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by Greg McKnight
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Name That Guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 3907

Re: Name That Guitar

You don't see many signatures nowadays. I remember really liking the goldtop version Michael Ward played in the Wallflowers many moons ago. He's probably still playing it, I just haven't seen him since their breakup.
by Greg McKnight
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

Thanks for the kind words :)
by Greg McKnight
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

I tried to avoid a refret but, after leveling and having some really low frets, I had to do it. Leveled the fretboard and replaced the binding. It was very thin and brittle. Made a new nut and bridge base, as the old one was way too low to work after the neck reset. Oh yeah, also fabricated a pickgu...
by Greg McKnight
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

Brian Evans wrote:That's a whole new level of hillbilly... :) On the bridge, you are looking for around 1" or so over the top with the straightedge on the fretboard. I'd reset the neck.
Well I am a hillbilly, so this is a match made in heaven :lol: .

Update: finally got the neck removed via steam.
by Greg McKnight
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

Joshua Levin-Epstein wrote:What's wrong with the machines?
I thought I had included that pic the first time around.
by Greg McKnight
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

What would be your goal(s) of doing another reset? I would hope to get it right this time around. Closing up the gaps at the bottom of the neck heel and under the fretboard extension would certainly make it look better, and there isn't a whole lot of room for a bridge as it is now. The top pic is a...
by Greg McKnight
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

Re: New project. Silvertone 672

Very cool. Well, yes and no :lol: . Upon closer inspection, there has been a neck reset which didn't go so well. The fretboard extension is laying on the top, there's that gap at the joint, and the glue they used has dripped quite a bit inside the guitar, making a real mess. Won't be able to clean ...
by Greg McKnight
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New project. Silvertone 672
Replies: 20
Views: 10584

New project. Silvertone 672

My Granddad bought this at a yard sale several years ago and left it to his son (my uncle). It needed more TLC than he was able to give it so he sent it to me. Tuners are the obvious first priority, and I've ordered some. I'll be doing a fret leveling today and hopefully that goes well. There's no t...
by Greg McKnight
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 31599

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Thanks, Barry. It's really punchy and loud, maybe a little bright. But it sounds great to me! I don't think I have actually played another acoustic archtop in my life, so all I have to go on for comparison is recordings or videos. Mine compares well enough I guess. I'm enjoying it quite a bit and I'...
by Greg McKnight
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 31599

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Finally finished and pics are normal size.
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by Greg McKnight
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 31599

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Finally complete. See below.
by Greg McKnight
Fri May 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New Archtop
Replies: 22
Views: 10879

Re: New Archtop

Wow! Beautiful guitar.
by Greg McKnight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 31599

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Not sure why the pics are life sized :lol: but you get the picture.
by Greg McKnight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 31599

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Well, it sure has been a long time coming, but I do finally have it all put together. Sprayed a wash coat of lacquer and filled the walnut, not I'm waiting for some spraying weather to get it completed.

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by Greg McKnight
Wed May 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop body binding with router
Replies: 14
Views: 9338

Re: Archtop body binding with router

Thanks for the advice guys. I'm working on it now, so I'll show you what I came up with soon-ish.
by Greg McKnight
Wed May 31, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop body binding with router
Replies: 14
Views: 9338

Re: Archtop body binding with router

All I did was cut a 2" round piece of 3/4" plywood with a hole saw, drill a hole in the center and mount it on my router table. The arch of my guitars is 3/4", so I rest the guitar on the center of it's arch and the edge on the plywood, and spin the guitar past the bearing-guided bit. So far it wor...
by Greg McKnight
Wed May 31, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop body binding with router
Replies: 14
Views: 9338

Re: Archtop body binding with router

All I did was cut a 2" round piece of 3/4" plywood with a hole saw, drill a hole in the center and mount it on my router table. The arch of my guitars is 3/4", so I rest the guitar on the center of it's arch and the edge on the plywood, and spin the guitar past the bearing-guided bit. So far it wor...
by Greg McKnight
Tue May 30, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop body binding with router
Replies: 14
Views: 9338

Re: Archtop body binding with router

Here is a donut in case you're not following me:
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by Greg McKnight
Tue May 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop body binding with router
Replies: 14
Views: 9338

Archtop body binding with router

I've built a router jig for cutting the binding channels on my archtop body. Something like this one: https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=91026&d=1346354102 All I'm missing is the "donut". That little ring underneath that rides on top of the edge of the guitar body. But af...
by Greg McKnight
Tue May 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scarfed headstock joint question
Replies: 20
Views: 11751

Re: Scarfed headstock joint question

Rodger Knox wrote:There's two ways to do a scarf joint. One has the joint on the neck shaft under fingerboard, the other has it in the middle of the headstock.
I like the first, but the second is easier to hide.
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