What's on your workbench right now?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:22 am

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Short-scale Jaguar Bass body, Squire VI neck... what could possibly go wrong?

Next hurdle will be finding a toploader bridge with adequate spacing (55mm according the Staytrem's VI bridge)...
this could be super interesting.
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am

When I had my Domino Olympic (Aria 180x) apart for refinishing, I made some tracings so I could make a copy. I cut and routed the body this weekend. I've made a few adjustments from the original as I've switched to 25" scale from 24.75", used standard neck pocket dimensions, an easier to source Jag/Jazz style bridge and vibrato, and a different control setup than my Domino has. Next up are the body contours, neck profile/headstock outline, and pickguard making. Pickups will be A6 lipsticks from either Novak or MojoUK. I've been debating the neck inlays. I've never played a neck without inlays, but I don't want to ruin the look of the fretboard by adding anything, so I may keep it as is.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Rgand » Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:23 pm

I like it. It's clean and stylish with just the right amount of offset. Thumbs-up!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by niksureal » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:42 pm

got an italia maranello speedster (roadster?) husk for free the other day. honestly more like just missing the bridge haha. havent had anything to work on so i figured id make something fun/ a little wacky. waiting on a hole plug for the spot the switch used to be.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:39 pm

ThePearDream wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am
When I had my Domino Olympic (Aria 180x) apart for refinishing, I made some tracings so I could make a copy. I cut and routed the body this weekend. I've made a few adjustments from the original as I've switched to 25" scale from 24.75", used standard neck pocket dimensions, an easier to source Jag/Jazz style bridge and vibrato, and a different control setup than my Domino has. Next up are the body contours, neck profile/headstock outline, and pickguard making. Pickups will be A6 lipsticks from either Novak or MojoUK. I've been debating the neck inlays. I've never played a neck without inlays, but I don't want to ruin the look of the fretboard by adding anything, so I may keep it as is.

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Cool!

You should do the oversized knobby headstock like the original!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:34 am

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I love the top-routed control cavity!! And the neck inlays :?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by ThePearDream » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:47 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:39 pm
ThePearDream wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:16 am
When I had my Domino Olympic (Aria 180x) apart for refinishing, I made some tracings so I could make a copy. I cut and routed the body this weekend. I've made a few adjustments from the original as I've switched to 25" scale from 24.75", used standard neck pocket dimensions, an easier to source Jag/Jazz style bridge and vibrato, and a different control setup than my Domino has. Next up are the body contours, neck profile/headstock outline, and pickguard making. Pickups will be A6 lipsticks from either Novak or MojoUK. I've been debating the neck inlays. I've never played a neck without inlays, but I don't want to ruin the look of the fretboard by adding anything, so I may keep it as is.

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Cool!

You should do the oversized knobby headstock like the original!
I don't have an Aria to copy, but I'm planning to copy the shape from my Domino as close as possible. Oddly, their heads are fairly different. The Aria looks more like a Strat to me, while the Domino is more like a Jaguar.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by bodhi » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:50 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:34 am
niksureal 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?
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:45 pm

This came of my work bench last week... For a full build, check out my website: https://www.thesupposedstringmeister.net/?page_id=399

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:00 pm

SuperAxe wrote:
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This came of my work bench last week... For a full build, check out my website: https://www.thesupposedstringmeister.net/?page_id=399

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This is beautiful!! I love hollow-/semi-hollow bodied guitars with no cutaways! I've been wanting to make something similar for a long time...
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by countertext » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:05 pm

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Strong Gretsch spirit in that axe. Really cool!

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:16 pm

countertext wrote:
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Strong Gretsch spirit in that axe. Really cool!
Indeed, what did you think of the sound clip?

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by antisymmetric » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:33 pm

That's nice. (I've really got to find out more about using local timbers...)
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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by funkyeah! » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:43 am

Not much yet. Have the neck clamped up for the scarf joint and side bending forms shaped up. A much different process than solidbodies.

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Re: What's on your workbench right now?

Post by SuperAxe » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:28 pm

funkyeah! wrote:
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Not much yet. Have the neck clamped up for the scarf joint and side bending forms shaped up. A much different process than solidbodies.

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So true... re the photo of the red guitar above... I made its body as an acoustic guitar, bending sides, kerf lining, etc. Sooo much more work and skill required.

Good luck with yours. Any electronics going in?

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