Swinger Project (now with more Duo-Sonic!)

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Swinger Project (now with more Duo-Sonic!)

Post: # 1378205Post plopswagon »

I was going to wait and post this when I was further down the road since I'm infamous for taking DECADES for projects but I was too exited.


Makin' teh template.

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I should have more pics in July....






...2024.
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I always had a hunch that you were into swinging
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(pats spot on couch next to where he's sitting)
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What scale, and are you doing your own neck?
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Post: # 1378231Post plopswagon »

24� scale, I’ll do two pups too.

My goal is to do my own neck. That should be completed in September of 2132.
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That is dope. By the by, if you decide to go with an already made neck BYO guitars now offers Jag necks to your own specs for a relatively reasonable price

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plopswagon wrote:(pats spot on couch next to where he's sitting)
Have I told you about my offset waist and contoured body?
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plopswagon wrote:(pats spot on couch next to where he's sitting)
Have I told you about my offset waist and contoured body?
I'm more curious about that 9.5 inch radius you've been bragging about.
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sunshiner wrote:That is dope. By the by, if you decide to go with an already made neck BYO guitars now offers Jag necks to your own specs for a relatively reasonable price

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oh, that could be quite useful.

I have 4 body blanks total, I might do another duo sonic as well (and a Jazzmaster and an Esquire...)
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got around to making a pickup and control cavity template.

this one I routed using my 64 mustang as a guide (pretty nerve wracking!)
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damn had to bookmark that website. gonna do some builds for realz this year.
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FWIW, this project is turning me on.

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Update time.

I was making more templates with my template when I had the router slip and take a big ol' honkin' chunk out of the control cavity. While I was salvaging it I discovered some issues with the center line alignment so I started again.

Here's the new templates.

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The control cavities for the volume/tone/output and the slider switches up top are deeper than the pickup routes so I put those in their own template. I have some indexing screw holes drilled that will help line everything up when I do the actual routing.

The next step is to do the actual body blank, but frankly, I'm a little terrified. I might build up one with some cheap board and do a full on test run before I use my good two piece alder body blank.
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Post: # 1409073Post plopswagon »

So a while back I redid my pickup routing template.

I made one with pieces that slot in so I can do the deeper routes for the controls and then the shallow pick up cavities

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Today I cut out the new Swinger template, I felt like it wasn't quite right so I did a tracing based on internet photos.

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There were a couple of gouges I had to fix after I routed the template so I thought I'd cut out a new Duo Sonic template.

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That went so well I cut out the body.

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I'm super psyched that I didn't fuck up. Ready to do more next weekend.
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Looks good!
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Looks great Paul! Should have checked the forum before I commented on your post on Instagram lol
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What's that perspex neck rout ruler/stencil thingy?
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Post: # 1409418Post plopswagon »

Ready to get back to work
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Swinger laid out

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Rough cut on bandsaw

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routed edges (left hand side)
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I realized this knot will be an issue

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Sanded the edges of both the Swinger and the Duo-Sonic

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pre-drilling the cavities

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I was hoping to get the routing done but ran out of time (daylight)
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