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While waiting on something to show up for my bass build I got on with something else. A new guitar body blank, not sure what it'll be yet but I'm very pleased with how things are going. I'll get a pic of the neck blank later but here's the body so far after sanding back and wiping down with white spirit.

 

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While waiting on something to show up for my bass build I got on with something else. A new guitar body blank, not sure what it'll be yet but I'm very pleased with how things are going. I'll get a pic of the neck blank later but here's the body so far after sanding back and wiping down with white spirit.

 

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Very nice indeed. What is the wood again? Looks stunning with the blue epoxy. 

 

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@boo mahogany body with yew top. I look for the really gnarly bits then saw them in half wirh my little old bandsaw.

 

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So it's defo gonna be a tele!

 

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While the finishing of the bass takes ages due to the weather I decided to get on with the tele build. I've roughed out the neck and today was radiusing the board and doing fret markers.

 

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Also got some new supplies in, didn't realise bass string packets were so big even though it makes sense lol

 

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Frets are in and side dots done, next up will be sorting the headstock and carving the neck.

 

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Headstock sorted and main neck carving done, I'll sort the heel once I've done the neck pocket.

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Got the neck pocket done today, sorted most of the shaping around it and also did the neck heel

 

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Not much time today but I did my usual upper fret access carve using a bowl and dish router bit.

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A bit of bishing bashing and boshing today, got the bridge sorted, alignment is spont on too which is always a relief. Of course I got the laser out and done the logo.

 

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Hi Neil, Where is the guitar riff taken from on your wee YouTube videos? 

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@russ Intro is me and the track with the bass update is me, sure I said in the bass vid lol. I just use a drum loop but all the guitar stuff is me.


   
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Intro is me

Yeah, it's the wee intro to your YouTube videos that I was enjoying. Great wee riff that you've created there. 👍 

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Litle update, got the pickup cavities done and the control panel. Recessed for the nobs because it'll have a couple of push push pots and they need room to go down to pop up, this means I can have the nobs level with the guitar top.

Also spoke to the customer who wanted an awkward jack socket, that was a bit hairy making the space for the actual socket.

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I like the jack socket set into the angled face like that. I was going to do it on my first build, I drew it out, but then chickened out.


   
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@robin he got the idea from Charvel. Doing the angled area was fine, making the plate fit was fine, making actual socket fit with a lead plugged in was less fine! Lol


   
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Today was cavity cover, arm and belly carves and drilled all the holes

 

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Well the yew didn't work out, developed a hell of a back bow, broke the trussrod trying to straighten it lol.

 

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Anyway, I'm currently making a new neck from plain Brazillian mahogany. Tried a new way of doing the access for the spoke wheel trussrod too.

 

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Also tried the switch where the customer wanted it but it was terrible, way to close to the pots! Routed out a ragged looking area, lined it with superglue and rosewood sawdust to create the illusion of a natural deformity then added more of the same resin. It'll look completely like it's always been there lol

 

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Oredered some long shaft micro switches to try but failing that I'll use a les paul switch routing template and place the switch further forward like the music man jp that the customer gigs with.

 

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So we finally decided to copy the switch location like his musicman JP6 guitar which works out nicely. I thought it'd be in the way but it isn't. I drilled from the front with a 3mm bit, then used a 35mm forstner from the back. Finally used the radian rabbit bit for doing binding with the 3mm binding option.

 

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Just sorting out a cover, I'll use 2mm magnets for it.

 

Headstock is sorted on the new neck, also radiused and fitted fret markers. I filled a couple of short lengths of the 6mm alumium tubing then once cured I sliced it up.

 

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Finally got the first coat of finish on the body, and added my mates logo to the back of the headstock. Chris Mckean Music

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