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by James Tonguet
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: SG Lam top
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Re: SG Lam top

There isn't much room , I planed the top down about 5/16 " any more and the truss rod would have been exposed .
by James Tonguet
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Flame Maple bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12297

Re: Flame Maple bass

PS , in regards to the neck , I plane the body portion to allow for the top thickness . on some instruments the back may get the same treatment
by James Tonguet
Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Flame Maple bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12297

Re: Flame Maple bass

Finally finished , put on the 24K gold plated Optima strings and wired it up , beautiful crystal clear tone.

Volume/Volume / Master Tone all stock EMG per request.
by James Tonguet
Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Another New Guitar
Replies: 22
Views: 14572

Re: Another New Guitar

very nice work indeed!
by James Tonguet
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: SG Lam top
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Re: SG Lam top

backside , added a matching heel cap and smoothed out the heel area
by James Tonguet
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: SG Lam top
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

Re: SG Lam top

dye and lacquer

In order to account for the thicker top I had to recess the bridge , I put a copper foil base plate under the bridge , then used a cover piece in the gap
by James Tonguet
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: SG Lam top
Replies: 6
Views: 3723

SG Lam top

A friend of mine brought me his old beater SG that had been bastardized with strat pickups and asked if I could treat it to a refresh . I don't typically do this , but he's been a dear friend for over 20 years , and I love SG's . The top I picked is a set of curly redwood that had been waiting for t...
by James Tonguet
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chambered LPS
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Re: Chambered LPS

25 " scale 12" radius , medium jumbo frets . As to the back being too pretty for a back .. the inspiration is from violins
by James Tonguet
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chambered LPS
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Re: Chambered LPS

Deep tenon neck rout , I wanted to keep the back intact
by James Tonguet
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chambered LPS
Replies: 3
Views: 3006

Chambered LPS

one of my current projects - based on a LP special Top Flamed Sapele core Poplar back Flamed Maple Neck 24 fret Mahogany with Rosewood 12" radius medium jumbo frets - neck through Pickups Lollar P90 / 3 way switch , Emerson Prok 250K pots volume/volume with Orange drop treble bleed/ master tone oran...
by James Tonguet
Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finish for "Natural Feel"?
Replies: 7
Views: 3130

Re: Finish for "Natural Feel"?

+1 on tung oil , I've gon that route on a few , also french polish which is what I use these days after it cures buff it out and it is slick as teflon
by James Tonguet
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut / Koa bass
Replies: 8
Views: 3619

Re: Walnut / Koa bass

The black/ claro walnut back with 4 coats of french polish ( not rubbed out yet)
by James Tonguet
Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut / Koa bass
Replies: 8
Views: 3619

Re: Walnut / Koa bass

I spent several hours working on the final shape and feel . The neck and body are the most ergonomic I've built or played . Added a headstock cap of the same curly koa , sanded down to 400 then two rounds of french polish ( so far) I rub it in until it stops sucking it each round , wait a day or two...
by James Tonguet
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: African Dream
Replies: 7
Views: 2987

Re: African Dream

Stunning woods and design , bravo!
by James Tonguet
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Flame Maple bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12297

Re: Flame Maple bass

6 coats of french polish , sanded down to 600 (wet/dry) then 4 coats of lacquer , 1 more round before the buff out
by James Tonguet
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Chestnut electric guitar, first build! (need help ._.)
Replies: 40
Views: 17331

Re: Chestnut electric guitar, first build! (need help ._.)

Good work , and many lessons learned . Each instrument will teach you more about the craft , keep it up you have beautiful artistry
by James Tonguet
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Flame Maple bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12297

Re: Flame Maple bass

the top is 3/8" from Northridge . I don't use veneers . Yes the neck is a Carvin , I've been using them for 15 years , always well made and good service.

I route the center channel with a dremel / stew mac jig .
by James Tonguet
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut / Koa bass
Replies: 8
Views: 3619

Re: Walnut / Koa bass

spent the day on the inlay and general sanding . so far so good .