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by Dan Hehnke
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Swapping full size buckers for minibuckers best method
Replies: 10
Views: 7378

Re: Swapping full size buckers for minibuckers best method

Greg, Doing a quick search on Ebay I see there are mounting rings that do just this. That seems like the easiest way to me. I'm stoked on minis right now too. My latest in progress build I'm using three of them. I haven't had standard minis in a guitar since the first guitar I ever owned, an Epiphon...
by Dan Hehnke
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

Thanks Steve! I just had the idea to make it swappable for either JM trem or hardtail carved ebony tailpiece, so it could be used either way. I just have to design a pretty sizable tailpiece that would cover the footprint of the trem route, and maybe use a couple of the same mounting holes. It would...
by Dan Hehnke
Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

Got the neck partially shaped and the neck pocket routed. Now that I have my guaranteed centerline and bridge location I can start routing for pickups.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

Thanks Bob. The olive is pretty heavy. I'd say maybe pretty similar to a denser piece of maple, maybe a little heavier? I'm planning to carve a good bit of it away to get to the weight I want, in addition to the chambers I added to the body wood.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

Next up I need to get the cherry neck roughed out and shape the heel to final shape so I can route the neck pocket. I decided to go with a trio of GFS alnico fat mini-humbuckers for now, instead of winding my own this time. I read good things about them, and I've had pretty good luck with GFS humbuc...
by Dan Hehnke
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

I got some work done today. Chambered the body, glued the top on, and started the carving. I really do like working with this olive. Very hard, but still pretty easy to work.
by Dan Hehnke
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

The olive top rough cut out to shape. I like the way the olivewood works. It reminds me a bit of pistachio, but a little lighter.
by Dan Hehnke
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Re: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

Thanks Brian. I agree, I keep trying to find some rhyme or reason that certain designs look "right", but I sure don't have enough design or art background to know the whole theory behind it. It seems to be some combination of proportions, "weights", and familiarity to some reference seems to help. A...
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The Hossenfeffer Bass
Replies: 69
Views: 66001

Re: The Hossenfeffer Bass

Looks awesome. Probably my favorite bass as well! Looking forward to the rest.
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar
Replies: 21
Views: 13935

Finally starting a new project: Olive topped offset-SG-something shaped guitar

It's been a while since I've been able to start a new project, so I thought I'd start from the beginning on this one. I've got the body and top wood on order, and it should be here this week. Here is a Solidworks mockup of the design. I'm hoping it's not too much a copy of something I'm not realizin...
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

Re: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?

Thanks for the replies. I'm about to do a big move, so for now I think I'll just polish out and wait and see what happens.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

Re: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?

Thanks for the tips! Unfortunately I've got barely any depth of clear coat left on top of the burst, so the most I could do is maybe scuff sand with 600 before trying shellac. I did go at it just a bit with some coarse stewmac polishing compound on the drill mounted buffing pad, and the dull seepy p...
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fretting Tediousness
Replies: 33
Views: 25664

Re: Fretting Tediousness

I never knew you could buy a set of frets pre-nipped! That sounds worth it to me. BTW, Dan that SG shaped guitar looks great! Love the matching center wood on the body, what kind of wood is that and the fretboard? I've been playing with the idea of making an SG-ish guitar, just enlarging the body a ...
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

Re: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?

I was afraid someone would say that. I have sealed with shellac every time I did lacquer except this time.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?
Replies: 8
Views: 4450

Sap seeping through nitro finish... anything I can do?

I recently took apart a guitar I made to give it a final polish since they lacquer is plenty set by now. I realized in the bright lights in my garage that the beetle kill pine body has splotches where some sappy parts seem to be seeping through. I had this board for a couple years, so I thought it w...
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Delacaster
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

Re: Delacaster

Lucky it wasn't Maryland! That'd be some tough carving.
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Delacaster
Replies: 7
Views: 5620

Re: Delacaster

Ha! Nice. It will be fun to see it finished.
by Dan Hehnke
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My first commissioned build!
Replies: 7
Views: 5421

Re: My first commissioned build!

Cool! I like the headstock and the color alot.
by Dan Hehnke
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Planning the next weird guitar
Replies: 10
Views: 6362

Re: Planning the next weird guitar

Well, the Bubinga is even heavier than I thought it would be! Wow, what a beastly hunk of wood. I'll have to do some massive carving to get this thing down to the weight that I like. It will be an experiment for sure.