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by JC Whitney
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Adjustable neck to correct action
Replies: 9
Views: 6832

Re: Adjustable neck to correct action

As I understand it, one of the aspects that made the Fender design a big step forward (at least from a mass production point of view) was that it greatly simplified the preocess of constructing and fitting a neck. This, coupled with an easily adjustable bridge and truss rod, aimed to make all of tha...
by JC Whitney
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: You know how it is...
Replies: 22
Views: 22002

Re: You know how it is...

Ooh, that's the good old days. Count me in. Thank you Charlie.
by JC Whitney
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann
Replies: 28
Views: 20486

Re: Acoustic bass Wedged shape Cocobolo/Englemann

That is indeed a beauty, especially in its details. The headstock design is striking - after a few minutes spent looking at it, it occurred to me that what I first thought of as a contrasting triangle of veneer in the headstock might better be described as a wedge.... getting slow in my old age.
by JC Whitney
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Finished a RR V-style build
Replies: 15
Views: 10902

Re: Finished a RR V-style build

Googling "flying v fold out leg rest" yields a good image of the original solution... seems like the challenge in fabricating one would be keeping the fold-out section thin.
by JC Whitney
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: E-mail notifications?
Replies: 6
Views: 5862

Re: E-mail notifications?

I apparently am, "You have received a new private message from "Charlie Schultz" to your account on "MIMF" with the following subject..." received via email.
by JC Whitney
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: What have you guys been up to?
Replies: 6
Views: 6397

Re: What have you guys been up to?

Apparently everyone else has been busy this summer too (me included). A while back I signed in, checked for recent posts, and (as I remember it) there had only been one new post in the previous 72 hours. A little while later someone posted a thread,"has anyone heard from Charlie?" and I started to g...
by JC Whitney
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Bending Luan Plywood?
Replies: 5
Views: 4565

Re: Bending Luan Plywood?

How about rigid insulation? Lightweight, and should be easy to attach a "neck" to. Paint on a couple of f holes and you're in business.
by JC Whitney
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ibanez part
Replies: 6
Views: 5164

Re: Ibanez part

Ha! Turns out that guitarfetish and a bunch of other places sell mirrored acrylic pickguard stock. Who knew?
by JC Whitney
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ibanez part
Replies: 6
Views: 5164

Re: Ibanez part

That explains the PS then, and I think that also means that coverplate is mirrored. That makes this even more fun. Maybe consider swapping out to an all black cover if you're not too concerned about keeping it "original"?
by JC Whitney
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Ibanez part
Replies: 6
Views: 5164

Re: Ibanez part

Hi Cato. Are you willing/able to fabricate the new one yourself? If so, look for pickguard stock at stewmac.com or any other place that sells guitar repair materials. Google search for videos on how to make a new truss rod cover. The shape of this one is tricky, but take your time. If you buy a shee...
by JC Whitney
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: 1st post. What to do with....
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

Re: 1st post. What to do with....

Hello Ian. You mentioned in another post that an LP Junior was on you to-do list.If this stock isn't big enough for that, maybe consider shrinking the LP Jr plan down just enough to fit it. I did that many years ago with a solid mahogany tele copy, and it's been my favorite ever since. Maintain the ...
by JC Whitney
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Glues and Finishes
Topic: Giant dent in finish help!?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 3717

Re: Giant dent in finish help!?!?!

Can you post a picture?
by JC Whitney
Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Fender curved join fretboard jig....?
Replies: 20
Views: 15286

Re: Fender curved join fretboard jig....?

What about your/Peter's method followed by cleanup with a scraper shaped to the right radius (or the right shape when held at the right angle for scraping)? Disclaimer - haven't tried this, just an idea.
by JC Whitney
Sun Jul 17, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: roses are red....
Replies: 15
Views: 16031

Re: roses are red....

Have you considered Corian (aka "solid surfacing material")? Most manufacturers and kitchen cabinet vendors have 2"x2" or larger samples available. It's comes in 1/2" and 1/4" thicknesses, glues well with CA, and is easy as pie to shape and thickness. If you search for "red corian" on ebay you'll fi...
by JC Whitney
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: My Neck Prototype
Replies: 5
Views: 4482

Re: My Neck Prototype

Speaking as someone who has done a lot of foam core fabrication through the years (mostly architectural models)... wow, that's a beautiful thing. Given that, don't sweat producing it in wood. It sure looks like you've got the chops, now you just need the experience. Can't wait to see you post the re...
by JC Whitney
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues
Topic: Electronic violin
Replies: 4
Views: 4146

Re: Electronic violin

Disclaimer - I don't play violin, don't own one, and have never made one. With that said... how about two dowels sticking out perpendicular from the flat spot between the tuners and the end, supporting a comfortably contoured kidney bean-ish shaped shoulder rest? Maybe removable so it still packs up...
by JC Whitney
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: hot wire foam cutter for releasing a fingerboard
Replies: 12
Views: 7123

Re: hot wire foam cutter for releasing a fingerboard

I haven't used a hot wire for fretboard removal, but I did put a lot of hours in a few decades ago building architectural models out of foam. Horrendous fumes... I'd second the concern about keeping the wire tracking true. In my experience even easy to melt foam would often distort a well tensioned ...
by JC Whitney
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Bridge for an five course electric Cittern
Replies: 4
Views: 6348

Re: Bridge for an five course electric Cittern

Link to a good line drawing of the Gotoh 12 string bridge... https://images.campyent.com/sites/defau ... _gtc12.png
String spacing off the shelf is 2.185".