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Old 11-29-2018, 05:57 PM
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Unparallelled parallelism, I'd say.
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I like how there is not a huge access hole made for the truss rod. Gibson should take note.

What is the headstock tilt angle?
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Juston, are you going with the unbound neck?
Agree, JT.

No sense removing all that wood, Dave. I agree. I never did like the acorn nut on my Gibson electrics. Is that what they use on the acoustics as well? I'm not sure on the neck angle, but my guess is that Dale is true to the original design.

I don't know if my neck is bound or not. I told Dale to copy JT's guitar, so I guess it would depend what JT has! I think the answer is no.
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I don't know if my neck is bound or not. I told Dale to copy JT's guitar, so I guess it would depend what JT has! I think the answer is no.
The originals had unbound fingerboards.

Here's the minty 1943 SJ on which Dale is basing this model:

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Old 11-29-2018, 06:50 PM
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The originals had unbound fingerboards.



Here's the minty 1943 SJ on which Dale is basing this model:





Ahh, Thatís exactly what Iím going for on mine... Dale is going to do some relic treatment, but we are calling it the Closet Queen Gal..
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:26 PM
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The originals had unbound fingerboards.

Here's the minty 1943 SJ on which Dale is basing this model:

Good grief is that nice.
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Good grief is that nice.
Plus one! Juston are you going for a sunburst?
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Look closely at fret board, it's looks like it is bound.
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Look closely at fret board, it's looks like it is bound.
OK, here's a closer look:

And another:

Again, the Banner SJs did not have bound fingerboards. Someone actually found the time to write a book about such things.
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Ahh, Thatís exactly what Iím going for on mine... Dale is going to do some relic treatment, but we are calling it the Closet Queen Gal..
Well, mine is relic-free. In astonishing condition given its age. Here it is in its original chipboard case:



I just found the images I uploaded to my (and Willi Henkes's) BannerGibsons.com site.
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Yes, your original is not bound. I was referring to the picture on page 5 of the Fairbanks. That one appears to be bound.
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Yes, your original is not bound. I was referring to the picture on page 5 of the Fairbanks. That one appears to be bound.
Ah, got it. Yeah, looks like Dale's taken the classy approach: binding with the same wood as the fingerboard. Best of both worlds: feels bound, looks same as the original unbound.

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And, yes, those frets are quite tall. I find EVO 55090, which Laurent Brondel turned me on to, to be much easier to play than short frets . . . especially those tiny vintage ones. That wire is 0.055" tall.




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As cool as guitars get, in my not remotely humble opinion.

Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Nice, nice, nice!!!
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Fretboard being glued to the neck. Getting pretty close to show time.

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Time to shape the neck and then move to finish. JT, do you think this is what it would have looked like in 1943?



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