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by Scott Freeman
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Advice needed: what top coat to go with?
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Advice needed: what top coat to go with?

I just used a roughing up technique and a couple of different wood dyes to make my most recent body look like rustic barn wood. I'm so happy with it -- I wish I could keep it just as it is, but it obviously needs protection. I'm wondering what you think would be the best top coat to retain the flat,...
by Scott Freeman
Thu May 11, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ideas Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 6197

Re: Ideas Needed

Hey Scott, I made this using african mahog and chinaberry. The colors were pretty dissimilar. The chinaberry had pink tones in it. I applied an amber dye to both materials to make the overall color cohesive. I've done this on several builds where I was not pleased with the color difference. I usual...
by Scott Freeman
Wed May 10, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ideas Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 6197

Re: Ideas Needed

Scott. By the sound of your initial post, you are looking to get a "richer" look from the woods you have chosen. Perhaps something to bring out the grain and make it look a bit more amber? My opinion on this would be to use a two part epoxy. Epoxy works as a grain filler, which would be great, or p...
by Scott Freeman
Wed May 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ideas Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 6197

Re: Ideas Needed

Scott, I'm not sure where you're getting your ideas of what a "professional" and "civilized" finish might be coming from but I'd urge you to continue to listen to your own aesthetic judgement and play around with other finish formulations. Getting any stain and particularly water-based stain to loo...
by Scott Freeman
Wed May 10, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ideas Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 6197

Ideas Needed

Hello Folks, I'm working on a neck-through with a maple neck (rosewood fretboard) and African mahogany wings. All of the contours are in place, cavities are cut, etc., and it's sanded to 320. It's ready to be finished, but I'm not sure where to go. My initial plan was to use a water-based medium amb...
by Scott Freeman
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Advice: Neck Through Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 2736

Advice: Neck Through Finish

Hello All -- I have a neck through ready to be finished. It's a maple neck with Honduran mahogany wings. I don't want it to be completely natural, but I do want the difference between the neck and the wings to still be evident. Since the mahogany is relatively dark, any color stain would have to be ...
by Scott Freeman
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Routing neck pickup on neck through build
Replies: 6
Views: 4248

Re: Routing neck pickup on neck through build

Would it be feasible to just make a routing template taller than the neck?
by Scott Freeman
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Routing neck pickup on neck through build
Replies: 6
Views: 4248

Routing neck pickup on neck through build

So, I kind of cheated a bit on my first build by using a Carvin NT6 neck. I attached the wings; I'm ready to rout the pickup cavities when I wonder "how in the world am I going to rout for the neck pickup (humbucker) with the fretboard in the way?" It's 24 frets, so I *wanted* to put the neck pickup...
by Scott Freeman
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: I Could Really Use Some Help (fretboard to body distance)
Replies: 10
Views: 7078

I Could Really Use Some Help (fretboard to body distance)

I bought a Carvin NT6 neck (neck through) awhile back. I just thought "Well, I'm going to cut out the wing design and attach them -- easy right?" That part was easy, but now I realize that there is only about 1/4" from the fretboard to the body on the sides and about 5/16" in the middle. I'm concern...
by Scott Freeman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Re: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel

Thank you everyone for the input. It is appreciated.
by Scott Freeman
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 2899

Neck-Through Pickup Wiring Channel

I don't mean to wear out my welcome with newbie questions, but everyone's help here has been indispensable. First time builder, limited knowledge, try to learn as much as I can from books and google, but always end up having a few questions. I'm making a neck-through guitar with two humbuckers and a...
by Scott Freeman
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickup Position Placement
Replies: 22
Views: 7184

Pickup Position Placement

Hello... I'm in the process of making my first guitar and kind of taking it slow and learning as I go. The pickups that I have are two Seymour Duncan Blackouts, and the guitar has a 25" scale with 24 frets. I have Schaller bridge which is already mounted in the proper position for the scale (http://...
by Scott Freeman
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickguard Design
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

Re: Pickguard Design

Agreed Mark... I also drew out your suggestion and it looks better. Thanks for your input!
by Scott Freeman
Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickguard Design
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

Re: Pickguard Design

Thanks! I drew out your suggestion and it definitely looks better.
by Scott Freeman
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pickguard Design
Replies: 9
Views: 4991

Pickguard Design

Hello... my dad and I are building our first guitar and have decided to use a pickguard. I have attached a picture of a very preliminary draft. I realize that pickguard design is probably quite subjective, but any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. For example, is it too close to the...
by Scott Freeman
Tue May 29, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Bridge Placement Headaches
Replies: 7
Views: 4337

Bridge Placement Headaches

So I tried searching all reaches of the internet but could not find a good answer to these questions: What is the best way to determine where the bridge should be placed? Where should the saddles be when measuring? Are measurements based on the saddle location of a specific string? I realize that th...