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by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 12780

Re: Pecky Tele

Nice guitar Roger. I'm sure it was no easy job working around all the holes. It sure looks good and I enjoyed the Dickie Betts video. Any idea where your father came by it. We have quite a bit of it here in Florida. I'm not sure exactly where it came from or when it was cut but it has sort of been ...
by Roger Rosenberger
Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 12780

Re: Pecky Tele

Nice guitar Roger. I'm sure it was no easy job working around all the holes. It sure looks good and I enjoyed the Dickie Betts video. Any idea where your father came by it. We have quite a bit of it here in Florida. I'm not sure exactly where it came from or when it was cut but it has sort of been ...
by Roger Rosenberger
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 12780

Re: Pecky Tele

The straight-on front shots just don't do it justice - too 2D. The swiss cheese end/below shots are just awesome - love at first sight once I saw those. Great use of that wood and coordinating the hardware. Some little tiny part of my brain wishes there was a tortiseshell pickguard on there, but it...
by Roger Rosenberger
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 12780

Re: Pecky Tele

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Here's the slab it came out of.

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by Roger Rosenberger
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Pecky Tele
Replies: 19
Views: 12780

Pecky Tele

Just about a year ago my Dad gave me some rough sawn pecky cypress. The plank was 1 7/8" thick x16" wide x16' long. He wanted my brother and I to each have an 8' chunk of it and my first thought was, can I make a guitar out of that. So here's the experiment. I think this would be called a "semi-soli...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with humbucker wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Help with humbucker wiring

Thanks all. I'll probably go with the Stewmac version. It makes sense to bridge over and ground out the second coil. Markku- I'm already using a concentric pot for the volume and tone, so one hole there and one small hole for the mini switch. I'm trying to limit the amount of routing I do since the ...
by Roger Rosenberger
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with humbucker wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Re: Help with humbucker wiring

Thanks Rob.
by Roger Rosenberger
Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Help with humbucker wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

Help with humbucker wiring

I'm working on a guitar with a single humbucker and would like to add a On/On DPDT switch to do a coil cut. This is probably simple but I've never done this before and hate moving wires once I've soldered them in. Can anyone help with a simple diagram? There will be a volume pot and a tone pot. I ha...
by Roger Rosenberger
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mistakes made while building early guitars
Replies: 59
Views: 39201

Re: Mistakes made while building early guitars

I don’t build as many instruments as most of you do but at some point, on nearly every one, there are “adjustments” that need to be made. The last build I completed was the Mexican vihuela for the Holiday challenge. http://www.mimf.com/phpbb/download/file.php?id=336&mode=view The purfling (I think t...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Domestic Woods for Fingerboards
Replies: 33
Views: 20431

Re: Domestic Woods for Fingerboards

I have used pecan on 2 or 3 fingerboards and it worked very well. Pecan has a Janka rating of 1820 and you can get some interesting color variations.
by Roger Rosenberger
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The "Local Materials" Challenge
Replies: 36
Views: 48340

Re: The "Local Materials" Challenge

I kind of suggested the local materials challange (indigenous) and now I'm sitting here wishing I could participate in this one. Springtime is just way too busy for me to add another project. :x
I'll have fun watching the progress though.
by Roger Rosenberger
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LP Classic plans
Replies: 14
Views: 7984

Re: LP Classic plans

Freeman, I read through your thread on HC...very nice.
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LP Classic plans
Replies: 14
Views: 7984

Re: LP Classic plans

This link (which I nicknamed the 'motherlode') showed up on another forum......... amazing for the shear tonnage of plans & stuff in there. http://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6&start=0 You may find what you're after there. Thanks Dave! I can see why you call it the 'motherlode'. I th...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LP Classic plans
Replies: 14
Views: 7984

Re: LP Classic plans

Just checked back in. Hmmm, I meant to say LP "Custom" plans in the title. Has anyone had experience with the Les Paul plans from LMI? I can find Stewmac LP plans but I'm not sure they still sell them. I have also heard of some inaccuracies with their plan such as the body is drawn too big. I'm just...
by Roger Rosenberger
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: LP Classic plans
Replies: 14
Views: 7984

LP Classic plans

I'm looking for the most accurate plans for a LP Custom. Can someone send me in the right direction.
I want to build one for my son as part of his college graduation present.
Thanks.
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: "Large" On/Off/On switch
Replies: 15
Views: 9977

Re: "Large" On/Off/On switch

Those would be great on a "FrankenTele".
Here are the wiring diagrams.

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by Roger Rosenberger
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?
Replies: 59
Views: 83109

Re: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?

How about we require a certified chain of custody for all wood and hardware used to verify it was sourced locally, say within 50 miles? :P :P :D Seriously, combining the two would be good. Be creative and find as much locally (outside of the local music shop) as you can and only "import" the parts y...
by Roger Rosenberger
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?
Replies: 59
Views: 83109

Re: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?

The "Cherry Challenge"!. But, I have no cherry on hand. How about the "Indigenous Challenge". Here's a couple of defintions from Wiki. Indigenous resources, resources which exist within local geography, that are not imported. Indigenous species are those established in a given region, having origin...
by Roger Rosenberger
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Other Stringed Instruments
Topic: Pictures, test
Replies: 26
Views: 21950

Re: Pictures, test

I like the grass inlays on the back. So natural looking!