'Summer' build project

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by T-Dub » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:35 am

john wrote:Congrats T-Dub, Are you still in wellington?
Cheers John, yep still in Welly. Love it here.
All the fam is in chch so we wonder how things will pan out without grandparents to babysit but I'm sure it'll be sweet.

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by john » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:22 pm

I hear ya. My parents don't live in Wellington I can see the advantages to having them around :D

We should have a beer sometime, wonder if there would be enough Wellington peeps for a GTG.

Sorry for the thread hijack Nev

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by joppo » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:10 pm

No problem John... it's probably good payback for all the segways I have thrown into threads :lol:

Congrats Tony. Awesome news

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by john » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:16 pm

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by joppo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:07 pm

Back on topic!

Varnishing done to both body and neck.

Here is the top. Masking tap still in place to keep the varnish off the fretboard.
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and the back...
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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by joppo » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:09 pm

And here it is!!!! Gluing the neck on. I really hope it is nice and straight. Tuning machines fitted and nut in place, but not glued yet. Looking really good :D
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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by john » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:55 pm

wow that gat is looking amazing, real pro looking job

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by joppo » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:42 pm

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by john » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:40 am

Awesome.
It looks great, how does it feel and sound?

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by joppo » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:54 pm

It sound fantastic. Amazingly resonant and has heaps of sustain. We've just got cheap strings on to do the setup (put the strings on, take the strings off and repeat until you get it right), but got some good strings to put on this weekend. Feels great. Now I've played it, maybe I should have made the neck a little finer, but it is no problem to play. Something to remember when we do the next one :lol:

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by john » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:29 pm

That's great.
How do you do the set up? Does it have an adjustable truss rod or do you move the neck backward and forward in the pocket, if you can call it that.

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by pins » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:37 pm

excellent effort,wow..build and play,has to be so rewarding.

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Re: 'Summer' build project

Post by joppo » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:28 pm

john wrote: How do you do the set up? Does it have an adjustable truss rod or do you move the neck backward and forward in the pocket, if you can call it that.

Neck is glued and bolted on and doesn't come off without a bit of effort. It has an adjustable truss rod so the setup is tweak the truss rod until the neck is straight, cut slots in the nut to get the strings down to the right height at the first fret, and file away at the bridge until they are the right height at the 12th fret. All done in small steps so strings removed more times than I care to remember. Well worth it though. Have strung it up with some good strings now and it sound magic :D

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