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by Greg McKnight
Tue May 09, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Scarfed headstock joint question
Replies: 20
Views: 13161

Re: Scarfed headstock joint question

Rodger Knox wrote:There's two ways to do a scarf joint. One has the joint on the neck shaft under fingerboard, the other has it in the middle of the headstock.
I like the first, but the second is easier to hide.
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by Greg McKnight
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Gluing the bridge to the top?
Replies: 11
Views: 7464

Re: Gluing the bridge to the top?

I would think because you would likely want to adjust it at some point.
by Greg McKnight
Tue May 03, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Introduction and a Rebuild Project
Replies: 10
Views: 9795

Re: Introduction and a Rebuild Project

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1932 Epiphone Triumph Masterbilt
by Greg McKnight
Tue May 03, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Introduction and a Rebuild Project
Replies: 10
Views: 9795

Re: Introduction and a Rebuild Project

I think it's a very exciting project personally. I would love to find a really old archtop like that to dig into. No worry since it's not like you'll mess up and make it worse than it is now, right? I'm sure you know more about these things than I do, but just looking it up on Wikipedia, it says the...
by Greg McKnight
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Checkerboard Binding
Replies: 25
Views: 16322

Re: Checkerboard Binding

I've bought checkerboard binding from these guys in the past: http://shop.custominlay.com/Checkerboar ... 70-78G.htm
by Greg McKnight
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: want to repaint the guitar
Replies: 5
Views: 6960

Re: want to repaint the guitar

You may try posting in the solidbody board. There isn't a lot of traffic here in the archtop neck of the woods.
by Greg McKnight
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Benedetto Archtop Build
Replies: 73
Views: 66425

Re: Benedetto Archtop Build

Looks really nice. Keep up the good work man.
by Greg McKnight
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Paul's third archtop
Replies: 19
Views: 9797

Re: Paul's third archtop

Pretty cool guitar there. ;)
by Greg McKnight
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Well, there was an issue with the walnut back; a split that wasn't going to be able to be avoided. So I had to scrap that idea and go to some cherry I had. It looks good and it seems to be similar to maple except for the look, so it will be fine. I've seen a few archtops done with cherry backs (Mike...
by Greg McKnight
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Identification help... Old archtop
Replies: 29
Views: 19085

Re: Identification help... Old archtop

Wow, that's some nice restoration work Chris. I have your archtop build saved in my "favorites" for reference, so I recognized it instantly. You're a great guitar builder.
by Greg McKnight
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Visiting Luthier Challenge.
Replies: 10
Views: 6060

Re: Visiting Luthier Challenge.

… an angle grinder …. would be fairly inexpensive and save a lot of time carving. Yeah. Those itsy bitsy finger planes are only for wimps. This Australian violin maker shows how real men carve the tops. Would be even easier with an arch top as it is so much bigger and doesn't need all this delicacy...
by Greg McKnight
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Visiting Luthier Challenge.
Replies: 10
Views: 6060

Re: Visiting Luthier Challenge.

Definitely finger/violin planes, but an angle grinder with a sanding disc would be fairly inexpensive and save a lot of time carving.
by Greg McKnight
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars
Replies: 40
Views: 26431

Re: Tone Wood for Electric Guitars

You can make anything work. There's guys at the TDPRI build forum that have made working guitars out of everything from MDF to hollow steel to concrete. Obviously the pickups mean everything in such cases since you're not getting much resonance from those materials. I think the pickups are the more ...
by Greg McKnight
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Correcting Intonation on Epiphone Casino
Replies: 14
Views: 8715

Re: Correcting Intonation on Epiphone Casino

Like the others have stated, it's fixable but the repair likely won't be invisible. But you shouldn't have to fix a factory screw-up in the first place. I would also recommend you return it and get another one. You said Epiphone didn't respond, so if you bought it from a dealer I would start there. ...
by Greg McKnight
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Still getting a little done here and there (boy, it's not like building a Telecaster! I could have one of those done in a couple of days). Not getting many pics unfortunately but I'm going to do better about that. I've leveled the sides for top and back glue-up and cut a wedge for the end of the gui...
by Greg McKnight
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Hey, Greg, I was just looking at your home made bending iron. It might not be the prettiest tool I ever saw, but it's BEAUTIFUL in its simplicity. I really like that you put it all together with common hardware store screws and fittings. Do you run it with a temperature control of some sort? Or jus...
by Greg McKnight
Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Hmm, couldn't hurt certainly, and I do see the logic. I might look into that myself.

You should have seen my face this morning when I placed to top on there after my wife said "what would happen if the top didn't fit now?". It didn't. But once I stuffed it back into the mold it did. Pheww.
by Greg McKnight
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

And yes, I do realize that it's kerfed linings rather than purfling. Just a slip of the mind.
by Greg McKnight
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Here is the bender in case anyone was interested. Just your typical piece of pipe with a charcoal starter in it. http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j138/twanglover_2006/IMG_1602_zpsb0he6v4d.jpg And here I've almost completed one side of the purfling and so forth after gluing in the neck and tail bloc...
by Greg McKnight
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Archtop #1 in progress
Replies: 34
Views: 34748

Re: Archtop #1 in progress

Looks great Greg! How thick is your hunk of Spruce? It looks like a pretty tall arch. Dan It was just under an inch Dan (about .97 I think). I used the Benedetto arch templates and it lined up well. Must be an optical illusion :P . I've since gotten the sides bent and the tail and neck blocks glued...