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New Double Cut

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New Double Cut

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:46 am

Here's my latest. It is a double cut Mahogany, with a fan shaped "insert" for lack of a better word.
It has SD Phat Cats installed. Very nice tone.
This one has a humbucker Tele bridge from GFS.
Maple Maple neck fingerboard.

Hope you like it.

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This one shows the colors a bit better.

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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Barry Daniels » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:50 pm

Nice. I need to make a similar tapered lamination out of curly maple for a neck. Do you mind sharing your technique?
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:01 pm

First I measured the length and total angle I needed. In my case it was 12 degrees.
As you can see, the outside maple strips, and the center padauk strip are straight, so no effect on angle.
The 4 pieces that are angled are cut at 3 degrees each. I did this on the table saw, using my angle cutting jig.

After cutting them a bit thicker than needed I ran them through the "router table as a jointer" set up I use.
I used a push stick that is the full length of the pieces, so that they would not flex near the thin ends.

Glue up, was a few pieces at a time so that clamping was easier.
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Jason Rodgers » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:02 pm

Cool! So that fan goes all the way through the body, not just a cap?
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:22 pm

Yes. The pieces are the thickness of the body.
Maybe I'll take a pic of the rear.
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Dan Smith » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:17 pm

I like it!
Classic and refined.
Ever-body was kung fu fight-in,
Them kids was fast as light-nin.
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:44 pm

Thanks fellas! I like this one myself. :-)
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Bob Francis » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:14 pm

I like the dramatic contours too.
How thick is the body below the knobs?
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:51 pm

It's about 3/16 thick under the knobs. Hope that's what you're asking.
The body is a bit smaller than usual. It's only 12 inches wide inthe lower bout.
It's 1 5/8 thick.
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Bob Francis » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:51 pm

Really nice!
thanks
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Brian Evans » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:39 am

That, my friend, is enough to make me want to build a solid body guitar. That is exactly the kind of innovative artistry that draws me in. Good job well done!

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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Eric Baack » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:08 am

very nicely done!
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Robert Smallwood » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:11 pm

all smiles...
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Re: New Double Cut

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:36 pm

I promised to post a couple more pics, so here they are.

Body rear. The insert goes all the way through. Small tummy cut.

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Here's the whole guitar on my deck.

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One more pic of the headstock. I fully expect questions.

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