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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
just ordered this off of ebay


That looks much better than Leo Quan
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sorry for the offtop, but I will be glad to see Kalamazoo KG2 project here on the forum Smile I'm a big fan of all Melody Maker related guitar family and it is always interesting and useful for me to see your work


Thanks. I'll definitely post pics when it's done.
I've got to get a few of these projects finished so I can try and trade cur something for the Teisco Stang build when he gets it done.

I'm looking forward for another interesting project
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
just ordered this off of ebay


That looks really well made. What's the sellers name?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eBay link

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

working on headstock fix



and fixed


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
working on headstock fix



and fixed



You've got some mad skills!!! Impressive.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful job. How long did it take to find a piece of maple that the grain would line up with?
That's kinda scarey how well they match up. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

about 2 minutes. I have a stash of neck blank maple under my bed and at the end of one of the pieces there was a spot that lined up almost perfectly with the neck when I held it to it. I wan't going to worry about it, but it was like magic how well it lined up. I go to my lumber yard and pick through their stuff, I have some cool neck stock that is very curly and I got one for 8 bucks last week that us pretty good birds eye.

I ended up with the fender style headstock, but is a smidge smaller then normal. Not noticeable though
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the bridge today. very nice quality, looks like a no brand tonepro's but without the fancy post system they use.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would try one, but this guy charges a lot for the international shipping. I will be waiting till it appears at some China sellers on the ebay, shipping from China to KZ is usually a couple of bucks.
Have you seen this duo sonic earlier? Also has a wraparound bridge, but not intonable one

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never seen that before; who dat? Looks like it is compensated, so if it is set up right it should be close to spot on.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
cur wrote:
working on headstock fix



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You've got some mad skills!!! Impressive.

It looks more like what he started out to begin with, and less like the example he posted.

But it is well done.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It looks more like what he started out to begin with, and less like the example he posted.


cur wrote:

I ended up with the fender style headstock, but is a smidge smaller then normal. Not noticeable though


I know, I changed my mind. It looked good and I didn't have to reshape the heel.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
who dat?

Have no idea TBH. I saw somewhere this picture and was puzzled about how they did it without screwing intonation
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, should I go with flat slab body, or cut outs: forearm and tummy?

I like my teisco cut outs like the ones I did on my solid mahogany re-build from a while back vs traditional mustang. Not sure what way to go. Probably flat slab, or competition mustang style.
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I think you should choose yourself or you won't be satisfied with the result. I know I didn't help
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think Teisco and other similar manufacturers did contours, didn't they just make the bodies waffer thin?
I would make the body thinner, which would work with the bridge you're planning.
High bridge, surface mount pickups, shallow neck pocket, skinny slab body.
In a weird way it adds up.
I'm just dissapointed you aren't using plywood Laughing

Incidentally, I looked into using plywood to build a guitar body, it turns out that it's actually cheaper to use real timber Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the 60's Japanese aesthetic, but the fender quality. So it is 1.5" thickness and made out of poplar. I will be making a jig to play with neck pocket depth and mount the bridge and pups to it to make sure everything works and sets up.

My last build was updating an old teisco by making a 1.5 inch solid mahogany body and making a custom compensated saddle bridge for it. Other than that used all the original parts.

Plenty of old Japanese guitars have contours. So I guess when I said tiesco in the title I was meaning 60's Japanese aesthetics.

I made a body out of some cabinet grade plywood before. Two layers of 7 ply 3/4 inch birch ply that I had left over. Problem I had was the odd voids in the layers that needed attention.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always really regret not adding belly contours after I've painted, then end up going back and ruining things as a result. Gotta prepare for that post-beer noodling.

I'm also really interested in the build you mentioned, where you re-made a teisco body out of mahogany, is there a thread or something for that?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the teisco rebuild link.

Was going to do a tele with the pups that are on the current project. I am 99% done with the build above, but have not brazed the brass saddle to the nickel bridge yet. the stings actually hold it down very well at the moment, so I just go with that.
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