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by Mike Conner
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Detailed Builds/Tutorials
Topic: Archtop Build Journal
Replies: 10
Views: 17308

Archtop Build Journal

A detailed build journal documenting my entire process for building my first archtop guitar and guitar based octave mandolin. More than 100 pages with lots of pictures. This third edition updates some of the methods with lessons learned in later builds (number 6 was completed recently and delivered ...
by Mike Conner
Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:06 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: A few bending questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6290

Re: A few bending questions

I also use a homemade pipe with the charcoal starter and light dimmer. I insert a long temperature gage normally used for deep fryers (like a turkey fryer) inside the pipe, above the heating element and touching the inside wall of the pipe right about where I'm bending. I have bent red maple (both p...
by Mike Conner
Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop Build Journal Video
Replies: 5
Views: 4757

Re: Archtop Build Journal Video

Wow, Greg! Thanks for the nice comments.
I've contact with Charlie (Sysop) and sent the file to him. I guess it could appear in the Library section? I'll post back when I find out.
Thanks again, //mike
by Mike Conner
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop Build Journal Video
Replies: 5
Views: 4757

Re: Archtop Build Journal Video

Greg, Thanks for the kind words! If you PM your email I can send you a copy of my journal with detailed documentation. (I don't see a way to attach pdf files in posts). The Workmate just serves as a stand to hold section of 1x8 lumber with a wedge attached a one end to support the headstock. (trying...
by Mike Conner
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop Build Journal Video
Replies: 5
Views: 4757

Archtop Build Journal Video

A slideshow showing the build progression of a 16" archtop guitar - Englemann spruce front, cherry back and sides, red maple neck and binding. Built for Bridget Marie Egan of Columbus OH. The music tracks were recorded by me using the guitar in the video - lots of mistakes since I only had time for ...
by Mike Conner
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: can you have both magnetic and contact piezo
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Re: can you have both magnetic and contact piezo

Newly rediscovered the MIMF and hope this helps you! I've been building archtops using Vintage Vibe neck mounted minihumbucker combined with JJB Prestige 220 piezo elements. The JJB has two transducers pre-wired to the tip connection of a stereo endpin jack. I move the connection to the ring, and us...