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Bill Flude
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27/06/2019 10:47 pm  

I have just built my second guitar up in sunny Ayrshire with Mark and Carol.  

I built my first in September 2017 and was back in the workshop for 7 days at the start of June this year - both builds were totally brilliant!

I hope to go back to the workshop for another build, probably in 2021 but now want to try a simple build in my garage.  Currently thinking of trying a Les Paul Junior single cutaway, buying body and neck blank, fretboard and truss rod from the online store.    

Won’t make a start for a couple of months as I need to get the workshop set up.

Will post progress if I make any 😉

Bill

 


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01/07/2019 12:39 pm  

Hi Bill, that's the way I started! Life has never been the same since...............

Good luck with your build and do yourself a favour: Follow Mark's online course! Step-by-step instructions on how to build a relatively simple set-neck guitar. In the course Mark shares the Bailey Bandsman design, which can be easily converted to LP Junior SC.

Measure once, cut straight away and maybe you're lucky......


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02/07/2019 9:01 pm  

I have been offered a small bandsaw - only 80mm cut depth - I do have access to one with 150mm cut depth at work so the little one would get me started making patterns and will with a bit of care do most of the bandsawing apart from headstock and cutting the side profile of the neck......

Looking foward to making a start in September........


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03/07/2019 12:47 pm  

A bandsaw with 80mm Depth of cut is great for a starter - I made my first 60 guitars with a similar one as seen here:

https://guitarmaking.co.uk/lesson/essential-tools-for-guitar-making/

Looking foward to making a start in September........

Looking forward to hearing about it! Please keep us posted 🙂

 

Measure twice, cut once...


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27/07/2019 10:03 pm  

If I follow the BYOG online course but use a Les Paul Junior single cut body shape with a single pickup how do I cope with ‘hiding’ the neck joint as there wouldn’t be a neck pickup - could do a scratch plate - any other ideas?

 


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29/07/2019 1:56 pm  

@frocesterbill

It's a great question! I think the only way would be to make it thru neck...or bolt on....or just leave it visible.

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Bill Flude
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29/07/2019 4:00 pm  

Just seen your Bandsman Nantucket.......

That makes it easy!

 


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