Yamaha SG-2a project questions

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by Sonichris » Tue May 24, 2011 5:19 pm

I spent Sunday at my friend Matt's working on the neck - Matt did most of the work, I mostly watched and did a few things, like drill a few dot holes, and saw fret slots after he showed me how to do it. Here's some pics...

Making sure the base is flat - it wasn't, but it is after this step.
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Cutting fret slots - time consuming, and kind of dull after about 4 or 5.
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Creating the radius. more time consuming work - especially making sure its totally straight and even -
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Then we cut the fret board close to shape, using a template that Matt made - no pics of that...
Then marked and drilled dot markers - and installed them.
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Glued the new fret board down to the neck - lots of clamps.
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Then side dots, and frets - missed pictures during both those steps. I should have gotten a pic of the fret press - really cool, and easy to use.

Here's the neck at the end of the day -
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And finally, Matt rockin' the SG-2a - yes he looks a bit like Phil X.
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More pics as I get further along.

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by thepastrecedes » Wed May 25, 2011 2:08 am

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You've done a great job with the neck there!
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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by Grey » Wed May 25, 2011 2:11 am

That is one cool looking guitar.

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by the older brother » Wed May 25, 2011 4:07 am

Great work on the neck!

No binding this time though?
Someone knows where I can find the nearest woodchipper to throw my pieces of junk into?

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by surfin_bird » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:59 am

haha Sonichris ! Somehow I didn't noticed it was you !
The looks really nice (would love to see a nice binding, but this is way better than it was)
This is mine btw:
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The tremolo is a mess (at least the arm is sawn off and the "input" is upside down glued in..)
Do you know if it's possible to make a jazzmaster tremolo fit in there ?

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by Sonichris » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:44 pm

Surfin'bird - yours looks great. I noticed the body on yours looks to be nicer than mine. Mine has a veneer on the front and back.

Yeah, sorry no binding - I knew I'd hear about it from the crowd! ;D

I got the body and neck ready for color, and made a pick guard template - I'm holding off on paint until I get the pickups, and make sure everything is going to fit without any mods to the body.

Here's the body with sanding sealer.
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Here's a pic of my high-tech body/neck holder - it took about 12 minutes to build, and it's been used to do about 10 guitars -
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Here's the body in white primer.
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Pick guard Template
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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by noisepunk » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:12 am

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Ha, I've met that guy! Pretty damn good at what he does from the SG Junior of his I played briefly.
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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by kikey » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:59 pm

Thats a really nice guitar!
Can't wait to see more pictures :)

I plan to do a SG-2A/SGV build myself.
These guitars are so cool.

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by kikey » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi

I am planning for a scratch build of the SGV/SG-2a.
The problem is that I don’t have a guitar to measure.
I would really appreciate if you or anybody else that owns a SGV or SG-2a can measure your guitar!
[img]http:/dankadata.com/pics/sgv/measures.jpg[/img]

I am also working on a plan for the Yamaha SGV (using Corel Draw) based on the original Yamaha part list sketch.
Eventually I will publish them on the forum. 8)

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by kikey » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:56 pm

Sorry I cant edit my posting:
Here are the measures I am need:
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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by jingle_jangle » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:14 am

This guitar was/is SOOOO far ahead of the usual pack in terms of parts and build quality that its equal will probably not be seen again.

If you can possibly find some original pickups and the missing vibrato parts, you'll have much more than just a pretty body. These parts, the wiring, and even the knobs are of exquisite manufacturing quality. NOTHING compares in terms of production stuff. Yammy had the R & D money and the investment shows.

I have 2 of these, and unfortunately they're not my fave colors--Kandy Green and CAR--when so much else is possible. Someday they'll receive new paint work.

Kikey, I'll PM you the dimensions you need. Guitars are at my studio.

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a project questions

Post by surfin_bird » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:30 am

How is the sg-2a doing ? :w00t:

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Re: Yamaha SG-2a Finished w/ pics

Post by Sonichris » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:42 am

Finished! (more or less, there's a few little things to do before it 100% finished)

I'll take better pics at some point, but for now, these are okay I guess.

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