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Finished a semi-hollow

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Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:19 pm

Finished an Aztec-themed guitar.
I designed the body, neck angle, and head location to fit me.
Mesquite on Maple.
SD P-Rail, Lace Deathbucker.
Schaller bridge, Grover tuners.
24.5 scale, 14" radius.
Nitro Lacquer finish.
Dan
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:53 pm

That is a nice guitar Dan!
Mesquite top, maple back. What is the is the darker accent wood?
I really like the soundhole.
Tell us more about the electronics and binding.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Hehnke » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:09 am

Looks slick! The binding and details are awesome.

How do you like that Lace pickup? I've always been curious about those.
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Jason Rodgers » Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:29 pm

That's really cool, Dan. I gotta get my hands on some mesquite!

Interesting pickup combo. Yes, please tell more about the switching.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:37 pm

Gordon Bellerose wrote:That is a nice guitar Dan!
Mesquite top, maple back. What is the is the darker accent wood?
I really like the soundhole.
Tell us more about the electronics and binding.

Thanks Gordon!
The fretboard binding is Padauk, all other "dark" wood is Mesquite.
The binding was a pain to make and learn to bend.
I made the mistake of gluing it when it was raining outside. The binding started coming loose, so I did the best I could to clean and reglue it.
Two-way pickup switch, two volume controls.
I have a three way toggle to switch the P-Rail to P only, Rail only, or both is series.
The Lace Deathbucker has a coil-split type of switch.
I was shocked the hardware added so much weight to it.
The body is a rim I cut out of glued-up Maple chunks.
There's a block under the bridge between the top and back plates.
Humidity changes open and close the plate seams, so the rim wasmnot a great idea.
Dan
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:37 pm

Gordon Bellerose wrote:That is a nice guitar Dan!
Mesquite top, maple back. What is the is the darker accent wood?
I really like the soundhole.
Tell us more about the electronics and binding.

Thanks Gordon!
The fretboard binding is Padauk, all other "dark" wood is Mesquite.
The binding was a pain to make and learn to bend.
I made the mistake of gluing it when it was raining outside. The binding started coming loose, so I did the best I could to clean and reglue it.
Two-way pickup switch, two volume controls.
I have a three way toggle to switch the P-Rail to P only, Rail only, or both is series.
The Lace Deathbucker has a coil-split type of switch.
I was shocked the hardware added so much weight to it.
The body is a rim I cut out of glued-up Maple chunks.
There's a block under the bridge between the top and back plates.
Humidity changes open and close the plate seams, so the rim wasmnot a great idea.
Dan
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Them kids was fast as light-nin.
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:39 pm

Dan Hehnke wrote:Looks slick! The binding and details are awesome.

How do you like that Lace pickup? I've always been curious about those.

Dan, I like the Deathbucker so far.
It has a flat, uncolored sound that sounds great with solid-state distortion.
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:41 pm

Jason Rodgers wrote:That's really cool, Dan. I gotta get my hands on some mesquite!

Interesting pickup combo. Yes, please tell more about the switching.

Thanks Jason!
My Mesquite is free.
I usually cut the log radially to the center to show the rays.
The waste is saved formthe barbie-q.
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:15 pm

Dan. I've never used mesguite, so I don't know what it looks like. :oops:
So the guitar is maple maple with mesquite accents.

Could you explain the sides/rims a bit more?
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Jason Rodgers » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:27 am

Gordon Bellerose wrote:Dan. I've never used mesguite, so I don't know what it looks like. :oops:
So the guitar is maple maple with mesquite accents.

Could you explain the sides/rims a bit more?

I'll let Dan speak more to the material he has, but some of the mesquite I've seen can look as simple as plain cherry or as lit up as koa.
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:27 pm

I glued up three large chunks of Maple and cut the rim out of it.
Because of the short grain along the bottom, it moves with humidity changes.
The finished paint on the sides is translucent red over black: color of blood.
Mesquite can range from pink to dark brown.
Here's another Mesquite fretboard.
Thanks for the kind comments!
Dan
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Bob Francis » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:45 pm

Another nice one Dan!
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Re: Finished a semi-hollow

Postby Dan Smith » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:43 pm

Bob Francis wrote:Another nice one Dan!

Thanks Bob!
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