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Christine

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  1. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    Believe it or not (knot) no, never, well not in any wood I have actually used hand tools on; occasionally one have been through the planer but has been left out of any wood that actually gets used
  2. Christine

    Dreadnought acoustic (guitar) for me?

    This is so frustrating, on electric builds I can usually guess what's coming next but I'm lost here, I haven't the first clue So interesting
  3. Christine

    The FireDragon Triplets

    It's a bit of a sad day, on a par with the day David Bowie left us, we lost Aretha Franklin today one of the greatest voices of the 20th century. A bit daft maybe but I think I'm going to inlay a small AF into one of these, somewhere out of the way. Now could someone remind me about this when I'm cutting Mother of pearl in a few weeks please? Anyone or everyone Thanks
  4. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    It's probably the knot in your stomach as you drive through
  5. Christine

    The FireDragon Triplets

    That's it.
  6. Christine

    The FireDragon Triplets

    That actual bridge I'll be using but the tail piece where the strings attach with the bend in it wouldn't look good in a Thunderbird. I've seen one for sale somewhere but can I find it!
  7. Christine

    The FireDragon Triplets

    Well bugger, Aretha Franklin has died. I might do something on one of them with her in mind, I was a fan
  8. Christine

    The FireDragon Triplets

    Oh no, it's her again! Time to move on to the next builds, very much in the planning stage but this is where I'm at: Broadly they will be based on the Gibson Thunderbird which is as we'll all agree the sexiest bass on the planet, and that statement is beyond contestation, Moses had it as the 11th commandment but that bit broke off when the stone tablet toppled over and.. yeah well, it's a popular myth like many others Through neck with the traditional Gibson Vee joint to the wings. Neck angle will be 4'5 degrees. Trussrod, probably a double action again but this time with a spoke wheel adjustment at the heel to save weight and strength at the headstock Fretboards will be Rocklite Ebano but there is a possibility one might be made from Satinwood as a treat for me Pickups, one Mike Lull neck pickup ala Thunderbird II Bridge looks like being a Warwick again but with a different tail piece/stopbar, a screw in one not one held by inserts. I'm having difficulty finding one at the moment so I mat well end up making my own and getting it chromed. Headstock, well I think it will be a modified version of the one on the twins but with features of the Thunderbird standard. Tuners? Probably Hipshot Ultralites again but possibly with the modern Y shape rather than the clover leave given the probable shape of the headstock. Wood will be African Mahogany again, it's already sat in the workshop waiting. So there we have it, I'm just waiting for my foot to get better as I've damaged it again then I'll be on it but I shall probably get it all drawn out early next week and hopefully the neck laminate ripped up to settle. I have a few ideas to hopefully improve on the original design slightly, not easy because the original was so good despite the knocking it gets Oh and as you may have guessed from the title, I'm building three of them
  9. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    I'm sure it's a pleasure to drive through
  10. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    Looking good, it might be something I'll be copying for my next build, I doubt I'll find cases for them. OOH yes, next build, the wood in in the shop and as soon as my foot is better I'll be starting them Well the twins a re a week in and still need a lot more drying, sorry
  11. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    Waiting for me? I do hope you're not holding your breath Ideal case for a Gothic Thunderbird
  12. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    OOOH! Now that is sexy! I like that a lot, I'll send them an email later. Thank you
  13. Christine

    The Les Paul Twins

    Thanks, I have seen those but I really don't want a bridge that uses those inserts or has no individual vertical saddle adjustment. To me a bridge needs to be screwed down firmly and solid as a rock but with full adjustment. The best I have found is the Hipshot D style but I can't find one of those in the UK and importing is just too expensive for me with duty etc.
  14. Christine

    Dreadnought acoustic (guitar) for me?

    I take it the join doesn't have to be ultra tidy and binding will take that up when it's applied, fill and hide any tiny messy bits on the very edge?
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