Posts made in March, 2010

Triple Play

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

The bodies are taking shape. The two hollow bodies are sanded and the maple top one is ready for binding. Next step is routing the access to the control cavities from the rear. The solid-body has been shaped...

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Top Job

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

Here is the mahogany back cleaned up and ready for the top. Courtesy of Rick Toone (he graciously gave a bottle last time I visited), I am now using Gorilla Glue for most gluing jobs and it works very well....

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Wind Pipes

Posted by on Mar 19, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

The purpose of laminating the neck with carbon fiber as seen in an earlier post was to be able to hollow the neck out and save weight, while maintaining (or increasing) stability. I have now gotten to part...

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Shop Talk

Posted by on Mar 14, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

Not much progress has been made on the actual instruments – but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy! Instead, I have been preparing my workshop for some new additions soon to be...

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Router Work

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

Some progress was made over the weekend on getting the three EGS builds to completion. Below, I have routed the cavities in all three. Tremolo cavity in the Strat model remains. I have added a social...

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Toone Visit

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Articles & Tutorials

I was traveling last week and happened to be in the neighborhood of Rick Toone – and I got a first look at the Simplicity tuning system, neck core and his on-going builds for the first time…...

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