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OddManOut 06-29-2016 01:30 PM

Neck/Bridge Glue and FB Level
 
The neck and bridge are glued up. Minstrel clamps? :eek:

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pswbitkr0y.jpg


The fretboard is leveled prior to fretting. The fretting is underway at the time of posting. Pics forthcoming.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pseuulb9vi.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psggiyxorn.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 09:03 AM

Fretting
 
I just got a ton of pics from the Digital Imagery Dept. at Tahoe Guitars. Several posts follow.

Larry installs the frets.


A roll of raw fretwire. I prefer the gold EVO fretwire for its durability. FWIW, My OM armed with this fretwire shows no string line wear in the frets after 5 years of regular play. Good stuff!

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psdzuzoptl.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pski7ghcsz.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psbvpr8aqf.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psia4xwmsu.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psm74hgc0i.jpg


This tool snips the fret tang off the end of the frets.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psy7khud4o.jpg


*snip* No tang on the end...
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psowdbzjc4.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psvurrkqeq.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps3bqk2lsl.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psqoyfgok3.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 09:28 AM

Fretting 2
 
The fretting continues, but without worry. <---See that? ;)

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psdbbnaxra.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psidntxwmp.jpg


Here you can see the rather massive fret buck, which gives support and stability while installing the frets on the FB extension.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps1mwzi6r5.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psdqytedaf.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps93czkzs5.jpg

Now the leveling and dressing begins. Yet another task with requires the patience of...a luthier.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps79vsrqk6.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psaz7zconi.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psmufzi0dx.jpg


Tools for sanding the fret ends.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pswsib24wq.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pszqdspoeg.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 09:51 AM

Drilling/Slotting the Bridge
 
Larry drills the pin holes and slots the bridge.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pscgx84mbz.jpg


Here is a mixture of the three woods comprising the structure of bridge system: Macassar Ebony, Carpathian Spruce, and Black Locust.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psb5t5ygxc.jpg


The pin holes are chamfered (sloped at the top). Note the right angle at the top of the holes.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pspw6fgsag.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psf4f1feqc.jpg


Now the tops are sloping.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psnhyfhno2.jpg


Now the bridge is slotted. Using this elegant tool, the distance from the nut to the 12th fret is found.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psqkax1eni.jpg


It is then duplicated between the 12th fret and the bridge.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psswetz52a.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psrmvi6evu.jpg


Router time.
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps4ue8yud4.jpg


Voila!
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pswkcgsvo6.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 10:09 AM

Nut
 
The bone nut is configured from a blank. It is cut to proper width, radiused, and beveled.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pszwlvmpxe.jpg


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pssrf7rvqb.jpg


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psd8hdbwyg.jpg


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps4zzfnat9.jpg


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps0qiak1jg.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pscpneemom.jpg


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pszibjpiji.jpg


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pssvtw19cm.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psgknls3ns.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 10:15 AM

Saddle
 
The bone saddle is configures from a blank.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psg73isqt0.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps6zgmrvzc.jpg

Radius that puppy!
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pswhhbgwzz.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psesmauknd.jpg


Compensating...
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psrrkevvkn.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps22t8z3mc.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psgukjglwe.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psyvqh5gok.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps4x9jjdsd.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 02:13 PM

Reaming and Slotting
 
The bridge pin holes are reamed and the bridge plate is slotted.

Tahoe Guitar use an unslotted pin with a 5 degree taper.

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psjy8kak1o.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psjtr81jkq.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps3jfsldog.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pslkgjgbhj.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps5ui1vhvc.jpg


The set up is done!

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...pscmkoesud.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps3gyfnrlv.jpg

OddManOut 06-30-2016 05:50 PM

Completed!
 
The guitar has been completed! I have it home, and will begin the process of playing it in. It sounds great out of the gate. I will check back in a week or so with a video.

Thanks to Larry Nair of Tahoe Guitar Co. for building another fine guitar. Also I must thank him for his kindness, generosity, and patience, allowing access to and sharing his process.

Thanks to YOU for following this thread.

Tahoe Guitar Co.

00-12

Back/Sides: Sinker Honduran Mahogany
Top: Carpathian Spruce
Neck: Flamed Bigleaf Maple/Walnut/Hard Maple
Binding: Indian Rosewood (body) and Ebony (neck)
Bridge/Fretboard: Macassar Ebony
Rosette: African Blackwood
Tuners: Gotoh 510

Nut: 1 3/4"
Saddle: 2 1/4"
Scale: 24.9"




http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psxhzveqja.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psyof9njzm.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps6rltw6kt.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psoozwemgw.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps3nxk24vc.jpg



http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...ps1uht2ppx.jpg

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/u...psdnapzsvb.jpg

bajawatt 06-30-2016 06:05 PM

Exceptional! Congrats. I love that maple neck and that luminous hog. That binding...mmm...mmm...mmm. Enjoy it!

OddManOut 07-02-2016 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bajawatt (Post 4987824)
Exceptional! Congrats. I love that maple neck and that luminous hog. That binding...mmm...mmm...mmm. Enjoy it!


Thank you! :cool:


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