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 Post subject: New project SG
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:44 pm 
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Gonna whittle out an SG.
Walnut top, Maple body and neck, Asian Ebony board.
Gotta make some layout templates first.
Always exciting starting a new build.
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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And there's nothing like starting with the best wood! Jeez, that's some purty stuff!



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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Thanks Allan!
I figure if I make 4-5 guitars a year, and I spend 50 hours on each, I can justify buying high dollar lumber.
This batch cost me about $160.00. I can get two fret boards out of the Ebony.
Maple and Walnut billets from Goby Wanut, neck and fret boards from Gilmer.
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Can't wait to see it. I love SG'S.

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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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You just don't see flamed walnut very often. But the pattern on the maple is nice and tight too. And I love flame maple necks! Should be a stunner.



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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Can't wait to see how you put all those pretty woods together!



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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Made the body template.
I'll need to make the control covers and pickup templates as well.
Sharpie pens don't work well under shellac.

My wife went nuts and bought us some proper Texas-sized steaks.
Happy holidays everyone!
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Looking forward to your build, as always, Dan! Nice looking beef. Hopefully nobody says "well done, please" or "pass the ketchup"!

Merry Christmas to you, and yours, Dan!

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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Looking forward to your build, as always, Dan! Nice looking beef. Hopefully nobody says "well done, please" or "pass the ketchup"!

Merry Christmas to you, and yours, Dan!

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Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Got the body and neck roughed out.
I plan to cut a tenon similar to a LP and use the body extension as the heel.
I think this should provide ample support.
I got this idea from seeing Kevin Looker's Flying V neck joint.
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Got the neck joint cut.
The rest will be easy.
Making fret markers out of a sheet of celluloid.
I ate the heck out of the steaks.
Bought my daughter-n-law a plane ticket to see her grandma in Chile.
That's about it.
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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dzsmith wrote:

Bought my daughter-n-law a plane ticket to see her grandma in Chile.
Dan

What a guy [clap]



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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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wow7-eyes That is some stunning Walnut, I wonder if the nuts from the tree it came from taste better? Michael Shaw has a squirrel as an avatar, maybe he knows? laughing6-hehe

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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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fumblefinger wrote:
dzsmith wrote:

Bought my daughter-n-law a plane ticket to see her grandma in Chile.
Dan

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That's pretty cool, Dan! She must be a special girl! [:Y:]

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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Looking good. Can't wait.

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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Nice. I think that's gonna work fine.


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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Nice. I think that's gonna work fine.


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Thanks Ken!
I must repeat that I love your finishing techniques!

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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Just about ready to glue the fretboard to the neck.
The weekend weather will be 80F, so I plan to get this thing going.
I went with some snazzy binding to match the fret markers.
I spent 8 hours cutting out the markers and inlaying. Not an enjoyable task.
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Hey, looks good, Dan!
I like the way you ran the figure in the walnut up,
instead of down.
I also really like that f.b. binding.
Bling city!
Reminds me of the old Nationals and the like!
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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Hey, looks good, Dan!
I like the way you ran the figure in the walnut up,
instead of down.
I also really like that f.b. binding.
Bling city!
Reminds me of the old Nationals and the like!
Alan

Thanks Alan!
I'm already planning another Tele build.
I've made six and have given them all away.
I still don't have one for myself.
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 Post subject: Re: New project SG
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It's getting there.
Next steps will be cutting the body bevels, leveling the frets, then glue in the neck.
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Great progress!
Looks mighty fine!


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Looking good!

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The jig works pretty good!


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