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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it a lot. The headstock is very sleek.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... that looks great. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers. Will keep you updated. Going to make the routing/cutting templates first then see about getting wood for the body sorted. Think my friend wants one so will probably see if I can do two at the same time.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also been working on a Semi Acoustic for a bit. Can't see me building it anytime soon. Thought I'd get some opinions?

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Fleming wrote:
OK... Here's one with a reconsidered headstock shape. I thought that seeing as I used a fairly reductionist attitude with the body shape I'd do the same for the headstock.

Any thoughts?


That looks amazing. I can't wait to see it built.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like almost everything about that, save for the switch placement. I'd be worried about smacking it too hard and bending/breaking it. IMO, it would be better as a 3 way right where it would go on a Jazzmaster. Other than that, I love it Very Happy


This was going to be my EXACT POST. so.. there we have it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Fleming wrote:
Oh yeah.... it is a bit similar. Not to worry.


Here's what I've got now.


I've repositioned and changed the switch. I also thinned it down a touch in the lower end.



Also drew up a preliminary routing diagram.


Don't have exact sizes for some of the parts so will most likely have to change it a bit, but does it make sense? For the jack I figured I'd drill a 10mm hole to connect to the main cavity then dowel it back up and re-drill with a larger hole to accommodate the jack.


my first post was before i saw the modifications to it.

this looks like an absolutly beautiful concept, can't wait to see how it progresses.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question about trem choice. What do you folks think is better? Jag, Mustang or was thinking perhaps a Bigsby to go with the Gretsch aspect?
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you played all of them?
In terms of aesthetics, I think the jag trem would even out the whole thing out a bit. I prefer the mustang trem though and I don't think a Bigsby would work well with the design.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah... I've got a Jaguar and tried a Bigsby but never tried a Mustang... You don't see many of them in Glasgow it would seem.

Might just go for the Mustang trem? Something new I guess. Always think it looks kinda big, but the size of the PUs might balance it out?

Going to go along to a guitar shop to see what I think
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

either a mustang or jag/jazzy trem would work.. i think the jag trem is the more obvious choice, but a mustang trem can look slick...


at least in my opinion.. its why i put one on the squire jaguar i had bought (then sold to Aen, no idea if he still has it though)
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the xtrem from GFS on my last build and it works great and is easier to string up than a Bigsby.



I did not want mine to look like a fender knockoff so I think it worked out great.

I think the mustang bridge would look great on yours also.
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the xtrem on that guitar, but think it's a touch too deco for mine?

The mustang looks good on the Jag. Cheers for the pics

I think I'll go with Mustang for mine. My friend that I'm doing one for might want a different set up, so I'll offer these suggestions to him. Cheers.

More ideas welcome tho
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glad we can help.

keep the progress / concept photos coming
i'm kinda drooling over it already..
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slight tweaking update

Moved the neck and hardware down a bit and redid the neck pocket area. All very slight, but think it helps the pickgaurd and general layout

The first one is the revision
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realized I'll have to move a few other bits n bobs....
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone used David Dyke for their wood before? He's got swamp ash at 65 for a one piece and 45 - 50 for two or three piece. Seems decent?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd put together a plan for a bass version while I get together some stuff for the other one.
Might rethink the pickgaurd?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like that semi, it gave me a.....
its cool looking man, got any other shots?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure what you mean by shots?

I noticed you made a semi when I was looking through the threads. Any advise or good tutorials you could point me towards?

Looked pretty nice by the way, but most of the picture have gone.
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