Bodies & Necks

‚ÄčA lot of progress has been made. Updates will probably be spaced farther apart compared to previous years,  but at least this time I’m taking the time to use a nice camera. I’m lucky to be here in Vegas. It seems opportunity has found me; Low rent, rentable and super affordable workshop nearby that’s ultra…

Necks Fretted & Headstocks Shaped

This is getting easier. The frets were seated nicely and matched the corresponding radius of each board. Joel Grant showed me his way of fretting a board so that’s how I’ve been doing it with pretty good results. I tidied up the roasted maple headstock so now the triple veneer shows through. After some mineral…

Truss Rod Routed + Burl Veneer head plate

Went to downtown artist space again and Burris helped me make a template to route the truss rod channel of the burl maple neck. I got to use the new carbide bit made specifically for hot rod truss rods. Burris was amazingly helpful and made an acrylic template to serve as a guide for the…

Veneer Trimmed and Rough Sanded!

The Dremel is an invaluable device for trimming this veneer down to size it leaves some rough 80 grit sand marks but those will come out with subsequent passes with Finer grits. The final set of pics are with mineral spirits applied.

Carving the Upper Horn & Making Cavity Covers

So I did the usual upper horn carve, took way longer than necessary. Then I took out the EMG MMTW pickup I was going to use and figured out how much space I’d need for a cavity. The bass controls are like a guitars- just volume and tone, but this would require a battery and…