15. Not sure if this related but sections 2008 through 2012 of the gallery area are returning 404 errors (missing file). http://www.projectguitar.com/menu/gallery.htm
  16. Thanks! I'm not doing production runs of anything though. I'm happy if I can get 4-6 hours in the shop every third weekend. I doubt I will take these in the eco direction. Too much of the hardware is either imported and/or plated and that doesn't really fit the vibe for the SF3co guitars. I do want to do an SF3co bass at some point though.
  17. I'll have to check when I get home, I started this a long time ago and can't remember. It's definitely a full guitar scale. The first one was 25.5"
  18. Thanks! Not sure about the current supply but in the past I've got it from the local hardwood store, Woodworker's Source, Gilmer and Gallery Hardwoods. I you're talking about the little block between the body and neck it drives me crazy too. I thought I had it lined up right but when I started carving it slowly went more and more out of alignment. Bummer!
  19. Here's a few pics of the first one as I'm too lazy to describe the system above.
  20. Custom knobs, pickup rings and 3-way switch button by David King. I've made knobs and rings in the past but it's such a pain in the ass I'm willing to part with a few bucks to avoid the hassle. David King does awesome work and is pretty quick so I'm happy to send stuff his way. Custom gig bag by Glenn Cronkhite in Berkeley.
  21. Hey Y'all, I'm finishing up my last custom ordered guitar. I figured I'd show it off as it's getting close to completion and has some weird stuff going on. I did one like this a few years back and I'm pretty sure it won GOTM. I'll post some pics of that one later on but for now here's the new one. Front: Black limba body and neck, claro walnut top. Steinberger tuners on the body with the ball ends at the headstock like the first one. I did a few things different on this one, the big one being combining the belly carve and heel into one big weird carve. Starting to plan the carve.
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