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by Brad Robertson
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 6043

Re: A mockup that got strings

Ben Caracello wrote: How are the wings attached to the body?
The top part (non cut away) is inlet into a mortise in the body. The solid cut away is attracted with two screws. and the bottom bout is a single screw through the strap button.
by Brad Robertson
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 6043

Re: A mockup that got strings

Chuck Piper wrote:Brad, What is the body made of?
An old piece of fir.
by Brad Robertson
Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 6043

Re: A mockup that got strings

Nice! "How is the balance? Is it hard to hold in a playing position?" Good with this neck. Even better hung by a strap. Notice that the neck connects at the 12th fret, and the skeleton guitar weighs only slightly more than my OM size acoustic Larrivee. This is just a prototype that I used to test o...
by Brad Robertson
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A mockup that got strings
Replies: 13
Views: 6043

A mockup that got strings

After watching Manos Hadjidakis(Peacejoytown) play The Dangling Conversation on youtube, I was inspired to build a skeleton guitar. This is a mockup that started with a gift acoustic neck that was headed for the scrap pile. It sounds good to my ear, and looks good hanging on the wall. smallIMG_3011....
by Brad Robertson
Sat May 26, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin neck and no body
Replies: 16
Views: 8192

Re: Martin neck and no body

Does the 000-18 neck have a diamond valute?

Not mine, sorry.
by Brad Robertson
Sun May 20, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin neck and no body
Replies: 16
Views: 8192

Re: Martin neck and no body

Thanks all for your responses and suggestions. You have helped me decide how to proceed. I would like to have a vintage Martin that plays well. (not that I need another guitar) So I will be on the hunt for a body or broken neck project. Or, if someone needs a neck, that will be an option. If I want ...
by Brad Robertson
Sat May 19, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin neck and no body
Replies: 16
Views: 8192

Re: Martin neck and no body

So "As to building a body using "genuine Martin parts", if Martin starts selling decals, serial numbered headblocks, and stamped back grafts in their kits, then perhaps you could build a "genuine Martin guitar" from them. <g> Wood is wood, and until Martin builds a guitar from it , it isn't a Marti...
by Brad Robertson
Fri May 18, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin neck and no body
Replies: 16
Views: 8192

Re: Martin neck and no body

JC Whitney wrote:You might want to consider Ebaying it, and using the profits to purchase stock to build a Brad Robertson acoustic from scratch.
If it is in good condition what would it bring on the open market? Are the original braces worth anything?

Brad
by Brad Robertson
Fri May 18, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Martin neck and no body
Replies: 16
Views: 8192

Martin neck and no body

I have a 1965 Martin 000-18 neck with attached head block (with serial number) and most of the original bracing. It looks like the fret board is either perfect or freshly sanded. Frets are there but not trimmed or leveled. Does this neck with Martin logo on it, have enough cachet to warrant building...