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by Dan Hehnke
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut guitar, curly redwood bass
Replies: 12
Views: 7594

Re: Walnut guitar, curly redwood bass

Wait.... do you access all the electronics through the route for the recessed jackplate? Pretty slick!
by Dan Hehnke
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Walnut guitar, curly redwood bass
Replies: 12
Views: 7594

Re: Walnut guitar, curly redwood bass

Nice work! I like the way you oriented the grain on the walnut top. And the osage orange fretboard looks cool with the orange dyed finish.
by Dan Hehnke
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:16 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

Thanks for the encouragement. My bubinga should show up Monday, and I have plenty of nice curly cherry I think I'll use for the neck. I hope to get started soon.

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by Dan Hehnke
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:06 am
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

Haha, I can see what you mean. I tend to hold the guitar a bit off to my right side, where it would never hit my belt buckle. I think my plan is to close the gap a bit, to where it's a little less dramatic. But I also plan to do tons of shaping to where it's all smooth curves and no sharp edges, but...
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:09 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

It kind of looks like a triumphant squirrel to me right now. Might tweak a bit to avoid that.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:06 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

Nope! The cutout goes against your beergut/sixpack/whathaveyou. At least on the mockup it's feeling pretty comfy.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Planning the next weird guitar
Replies: 10
Views: 6362

Planning the next weird guitar

Every time I build a relatively "normal" guitar (see blueburst tele style guitar) I usually can't help but go wild and build something really weird next. I'm back in weird guitar phase. Here's the first physical revision of the design, tested out on some plywood scrap. I don't quite like it yet, but...
by Dan Hehnke
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Wenge Build Pics
Replies: 19
Views: 14466

Re: Wenge Build Pics

Looking good! I've still never worked with Wenge, I think I'd like to try it some time.
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Dealing With UV Cured Finish
Replies: 7
Views: 8815

Re: Dealing With UV Cured Finish

Todd, are you able to charge $100/hr for repair work? If so, I'm sure not charging enough....
by Dan Hehnke
Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Fired Ceramic Electric Guitar from the 60s
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Re: Fired Ceramic Electric Guitar from the 60s

That's crazy! I know I've always wished I could fire a glaze and use that for a finish, instead of spraying stupid lacquer, haha.

Man, I would be so nervous handling that thing so much! I can just picture it being dropped and hitting the ground and boom.... a hundred pieces....
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Some maple tops
Replies: 27
Views: 26163

Re: Some maple tops

Do you happen to have a picture of what that spalted top looked like before the dye?
by Dan Hehnke
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Some maple tops
Replies: 27
Views: 26163

Re: Some maple tops

Wow you have been busy! Those look great. I love the way the blue dye came out on the spalted top, that is wild. So that is just the same dye wiped uniformly on that top and it came out that way? I wanna try that with some spalt.
by Dan Hehnke
Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Guitar Synth, Ergonomic Shape, Baritone tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 10715

Re: Guitar Synth, Ergonomic Shape, Baritone tuning

Wow that is wild, I like it! Is it comfy to play as hoped?
by Dan Hehnke
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The BlueBeatle
Replies: 11
Views: 7170

Re: The BlueBeatle

Thanks Dan! There's alot of Dans here. No complaints here. I got a slightly better shot, and a decent one of the back, showing off the pine.....
by Dan Hehnke
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The BlueBeatle
Replies: 11
Views: 7170

Re: The BlueBeatle

Oh wow, didn't realize the pic was gonna show up that big, sorry about that. The crazy white streaks in the large version are just reflections that I didn't notice as much in the smaller picture.
by Dan Hehnke
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The BlueBeatle
Replies: 11
Views: 7170

Re: The BlueBeatle

Well here it is, mostly finished. It turned out to be a great sounding guitar. I'm definitely happy with my first time winding pickups, and I think I may do it again. The single coil pickup was really pretty easy, though the firebird style mini-bucker was a little delicate and scary to assemble. I'm...
by Dan Hehnke
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Your ideas about building a chambered eucalyptus body
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Re: Your ideas about building a chambered eucalyptus body

You never know with any given piece of wood, but it could be pretty hard to work with. You could always do lots of filling with epoxy or Solarez!
by Dan Hehnke
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Your ideas about building a chambered eucalyptus body
Replies: 5
Views: 5136

Re: Your ideas about building a chambered eucalyptus body

I love your numbering system. It's very freeform. I hope the guitar is too. As far as weight, I have found that having a body weight around 6-7.5 lbs. before adding hardware is a good goal, and often sounds good, but others may have a different preference. I have always heard that eucalyptus was way...
by Dan Hehnke
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: The BlueBeatle
Replies: 11
Views: 7170

Re: The BlueBeatle

Thanks Gordon!

The pine is actually unusually dense for a piece of pine, and I did a little chambering to get it to my preferred weight. I'm pretty interested to see how it sounds unplugged.