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a close up of one body
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and the control cavity from the back
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and the body outline done with some oil already in the chamber that will be visible through the F hole and some shielding paint in the cavity
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Some nice templates you made there! I see you have a 44mm nut dimension. How do you set up your string spacing for that please?
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Hi Jay - I do have a Stewnac nut ruler...but I also sometimes use a 44mm (actually 43.6 or something) pre-slotted nut alank. You still have to finesse the slots but is takes away some of the grief!
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Lawrence wrote:
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and the control cavity from the back

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I mean... it wouldn't have taken much to make this look like the Bat Symbol...

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I mean... it wouldn't have taken much to make this look like the Bat Symbol...
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wouldnt that be a great sleeper...leave iconic shapes hidden under covers like this....! some people would never take the control cavity off..
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so heres a close up to show the neck construction -
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so then this carries through to the body construction>
Here is a sheet of rosewood
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ill joint two of these and then get out the blue veneer
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...and end up with this
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al of which was much harder than it looks - cos veneer curls when the glue is applied...non the less...I got there.
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and so to clamp onto the mahogany


remember this is not the top this is just a layer between the back and the front
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Lawrence wrote:
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and so to clamp onto the mahogany


remember this is not the top this is just a layer between the back and the front

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How come you need a layer between the top and the back? is it because the top is too thin?
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How come you need a layer between the top and the back? is it because the top is too thin?
don't need it - its a design choice. I don't much like plastic binding but I like the way a different colour at the outline helps define the shape. I tried this back at Number 14 or so...and really liked the look.

On the last build I introduced the veneers into the equation. that had 9 layers because it had a separate back as well...the combination of a sandwich layer and the veneers gives an aesthetic that I like. On these two Im going to play with the cutaway carving as well to bring the lines even more to the front.
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Lawrence wrote:
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AiRdAd wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:57 am

How come you need a layer between the top and the back? is it because the top is too thin?
don't need it - its a design choice. I don't much like plastic binding but I like the way a different colour at the outline helps define the shape. I tried this back at Number 14 or so...and really liked the look.

On the last build I introduced the veneers into the equation. that had 9 layers because it had a separate back as well...the combination of a sandwich layer and the veneers gives an aesthetic that I like. On these two Im going to play with the cutaway carving as well to bring the lines even more to the front.
Great idea!!! :-)
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bender wrote:
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Lawrence wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:44 pm


and the control cavity from the back

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I mean... it wouldn't have taken much to make this look like the Bat Symbol...
Damn Ben, I just saw that and thought exactly the same thing.

Now I want a Batman guitar :problem:

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Damn Ben, I just saw that and thought exactly the same thing.

Now I want a Batman guitar :problem:
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Damn Oleg...now I want to build a Batman guitar...


mmm with a detachable batarang and some secret utility compartments ?????
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Nice work Lawrence! Is the width of the neck template cut to the exact same dimension as the neck pocket? Did the acrylic templates cost much to get cut (if you don't mind me asking)?

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