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Everything posted by HazBeen

  1. You can remove the fretboard, see my 5 string or @Andyjr1515 Wal neck build thread for info, then replace the trussrod and stick on a new fretboard. Very satisfying job to do and not super complex.
  2. Further progress! - Neck and headstock cut/routed to size - Truss rod channel cut - Fretboard also cut/routed to size
  3. My own spacing Tony. I want to bring the front pickup back a little as the short scale means it will naturally have a more “bass heavy” sound and I want to prevent it getting too muddy. The back pickup is slightly closer to the bridge compared to 70s position (relative to scale) for the same reason. I did a quick sound test with the shorter scale with the intended positions and it seemed to work well. My test rig is a 7x5 cm beam with 2 strings where I can test pickup positions.
  4. Cleaned up the blank, laid out the truss rod location and slotted and rough sized the wenge fretboard. Looks tiny .... will end up lightning fast I am sure.
  5. Basic 3 piece maple/wenge/maple neck glued up.
  6. With the fretless complete, now shifting attention to the shorty, Just ordered: - Brass Nut - Medium fretwire (Dunlop) - 4 Gotoh tuners 2L/2R - Trussrod - Strap buttons - Neck ferrules I should now have all parts. Will be starting the neck soon.
  7. Fantastic progress. I learn so much from these threads.
  8. I will be very happy to finish this one, really looking forward to progressing the 27” scale build I’ve started.
  9. Trust me, I don’t have any real or special woodworking skills. What I do I think most could do. I am naive and brave though
  10. I use a very sharp chisel, one you just need to look at and it cuts you, and sand from about 1mm above the ebony. But to be frank, I have never ever had veneer perfect and there is 1 spot here as well. Close but no cigar But I vastly prefer wood over polystyrene, so I will happily accept the 1 spot ....
  11. Quite happy with this.... Note the 1 side dot (luminlay) on the 21st. Now it’s time to sand.... 180, 240, 320, 400, 600, 800 grit after which we start slapping on 6 coats of finishing oil. I will probably take the fretboard to 1200.
  12. And we’re back around the block yet again ..... no BC member asked for the hassle, but it is the result of decisions made and we will need to live with it. Although I am happy Thomann is still available to me, with free shipping and no BS.
  13. Forgot to take my phone so pics will have to follow. Had a very productive day today: - Trimmed the fretboard flush with neck - Reshaped the neck (slimmed down 2mm) - Scalloped the fretboard to match the headstock - Radiused the fretboard - Rough fit the nut - Got really frustrated trying to make the maple veneers - Gave up and ordered maple veneer in the correct thickness (0,6mm) Just the side dots, lots of sanding in various grits and 6 coats of finishing oil to go.... plus tinkering of course.
  14. Am building this mainly from stuff I have lying around. Gotoh bridge from an old JB I had, early 90’s Barts from a Bogart I modded (my Thunder Blackstone, see old build thread) and a Tele style Ki0gon loom off this parish. Modern meets classic.
  15. Did a carve on the entire front of the body, really just creating a contour. Also did the belly carve, following the entire top half of the back side. For an off the cuff design, I am both surprised and pleased. I really like it. I most certainly will use this shape again. Just took the dust of with water, so it may look a bit blotchy in the pic.
  16. Clamps taken off, it is on straight and there are no gaps. Thank heavens. Will now let it dry, then put in the maple fret lines. Once those are dry I will trim flush with the neck (have 1-2mm overhang at the moment) , trim the bit on the headstock side and put in the 20” radius. And then slim down the neck a little, install side dots, nut and redo the oil finish.
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