I finally managed to get the pickup cavities routed yesterday. Here are a few shots from that process.
I matched the template to the neck angle.
Primary routes completed.
I routed the secondary routes "flat". I didn't feel like this would make any difference and I was paranoid about being...
Im not sure that I’ve ever heard of that. Is that actually a real thing, or just something that is said by people with “ golden ears”?
Personally, if the color is good and the bone is good quality (no soft spots), I’d install it and not give it a second thought. :)
A small amount of progress to report.
Installed the tuners.
These are TonePros Klusons.
Got the nut fitted, roughly shaped and roughly slotted.
Aligned the bridge and marked the stud locations. This is the low profile wraparound from StewMac. I wanted to mount it perpendicular, so I...
There are always these... but you'll need to either trim away some material ahead of routing, or you'll need a very heavy duty router in a table or a shaper. An overhead pin router could potentially work as well... certainly handheld routing would be out of the question...
Wow, it's been a while since I've updated this thread!
I finished up the neck carve and got it as close as I could before it gets joined to the body. It feels really nice and I'm happy with the profile.
The next step was to get the neck fretted, but I needed to straighten the neck before I...