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by Gerry Beckles
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 5 String Bass Build
Replies: 56
Views: 55661

Re: 5 String Bass Build

Just stumbled on your build.... such clean work! Hope you found a buyer.
by Gerry Beckles
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: New build: The Saltire Bass
Replies: 19
Views: 19134

Re: New build: The Saltire Bass

Lovely bass....I love the color and that headstock shape. Simple but elegant.
by Gerry Beckles
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Just completed
Replies: 16
Views: 11789

Re: Just completed

Andy,
That matching control cover and that headstock shape really appeal to me. Excellent job!
by Gerry Beckles
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fender curved join fretboard jig....?
Replies: 20
Views: 14812

Re: Fender curved join fretboard jig....?

BTW, thank you, Jason, for using my commissioned build thread as a reference to this discussion. this is a first for me :D
by Gerry Beckles
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fender curved join fretboard jig....?
Replies: 20
Views: 14812

Re: Fender curved join fretboard jig....?

Chris - One way to create that concave surface on the fingerboard is to take a radiused sanding block and sand a convex curve onto a piece of hardwood, just like you would sand a fingerboard blank. Glue some coarse (40, 60 or 80 grit) sandpaper on the curved side of the wood and use this to sand the...
by Gerry Beckles
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My first commissioned build!
Replies: 7
Views: 5297

Re: My first commissioned build!

Thanks to all for your comments! Jason - for the laminated fingerboard, I cut a 10" radius on the maple portion of the neck using a router jig. Next, I took two Indian rosewood acoustic guitar sides (from Luthiers Mercantile) and laminated them together, using the radiused neck as a caul. After they...
by Gerry Beckles
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My first commissioned build!
Replies: 7
Views: 5297

My first commissioned build!

This is a bass that I built for my brother - started back in the 3rd quarter of last year but finished this past weekend. Body: Alder Neck: Maple, one piece Fingerboard: round-laminated Indian rosewood Fingerboard radius: 10" Pickups: Jerry Sentell B16 single coil (2) Electronics Mod: DPDT switch to...
by Gerry Beckles
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My 2nd bass
Replies: 9
Views: 4742

Re: My 2nd bass

Ooops, I forgot a grit: 2000. Each finer grit makes the finish that much smoother.
by Gerry Beckles
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My 2nd bass
Replies: 9
Views: 4742

Re: My 2nd bass

BTW, the pickguard is cut from Lexan and the back was sprayed with Krylon white for a slight contrast. What a pain to cut and shape; next one will be plastic!!
by Gerry Beckles
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My 2nd bass
Replies: 9
Views: 4742

Re: My 2nd bass

Jason - Here's what I did: Sanding the body and neck with 320 grit Sprayed one can of grey Duplicolor primer Sprayed about 4 cans of Duplicolor Olympic White lacquer (very little sanding between coats for the body) Sprayed about 4-5 cans of Minwax Clear Gloss lacquer for both body and neck **Wet san...
by Gerry Beckles
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My 2nd bass
Replies: 9
Views: 4742

Re: My 2nd bass

Thanks, Hans. "Round-laminated" simply means the underside of the board (in this case, bubinga) is curved to fit a curved maple neck, instead of a flat "slab" board. As for the finish, I used Duplicolor primer and top coats in aerosol cans, and the Minwax is aerosol, as well.
by Gerry Beckles
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My 2nd bass
Replies: 9
Views: 4742

My 2nd bass

After many years of seeing everyone else's projects, I now have one to submit... You could call it a copy of a copy, as it is modeled after a Vox Symphonic Bass (Vox's answer to a Fender Precision Bass). Features are: Body: Alder Neck: Maple, one piece Fingerboard: round-laminated Bubinga Fingerboar...
by Gerry Beckles
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LP Classic plans
Replies: 14
Views: 8147

Re: LP Classic plans

In case you wanted the Les Paul link from TDPRI:

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-de ... build.html

Hope this helps.

- Gerry
by Gerry Beckles
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul Rhoney's Paramour Baritone Prototype
Replies: 19
Views: 8063

Re: Paul Rhoney's Paramour Baritone Prototype

Nice, clean work - congratulations! Did you use Reranch Burgundy Mist lacquer?
by Gerry Beckles
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: A Ric Inspired guitar from Mark Wybierala
Replies: 14
Views: 9101

Re: A Ric Inspired guitar from Mark Wybierala

A Fireglo finish (IMHO) would really set this off.....still very beautiful.
by Gerry Beckles
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Jeff Miles' all-American 4-string fretless bass
Replies: 4
Views: 3723

Re: Jeff Miles 4 string fretless bass

Outstanding Job! Reminds me of a project I've been trying to complete for some time.....I'm sure Rachel will be even more of a looker ;)