Electric XII build

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Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:20 pm

I've wanted one of these since the first time I saw one back in 65, so I decided to build one. Not sure how quickly it will progress, but here goes.
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FYI, I also wanted a Bass VI forever, but the $$ on one of those was prohibitive, so I built one. A couple of years later, all of a sudden, the big boys were making them again, and quite affordable. So who knows, maybe after I finish this one, they'll start making XII's again.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by N0_Camping4U » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:38 am

Dude! Nice!!! Can't wait.

I've got a Fender XII built I need to upload pics.. Someone just PM'd me and was asking for it. Where does everyone upload pics to?

I've got a bass vi being built right now, too.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:13 pm

I pmed you asking for pics. Can't wait to see it.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:17 pm

As to the pics, search for imgur online, then sign up and upload your pics. It's free. I used to use photobucket, but imgur is the one to use now.
Actually, here's the link

https://imgur.com

good luck,
mike

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:56 am

Hey Mef, I made a topic with pictures, I didn't want to hijack your topic! It's under the 'new/reissue forum'
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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:04 pm

Update, Novak pickups ordered as well as control plate, bridge and bridge surround plate, tuners, pick guard blank, and rotary switch. I slotted and radiused the fingerboard, glued it the neck, and have done some preliminary neck shaping. I have some body shaping left as you can see by the lines, then routing for the pickups and controls as well as the neck pocket.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:06 pm

Lookin' good, man. Can't wait to see it finished. I admire how much of this you're doing.

Have you decided on a color?
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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:14 pm

today's progress


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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:13 pm

N0_Camping4U wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Lookin' good, man. Can't wait to see it finished. I admire how much of this you're doing.

Have you decided on a color?
I'm thinking a vintage 3 color sunburst with a red tortoise pick guard. I've done a 2 color burst before, but we'll see if I can pull it off.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:53 pm

neck contour started

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:27 pm

Todays progress,

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by amv » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:22 am

I realize you haven't applied contouring yet, but is the upper horn a bit too pointy?

Spectacular work either way. This is going to be a kickass instrument.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:56 pm

I think you're right. I'll take care of that next session.

Thanks !!

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:31 pm

Fixed the pointy upper horn and did the front and rear contour, and round overs.....



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Re: Electric XII build

Post by YALCaster » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 pm

What bit did you use for the roundovers?

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