Soooooo.... quarantine got me back into building.

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Doing great so far. If you pick up a spokeshave, you'll love it. Once you get the 1st/12th frets where you want them, the spokeshave makes quick work of what's left in between. Plus there's something therapeutic about those small curls of wood as you use it. Keep up the good work and stay safe over there!
 

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I am at a very early stage of my next projec
Today I installed the dots and pretty much finished shaping the neck. Also, drilled the holes to attach the body to the neck.

Check this out!!

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Even if I managed to not line up correctly some dots, I got to say I'm super proud of this fretboard. It's stunning, I just love deep dark rosewood

I don't know if I'm 100% satisfied with the neck shape, I'll have to put some strings and test it before finishing it.
that Telecaster is looking very promising. Let us know how it sounds (without electrics) :)
 

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what's up guys? happy Easter everyone!!

today I didn't want to disturb the neighbours with my noise, so I decided to start working on something else...


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4050-ish spires
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alnico 3

this will be the neck humbucker for the telecaster!!

I built this "winding machine":

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I used an app that notices the magnetic field changes of a magnet to count the winding.

I held the bobin in place with some hot glue, and fixed the magnet on top of the bobin.

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here's a quick video of me winding the pickup!

Poor man's winding machine

Cheers!!
 

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what's up guys? happy Easter everyone!!

today I didn't want to disturb the neighbours with my noise, so I decided to start working on something else...


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4050-ish spires
42awg
alnico 3

this will be the neck humbucker for the telecaster!!

I built this "winding machine":

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I used an app that notices the magnetic field changes of a magnet to count the winding.

I held the bobin in place with some hot glue, and fixed the magnet on top of the bobin.

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here's a quick video of me winding the pickup!

Poor man's winding machine

Cheers!!
Truly “hand-wound”! Very cool.

4,050 *turns* :)
 

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I put it in bridge position of my Epi LP to see if it worked!!

Looks like 4000 turns are not enough for an Alnico 3 bar, DC resistance is around 6.8k.

I was going for a low output pickup, since it will be paired up with a telecaster bridge single coil, which are about 6.5k..

oh well, next one will be better :)

here's a pic!!


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tomorrow I'll try to record a sample with an AC30!!
 

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Or try a stronger magnet?..easier than rewinding!
 

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Or try a stronger magnet?..easier than rewinding!
I'll postpone the decision and wait to try it on the telecaster!

I love Alnico 3, and I mostly play clean stuff, so it being weak should not be an issue. If it is too weak, I'll see how to fix it :)

I have an Alnico 5 from a duncan 59 that I can try, we'll see
 

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Made a quick video test for my pickup

2 sound sources in the video.

Quieter one is an SM57 slightly off axis of a vox ac15
louder one is my camera mic

I decided to add the camera mic as it sounds pretty much how I hear it when playing, so why not!
 

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today I nearly finished the Jazzmaster neck.

Originally it was intended for another guitar so I had to get creative with the headstock... well, it's gonna be a mathing headstock jazzmaster :)

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Also I drilled the fretboard dots, I went with a 3 inlay 12th fret and with a whiter looking dots.. I'll see how they turned out tomorrow, hoping that they look ok.

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I also applied the binding to the LP DC, with the acetone method.

here's a quick video, I still have to unwrap the guitar and check how it turned out.

Applying binding to my LP

I got to say, working with acetone is WAY easier than the time I did the binding on the telecaster, in which I had to use CA glue.


the telecaster is waiting for Amazon to deliver the frets I ordered


in a couple of weeks I should be able to retrieve my tools for spraying guitars... now that's gonna be fun :D
 

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For the first time, I've managed to fret a neck.

Not really sure about the result, but hey. I'm still learning.

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Telecaster neck only lacks hardware and a final dressing of the frets.



still got to glue the Jazzmaster fingerboard and then shape the neck..
 


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