Sweet Jesus in a chicken basket!
You don’t see oak necks very often...very nice!
My biggest issue with red oak is the stink that some boards have! I’ve had a few pieces that smelled SOOO bad.No...you don't see them very often. I've built quite a few necks out of red oak. The only issue I've had, and that's with red oak in general, is that it's chippy. You have to have sharp bits and go slow around tight bends.
My biggest issue with red oak is the stink that some boards have! I’ve had a few pieces that smelled SOOO bad.
This is "essentially" done. After banging my head against a wall all day yesterday, I realized the bridge needs to me moved back a good 1/4", as I simply can't intonate the damn thing. GRR!! I also think my tone pot ain't working, so have to dig into some small wiring issues. I'm trying to do things through GarageBand, as my computer I used with my PodUX is not booting up.... :/
Either way, I LOVE how this turned out, mistakes and all. Not too bad for build #3. Just annoyed it took me nearly 2 years to finish this build. Once I get the issues ironed out, I'm going to give it to a friend's husband to play on his band to get honest feedback on it.
Thanks! Yeah, I should be able to cover my tracks without a lot of surgery, thankfully. I measured the placement about 10 times, but still managed to screw it up. So frustrating.I like it...very elegant!
I hate it when the bridge is not in the right position. You'll have to plug holes and move it back. Hopefully not enough to see the plugs. I made a little jig to help me consistently place my bridges.
Thanks! Yeah, I should be able to cover my tracks without a lot of surgery, thankfully. I measured the placement about 10 times, but still managed to screw it up. So frustrating.
I'm trying to build stuff you don't see very often. I have a shit-ton of exotic woods, tops, bodies, etc. I figure the only way I can make it (if I'm even lucky enough to in the future) is to be as different as I can. This one was to be as "raw" as possible. The only finishing is a few shots of satin on the face of the HS.