Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
DRJMAJ, lilimark, Kaylen Keeter, Dteebone0427, Justin Heirtzler
107132 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 87890
hopalong 78878
Pilothawk 76065
JDavis7873® 67389
John175® 66486
FattyMcButterpants 60846
Derek 🐝 59603
Tritonman 57891
LoneStarSon® 54175
SkeeterRonnie 53242
facebook
Forum Stats
107132 Members
60 Forums
821217 Topics
10383529 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12548384 - 12/22/17 07:57 PM Guitar Build
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Been working on this for a couple of months now. Building a OOO sized guitar based on a vintage Martin, it has a torrified spruce top with rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard. It's been a challenge, seems half my time spent on this is building jigs.

Head and tail blocks glued on, sides joined. Gluing on the kerfling


Soundboard rosette glued in.


Top bracing glued on and bridge plate set.

Top
#12548401 - 12/22/17 08:08 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Built the spool clamps needed to glue the top to the sides

Takes lots of clamps to get things snug and even

Back goes on the same way, the back has a 20ft radius so the sides have to be sanded to match

Top
#12548406 - 12/22/17 08:11 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
All glued up and trimmed the top and back, ready to cut the channel in for binding and perfling

Glued the truss rod in and glued on the ebony head plate

Nice color on the back

I didn't get pics of the binding going on, it was a royal pain. Glue everywhere! finally got it in and scraped down.

Top
#12548410 - 12/22/17 08:14 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Working on the fret board now. Fret markers and inlay dots going in. Screwed up the first fretboard and had to start over.

Top
#12548781 - 12/23/17 07:57 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1658
Loc: Euless
Holy fretboard batman! That's a lot of skilz. And work.
_________________________
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth."

Then He made the earth round...and He laughed and laughed and laughed!


Top
#12548877 - 12/23/17 09:43 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Dag˛Bill Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 6227
Loc: Xenia, Ohio
Very impressive thumb

Can’t wait to see finished product
_________________________
"If you're going through hell keep going." Winston Churchill

Originally Posted By: 1ShotNoKills
I open mouth kiss my sisters

Top
#12548988 - 12/23/17 11:47 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Westside Bass Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 3693
Loc: Westside
Cool project!!! Let us know how she plays when complete rockon
_________________________

Top
#12550587 - 12/24/17 07:40 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
fuzzion Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 352
Loc: Texas
Excellent work!

Top
#12550729 - 12/24/17 09:53 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Bob Davis Online   content
Bunkeroid Bob

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 23331
Loc: Dallas, Texas, USA
Wow, I did not know you were a luthier! Very nice work man. I have a few friends that built a guitar or two.
_________________________

Top
#12551020 - 12/25/17 09:08 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Bob Davis]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Originally Posted By: Bob Davis
Wow, I did not know you were a luthier! Very nice work man. I have a few friends that built a guitar or two.


Luthier? roflmao Some days I'm lucky to not glue myself to the guitar. Thanks y'all, it's been fun and relaxing (mostly).


Top
#12551243 - 12/25/17 02:32 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
NoconaBrian Offline


Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 23060
Loc: W.F TX
That is awesome! I've thrown the idea around of doing a knockoff tele or strat, I couldn't imagine doing an acoustic. Very impressive.
_________________________

LIKE the TFF on Facebook - www.facebook.com/texasfishingforum

Top
#12551260 - 12/25/17 03:18 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Cast Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 7728
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Wow! Very nice.
_________________________
Cast



Top
#12552638 - 12/27/17 07:26 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 3236
Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
I want to try that some day but need to learn more about it.

Did you buy a kit or cut all the pieces out
_________________________
Thanks, Billy

Top
#12552693 - 12/27/17 08:23 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
I want to try that some day but need to learn more about it.

Did you buy a kit or cut all the pieces out


It’s a kit from Stewart McDonald. I plan on building another kit and then do more on my own, I’ll still get some of it pre-bent or serviced. Some of it requires specialty tools that I don’t want to buy.

Here’s the kit.
http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Sup...Guitar_Kit.html

Top
#12552780 - 12/27/17 09:42 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Did the neck fitting and finished hammering the frets in and then filed the fret ends smooth.




The neck test fitted to the guitar body. Finally looks like a guitar.



Next comes the initial bridge placement and then on to pore filling and sanding. The bridge placement is challenging, it will determine the ability to tune and intonation. Not sure if I want to buy a jig or measure 7 ways from Sunday to get it right.

Top
#12552802 - 12/27/17 09:56 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
NoconaBrian Offline


Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 23060
Loc: W.F TX
Man that's a good looking guitar. Keep it up.
_________________________

LIKE the TFF on Facebook - www.facebook.com/texasfishingforum

Top
#12553314 - 12/27/17 04:59 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
von rage Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 1429
Loc: Richardson, TX
Very nice work. There is a group of guitar builders that meet at the Rockler store in Richardson once a month. One of them just opened up Guitars and Growlers. Only place I know where you can buy a custom guitar and a beer in the same store.

Top
#12554647 - 12/28/17 03:52 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Luke57 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 1648
Loc: Aledo Tx
Great job. Something to be very proud of


Edited by Luke57 (12/28/17 03:53 PM)
_________________________
Save our planet it's the only one with beer
ESTO VIR

Top
#12559940 - 01/01/18 04:02 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/16/08
Posts: 3236
Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
Do you build all the clamps or buy them.
_________________________
Thanks, Billy

Top
#12566839 - 01/06/18 07:06 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Originally Posted By: Billy Blazer 300 HPDI
Do you build all the clamps or buy them.


I built the spool clamps and bought the others

Top
#12566841 - 01/06/18 07:08 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
It's finally warm enough to start the pore filling. Using a finishing resin on the rosewood and mahogany. Nice to see the color and grain of the rosewood.




Top
#12576807 - 01/13/18 12:13 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Westside Bass Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 3693
Loc: Westside
Really nice work thumb
_________________________

Top
#12583152 - 01/17/18 03:00 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
txfour Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 9859
Loc: Jack County
Very nice! You make my cutting board project look like it was made by a ruhtard.
_________________________

Top
#12583836 - 01/17/18 09:53 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
Waiting on warmer weather to apply more pore filler. Building a mold for the next guitar, makes squaring everything up much easier.

Like this

Top
#12591150 - 01/22/18 08:00 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
It was finally warm enough to get the pore filler on. Sprayed the two coats of vinyl sealer and ready to spray lacquer.



Top
#12591791 - 01/23/18 09:12 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Dag˛Bill Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 6227
Loc: Xenia, Ohio
Dang that’s turning out great!!
_________________________
"If you're going through hell keep going." Winston Churchill

Originally Posted By: 1ShotNoKills
I open mouth kiss my sisters

Top
#12638303 - 02/20/18 07:21 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
mouldybits Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 10795
Loc: the pub..
Very nice! Any more progress?
_________________________
Warm beer ain't so bad..

Top
#12638682 - 02/21/18 01:24 AM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Hancock Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/06/12
Posts: 15621
Loc: Estonia
First one is mostly finished. It sounds surprisingly good. Will post some video and pics tomorrow.

Top
#12639568 - 02/21/18 02:00 PM Re: Guitar Build [Re: Hancock]
Westside Bass Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/10/11
Posts: 3693
Loc: Westside
Originally Posted By: Hancock
First one is mostly finished. It sounds surprisingly good. Will post some video and pics tomorrow.


Hell ya rock
_________________________

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide