Luthiers: what's on your workbench?

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

  1. journo

    journo Member

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    Jim Tyler also got a lot of flak for his big headstock. For the Classic model, he kept the general shape but made it smaller. That could perhaps be something to consider.

    For the record, I like both your headstock and Tyler's.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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  2. Mikael Springer

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    What we have here are 2 VNS Seraphs that I just wrapped up. One of these has been picked up just in time before general lockdown here in France because of Corona. The other one has to stay here at my shop for a while ...

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    journo Member

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    Hey Mikael,

    This is really something that tickles my fancy.
    Well done!

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    I love a sexy backside.
     
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  5. Dave Weir

    Dave Weir Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty proud of these necks. I didn't make them. They were made by my first employee. I just gave him the instructions and run of the shop. These are his first three and they are pretty much perfect. He has actual skills and may just take over the whole operation.
    Goncalo Alves, Roasted Maple and Canary. The bodies are coming along nicely also.
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  6. Ken Whisler

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    Well....I own Les Pauls and a Danelectro when it comes to electrics......but 20+ years ago I taught myself how to build classical guitars. Numbers 41 and 42 tops are inlaid, and 41 is in construction phase. I like to make my own rosettes:

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  7. stickyFingerz

    stickyFingerz Supporting Member

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    I like how you integrate those influences into your own style, these are really rocking.

    It looks like the fretboard overhangs over the body? Or is it glued? I don't recall seeing anything like this.
     
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  8. Malinoski

    Malinoski everything wrong possible

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    It's just a deep neck pocket that goes way into the body. It gives me that much more connection to the body, but 4 screws are plenty to hold the neck on.

    Many get confused about the 26 frets, I do it because I can and because it looks good... it fills an empty space on the body. The sweet spot for a "neck" pickup on a bass is about 3" up from the bridge, the farther up you go the more muddy it gets. To my eye I want something in that space where you'd normally see a bridge pickup, so, I extend the neck down to fill it. The scale is 32" but with the neck extended it gives the illusion that it is longer, and just because those extra frets are there doesn't mean you need to use them...
     
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  9. Jeff Scott

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    Can you do a much deeper/longer cutaway on the G string side to facilitate those of us who actually use all the frets?
     
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  10. Malinoski

    Malinoski everything wrong possible

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    That would be a different bass model.

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    Thanks, Pete. Very cool basses!
     
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    In the works before we had to pause here in NYC:

     
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  13. Ken Whisler

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    Ken Whisler classical number 41 in cedar/EI rosewood. Box is together and ready for binding route and install; neck blank is ready for headstock profile and slotting:

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  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker ISLAND Instruments Gold Supporting Member

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    I dunno when I'll be back in my real shop. Government has ordered shut down of non-essential business until April 13 at the earliest. Making due from home now, finishing up 3 instruments. 2 pictured here and more to come.

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    I hope everyone is staying safe and keeping healthy.
     
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  15. Dave Weir

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    The customer was going to pick this up in Orlando on a trip to Disney World.
    That fell through, so now it's on it's way to Bento Goncalves, Brazil.
    Mahogany body and Ovankgal neck, both from Africa.
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  16. Ivison Guitars

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    Here's a semi hollow version of my Hurricane model with Lightning Bolt 'F' hole i've been working on this week for a customer in Hong Kong:

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    Installed these LEDs on my personal guitar to indicate coil-split status of each pickup. I really dig the Apem pushbuttons, but it's always frustrated me that there's no way to see the state of each pup. Had to source the correct DPDT version, now I have my cake.

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    I love it, totally stealthy but useful! Any pics of the installation process? You might consider replacing one of the LEDs with a different color. If you're on a dark stage and only one is on it might be hard to tell which one.
     
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    What's that ball thing next to the switches? I've seen it on Splatt's guitar and have no idea what that thing does.
     
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    It's a shaker harmonica mic.
     
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