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by Joseph Price
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white
Replies: 10
Views: 9177

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Thanks Guys! I really appreciate the positive comments.
it *only took me 25+ years and an inspired 4 hours to come up with something
"new". :P

Joseph
by Joseph Price
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white
Replies: 10
Views: 9177

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

The pickguard is glued down with this 3M tape which is really thin
and quite powerful. I wanted to make sure it was flush and get the look without screws
by Joseph Price
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: PRS nut compensation measurements - 25.5" scale
Replies: 19
Views: 22907

Re: PRS nut compensation measurements - 25.5" scale

I've done this on a number of guitars. 0.8mm off the 1st fret to leading edge of nut slot
works well on Fender scale length.
by Joseph Price
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white
Replies: 10
Views: 9177

Re: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Thanks Guys. I crushed chalk into blonde shellac and padded it on over
white timbermate filler. I dont think i will do it again as though it feels nice
and isn't too thick it was a nightmare to do!

I think just satin white poly or nitro would have been fine :)
by Joseph Price
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: PRS nut compensation measurements - 25.5" scale
Replies: 19
Views: 22907

Re: PRS nut compensation measurements - 25.5" scale

PRS have always used a nut compensation where it is closer to the 1st fret than it "should be"
by Joseph Price
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white
Replies: 10
Views: 9177

Soxy Custom Fullatone powder white

Hello. Been a member here for nearly 20 years but only recently had the nerve to show my work. This is my "Fullatone" model - my take on a T style. With a lot of curves and chamfers! Specs as follows Body:Swamp ash Neck: Honduran Mahogany FIngerboard: Old Dark East Indian Rosewood Scale Length: 24 3...
by Joseph Price
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks Matthew. I cant find the matching heel cap and end graft pics but its the same theme throughout.

It should be coming for a service soon so I can remember to grab some better pics then.
All the best, Joseph
by Joseph Price
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

I have had a quick....repeat quick... look at the patent. i dont agree it is the same "thing"as Lindas design. But at the end of the day - if she feels this way I have no problem with being respectful and paying homage. it is a small ask! We owe a bid debt to the luthiers which paved the way for tod...
by Joseph Price
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

well i was planing and sanding by feel and trying to get it to sit right.

In the end it was only an extra 15-18mm on the treble side. The depth on th lower bout bass side was just under 90mm.
I would feel more confident taking it deeper next time.
by Joseph Price
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks Bob WRT who did what when where first, it doesnt really interest me TBH. We share knowledge as best we can, but it seems to be the nature of the work that even with the same methods, the luthiers "touch" makes for a different result each time. I referenced Lindas work as she was to the best o...
by Joseph Price
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks Andy - currently I primarily make Electric guitars "by hand" - which is por nomenclature and commercially ridiculous! I have an OM nearly finished, so will post that when it is done. Long term my goal is to transition out of repair work (which has been very good to me financially, and wrt bui...
by Joseph Price
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks Bob. I took the low E quite a bit longer to "wake up" than the other 3. I think I will try a deeper body and more radical wedge next time. Do any of you guys know a sure fire place to buy the hardware used in Rick Turners neck joint? I think that would be superior to my mortise and tenon glue...
by Joseph Price
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks Guys - well its louder acoustically than the Martin basses i have worked on - that was my goal. The sides are doubled in the upper bout. They are also stiffened with Adirondack side braces in the lower bout. The back I made stiff and "non-active" - I felt it was safer as it was my first time ...
by Joseph Price
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks JC. The endgraft is same design as headstock and I made a heel cap and feature on the rear of the body in the same vein.
I like inlay in wood. Sorry about poor quality photos
by Joseph Price
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Thanks Dennis - its pretty standard Gibson Jumbo shape
by Joseph Price
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20508

Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

Despite being a member here for nearly 20 years, Yikes! - I've never posted my instruments, so felt it was high time I did so. here is an Acoustic bass I made last year. Specs are Acoustic Bass Cocobolo/Englemann spruce Custom designed and crafted for maximum volume and comfort - this bass features ...
by Joseph Price
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jeffrey Elliott Chip carving Rosette advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Jeffrey Elliott Chip carving Rosette advice

Hi Everyone, my name is Joseph - I used to post here many years ago. I am now back building after pretty much exclusively repairing non stop for 12 years and would to try some new things. Has anyone attempted the thread title? If so - Did you reinforce the top with donut first? Having practices toda...