Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by PW214, Jun 3, 2015.
that's it....I'm goin LEFT-EE
So, that's what my 12 String Gypsy will kinda sorta look like...
some basses on the bench
But with more hair:
Experimenting with pickups and coil shapes for a prototype I am building. It is one large single coil wrapped around both bobbins to make one, large rectangular coil. There are twelve alnico 4 rod magnets under the hood in each pickup. Unplated nickel toaster covers with decorative herringbone jeweler's brass for a veneer.
Sound clip features the pickups in a Les Paul going into a Vox AC30.
Carved out the neck and neck joint for Mike's Eve yesterday. Started with this:
Ended with this:
Finished a new one today. Koa top, figured black walnut back, Pau Ferro neck, ebony fretboard, Indian Rosewood headstock cap/neck binding/cover plates and maple pin stripe accents. Knobs are ebony/maple/rosewood. Hipshot tuners and tremolo. Jim Wagner Fillmore pickup set:
@Dresch, wonderful !!!
You are onto something good. The sound clip sounded great! The phatness when the overdrive, very nice breakup and then some.
So what's the verdict on these very appealing woods gents? Do the tonal properties any resemblance to the traditionals? I know Ronnie likes the Redwood. That sapele looks amazing, as does the myrtle.
You should email this to John Suhr.
You guys & your Teles!
That looks better than any Martin I ever seen.
Here is the Instigator all done. Right at 6.8 pounds so somehow I calculated that right. I am not used to the thinner 1.64" zero fret. It doesn't seem like a 20th of an inch should matter much. And everything is fine until I try to mute one string in a chord shape. I try to just touch it, and it's not there.
96.4 by Dave Weir posted Dec 6, 2017 at 7:42 PM
I'm building myself a T style and I had some deer antler around.
I call it the Flinstone T
That angled blade switch makes so much sense! I dig that! Cool build!
As for the sapele, I believe it does bear a sonic resemblance to the hallowed Honduran mahogany. Here’s a bit of a another guitar I did that has a sapele body and neck. Think it sounds LP-esque.
Had a cnc mess up on the ebony fretboard so I will be keeping it for myself.
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