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Good morning fellow builders, how are you all?

I’m starting another build, a Bailey Bandsman again.

Started with the neck by marking everything out, this one is going to be 24.75”  scale length, Gibson style. I am stacking the heal and headstock to make a scarf joint from a 22mm neck blank. I buy neck blanks long enough so it gives me the option to scarf joint if an angled headstock is needed and/or a stacked heal for a set neck. If the blank only gets used for a parallel neck type (Fender style), I will be left with a nice off cut. I usually make something nice for my wife for the house (nothing gets wasted). 

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Nice neat routing, keeping it all precise. 

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Cut the excess off and made the stacks, glued and clamped. Did this yesterday. 

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Out of the clamps and ready for the bandsaw. I’ll be marking up the angled headstock to get it in a couple of routing jigs (surface routing). 

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You're a busy man @boo. Multi guitar building. Well impressed. 

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Multi guitar building. Well impressed.

@russ Thanks man. When the weather is terrible, I can’t get any gardening done and when other builds are hung up waiting for paint to cure and settle, I might as well get on with the next build. My hanging rack is filling up. 

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My hanging rack is filling up. 

It certainly is @boo. You're own little guitar factory. Have Fun. 👍😁 

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Made the first cuts on the bandsaw. 

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Gibson scale eh @boo, going for something different I suppose. Anything else out of the norm on this one?

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Anything else out of the norm on this one?

@mattbeels It’s another one pickup special with no pick guard and a hidden tenon joint. It’s going to be finished in matt black paint (neck included), Gotoh black chrome bridge and tuners, Ebony fretboard, bright yellow fretboard marker dots, yellow kill switch, yellow volume knob, these are to match the yellow of the Bareknuckle VHII humbucker. So the whole guitar will be a stealthy black but have bright yellow highlights. It’s going to look mean. 🤘😝🤘🖤💛

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Sweet @boo! A Bumblebeesman!

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Bumblebeesman

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A bit of routing on this neck today. 

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Into a jig for more routing of the headstock. 

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A bit more marking up before getting it back into another jig for headstock thicknessing. 

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It’s starting to resemble a neck now. 

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Lookin’ good @boo! Are you gonna use a headplate? 

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Are you gonna use a headplate? 

@mattbeels What, like a cap, a veneer? Do you think I should? I was thinking of just painting it. 

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Coming along nicely there @boo. 👍 

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I know you’re going to paint it @boo but I was thinking that the mismatch of the grain on the headstock would seep through... but I guess that you know what you’re doing, right? 🤷🏼‍♂️ 

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