What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:30 pm

bodhi wrote:
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I love the top-routed control cavity!! And the neck inlays :?
Yeah, really sweet! Could maybe be interpreted as a Halloween-themed one :) What are the pickups?
Just a gfs goldfoil in bridge. In the neck is an old teisco pickup that I rebuilt.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by funkyeah! » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:59 pm

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Good luck with yours. Any electronics going in?
Not yet I do plan on using it as my gigging nylon so will probably get some mic/piezo blending situation like an Anthem. I think I’ll be able to just fit my arm in that big soundhole with the fretboard extension
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:29 am

This should become an octave mandolin. Approximately 504mm (around 19 inches) scale length. This is a new body I am making for it. The previous one was a little small. It was also a different shape. This one was inspired by the Peavey Razer.

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I haven't worked out the bridge yet. I made a wooden archtop style bridge for the other body, but it may look out-of-place on this body. I'm thinking of just making individual saddles that I can easily move around. There's a lot of sanding left to do, and the body is bubinga, so it will be a chore to sand and route. I will use a rail Tele neck pickup with splitable coils. One volume and tone with a mini switch to select humbucker or single coli mode.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:09 am

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I haven't worked out the bridge yet. I made a wooden archtop style bridge for the other body, but it may look out-of-place on this body. I'm thinking of just making individual saddles that I can easily move around. There's a lot of sanding left to do, and the body is bubinga, so it will be a chore to sand and route. I will use a rail Tele neck pickup with splitable coils. One volume and tone with a mini switch to select humbucker or single coli mode.
I made a custom solid body mandolin one time. I used a rosewood archtop bridge and a Tele neck pickup. It looked really good. You probably won't be disappointed with that. That was many years ago and I don't have any photos of it or I'd post one.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:28 pm

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I made a custom solid body mandolin one time. I used a rosewood archtop bridge and a Tele neck pickup. It looked really good. You probably won't be disappointed with that. That was many years ago and I don't have any photos of it or I'd post one.
Thanks for your comment. I'll try to post a photo next week of the body with the archtop bridge I made. I'm still leaning towards the individual saddles, possibly made from brass.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm

Perry wrote:
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Rgand wrote:
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I made a custom solid body mandolin one time. I used a rosewood archtop bridge and a Tele neck pickup. It looked really good. You probably won't be disappointed with that. That was many years ago and I don't have any photos of it or I'd post one.
Thanks for your comment. I'll try to post a photo next week of the body with the archtop bridge I made. I'm still leaning towards the individual saddles, possibly made from brass.
Looking forward to that. Brass saddles will look great.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:57 pm

Thanks for your comment. Here's the bubinga bridge that I made some time ago. I have routed the pocket for the neck, but I need to check the neck angle and decide if I want to go with this bridge or make individual saddles. More later.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Flurko » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:14 am

Does illustrator count as my workbench ? :ph34r:
Just throwing ideas around, never thought finding a cool cutaway design was so difficult !

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by HarlowTheFish » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:19 am

Flurko wrote:
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Does illustrator count as my workbench ? :ph34r:
Just throwing ideas around, never thought finding a cool cutaway design was so difficult !

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Okay that last one looks sweet IMO, though I'd angle the bass side a bit more toward the bottom and the treble cutaway as well (so you can draw a diagonal line from where the bass side meets the neck to where the treble side does, if I'm making any sense).

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Flurko » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:43 pm

Thanks ! This is the one I ended up continuing drawing, and now I can only see that I arrived at something looking a lot like a Gibson Blueshawk/Nighthawk, a shape I've always found very unpleasant to look at :fp:

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by blimpage » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:14 pm

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That body shape is WILD and I love it.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:33 pm

Flurko wrote:
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Thanks ! This is the one I ended up continuing drawing, and now I can only see that I arrived at something looking a lot like a Gibson Blueshawk/Nighthawk, a shape I've always found very unpleasant to look at :fp:
Sometimes a tweak here and there makes a big difference.

I like this shape, with some modifications.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Perry » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:36 pm

Testing the layout. The big question is where to run the ground wire--most likely to the string anchor at the end of the body. I need to remember to drill a channel from the pickup cavity (yet to be routed) before I glue in the neck.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:07 pm

That looks super cool. Very retro in the best ways.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:43 am

That's looking might fine, Larry. What a cool design.

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