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by julian gifford
Thu May 10, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Julian Giffords double neck. [pics]
Replies: 10
Views: 7167

Re: Julian Giffords double neck. [pics]

I told the painter the Angel looks like a cross dresser.... so he's going to touch it up a little. Since it's getting touched up anyway, I need to fix the string thru section of the 12 string. Move 1 hole from the bass side to the treble side, and the strings will be a straight pull from the bridge....
by julian gifford
Thu May 10, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Julian Giffords double neck. [pics]
Replies: 10
Views: 7167

Re: Julian Giffords double neck. [pics]

War Angel and a Demon about to battle it out.

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by julian gifford
Thu May 10, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Julian Giffords double neck. [pics]
Replies: 10
Views: 7167

Julian Giffords double neck. [pics]

Started this almost 3 yrs ago. It kept getting put on the back burner. Finally made a push to get it done, though it still needs a final setup... I need some info from John Kingma on setting up a 12... Dont have one, and never measured one. The string spacing needs to be adjusted. 12 string neck is ...
by julian gifford
Thu May 10, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: White "plastic" binding.
Replies: 26
Views: 20534

Re: White "plastic" binding.

White from stew is ABS. If you can get your hands on MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) mix 2:1 mek to acetone, take scrap binding and cut into small pieces, drop it in the bottle. Shake the bottle every couple hours to dissolve the binding bits. Add more bits until it turns into a gel. Once you spread the g...
by julian gifford
Tue May 08, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]
Replies: 30
Views: 12582

Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

John, Can you help me out with my 12 string? I've never set one up, and dont have one to reference. I'm using a 6 string TOM and will file string spacing into it. What is the: nut width? Nut max string spread- (outer strings) Bridge max string spread Spacing between each string in a pair, at bridge ...
by julian gifford
Fri May 04, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Has anyone tried Sisal or Spiral Sewn Course Buffs on a guitar?
Replies: 2
Views: 2638

Re: Has anyone tried Sisal or Spiral Sewn Course Buffs on a guitar?

What finish are you using? On automotive clear I wetsand to 1500 and go straight to hand held buffer with regular cheap bonnets using 3m "perfect it" and "finess it" then mcguires swirl remover. I forgot which 3m product is courser, but I'd try those on the wheels you currently have. you may find it...
by julian gifford
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Robert Follett's Firebird V
Replies: 6
Views: 4778

Re: Robert Follett's Firebird V

That looks fantastic! I gotta build one of those someday.
by julian gifford
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistakes made while building early guitars
Replies: 59
Views: 41690

Re: Mistakes made while building early guitars

The biggest mistake I've ever made.... and I forgot to include it in my first post. Not an early build- a recent build. NEVER EVER, EVER! Let a customer push you into something: 1 you're not comfortable with- 2 You downright disagree with. Simple fact of the matter is- "the customer is always right....
by julian gifford
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]
Replies: 30
Views: 12582

Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Samuel, If you're planning on using a router with bearing pattern bit, people have problems even with lexan if the bearing isnt in top shape. It will cause too much friction and melt the plastic. I wouldnt even try poster board with CA as an experiment. Anything less than lexan is disaster waiting t...
by julian gifford
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistakes made while building early guitars
Replies: 59
Views: 41690

Re: Mistakes made while building early guitars

Inducing a back bow while gluing on the fretboard with titebond- (I only use epoxy now!) The multi laminate neck was so ridgid, it snapped the Truss Rod trying to bring it level. Using a thicker 2 way rod and have it crack the back of the neck that was now too thin for it. This could have been preve...
by julian gifford
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: truss rod question
Replies: 8
Views: 4930

Re: truss rod question

I still havent tried the rods from allied but like above, everyone says they're the best. I always use 2 way rods though. As for an anti sieze compound on the threads, use vaseline (petroleum jelly) it will always stay in place and never dry out (unless you leave the guitar in a car in summer maybe ...
by julian gifford
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]
Replies: 30
Views: 12582

Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Very cool! I guess I'm not *that* crazy for putting a pair of EMG's on my almost complete 12. 3 p90's? wow!
by julian gifford
Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: back to the drawing board!
Replies: 16
Views: 10694

Re: back to the drawing board!

Levelling 2k auto on the fretboard wasnt an issue for me. Note that I've only done it once, but with good results. After scraping the frets clean and the clear hardens up enough, buffing the clear pretty much takes care of it. You may see some areas right next to the fret that is high on the upper f...
by julian gifford
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fan for spray booth (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 4338

Re: Fan for spray booth (again)

I built this unit about a year ago... No need for an explosion proof motor. I got the idea from a fish carver site... you can see the video here. It cost me about $100 to build and it works great. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3903621338367109945&hl=en Thats a pretty cool idea. What are t...
by julian gifford
Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: back to the drawing board!
Replies: 16
Views: 10694

Re: back to the drawing board!

On bodies and back of necks I seal with west systems epoxy first.

On maple fretboards, I dont use anything at all. Just the 2k clear.
by julian gifford
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Binding scraper
Replies: 15
Views: 16963

Re: Binding scraper

Thats what I was looking for. Thanks!
by julian gifford
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: back to the drawing board!
Replies: 16
Views: 10694

Re: back to the drawing board!

I did mine in auto 2k clear.

Fret first, spray and scrape the frets clean within a day or 2 before it really hardens up.
by julian gifford
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Joint creep?
Replies: 9
Views: 6228

Re: Joint creep?

This is a problem on solidbody electrics sometimes as well. It doesnt raise the glue line, it actually sucks the finish into the glue line. If it raised the finish at the line, it wouldnt matter at all- wet sanding and buffing would knock it down. I dont know about now, but Charvel was glueing maple...
by julian gifford
Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Binding scraper
Replies: 15
Views: 16963

Re: Binding scraper

I forgot, was it you Arnt that had the home made binding marking gauges and binding cutters, binding ledge scraper tool and such?

Whoever it was, could that be posted up again?

I didnt save pictures, and need to copy some of those tools!

Thanks,

Julian