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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Knarbens, Dec 21, 2008.
Awesome guitar once again, love the scarf joint and the laminations
Latest one and a family photo
Thanks to all the people on here that post their builds; I wouldn't have been inspired to try this. This is my first build. I started with a Pit Bull Explorer kit. I routed the body and fretboard for binding and routed the fretboard for block inlays to replace the dots. I split the 12th fret inlay to cover the two dots. I made the nut from a blank, re-wired a pair of Epi Probuckers to two conductor, used vintage push back wire, Gotoh bridge and stop tail and Switchcraft jack and switch. I wanted to do a laminate on the headstock but ended up painting it black instead. I learned how to use a router, install binding, remove and replace fret wire and made a fret wire bending jig. The kit was good quality to me however there is no neck angle. I should have made it 3 degrees with a shim or trimming because when I assembled it the string height was way too high even with bridge all the way down on the body. I ground the bottom of the bridge a few mm and it plays fine now.
Gonna do an SG in sea foam green with a maple fretboard next.
apologies for all the pics. a tele style i done from a couple of planks and a big ol piece of ash. turned out ok, took me forever to get the fret work to where it should be
Just jumped off the bench.
Redesigned Harley Benton TE-30 (45$)
Quilt Veneer, Eastwood P90, Binding, new Dots.
Absolutely stunning beauty
very kind of you
Good job working a solution for the neck angle. I actually built the bridge on my 22 Special that way on purpose. I like the bridge low.
I find a tall bridge and tall rings to be visually unappealing, and from a playing perspective not real ergonomic (for me).
My personal opinion is also that a tall bridge can be less stable over time (leaning) and will not conduct vibration as well
as a low, more solid bridge.
I didnt grind the bridge though. I planned the neck angle so that the bridge would be low with the bottom of the bridge just barely
above the wood, and I counter-sunk the posts. Worked out perfectly.
This one should go home today; I'm waiting on a replacement Pigtail wraparound.
'71 Trella for Stevie D (Buckcherry/Josh Todd and the Conflict)
Mahogany body/maple cap, mahogany neck/ebony board
Stainless steel frets, 12-16 compound radius
Paint/relic work by Billy at Rock N Roll Relics.
For those that might not remember, I built this guitar in memory of my firstborn son Chris who passed away Feb 18, 2017. He was 24 years old
Its called "Phoenix"
Chris, you did a great job. That's a awesome tribute.
as one might expect.....absolutely stunning. the style, the colors, and as usual, the execution. I pray you get a sense of peace everytime you see it, and for sure when you play it. well done, sir.
Beautiful work as always, and a wonderful tribute.
Nothing can undo your loss, but with time I hope that you will remember the good times more than the loss.
Very, very nice!
Here is a 24 fret Bass I built a few years ago Cocobola and Roasted Flamed Maple with Ebony board with Flamed Maple blocks , Ken Smith pups , bridge and 18v circuitry sorry for so many pics !
That looks delicious!
It sounds delicious too, for that matter. Sounds like a tasty dish on the menu of a fancy restaurant
"Cocobola and Roasted Flamed Maple chutney with Ebony board with Flamed Maple vinaigrette"
This fella has a new owner, it's a shame I kinda wanted to keep it
I already posted pics of this guitar, but it ended up in a music video (guy to the far right), so I figured I'd share
cool, dude. congratulations
That's SO cool, Knightro! Although....where did they plug in??