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by Jens Moller
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Single Coil mounting holes, I need a fix
Replies: 7
Views: 5276

Re: Single Coil mounting holes, I need a fix

You can get weldable threaded fastners, such as: http://www.grainger.com/category/weld-nuts/nuts/fasteners/ecatalog/N-8lv that can be spot welded over where the holes for the bolts on the pickup are. I use these frequently on light weight steel, along with a spot welder I bought at Harbor Freight, T...
by Jens Moller
Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Denser neck wood than body wood
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

Re: Denser neck wood than body wood

Quite a few 50's and 60's Harmony Guitars, and almost all 50's and 60's Danelectro guitars used poplar for the guitar necks. I have a 1958 Silvertone (made by Harmony) and a 1957 Danelectro U2 that have poplar necks that continue to work fine. Its very light wood.
by Jens Moller
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tulip Poplar?
Replies: 21
Views: 8840

Re: Tulip Poplar?

Danelectro made thousands of guitar necks out of Tulip Poplar (and most remain straight 70 years later). They did put in 2 steel braces (running under the fretboard) in each one to help keep straight (no adjustable truss rod).

Its very easy to work wood, but dents easily.
by Jens Moller
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?
Replies: 12
Views: 5345

Re: Maximum number of plates used in top construction?

Of course, there is the Yamaha bamboo guitar - where the top is made of hundreds of strips.
by Jens Moller
Thu May 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: To truss rod or not to truss rod
Replies: 11
Views: 7417

Re: To truss rod or not to truss rod

The Original Danelectro guitars used 2 steel bars, like you described. They used Poplar for the necks. 50+ years later, few of these necks ever had any problems with warping. You can buy carbon fiber with about the same dimensions - it works well too.
by Jens Moller
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: About to make an 8 string Laminated Bamboo neck w/fanned frets or Firewood...
Replies: 8
Views: 6442

Re: About to make an 8 string Laminated Bamboo neck w/fanned frets or Firewood...

Where did you find your source of bamboo? I was considering using 1/8 inch veneer that I could bend the end pieces (12 degrees) for the headstock, and then stack to get the 3/4 to 1 inch thickness. The veneer is available in 4 foot by 8 foot sheets, but its not really stocked anywhere locally - most...
by Jens Moller
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Hello to all question about double neck electrics
Replies: 10
Views: 6982

Re: Hello to all question about double neck electrics

I have built a number of 6 string / bass double neck guitars - all have been neck heavy, but I have always used lightweight body woods (poplar is good for this, but it dents easily) to keep the guitar as light as possible. When I made my last one, it was the guitar I played 90% of the time (for a 5 ...