LP/Special hybrid build

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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    I got the Mojo P90s ordered so that's virtually all the hardware & misc bits sorted.

    First up the maple top jointed, glued and onto the body, and that got trimmed & skimmed to size

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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    Going LP-style tenon, so made some new templates to suit the hingeing fixture/jig thing.


    Showed this before but it gets used a a general hold-down for routing and for doing F-style headstock adjust necks. 

    I hate the looks of wedges, but hot-glued into place they make it super rigid.

    Couple of things learned -
    Cast plexi is nicer to drill & machine but has rough tolerances, the long neck piece^^ is over 1mm difference in thickness from end to end. Doesn't matter in this case luckily.
    Extruded is more pesky but has better tolerances.
    Panel wipe takes off any remaining bits of hot glue very nicely.



    It lets you test a neck out for fit & angle etc


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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    The jigs are nice & accurate, and makes lining up on body centre an easier job. Straight off the routing jig the fit is good. Needs slight relieving for a glue gap but in the meantime have a stoopid youtube-style money shot


    Obvs the neck heel/tenon not thicknessed yet, sneak up on that later
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    Sneaking up on the heel/tenon thicknessing, and fettling the tenon fit; more to be done later, the neck is over-width at the mo, until the fretboard is bound and ready to go.

    Nice & light bit of mahogany, this is


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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 21036
    You’ll never get a job at Gibson.
    Having trouble posting images here?  This might help.
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  • webrthomsonwebrthomson Frets: 748
    Fair coming along, looking amazing as always :)
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
    tFB Trader
    Ha!

    And thanks! :)
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    Hi Ross, glad you like it :)
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  • webrthomsonwebrthomson Frets: 748
    Corvus said:
    Hi Ross, glad you like it :)

    Indeed I do - that top is lush :)
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
    tFB Trader
    The board's inlaid with paua dots & bound and on the neck. After it's sat another day it'll get checked & sanded and partially fretted. Those over the body will wait until the neck's on and infill wedges made, but there's a little way to go on that.

    I made a two-piece rosewood headstock faceplate.



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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    The body's got the back roundover done, and binding on though not scraped & cleaned yet. Adjusted the cutaway from Junior-ish to LP-ish and the tenon fit's nearly done. So I can dry-fit and see it looking more guitar-shaped at least.



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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    The neck's now set in, after tuner counterbores, fretting and carving etc - will put some strings on later to check & finesse the size & feel of it.
    Ross' bridge & tail of choice test-fitted after drilling for bushes (the angle isn't as extreme as the pic looks.. the bushes weren't fully driven in.. pic made me check tho!)
    The Mojo P90s are in the post. Next up is making wedges to fit under the fretboard/body overhang, detail sanding & fettling,  final dry build, and then we're onto prep for colouring in :).







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  • RabsRabs Frets: 2191
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    Thats going to be spankingly good when finished  :+1:
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  • webrthomsonwebrthomson Frets: 748
    Looking good Bill - coming together nicely :)
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 21036
    Love it.
    Having trouble posting images here?  This might help.
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  • JazzthatJazzthat Frets: 127
    Beautifully made guitar !
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    Cheers all :)
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  • DanielsguitarsDanielsguitars Frets: 2438
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    Looks great Bill
    www.danielsguitars.co.uk
    (formerly customkits)
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  • CorvusCorvus Frets: 2120
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    Cheers Darren.
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  • davrosdavros Frets: 447
    That looks lovely, can't wait to see what the top and back woods look like with some finish on, they're gorgeous!
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