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Old 10-23-2013, 04:43 AM
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Looking amazing!! I love these build threads, especially when they are build of Luthiers I really like.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:02 PM
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Sorry people; been a bit remiss lately - very busy with work that is keeping me away from the AGF, and Jason had to do Woodstock.

To update you...

Ebony blank:



Fret slots cut:



Bound:



and side dots in:



Pics of the neck coming soon.

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Old 11-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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And as promised...

Here's the bare wood:



Channels for the rod and carbon cut:



Headstock facing going on:



and here it is glued up:



Marking out for...



...Jason's trademark headstock carve:



...and the fretboard finally glued to the neck:



That's it for now; getting there and very excited.

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Old 11-22-2013, 04:43 PM
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:47 PM
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I know some people like a severe U shape on their neck, but this just seems a little extreme to me.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:29 PM
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Ready to receive the neck:



Yes, I think it fits but the ******* fingerboard is a bit too long!



Well known luthier provides flimsy excuse to take picture of his chisel collection:



Now this is centred rather better on my main region of interest...
This is the heelcap being glued on apparently:



Have to admit Justin, the neck still looks pretty difficult to play on this last pic; I hope things improve?

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Old 12-02-2013, 01:24 PM
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That last picture looks like an orthopaedic surgical contraption!!

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Old 12-03-2013, 06:19 AM
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I guess you have a point Vic...



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Old 12-03-2013, 06:43 AM
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how do you play one of those?
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Looking so good. Hey, what were those black strips on the inside-back between the braces?
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Hey, what were those black strips on the inside-back between the braces?
To be honest, i don't know - I assume they're there to add a little bit of support in between the braces and I thought they were ebony but they could just as easily be carbon fibre. Anyone else know?

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Old 12-04-2013, 09:44 AM
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how do you play one of those?
Humerus..ly?
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To be honest, i don't know - I assume they're there to add a little bit of support in between the braces and I thought they were ebony but they could just as easily be carbon fibre. Anyone else know?

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I was guessing the same thing. A work of art no doubt!
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:17 AM
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To be honest, i don't know - I assume they're there to add a little bit of support in between the braces and I thought they were ebony but they could just as easily be carbon fibre. Anyone else know?

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Jason tells me that they are ebony and they add additional support in maintaining the domed radius while also helping to prevent cracking
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:38 PM
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Jason tells me that they are ebony and they add additional support in maintaining the domed radius while also helping to prevent cracking
Tx Eric; my instincts were right but I didn't know for sure.

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