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06/03/2021 8:54 am  

Thoughts prompted by another thread here ...

 

The reasons for each build, and why the journey never ends with 1.

 

Build #1:  "Can I do it?"

Build #2:  "It'd be mad to just make 1".

Build #3:  "I enjoyed the first ones so much".

Build #4:  "Now I'm getting into this, I'll make some proper jigs".

Build #5:  "It's so much easier, now I've got all the jigs I need".

Build #6:  "Well, I've got all this spare wood, and parts, might as well".

Build #7:  "It's so much easier, now I've got all the tools I need".

Build #8:  "Now I've spent all that money on tools, I'd better use them".

Build #9:  "It'll only take me a few days, with all these jigs & tools".

Build #10:  "But I don't have a semi-hollow, Strat style, fixed neck, with 2 HBs.  In Orange".

Build #11:  "I'm saving so much money compared to buying them".

Build #12:  "Hi.  My name is TV1.  I'm a guitar builder."

 

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06/03/2021 9:44 am  

@tv101

I'm only on build #2, #3 is still growing in the back of my mind and #4 is already on the drawing board. Ive got a long way to go on your map, l think I'll stop when it gets easy.


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06/03/2021 10:45 am  

The reasons for each build, and why the journey never ends with 1.

 

Build #1:  "Can I do it?"

Build #2:  "It'd be mad to just make 1".

Build #3:  "I enjoyed the first ones so much".

Build #4:  "Now I'm getting into this, I'll make some proper jigs".

Build #5:  "It's so much easier, now I've got all the jigs I need".

Build #6:  "Well, I've got all this spare wood, and parts, might as well".

Build #7:  "It's so much easier, now I've got all the tools I need".

Build #8:  "Now I've spent all that money on tools, I'd better use them".

Build #9:  "It'll only take me a few days, with all these jigs & tools".

Build #10:  "But I don't have a semi-hollow, Strat style, fixed neck, with 2 HBs.  In Orange".

Build #11:  "I'm saving so much money compared to buying them".

Build #12:  "Hi.  My name is TV1.  I'm a guitar builder."

 

That’s pretty much spot on @tv101 although I never stop buying tools and products. 😜

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06/03/2021 10:26 pm  

I've done Bolt-on Neck style guitars for years, but glued neck with carve top has to be tried this year as an intermediate build leading to Acoustic - then I will feel like a Guitar builder!!!


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07/03/2021 10:42 am  

I am only on guitar #5 (if you don't count guitars that I just assembled) and that is stalled until things warm up a bit....

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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07/03/2021 6:32 pm  

It is addictive ......and you get a piece of beauty at the end.!

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


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09/03/2021 1:10 am  

I am the opposite. I find bolt on necks and parallel headstocks so much more difficult and challenging than set necks. Is it just me? Or does anyone else has that struggle? Getting better after my 3rd bolt on however and I am understanding it way more. A few discoveries and lessons learned. I still think it is harder.  @Eddie6string 


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09/03/2021 1:12 am  

@tv1 I am on #11 as of today


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09/03/2021 1:14 am  

Different strings and different strokes make most of us a bit of a joke?

What you learn first will always be easier!

Mind you, getting the Nut to fit tight, level and square is a Doo doo sometimes 


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09/03/2021 1:19 am  

@Eddie6string Exactly! The nut slot. My nemesis. 


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09/03/2021 9:42 am  

I find bolt on necks and parallel headstocks so much more difficult and challenging than set necks. Is it just me?

That's interesting @clinton.

I've always thought of set necks as being more "difficult", but - in reality - I think they're just slightly more risky.  You get one shot at cutting the join and making the angle.  It all needs to be just so.  Once glued in place, it's not easy to re-do that join.

Whereas, with a bolt on, you still need to get the join cut accurately, and the neck slot depth cut correctly, but if you get it wrong, it's easy to take it apart and make adjustments.

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09/03/2021 10:58 am  

What you learn first will always be easier!

@eddie6string and @clinton Yeah I think this is true. The first neck I made from scratch was the set neck for the Bandsman but before that I mainly messed around with bolt on necks in kit builds. When Mark added the bolt on neck build to the courses, it was different for sure but I soon picked it up. I made it with the truss access at the headstock end too instead of the heal end. I then did the scarf neck joint, which is almost like a combination of the two, this was surprisingly easy I found. They are all different but once you start making plenty of them, it all becomes easier. 

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09/03/2021 11:27 am  

@Boo @TV @Eddie6string

Just wanna say. I totally admire your builds. 3 different styles but all spectacular builds. Mos’ def my major influences at guitar building.  I have made 3 bolt ons in a row. My first attempt was spot on way better than the next two. Funny how that works but some how I reach the common goal we all strive for. Still learning but it is coming on real quick soaking it up. Gonna take a break for a bit and play my #11 guitar. Gonna wait before I can truly say I am on #12. I’m getting close.


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09/03/2021 3:40 pm  

I totally admire your builds

IIRC @clinton you did that blue, semi-hollow, Bandsman?

Now, that is a guitar to admire!!!

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09/03/2021 9:46 pm  

Now, that is a guitar to admire!!!

@tv101  Your first Bandsman build truly is the most special one.


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