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by Keith Walden
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Best straight edge size for tuning up guitars
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

Best straight edge size for tuning up guitars

I've lost my old Starrett 24", and am looking online for a good but cheap straight edge to tune up fretboards etc so to speak. There is a 30" I was also looking at but Im just getting one. This is for 25" scales, electric, dreds etc,

Will 24" do it or should I go for the 30"?
by Keith Walden
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

Ok, I was talking about a tenon joint for bolt on, no dovetail. Im thinking I will have to make the tenon, 3 more weeks until I get the neck and see what they sent. I do remember hollowing out the heel which will make things easier, Im using mainly hand tools but I can spin the drill press a bit by ...
by Keith Walden
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

So looking down from on top you will have 2 90* angles so to speak..= )
by Keith Walden
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

I meant I will probably have to glue the tenon on, and so that will creat the 90* angle to sand the angle into the heel. I cant sand the heel manually if its just flat.
by Keith Walden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

I think its flat on the heel, I will probably have to add" a bolt on attachment. I did see they offer a spanish heel but I need to keep it as simple as possible but maybe I could have got the bolt on out of that style with some saw work, oh well. Epoxy, screws and some spare mahogany. I like the wid...
by Keith Walden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

Id rather use a truss rod just in case of any issues. I doubt that wood is selected and quartered, but it will be bolt-on, in case of future issues.
by Keith Walden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

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This is the neck, its close to the ''standard'' parlor 21" neck Im guessing.
by Keith Walden
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ziricote Fretboard - chipping issues with Fret install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Ziricote Fretboard - chipping issues with Fret install?

Cool - I can check out Kinkaids book at the library. And Youtube may fill in the gaps.
by Keith Walden
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

Oh, yea, I will probably do a side view and top view with braces. Good idea thanks!!
by Keith Walden
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

Good info. Yes I did a build I need to finish, I need to put a back on, but will probably get opinions on it as I think the braces will be too thin... I guess I will wait for my neck to arrive and go from there. :D Im basing this off the little Ibanez Parlor guitar, so that is my ''plan'' more or le...
by Keith Walden
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Ziricote Fretboard - chipping issues with Fret install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Ziricote Fretboard - chipping issues with Fret install?

Ok, so Im building my dream Parlor guitar as you may know and am looking at an LMI Ziricote fretboard (pre-slotted). I would use that good LMI epoxy to glue it to the neck, but what about Fretting? Does Ziri chip out easier? is it a pain to work with? ALSO: Will I need to thickness it down any (1/4"...
by Keith Walden
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Re: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

Ok, so I found a 16" with a Gibson style nut" Option. Which end is easiest to install to for adjustment?. Which end do you prefer? With a Chinese neck, Mahogany, Im thinking I would prefer soundhole adjustment. (?)
by Keith Walden
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?
Replies: 27
Views: 6544

Length Truss Rod for Parlor Guitar?

Ok, yea Im building without a plan, so please bare with me. Need the length used for a truss rod in a Parlor guitar. I'm doing a copy of my Ibanez "cigar box" Parlor guitar. Same wood looks like a cigar box, some kind of Hog, ?? African? anyway... Im getting a cheapi double action from China, its ch...
by Keith Walden
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Re: Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

Yea, I saw that one guy who uses molding like an ''L'', so yea, I would go with the screws on that type, thanks think I got this. Movin it forward hopefully I have the wood thinned by October. Got a cheapi neck off Ebay for $20.00. its all looking good.
by Keith Walden
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Using Dowl rods for Side Mold?

Ok, so the bandsaw is out of commission, so has anyone built a successful side mold with dowel rods?

The hot-mold will need to be sawed out somehow but I can do that with a rasp and some saw action, the inside mold is what Im needing. Any good designs with limited tool use?
by Keith Walden
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknesses you prefer on Parlor Guitars?
Replies: 9
Views: 4074

Re: Thicknesses you prefer on Parlor Guitars?

Right, the Cherry one, saw that.

How does that side soundhole effect the sound (when you plug it) is there a noticeble difference.
by Keith Walden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknesses you prefer on Parlor Guitars?
Replies: 9
Views: 4074

Re: Thicknesses you prefer on Parlor Guitars?

Thanks Rodger, ballpark is good. I should have mentioned it will be Steel String. The MARTIN (I-18) Plans at gal site say its for (gut) strings, (but it is x-braced??)

http://www.luth.org/images/plans/pl08.jpg
by Keith Walden
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thicknesses you prefer on Parlor Guitars?
Replies: 9
Views: 4074

Thicknesses you prefer on Parlor Guitars?

Im doing a Parlor based off my cheapi Ibanez guitar and was wondering what thickness woods you would recommend for Adi Top and Koa Sides?

Also, what thickness bracewood? I want it to ring and sing!!

Thanks
by Keith Walden
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Thickness Sanding?
Replies: 6
Views: 4428

Re: Thickness Sanding?

Im in Colorado, but I will mail it out if I have to. Not much else I can do. thanks
by Keith Walden
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Classified Ads
Topic: Thickness Sanding?
Replies: 6
Views: 4428

Thickness Sanding?

Ok, Im trying to build a Parlor size Guitar and may need thickness sanding for the body woods. Anyone provide this? Maybe I can get it local but if not Im looking for a backup. Please PM me with prices. Koa body and Adi top.