Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

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Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:12 am

Here is my tenth guitar built for a talented young musician as a college graduation gift. Walnut/maple/purpleheart neck with walnut/maple/purpleheart/mahogany body wings. Fingerboard and headstock overlay are ebony bound with purpleheart. Pickups are Stew-Mac P90s. After using true oil on my two previous guitars, I tried Waterlox. It was more difficult to apply, and I am not totally happy with the results.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:17 am

Here are some more photos. Pickup covers are flamed maple dyed black. Ebony inlay on back is to cover a hole drilling tear-out.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:18 am

And the headstock.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:21 am

Some people have trouble reading this, but the new owner's name is Nick.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charlie Schultz » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:45 am

Very nice work Charles and welcome to the forum! Very clever spelling of "Nick" too.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Markku Nyytäjä » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:52 am

That's a very beautiful guitar. Do you have any sound clips?
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Jason Rodgers » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:55 pm

Charles Faulstich wrote:Here are some more photos. Pickup covers are flamed maple dyed black. Ebony inlay on back is to cover a hole drilling tear-out.


No, no, no! This "feature" on the back is a matching inlay, opposite the clever tailpiece on the front!

Cool, compact design. I hope that purpleheart stays bright next to the ebony, 'cause it looks great.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Terry Mashek » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:03 am

Nice!

How thick are your maple veneers? They look awful thin. Did you cut them yourself? I haven't had any luck creating veneers that thin.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Jim Bonnell » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:20 pm

Impressive job Charles. I would like to try my hand at a neck through and laminate like that myself at some point. Nice work.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:12 am

Thanks for the compliments. Markku, I do not have any sound clips but will try to post some asap. Terry - I purchased the maple veneer, and it measures 0.025". By the way I pre-rounded the fret ends and pressed them in with great success. This was the first time I did not have to level the frets! Just a minor truss rod adjustment at it played buzz-free. I also made a compound radius fretboard cutting jig for my router and I presume that contributed to the fret level accuracy as well.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:32 am

Very Nice!

Any chance you can put the details of that radius jig in the tools section?
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:42 pm

Samuel - I based mine on this one: http://www.cambrianguitars.com/compradjig.html.
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Samuel Hartpence » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:50 am

So is that router jig not adjustable? Is there only one compound radius you can shape (i.e. fixed at say 12 inches to 16)
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Re: Charles Faulstich's Neck-Through Hippie Sandwich with P90s

Postby Charles Faulstich » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:00 pm

Samuel: You are correct - the jig can only cut one pair of radii since the bearings are bolted in one location. I suppose you could mount them in slots so that any combination of radii could be cut.
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