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by Art Davila
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet
Replies: 112
Views: 98670

Re: Slow build log - not much defined on this one yet

Eric Baack wrote:Well crap......

Burned through the burst while scuff sanding. Going to try to fix it with the airbrush or else it will be the third time sanding the burst off to try again. :evil:
This is why I hate finishing.
by Art Davila
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pin Routers
Replies: 17
Views: 18510

Re: Pin Routers

. In a way, every guitar I build is a "prototype". For that I am glad to have the flexibility of the CNC. However, if I was building a specific model and trying to sell 5+ a month I think a pin router and maybe a good copy-carver would have been a much better investment. I have a shop made copy car...
by Art Davila
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Making me one of them SG guitars
Replies: 43
Views: 18349

Re: Making me one of them SG guitars

Four hours on an inlay? That's all? Ha ha.... Yeah, the bits I oredered are small. Takes a long time to hog out the waste. Those tiny bits are great for defining the edge, but once you get the edge nice and defined, I would switch bits from the small one to a larger one to hog out the rest (It save...
by Art Davila
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: about conical (Compound Rad ) fretboards
Replies: 8
Views: 4897

Re: about conical (Compound Rad ) fretboards

I don't think it really addresses the issues of chocking out at all. And the 10-14 or 10-16 compounds seem in practice to work well. But I am having trouble visualizing what happens to the action as you get into more conical compounds. It seems like there must be some danger zone or area if you get...
by Art Davila
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The Hossenfeffer Bass
Replies: 69
Views: 57966

Re: The Hossenfeffer Bass

Love the progress so far are using a modern truss rod? I would add a couple of carbon fiber rods to stiffen it up. if your doing the same neck dimensions as the original. Those neck are very comfortable but they are thin.
by Art Davila
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?
Replies: 11
Views: 7505

Re: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYlKWBLO9ZI

If you watch they use several methods to make the cardboard more structurally ridged. Including using ridged.
by Art Davila
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?
Replies: 11
Views: 7505

Re: What Kind of tone cardboard did they use?

Actually, corrugated cardboard laminated with the correct orientation of the corrugations is surprisingly strong. It may be but how does it hold the screws to hold the neck or the screws to hold the bridge. In the video the show lining up the the individual layers so I bet they use a clear epoxy. O...
by Art Davila
Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A customer who you really DON'T want to deal with.....
Replies: 10
Views: 5389

Re: A customer who you really DON'T want to deal with.....

Put a notice in the paper notifing him that you intend to sell these items for the cost of storage unless he contacts you in 60 and retrieves them.
by Art Davila
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A customer who you really DON'T want to deal with.....
Replies: 10
Views: 5389

Re: A customer who you really DON'T want to deal with.....

... explaining the 60 day rule for payment and liquidation .... even if it was written down and signed, such a policy would be void here in Germany. I would be really surprised if things were grossly different in and other western country. In the US we have what is called a "Mechanic's Lien" This i...
by Art Davila
Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Thru Build Pics
Replies: 125
Views: 77529

Re: Neck-Thru Build Pics

Oh man that is a thing of beauty. I love neck thru guitars and when I get to that level of build, if hope mine comes out half as good I would be happy.
by Art Davila
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars
Replies: 40
Views: 23465

Re: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars

I do not refute what we now believe is science fact, I just hold an open mind that maybe we don't know it all. And if we don't know it all then the math that the guy was using maybe improperly applied. I was a sound man and went to school in chicago At Columbia college (not the University) and we ha...
by Art Davila
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars
Replies: 40
Views: 23465

Re: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars

I believe that the different species make a difference. I have my own experience putting together parts casters over the years swapping out loaded pick guards with the same neck ( all my necks use threaded inserts and machine screws, so I can even torq them up the same, but I will be honest I never ...
by Art Davila
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Thru Build Pics
Replies: 125
Views: 77529

Re: Neck-Thru Build Pics

.Why do you use three coats of epoxy is that for pore filling
by Art Davila
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New to the forum! Couple quick questions!
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: New to the forum! Couple quick questions!

So ricky are you familiar with the top cap of maple on a Les Paul? Well you can make a bottom cap by resawing the body to ensure the wood grains mach up well drill a small hole in the area in the seam of the control cavity cover use a scroll saw threading the blade thru the pilot hole and finish the...
by Art Davila
Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mind helping me design Toddler Les Paul Junior?
Replies: 14
Views: 9398

Re: Mind helping me design Toddler Les Paul Junior?

For the pickup you could use a rail single coil, that way you do not have to line up the pole pieces. I have been thinking about this a while too. I also have a little one named Lily. She is my granddaughter. As for is it over kill? Well Lily has a uke (she love to play it) but she want 6 strings. S...
by Art Davila
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A veneer project. Bolt on LP style.
Replies: 67
Views: 26585

Re: A veneer project. Bolt on LP style.

Are there uv blocker poly finishes to help with the fading?
by Art Davila
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Causes of a sour tone?
Replies: 17
Views: 8960

Re: Causes of a sour tone?

Now that your back can you post pictures of the frets being worn, and the position of the pickup to the bridge? Also Gordon asked questions 3 and 5 which you did not say what your findings were, in that respect. Do you hear any rattle if you hit the neck with the side of your fist? I remember anothe...
by Art Davila
Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Neck-Thru Build Pics
Replies: 125
Views: 77529

Re: Neck-Thru Build Pics

Is that a stu mac saw and depth stop? Or did you find it elsewhere? I have to get one, but have yet to buy it.