“The Valiant” Serial Build #009

Finally finished. My “Treat Yo Self” present for matching into my 1st choice fellowship for Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She’s got some fine detail and wiring work to be 100% perfect but she already sounds beautiful. McNelly’s Saint Nick HSP90’S sound incredible and can handle the cleanest of cleans and the dirtiest of dirty. It’s…

Prep for Roger & Ganesh’s Builds

I’ve glued up some neck laminates for roger and Ganesh’s builds as well as the body for Roger. I bought some nice quarter sawn sapele for Ganesh’s guitar as well. In hopes of solving the bridge height problem for the roasted maple guitar, I’ve glued two contrasting veneers to the base and sanded them flush….

Making neck blanks

So I decided instead of a six and a seven I’d make two six strings instead. i feel like I want to have more pickup options available at the end of this. Not to mention that buying everything is much easier when everything is sold with six strings in mind. I didn’t want a very…

Neck Layout

This part was fun. First I made the all important centerline on both the fretboard and neck slab. Then traced the fretboard onto the neck slab. Then taped the nut on and began drawing the headstock. The nut was a mm big on either side but I’ll grind that off later. This neck is gonna…