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by rob bowen
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

Gee Whiz, 2 years yesterday since I started this build thread. I need to finish this guitar soon. Have a nice holiday folks. :-)
by rob bowen
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

That's pretty cool Lee. I've been busying myself sanding, and am looking forward to staining soon.
by rob bowen
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Vinyl covered Telecaster
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Re: Vinyl covered Telecaster

Oh also, I pulled the frets out and filled the slots with wood filler.
by rob bowen
Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Vinyl covered Telecaster
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Re: Vinyl covered Telecaster

Hahaha Steve ...funny. I wondered about the weight of type nails, but thinking back, they didn't weigh very much in the shopping basket. 9 packages of 30 - 1/4 inch chrome nailheads. The brand is "Homepak" purchased at Home Hardware for $2.99/ pack. I had fun improvising the string tree. Jason, the ...
by rob bowen
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Vinyl covered Telecaster
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Vinyl covered Telecaster

I have just recently finished making a body from Poplar for a 5 string open tuning slide guitar. I was looking for an alternative to paint, and I chose marine vinyl and chrome nailheads.
by rob bowen
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Denim Covered Telecaster
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Re: Denim Covered Telecaster

Hi Jason, the water was wiped onto the wood body just so the glue would soak in a bit. Not really necessary, but I did it to please myself. I used Lepage's Carpenter's glue. I was a bit nervous about the glue soaking through, and if it did anywhere, I did not notice. There are no rough areas on the ...
by rob bowen
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Denim Covered Telecaster
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Re: Denim Covered Telecaster

Thanks Eric, it sounds incredible. I was really surprised the first time I played it loud at a club. Considering it was made of 16 strips glued together. The pickup is a Seymour Duncan PAF. The sound is very rich in tone, growly, creamy, everything. The sustain is nice, and it can be a real dirty mo...
by rob bowen
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Denim Covered Telecaster
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Re: Denim Covered Telecaster

Ha, ha, yes, thank you Matthew. It's not cold on the tummy without a shirt on.
by rob bowen
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Denim Covered Telecaster
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Re: Denim Covered Telecaster

Thanks Bryan! It has been a few years now and it looks fine, hardly any wear at all that I can see.
by rob bowen
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Denim Covered Telecaster
Replies: 9
Views: 4690

Denim Covered Telecaster

I made a body for a Tele neck that I had a few years back. Looking for an alternative to paint, I decided to try and cover it with denim from a worn out pair of GWG's. Here is a link to some build pics and description. http://my-denim-guitar.blogspot.ca/
by rob bowen
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

I selected a small rectangle of walnut to cap the cutaway tip. Also, I reinforced the sound hole "tabs" with small pieces of walnut.
by rob bowen
Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

Frogger tape, then I apply 3m Fibreglass Resin.
by rob bowen
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

A couple pics showing the contour of the soundboard after sanding.
by rob bowen
Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

I applied the Fibreglass resin to the cutaway on the guitar this morning ... I'm satisfied with the results.
by rob bowen
Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

I have sanded the soundboard and back to smooth out the chisel marks made from thinning the front and back. I have glued a small bit of Sapelle veneer to the cutaway area and I am pleased with the results. I have been looking for some sort of epoxy that I can paint on the edges ( like a binding ) to...
by rob bowen
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?
Replies: 153
Views: 140479

Re: Removable neck acoustic instrument ?

I'm having so much fun playing this thing that I can't bring myself to remove the strings and continue with sanding. The bass tone is really something. Also, the tone of the wound strings between the 3 and 8th frets ... hard to put into words .... I have never heard a guitar sound quite so ....organ...