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Bangy
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13/03/2021 4:47 pm  

Hello everyone,

 

Iv’e watched the designing and building an electric guitar clean through. I’m gathering things and building jigs for a bit.  I did source some nice mahogany.

—been wood working for a fair bit, and playing music for a lifetime... I really do love them both, so here I am.  I’ve built kits for others,  but never a scratch build.

—I was trying to put together all the information needed to build, by copying and pasting whenever I found a nugget of knowledge.  It was tedious and to be honest, not very successful.  I was struggling.

—Then I saw this gentlemen (Mark) on a live feed for a one piece neck build.  He was comfortable. He looked in the camera (my eyes) when he spoke. His manner made me feel as if I was in the same room. The feed was riddled with technical issues, but I got what I needed when I heard, ‘you can see my videos edited for consumption on my website’.

—So, I came and started the design course, then the build course. You must see his time elapsed build video, it’s roughly 23 minutes of the entire build. I was hooked after that. I now had a feel for the scope of the work.

—plus, after watching the build course I’m aware of the potential pitfalls. So I’m committed and diving in my new friends. Yesterday I went to the shop and spent zero money on my neck angle jig. I hate making jigs, they typically are soooo over engineered. So I rarely build them any longer. Mark’s jigs are my kinda jig, suitable for any caveman to use. I say this with nothing but admiration.

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keep it simple and you will actually learn something. Complicate it if you want keep scratching your head.....


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13/03/2021 5:11 pm  

Welcome @bangy. Enjoy the ride. 😁👍 

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13/03/2021 7:11 pm  

@bangy

Welcome to the group, you'll find a lot of very helpful new friends here. Marks videos and online courses are great, I stumbled on them by pure chance and I was hooked, until then I didn't know that I wanted to build a guitar, now I'm on my second build. Post photos of your build as you progress and let us see what you're doing.


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13/03/2021 7:22 pm  

@bangy

Hi and welcome. 

Building the templates I found to be as enjoyable as the builds. I look forward to photos of progress on your creations...

I have too many guitars...said no one in the world..ever!


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13/03/2021 7:28 pm  

His manner made me feel as if I was in the same room

Mark is a *great* teacher, and a *great* guitar builder.  He’s also a great guy to spend time with (virtually or in the workshop!).

 

Welcome to the forum.  Be great watching your build, and collection of jigs!, come together.

😀

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13/03/2021 8:12 pm  

Hey there @bangy and welcome aboard!

I see that you’re from Croatia, my family and I love it there. We’ve been to Zadar and a couple of times to Lumbarda, beautiful country!

Pratice on scrap...


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13/03/2021 8:16 pm  

@bangy Welcome to the party. Ask question and have have fun. 👍

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Bangy
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13/03/2021 9:28 pm  

Zadar is one of my favs. The sunsets! We are on Island Brać.


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13/03/2021 9:34 pm  

@bangy

Cool, so you’re close to Split?  We wanted to go there as well but it didn’t work out this year, but maybe next time. 

Which jig do you plan on making next?

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13/03/2021 9:48 pm  

I can see Split from my Terrace, so yes we are close. It's one of my fava as well. I played the First Blues festival a while back. The stage looks towards Brac, surrounded by 3rd century Architecture. It was incredible.

 

Speaking of jigs, Iv'e noticed the hinge on my neck angle jig has loose bearings so that the end of the plank can move side to side. Is it critical that the plank stays centered perfectly at all times? I can mod the jig or buy a hinge, just wondering if its critical.....


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13/03/2021 10:03 pm  

@bangy

Wow, sounds idyllic...

I’d say change the hinge or find a way to hold things steady. I don’t think it’s necessary that the neck is perfectly on center but as you’ll be using a router you definitely don’t want things sliding around. 

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13/03/2021 10:05 pm  

Hi @bangy! Welcome to the community 😎 


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13/03/2021 10:10 pm  

@bangy

re: the hinge

But will it even be a problem as you’ll need to clamp the neck anyway? 🤔 

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13/03/2021 10:31 pm  

Is it critical that the plank stays centered perfectly at all times? I can mod the jig or buy a hinge, just wondering if its critical.....

@bangy Oh and no, it’s not absolutely critical that it’s bang on a centre line, it’s just a guide really. 

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13/03/2021 10:55 pm  

shouldn’t matter too much about the hinge because the front of the headstock will be stuck to the bottom board of the jig with double sided tape  and a clamp will be applied to the back of the neck.

@boo ???

neck angle jig homie, not headstock thicknessing... right?

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