Luthiers: what's on your workbench?

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  1. Zen_Guitar

    Zen_Guitar Silver Supporting Member

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    that's it....I'm goin LEFT-EE
     
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  2. whuppo

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    So, that's what my 12 String Gypsy will kinda sorta look like...
     
  3. CG lutherie

    CG lutherie Member

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    Hello,

    some basses on the bench ;)
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  4. Malinoski

    Malinoski everything wrong possible

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    Yep.
    But with more hair:

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  5. Paul Eliasson

    Paul Eliasson Supporting Member

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    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.
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    Sound clip features the pickups in a Les Paul going into a Vox AC30.
     
  6. rich_chaffins

    rich_chaffins Silver Supporting Member

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    Carved out the neck and neck joint for Mike's Eve yesterday. Started with this:

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    Ended with this:

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  7. whuppo

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    Holy Moley......
     
  8. Mike Dresch

    Mike Dresch Silver Supporting Member

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    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:
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  9. MisterMitch

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    @Dresch, wonderful !!!
     
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  10. j.s.tonehound

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    Wow.
     
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  11. murkat

    murkat I like sea otters Silver Supporting Member

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    You are onto something good. The sound clip sounded great! The phatness when the overdrive, very nice breakup and then some.
     
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    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.
     
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    You should email this to John Suhr.;)

    You guys & your Teles!:mad::rolleyes:o_O

    That looks better than any Martin I ever seen. :aok
     
  14. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    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.

     
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  15. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm building myself a T style and I had some deer antler around.

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    I call it the Flinstone T :)
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  16. Zen_Guitar

    Zen_Guitar Silver Supporting Member

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    Mike Dresch Silver Supporting Member

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    That angled blade switch makes so much sense! I dig that! Cool build!
     
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    rich_chaffins Silver Supporting Member

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    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.

     
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    Ok fine.

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    Happy now?

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