Electric XII build

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:18 pm

1/2" bit

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by zhivago » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:28 pm

This is looking great! I love the grain on the fretboard...never seen one like that! :) 8)
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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:38 pm

Fine tuned the rear contour and drilled the headstock for the tuners as well as the body for the neck. Drilling the headstock always makes me a bit tense, but for a 12 string the anxiety is doubled.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by rbrcbr » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:54 am

Wow, this looks killer so far! Can’t wait to see it all come together! I’d love a custom color XII with a matching headstock - you can go wrong with a good sunburst though!

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:08 pm

Headstock decal applied then another coat of Tru-oil applied. The little ding next to the D tuning hole has already been sanded out.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:01 pm

Pickguard template made and PG routed, still need holes for screws and the rotary switch

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Body sprayed with sealer, neck getting more Tru-Oil

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Rear of body ferrules drilled. I usually prefer them more even, but this is what the plan shows.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:34 pm

3 color burst in progress,


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Re: Electric XII build

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:25 pm

This is seriously seriously impressive. You've built this really fast, too.

Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Electric XII build

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:07 pm

Nice work!! What's that fingerboard made from?
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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:22 pm

The fingerboard is Rosewood. It's from Madagascar, not Brazil.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Ongoing progress with my first 3 color burst. Using 1500 grit mesh, I sanded back the red lightly to create uniformity, then using a preval sprayer, I sprayed the black which is currently drying. I will use the same mesh on the black before applying the clear. I got a bit heavy handed with the black around the upper horn, both front and back, which is where the mesh comes in. When it's done, the colors will blend a bit better and show a more equal transition from one to the other.


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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 pm

A little mock up with the PG, I just wanted to see how it was shaping up. I still need to fine tune the PG so it fits the neck and is straight. The second pic is with clear coats applied. Now the wait begins....


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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:18 am

Another mock up a bit further along.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by mefgames » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:21 pm

installed tuners today. Worked on the finish on the body as well. I need to load up the pick guard and drill it for the rotary switch and screws.

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Re: Electric XII build

Post by tdbajus » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:48 pm

Swoon.

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