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  1. Hi y’all! This argytar from Greece. I am an ENT surgeon and it has been more than 15 years that I have been building guitars on and off. These days are very difficult since tha virus started spreading here in Greece and my practice and the decrease of moving back and forth ha brought me closer to my shop. Of course my phone is ringing almost every 15 minutes , but that is another thing. Anyways, I have recently tried a friend ‘s epi firebird VII and loved the feel. I had some hardware lying around and after some offset builds (like the Pimp-master) I decided to give a birdie a go with a twist. I will make it out of a single block of ayouz wood or obeche which is very very light!. I have found a somewhat old steardy dry piece and started working in my little nonetheless spare time. So firstly, I layed out the outline using a 1:1 printed firebird studio .pdf that a friend of mine printed out with his plotter. Then, I used a jigsaw to cut out the outline. After measuring and drawing on the wood the center line it was time to lower the body 2 mm. That is how much the Obeche part of the neck would have been protruding from the body should it was glued on. I want it at an angle so that is the first step I took. I used an old method, I got me router to make large grooves of 2 mm. The body was 52 mm thick. That means I had plenty of wood to work on. Using a small hand plane I flattened the surface. To be continued...
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