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Old 03-03-2019, 08:18 PM   #466
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I'm reserving judgment for now. I think it's ok.



Holy shit. I built a guitar.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:21 PM   #467
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:22 PM   #468
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Goddamn, man. You built a fucking guitar!
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:26 PM   #469
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Très chic and very sleek.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:42 PM   #470
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I played it! No specific song, just some purple haze groove. It still needs to be set up. I'm going to spend Wednesday over at Pete's. He's doing set ups that day. He's going to diagnose whatever issues I have. Then I'm going to watch and help do set ups and whatever else he's doing. Then we'll do mine. Then I'll make the video. I've got to learn the song in the meanwhile.
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Old 03-03-2019, 09:09 PM   #471
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Yeah. It's "ok."

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Can't wait to hear you play it.
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:12 AM   #472
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Full stop, did you build a guitar?
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:40 AM   #473
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He built a GUITAR!
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:12 AM   #474
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He did indeed, and it's a beautiful thing... except the strap doesn't do it justice.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:22 AM   #475
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it was out in the garage when I went to test it. It's since been changed to a black one. Amanda wasn't having a pink strap.


It all came together pretty quickly at the end there. I'm mildly surprised that I didn't fuck it up in any major way. I might be wrong about that though, lol. We'll see once a pro has a look over it. I might need to replace the nut with a slightly taller one, is the only thing I see.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:03 AM   #476
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Awesome! Congrats! It looks great!
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:08 PM   #477
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Now ya gotta get one of those lighted hang 'em on the wall display cases to showcase LC0001.

To show ppl where it all began.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:33 PM   #478
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https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hvo3yXvPnTx1QduD9

That's just a bunch of pics of the build. Probably a few I didn't put in here.
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Old 03-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #479
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It's all taken apart again now. We have to take a sliver off of the control cavity so I can move the pick guard over 1/16" and maybe shave. 001" from the heel. The string height at the nut is about as low as it can go, but when you 'fret' (hold down the string) the first fret, the strings sit too high above the fret board. That's typically due to an incorrect neck angle. That can be caused by a difference in thickness of the heel from front to back, or the pocket being not flat. In my case, the pick guard was interfering with the bridge lying flat on the body. That was caused by the 3 way switch being up against that side of the cavity. So the cavity needs to be nudged back a bit to allow me to re set the guard location.



Nervous work, free hand routing the body after its finished, but I want this to be perfect, so I'll do what I need to do.
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Old 03-06-2019, 03:59 PM   #480
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Can you just use a sharp chisel if you only have to take off a little bit?
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