jamesbisset
@jamesbisset
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

And twenty-four hours later:

4 days ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

@tv101 I know, right? Otherwise it would have been like a broken light bulb - Bsst!

5 days ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

It’s not a decorative hole any more. It’s a feature!

1 week ago
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RE: Recommended black Cyanoacrylate for inlays?

Thanks for all the tips folks. I used the smallwonder-music.co.uk black CA with a tooth pick on the first pass. I’ve got some micro-tip applicators bu...

1 week ago
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RE: Recommended black Cyanoacrylate for inlays?

Dear reader, it was too thick to go through the nozzle. I took the nozzle off and managed to squeeze out a glutinous blob, but I’m not going to risk t...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Recommended black Cyanoacrylate for inlays?

@liebe Thanks Dan. It looks like black superglue is thick. 03a describe theirs as medium thick. I’ve just ordered a 20g bottle from because £6.95....

2 weeks ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

No mishap. It’s been on the drawings from the beginning. How could I, a simple brute peasant, reference the classic elegance and sophistication o...

2 weeks ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

@robin You’re a bad man 😉 My darling wife told me not to be such a fussy bugger. and I’ve decided this is a prototype - a proof of concep...

2 weeks ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

After an extended hiatus, I went back to the workshop to glue on the back. I made a couple of MDF clamping rings to help distribute the pressure a...

2 weeks ago
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RE: Semi-hollow question

@rathius Confirmed. The ES-339 is like the ES-335, with a solid maple block wrapped in laminated top, back and sides. However, Gibson have also mad...

8 months ago
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Answer to: Semi-hollow question

@rathius The sides of the ES335 and ES175 are laminates, not part of a routed solid body. Full details in this video: Would I be right in...

8 months ago
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RE: I made a thing

@tv101 Well, James Bisset Volume 1 didn’t get onto the longlist for Scottish Album of the Year Award, but it did get onto TV’s gizmo. I know which ...

8 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

Or... A pedalboard! Mwahaha!

8 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

@robin I had thought that position 5 would be a good combination of 1 and 2, but now I don’t know...

8 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

@tv101 No preamp, no battery. Life is complicated enough.

8 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

Position 1 Position 2 Position 3 Position 4 Position 5

9 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

And that’s why I’ve got a K&K Big Twin to fit inside the guitar body. Two pickups - where should they go? I’ve run a few tests just to see. ...

9 months ago
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RE: My first laminated semi-hollowbody

Oh yes. The Cunning Plan. Another reason for building this guitar is the attempt to smuggle an electric guitar into all those Acoustic Bliss / Folk ...

9 months ago
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