Hey I have a number of body and neck blanks available and a couple of tops that I’ve made from excess supplies.
Sapele one piece blanks - £40
Ash two piece blanks - £40
Idigbo two piece blank - £50
Walnut two piece blank - £80
Maple neck blanks - £25
Idigbo neck blanks - £35
Sapele neck blanks -...
I have a number of body blanks available if anyone is interested. Ideal for Fender sized guitars. May have a couple suitable for Les Paul.
4x Two-piece Ash
3x One-piece Sapele
3x American Maple neck blanks
Message me if interested.
So I have managed to route out an plug two of the areas I planned to. The plugs could have been a bit better, particularly the one on the front but I pretty much flooded it with hide glue in the hope that when I sand it down it will leave a flat, solid surface in the gaps. Not the best, I know...
Bit of an update - not much but all I managed to do today. After the router messed up and bit into the guitar I had to make the hole a big bigger. The router bit also kept dropping (turned out the router was a bit dodgy and was returned and replaced) so it’s also deeper than plan. But all in...
So my wonderful girlfriend bought be a new router for Christmas as she didn’t manage to sort out my present before she moved back to Australia for a couple months. As such I have managed to begin more work on this poor guitar. So far I have routed to depth the back hole that I will be plugging...
So I sanded the top and the back to get rid of some old lacquer. Trying to be a little bit careful to not add any massive dents so I get as good a finish as possible when this is done.
You can clearly see how stupid I was with the filler. My only smart idea was to fill most of it with wood...
Still waiting for a few bits to arrive but I have managed to wet sand and buff the guitar and now it is hanging on my wall waiting for it to be completed.
Not too bad if I do say so myself. You can just make out the dent in the right light and you know where to look for it. And in very bright...
A few more pictures after some very quick sanding to clean things up a bit. As you can see, as some point I’d routed the truss rod channel too deep and we had to fill it with some oak with had spare I think. Clearly over did it on the carving.
So many years ago I build a Les Paul Junior DC with my Grandad and posted the build thread on here. Considering I was probably 17/18 years old at the time, I was fairly pleased with how it turned out. But as usually, a lack of knowledge, lack of money and an impatience to finish led to it being...
So I have orders a bunch of parts that are on their way. Need to take some pictures of the buffed up finish as well.
Faber InSerts and ABR style Bridge
Jame's Home Of Tone Wiring Kit
Schaller Locking Tuners
Dunlop Strap Locks
And the biggest purchase - a set of OX4 57 Pickups which I...
Also whilst I’m at it. Considering the amount of spare time I have at the moment, I’m considering plugging the pickup routes myself. I can get a nice piece of maple that will be large enough/deep enough and I will have to shape with hand tools but regarding fitting. Will I need to sand off the...
Sorry if I have misunderstood this but what do you mean by longer the wait time? I always understood it as once you’ve waited a suitable time you can work your way up the grits and then buff? Should I be waiting between grits?