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by Eddie McRae
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 10560

Re: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

Thanks all. I've always been a BIG fan of the old Nationals. Never cared much for the Dobro line. I've built quite a few of these, and as I've progressed in building them, I have learned an interesting fact. They're basically the opposite of what you would think....and the opposite of an acoustic. I...
by Eddie McRae
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - Dead Man's Hand custom T-Type
Replies: 14
Views: 10572

Re: Eddie McRae - Dead Man's Hand custom T-Type

Funny you said that Mark. Actually the name of the band is "Dead Man's Hand". And even more suiting, the customer's name is Bill and his nickname in the band is Wild Bill. I got the idea to do this with a guitar years ago when the movie Harley Davidson and the Malboro Man came out. Mickey Rourke's H...
by Eddie McRae
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 10560

Re: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

If anyone's interested and would like to see, the link is to a photo album of pics taken during the building process.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?s ... 318&type=3
by Eddie McRae
Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - Dead Man's Hand custom T-Type
Replies: 14
Views: 10572

Re: Eddie McRae - Dead Man's Hand custom T-Type

Thanks guys. The theme of this guitar coincides with the name of the customer's band.
by Eddie McRae
Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 10560

Re: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

Thank you Rodger. At least 80% of my finishes are bursts.
by Eddie McRae
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - Dead Man's Hand custom T-Type
Replies: 14
Views: 10572

Eddie McRae - Dead Man's Hand custom T-Type

A custom ordered T-type that I finished up with this morning. Body - 100 year old + Heart Pine with black walnut center stripes and coved edging Neck - Maple with rosewood fretboard, cherry dot inlays Finish - Satin-aged nitro lacquer vintageburst Hardware - acid-etched aged Actual playing cards, po...
by Eddie McRae
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 10560

Re: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

Thanks guys. I'll be finishing up with a tricone as well in the next few days as soon as the hardware and parts arrive for it. All the finish work is done, just waiting on the cone, bridge, and coverplate to come in.
by Eddie McRae
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator
Replies: 20
Views: 10560

Eddie McRae - BluesHound biscuit-bridge resonator

Thought I'd post a few pics of one of my resonator models. Just completed this one today. "BluesHound VintageBurst". Laminated mahogany body with cherry binding. Solid mahogany neck with black walnut fretboard, cherry binding, cherry headstock overlay, and MOP dot inlays. Nitro lacquer vintage-burst...
by Eddie McRae
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 144082

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Thank you Thomas. It's given me a problem or two but I'm still managing to move along.
by Eddie McRae
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 144082

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Thanks Mark! Since I use a 3-bolt neck attachment system, I use the CF supports on all my acoustic-type builds. A good friend of mine owns an archery shop and he saves all his shaft cut-offs for me rather than throwing them away.
by Eddie McRae
Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, California redwood, walnut OM (Completed 5/19/12)
Replies: 62
Views: 90261

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, California redwood, walnut OM

Very nice! I'm crazy about black walnut and use it quite a bit. Nice to see someone else using it too! Nice job on the rosette also. Looking good!
by Eddie McRae
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 144082

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

Kerfings glued and carbon fiber support rods installed. Also glued in some side braces as well. I've got quite of bit of sanding to do on the radius dish now.
by Eddie McRae
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish
Replies: 83
Views: 121303

Re: Tristan Williams - 8-string fanned fret Iceman-ish

You've got WAY more ambition and determination than me! If I had to resaw by hand, I'd probably quit building altogether! LOL As for your question about the walnut, I don't see where it would cause any issues. Especially if you decide to laminate with maple. Looks good!
by Eddie McRae
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LP Classic plans
Replies: 14
Views: 8699

Re: LP Classic plans

Ahh, gotcha. I knew it was your software, just wasn't sure if it was indicative of the actual finish you were gonna use. I've done a few goldtops recently which is the reason I asked.
by Eddie McRae
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: built for amplification advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3790

Re: built for amplification advice

I've installed several K&K's but they were transducer only and were installed into mandolins. I haven't used any of their products on guitars. The one thing I noticed about the mandolins though was that the K&K made the tops super-sensitive. The transducers pick up the very slightest of touch to the...
by Eddie McRae
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: The Local Materials Challenge (Closed)
Topic: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic
Replies: 109
Views: 144082

Re: $100 Local Materials Challenge, Eddie McRae, Grand Auditorium Cutaway Acoustic

David, I'm located in the sticks (VERY rural area) so there's really nothing local for me. lol The nearest city is 40-50 miles from me. So there are really no metal fabricators (other than myself) nearby. I normally just order anything I need online. I use Enco and MSC products a good bit for my mil...