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Luthiers: what's on your workbench?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by PW214, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. j.s.tonehound

    j.s.tonehound Member

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    Thanks Doug. Unfortunately the full stack would be too tall but I wouldn't be using an extra board within the drawer itself so it might be ok. As it turns out, my Aether and rack side by side are about five inches too wide but that's a solvable problem.
     
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    Sanded back the blue some. I was trying to get the PRS faded denim color. Looks pretty close to me.

     
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    How high of a ceiling do you need to do the stack with a drawer? I asked you this once, but have moved since then.
     
  4. dougk

    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    We recommend 8' standard ceiling.
     
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    Thanks. Will measure.
     
  6. Mike Dresch

    Mike Dresch Silver Supporting Member

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    Just finished this one today. My first bass! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, that turned out really well.
     
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  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker ISLAND Instruments Gold Supporting Member

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    I strung it up with the strings backwards the first time -_-

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  9. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    Prototype for a new body style. I'm calling this the Instigator, after the guy that talked me into it. The main idea is a small body so I can use some heavier woods without having to do chambers or glue. This poplar body is about .7 pounds lighter than the poorboy bodies. Should be about 6.8 all buttoned up. I did the design with the curved line tool in Excel.
    Also finally tried a narrower width at the nut. I've been hovering around 1.71 to 1.73 and this one is 1.65". Probably not a big deal for most of you, but it took me four years to get around to it. Now just need to work out the string spacing. The neck is Goncalo Alves.

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  10. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    My first try at the Doghair finish on this Honduran mahogany Tele. i used Feibings black dye and copper metallic pore filler/paint. It still needs fill and top coats and I need to decide on what I am going to use - lacquer, oil, ca? I may go with ca on this one. I have been wanting to try it.

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    I also just finished this sweet JM style made from the same wood.

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  11. DaveNJ

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    Love the knobs!
     
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  12. sargebaker

    sargebaker ISLAND Instruments Gold Supporting Member

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    One last shot of this one all buttoned up, front and back. Just waiting on the Mono bag to ship it.
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    Really pleased with the Rutters bridge!
     
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    That will do nicely! Very nice!
     
  15. Zen_Guitar

    Zen_Guitar Vendor

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    Fed Ex will be delivering this to me this week! I can't even sleep...like a kid on Christmas Eve.
     
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  18. sargebaker

    sargebaker ISLAND Instruments Gold Supporting Member

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    Something else on the bench:
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    This actually started in 2013, intended to be a multi-scale 7string pseudo jazzbox for the Montreal Guitar Show (RIP) that never happened. Now it's a headless noisemaker with my Cyclops neck bolt system (designed to easily detach for travel) for German avant garde guitarist Niola Hein and I'm finally finishing it up.
     
  19. DevRock

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    Build #3 has begun. A white limba V (you know, Korina), to '67 specs (because that's the template I have), with a nice, striped ebony board. Although, I hate to cover the limba with the larger pickguard, so I'm likely going to alter it and make it a lot more like a '58. Gonna throw in a gold EMG Het Set. Undecided on the headstock. I'm probably going to go with basic gloss black, but pondering one of the figured laminates I have. Only issue is they clash with the striped ebony. My last V took me 11 months to build. I'm hoping I can bang this one out in 3 or so, with a lot less mistakes (already made one in cutting out HS shape too soon, but fixed it).

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  20. Malinoski

    Malinoski everything wrong possible

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    Thought I was done with leftys for a while... but no.
    Gypsy 339 12-string, koa top and bottom, Doug fir frame:

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    My Type12SC pick-ups in the Ric style and Danelectro bridge, which is a simple but excellent design for 12, plus it works perfectly with my passive piezo:

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    Gotoh Stealth tuners, I gotta believe they were designed just for this purpose:

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