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by Jared Burrows
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Bolt On Neck Inserts - Isn't 8/32 is small ?

8-32 is a perfect bolt if you are retrofitting a strat/tele or similar guitar with 4 bolts. Standard threaded inserts work well. I like the ones with the hex drive as it makes them easy to control as you put them in. I use stainless bolts but only because they are most readily available at my local ...
by Jared Burrows
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My second build, my own design
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: My second build, my own design

It is very different in the best possible way. Looks ergonomically comfy too. I think you have a very refined aesthetic sense.
by Jared Burrows
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Carve neck before or after fretting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Carve neck before or after fretting?

I'm certainly no expert on Epis. That was just speculation on my part. There are lots of ways to do just about everything in this game and we all find ways that suit us best in the end. Good luck with it.
by Jared Burrows
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Carve neck before or after fretting?
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: Carve neck before or after fretting?

I agree with Barry.. Carving before or after makes little difference. In my own order of operations, the frets go in before the carving for two reasons: 1. I feel the frets protect the fingerboard from little bumps and bruises that might come along in the carving. 2. It gives me a chance to feel exa...
by Jared Burrows
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Selmer/Maccaferri style guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: New Selmer/Maccaferri style guitar

Thanks, Barry.
Clay, thank you for the pictures. I was aware of some similar examples but it always seemed like more work. Now that I have done it, the benefits become more obvious. More experiments are certainly warranted.
by Jared Burrows
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Selmer/Maccaferri style guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

New Selmer/Maccaferri style guitar

Hi All It has been ages since I posted anything here, but I am often here lurking about the edges and enjoy looking at all your work and discussions. Here are some pictures of a recent effort in the Selmer/Maccaferri style. I have made a half dozen of this type of instrument in the past but this one...
by Jared Burrows
Sat May 12, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Domestic Woods for Fingerboards
Replies: 33
Views: 22212

Re: Domestic Woods for Fingerboards

I had some plum wood that was as hard as any ebony I've used. Beautiful pink/brown/purple/orange swirls. It was too short for fingerboards and so has ended up as bridges and headplates etc. Perhaps this really hard wood was just a particular tree?