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by John Violette
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?
Replies: 18
Views: 10427

Re: Is guitar building like crack or nicotine?

I'm learning to use Fusion 360 as build #3 was hitting the limitations of Sketchup! :D I am also trying to learn Fusion 360. It's complicated going to 3D from 2D plan making to get your head around it. Interested in getting an XCarve or similar CNC machine to use with fusion, but really need more r...
by John Violette
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254

Short video to demonstrate sound....My friend giving it life as the first person to play it....

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0pzEqHP ... znyFp4Q_1g
by John Violette
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Need to find a bridge...
Replies: 26
Views: 9430

Re: Need to find a bridge...

See this post for an example of countersinking the bridge and how it worked out.

https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php ... m-22/page4
by John Violette
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254

John Clifford wrote:Well done! How did you do the neck joint?
Neck is a set neck. I glued a heel and a veneer between heel and neck blank. So it is just the tapered heel with a matched pocket cut out of the body and set neck style glued in with titebond.
by John Violette
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Re: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254

That looks crazy nice. Are those Sperzel tuners? What did you use to put the serial number on the back of the headstock? Really nice guitar. Just beautiful. Yes, those are sperzels! For the logo on front and serial number on back, they are just waterslide decal paper printed on laser printer. For t...
by John Violette
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254
Replies: 9
Views: 4510

Finally - Build Number 2 - Violette DC 254

This is my take on a 24 fret double cut style guitar. I developed my own blueprint from scratch (borrowed heavily from the neck on my build number 1 in 2011), which I guess is lost somewhere in the old MIMF forum archive! The body is smaller (1/2") than is typical and the carve is what i wanted done...