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Koendb
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I use this dirt cheap 'fritz Ruler' as a string spacing ruler.. I cant even remember how I got it. (It probably came in a cheap Ali kit )

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Posted by: @boo

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Well, I guess that's still something to look forward to.

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Posted by: @tv101

Well, I guess that's still something to look forward to.

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I haven't looked any further back if it this was already proposed, but an archtop guitar build would be awesome or would that be way too advanced for us mere mortals?


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@Koen

Do you mean an arch top carved from solid wood or a semi acoustic from laminates. Solid wood carving is more like a violin type of instrument which is my particular interest. If that’s what you want to do I’m happy to share my experiences, as it’s totally different from a flat style acoustic.

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Posted by: @rocknroller912

Do you mean an arch top carved from solid wood or a semi acoustic from laminates. Solid wood carving is more like a violin type of instrument which is my particular interest. If that’s what you want to do I’m happy to share my experiences, as it’s totally different from a flat style acoustic.

@rocknroller912 Yes! a real carved arch top from solid wood. ( I am also interested in building other instruments, like a violin,  later )
This is WAY above my current capabilities , but I am definitely interested in learning that.. For now, an acoustic guitar is already a big step forward.


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@koendb

Carved solid top is actually easier than an acoustic flat top because there’s no radius dish or thickness sanding involved. The gluing surface between the front/back and ribs is flat, which can be achieved with a small block plane. Guitar only has 2 tone bars running front to back and I’m sure that Mark touched on this briefly in a video. Fitting tone bars and cutting F holes are the most difficult parts of the build.

 

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I have the SM nut spacing rule @rocknroller912 and I wouldn’t slot a nut without it. It’s a bit fiddly but it works well and it covers every spacing for nuts and bridges that you would ever use, indispensable imo.

You can get the one made by Elmer in the UK, same thing or close enough.

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@mattbeels

Thanks I will try this firm and see what it has.

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A little late on this one, If these have been covered and I have missed them, I'd appreciate a pointer to them.

First off +1 for droptop and for, head adjustment for truss rods. I's also like to know considerations for basses over guitars, and if neck wood choice makes a difference to sensible thickness.

Paul.


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Posted by: @cattytown

First off +1 for droptop

@cattytown Here you go, droptop. 👍

 

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@boo Thanks 🙂


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