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  • #61

    Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

    The bridge and everything else is mostly finished. I will likely round the edges a bit when it's time to do the finishing.

    All is left to do is the head plate which I am still waiting on the Abalone inlay.

    I will soon start finalizing the neck shape and neck angle/fit.

    Then I will be ready to final scrape/sand the body, spray the finish and final assembly and set up.

    Getting close to the end so I Bought a case yesterday

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    • #62

      Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

      Looking really good and can't wait to see it with a finish.
      Jamie www.turneddesignsbyjamie.etsy.com

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      • #63

        Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

        I finalized the shape of the neck and got the angle set and straight with the body. As daunting as it was, it wasn’t to much trouble.

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        • #64

          Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

          I decide on a simple head plate inlay so it wasn’t bare. Inlayed a stylish letter G to represent my last name without actually putting my name on it. Scraped it flush and pretty happy with the result. Then I glued the head plate to the neck and flushed it up. The neck is now complete.

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          • #65

            Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

            Drilled for the tuning machines. Pretty simple task.

            The tuners are just set in to make sure they fit.

            Next will I’ll be installing the dots in the fretboard and pressing in the frets

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            • #66

              Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

              Rd1... have appreciated your work to date. What is the significance of the fretboard dots, not a musician so I see no particular use for them. Roy
              Are you solving the problem, or becoming part of it?

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              • #67

                Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

                Originally posted by Roy in Thunder Bay View Post
                Rd1... have appreciated your work to date. What is the significance of the fretboard dots, not a musician so I see no particular use for them. Roy
                They are just for easy reference so you don't need to count the frets. The double dots mark the second octave on the fret board which is at the 12th fret. Different builders may mark them a bit different or leave some out but still at the same intervals, ei: 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th, then it starts over.

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                • #68

                  Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

                  Thanks for the info, Roy
                  Are you solving the problem, or becoming part of it?

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                  • #69

                    Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

                    So summer arrived and priorities changed. I have still veen working on this project but at slower rate. I finalized the neck shape which was a bit of work to get the shape symmetrical but I am happy with the results.

                    the body had also been scraped and sanded and ready for pore filling.

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                    • #70

                      Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

                      Radiused the frets and pressed them in with some CA glue.

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                      • #71

                        Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

                        With the frets in place, I trimmed them and filled them flush. Next I will file them on an angle and get the fretboard ready to be glued on to the neck.

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                        • #72

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                          Looking good! Will you flatten the frets after you glue the fingerboard onto the neck? (not sure of the terminology ... flatten = level = ?? )

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                          • #73

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                            Originally posted by John Bartley View Post
                            Looking good! Will you flatten the frets after you glue the fingerboard onto the neck? (not sure of the terminology ... flatten = level = ?? )
                            Yes I will level the frets once the fretboard is glued on to the neck and the neck is installed. That will be one of final things and is part of the set up stage when getting ready to put strings on it.

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                            • #74

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                              Originally posted by rangerdave1 View Post

                              Yes I will level the frets once the fretboard is glued on to the neck and the neck is installed. That will be one of final things and is part of the set up stage when getting ready to put strings on it.
                              Thank you !! I knew it had to be done, just wasn't sure when.

                              cheers !!

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                              • #75

                                Re: Acoustic guitar build (first attempt)

                                This is coming along beautifully!

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