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Old 11-01-2011, 06:11 AM
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Hey, Mother of Toilet Seat! Always wanted to build one with a MOT F/B too!
Looks good Brad, yer a fast worker! Must be young-err...
Haans,

I wish I was that fast! Actually this build is not in "real" time-I already had the work done to a point.

I am in the finishing stage now and will post the up to date pictures as soon as my home computer comes back on.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:15 AM
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Great work Brad! Looks like you've got some really cool tools in your shop.
I'd love to have one of those overarm routers! I'm enjoying your build.
Thanks,

I got that machine for $400. -it is really handy. I use it for all sorts of things.
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:18 AM
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I love this!
Great headstock and inlays - can't wait to see how it all turns out!
Thanks,
I can't wait either-I will be finished spraying this week then aound 3 weeks drying time, so it should be the beginning of December.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:12 AM
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Haans,

I wish I was that fast! Actually this build is not in "real" time-I already had the work done to a point.

I am in the finishing stage now and will post the up to date pictures as soon as my home computer comes back on.
Ahh, I see. I've got a couple like that too.
Can't wait to see it and hear it!
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:16 PM
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This is the guitar sealed and the binding taped off in preparation for the black
paint.
I find it much easier to tape rather than scrape the binding.




This is the tape I use-great stuff-leaves a very clean line.





Not a god picture-but that's where I'm at to this point.

One more round of clear coats-then 3 weeks to dry before buffing.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:33 PM
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That is going to be a very cool guitar! Thanks for sharing all of this with us.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:12 AM
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I must have the 3M tape without the "improved adhesion"...it's junk.
Brad, does this stuff REALLY stick?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:27 AM
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Haans,
Yes, the other tuff is junk, try this one you will love it!
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:44 AM
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Thanks Brad, I'll try some. I don't like scraping either...but I sure don't like taping AND scraping!
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:02 PM
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Well, for weeks has gone by(didn't that seem quick!) and I am finishing this git.

I strung it up last night at around midnight and MAN it ROARS!!! I am a very happy camper!

So here are some pics to bring it up to date:



Prepping under the fretboard



Gluing the "tongue".



Truing the fretboard.



the rough cut nut-this picture gives you an idea how thick the low E string is -.066



Hard to see in this photo-I compensate every string so it plays in tune all the way up the neck



The new logo decal- sorry for all the dust.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:06 PM
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Here she is playable ,but not done-still need to finish the nut and bridge and make a pearloid pickguard.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:55 PM
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Brad, when you do the nut and bridge, are the strings the same height to facilitate bottleneck playing? How much will this one be, or is it for a commission in progress?

Beautiful work.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:29 PM
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Beautiful. unusual guitar stand
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:35 PM
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Brad, when you do the nut and bridge, are the strings the same height to facilitate bottleneck playing? How much will this one be, or is it for a commission in progress?

Beautiful work.
Hi Neal,

I am not sure I understand your question.

I set this guitar up as any "standard" guitar. Right now the strings are approx. 6/64"-5/64" at the 12th fret.-it could go a little lower.

The nut is set as if it was a fret higher than the fist fret.


On a slide (Hawaiian) guitar the nut is very much higher so the slide won't hit the frets-so you can't play it like a regular guitar.

It is not a commission and will be for sale-you can email me if you are interested in it ( not sure of the policy on this forum with regard to posting prices, as i am new here.). I usually sell them when I finish the next one,so I have something to show customers. There is one for sale on ebay right now.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:39 PM
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No, not lap slide, Spanish. On a lot of 12 strings, the octave string sits lower in the nut than the heavier string, or possibly at the same height, but being of smaller diameter, is physically lower than the heavier string. Just wondering if you even them out for playing.

In other words, if you drag a bottleneck across, say, the bottom 4 strings (2 courses) would the bottleneck hit them evenly?
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