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Thought I'd started a thread on this one but can't find it so maybe not lol.

 

Anyway, latest build is now done. Brazillian mahogany with ash, ebony board and gotoh hardware. Went with ivory cream binding, couldn't get pickup rings to match as usual so left them out.

 

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@nsj

Another great job done Neil. You're like a one man guitar factory. Great stuff. 

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Nice work Neil, you’re a regular guitar making machine!!🤣🤣

Keep up the good work👍😃🎸


   
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@nsj I saw your post on Instagram and hoped you'd share more photos here. It's a great job! 

I've only made double cutaways up to now, but fancy a pop at a single cut. In your experience is there anything I need to consider for a successful neck joint? 

Cheers

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Beautiful work!


   
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@liebe depends on whether it's glued or bolted, I like bolted pretty snug if possible but glue in needs room for the glue and to tight can cause real issues. Don't want a lot of side to side slop but don't want it really tight either.

I went to tight on a tele build and actually split the body in half when getting carried away clamping. There was a bit less wood due to it having a floyd but still, crazy.

 

It's on my youtube under smelly tele lol


   
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Thanks @nsj I'll take a look. 

I'd go for glue in, I think.

I'm often finding with guitar building (but can be asked to life in general) is that I often don't know what I don't know.

So when looking at a joint like that, with one side having much more contact with the neck, I'm wondering if there anything I'm not seeing that would throw up problems.

For example, if I'm gluing in a neck with a break angle, do I need to somehow copy that angle into the body top so it doesn't look weird. 

Perhaps I need to do a few mock up with scrap...

Cheers! 

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Love the neck join and the clean look of the natural finish - class!

Measure twice, cut once...


   
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As much as I'm mainly a strat kind of guy, Neil, I do really like the look of this one. Maybe I've just had a conversion moment. 😁 

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@russ I'm all about the superstrat myself but it's nice to build variety.


   
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@markbailey learnt to carve the top and got inspired to do the heel from one of your lives where you did that carve top with an amber burst.


   
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