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post Aug 31 2013, 09:48 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 30 2013, 12:04 AM) *
These guitars looks amazing, I'll be following this thread.
Second guitar seems to have frets all made at different angle.

I was always curious about how does one know how to space out the frets during the build, especially these which feature a different angle between each other - and have the guitar keep tuning well all over the neck once it is finished?



Thanks. There is actually a scientific formula to figure out the fret placement and each ones distance from the nut. But I use an online calculator that tells me how far each one goes from the nut. When you have multiple scale lengths for instance these are 25" - 27". I just measured each position along the outermost string paths and then just connect them. All the scale lengths in between work out automatically. Hope that made sense.


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post Sep 3 2013, 09:25 PM
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Got the neck shaped on the 8 string this weekend. Is a bit thicker than I was planning on making it, but it feels good so I stopped. It is a bit of an asymmetrical shape. A little thinner on the bottom than on the top.



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post Sep 3 2013, 09:53 PM
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For someone who claims to be ' not a good wood worker'...that looks awesome! cool.gif


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post Sep 4 2013, 12:56 AM
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Looking at these I miss having my dad's basement around. I never built a guitar, mind you, but I did try to modify one, which I never really finished as I moved away to my own place back then in 2008 or so.

Great work, would love to see more!

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post Sep 6 2013, 01:33 PM
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QUOTE (Headbanger @ Sep 3 2013, 08:53 PM) *
For someone who claims to be ' not a good wood worker'...that looks awesome! cool.gif


laugh.gif Thanks.

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Looking at these I miss having my dad's basement around. I never built a guitar, mind you, but I did try to modify one, which I never really finished as I moved away to my own place back then in 2008 or so.

Great work, would love to see more!


90% of the tools I use are my Dad's in his shop. He makes everything I make possible. I am hoping to have it finished in the next week or two so I will have some more pictures. I'm working on the bridge and nut and control cover right now.


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