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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Walterson, Mar 5, 2013.
Ziricote and maple lams would look super tasty
Yeah, that would look sweet. Purple heart and dark brown woods go nicely together but I find that it puts out more of a mood than something more familiar like maple.
I like the idea of the neck thru or a set neck. Idk about making two thin ones, but a real sturdy set neck out of that would be amazing. You could save the cut offs for pick up covers!
Could you maybe do this, and make the smaller rectangle into a fretboard (for another build if you ask me- I think ziri neck AND fretboard would be a bit too busy)?:
Lots of good comments, thank you. I definitely want to use as much of it as possible. Current plan is to keep it 1 piece, NT. Probably mate it some black limba with no top or headstock veneer, and a PME or ebony fretboard. I will try to squeeze a neck blank out of billet too, so good call. I'll save that for another build though.
Had some time to start a new ergo-headless 7. Body is walnut with maple top and a black 0.3mm laminate in between. Still need to decide on the neck, the flamed maple might be long enough for a regular guitar as well. Hardware is from Mera, I don't really like the Hipshot and ABM headless stuff. I'll use one humbucker only and decided to go with a C-Pig...
First coat of Gorilla Vanilla.
Nice choice on the mera, I just finished a headless 7 with mera parts, fanned fret and ordered another mera 6 for a straight fret guitar. Have you used mera headless stuff before?
First run with Mera - very nice guy to deal with and hardware quality is top notch. Unfortunately I measured that the string spacing is 66mm, so the strings will not 100% align with the pole pieces of my bridge PU.
Ah yeah, Dmitry's string spacing on the 7 str bridges seem to be a bit unique. I really like the hardware, once you get the hang of it it's reliable and it just feels 'right' when you're playing, as if the metals he chose compliment the tone of the strings very well.
My biggest challenge so far has been in aligning the string locks at the top of the neck with the strings, along with actually seating them perfectly flat. I'm sure it's because I'm not very skilled yet and you probably won't find it nearly as difficult, but just throwing it out there that that's been something which I haven't gotten right even after two attempts.
The first time I just measured on the guitar itself and they came out misaligned. The second time I drew the measurements on a piece of paper, loaded it into photoshop and tried to guess the correct scale to print out a template, it was closer but still not perfect. This next time I'm going to measure and draw the string lock spacing on a computer in order to print it perfectly to scale so it will probably work a lot better.
So nice. My shop only gets cleaned every couple years.
Building a new t-track bed for my cnc machine.
I'm going to plane the upper slats down to be closer to flush with the tracks, but it seems to work well so far.
Which one you using?
Famowood Glaze Coat
Disclaimer : everything I've read about safety was not specifically about that brand.
Went shopping today over hill and down dale and found this beauty.
Tuned up my cnc machine. Built a t track bed for it. Squared up the spindle. Added a new fence (those 5 pegs)
Ready to mill a neck!
Is that with the aluminum t-track I'v been seeing all over Pinterest? Looks like some handy stuff.
Probably. I haven't been watching Pinterest, but it IS aluminum and it IS t-track. I got it on Amazon. Works nice so far.
Made a ton of progress on my latest SS. This is gonna be a hot pink stain with black hardware. Have a striped ebony board for her, too.
Picked up a cheap belt/disc sander, gutted it and made a table for it. Turned it into a horizontal sander/radius sander to attempt my first guitar body.