Self built and self assembly ;)

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BY jvpp
#849738
Lostininverness wrote:
jvpp wrote:Ebony is such a pleasure to work with...
Next cutting slots and then shaping for correct intonation. Going to have 11-52 flatwounds

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Thats real nice! Where do you get the ebony from?


Bought some for fretboards, binding, bridges, etc a couple of yours ago at Timpac Mt Roskill; They should still have some but you need to check before you buy as it can have nasty splits which will reduce your yield of the plank... Pricey too.
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BY MakoGat
#857832
Heres the next build, chambered body going to have a rosewood cap. Starting chamber template today but struggling to find more ply or mdf for body template...

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BY MakoGat
#857868
Its just Basswood, its all I've got available at the moment, going to use some mahogany grain filler on it to see how that goes. I have all the parts and a ton of rosewood cap material I sourced, just need the body.
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BY MakoGat
#857869
Next up is a Silverburst Tele with P90s and a Maple vintage gloss neck.

Both will be for sale on TM once we are released from lockdown.
BY Lostininverness
#857882
MakoGat wrote:Its just Basswood, its all I've got available at the moment, going to use some mahogany grain filler on it to see how that goes. I have all the parts and a ton of rosewood cap material I sourced, just need the body.

Looking good! Did you build the neck as well - set or bolt on?
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BY k1w1
#857917
I have had this for a few years, the previous owners instead of doing a refret had scalloped the fretboard as the frets got low. No truss rod or bar in this neck, a 1943 Harmony Cremona II.

It got to where after doing a refret the neck started to banana as the very thick fretboard had to be thinned a lot to get it level. So I pulled the neck and sent it to a mate in California, he installed 2 carbon fibre rods and a new fretboard.

The guitar is spruce over mahogany and has an other world sound, it is so light and has a wooden tailpiece due to wartime metal restrictions in the USA.

About to reset the neck and get her playing.

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BY jvpp
#857920
Did this before lockdown started and had no chance to progress this sadly.
20mm mahogany from head board. Disassembled a mahogany drawer cabinet last month so have enough for the second pancake. Or I may use a different timber yet. Not sure.

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BY dayl
#857923
Doing my best to keep busy slapping together some random bits an bobs.

Have an old Mahog RG 321 body here that I thought I would use for some beveling practice. Turning it from an RG to a RGD.
So far so good imo. All the rough / medium finishing done so now its time for the last bit of shaping. If it turns out to be usable I have a donor neck/trem for it.

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BY GrantB
#857926
rickenbackerkid wrote:Finished my Marshall Cab restore job. Big thanks to JB for the Marshall logo!

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JB, what a good bastard!
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BY Slowy
#857932
Did a textured coating on my two 1x12s. Watched a couple of application videos to get me in the mood then had at it.

The result was......interesting. What could possibly go wrong? Quite a lot actually. :oops: They made it look so simple but I have a patchwork of textures even though I thought I'd followed the techniques. Might have another shot at it tomorrow but I'm really glad they're my cabs not someone else's!

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