New Double Cut

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Gordon Bellerose
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New Double Cut

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Here's my latest. It is a double cut Mahogany, with a fan shaped "insert" for lack of a better word.
It has SD Phat Cats installed. Very nice tone.
This one has a humbucker Tele bridge from GFS.
Maple Maple neck fingerboard.

Hope you like it.

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This one shows the colors a bit better.

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Barry Daniels
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Re: New Double Cut

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Nice. I need to make a similar tapered lamination out of curly maple for a neck. Do you mind sharing your technique?
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Gordon Bellerose
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Re: New Double Cut

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First I measured the length and total angle I needed. In my case it was 12 degrees.
As you can see, the outside maple strips, and the center padauk strip are straight, so no effect on angle.
The 4 pieces that are angled are cut at 3 degrees each. I did this on the table saw, using my angle cutting jig.

After cutting them a bit thicker than needed I ran them through the "router table as a jointer" set up I use.
I used a push stick that is the full length of the pieces, so that they would not flex near the thin ends.

Glue up, was a few pieces at a time so that clamping was easier.
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Jason Rodgers
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Re: New Double Cut

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Cool! So that fan goes all the way through the body, not just a cap?
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

Gordon Bellerose
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Re: New Double Cut

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Yes. The pieces are the thickness of the body.
Maybe I'll take a pic of the rear.
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

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Dan Smith
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I like it!
Classic and refined.
Ever-body was kung fu fight-in,
Them kids was fast as light-nin.

Gordon Bellerose
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Re: New Double Cut

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Thanks fellas! I like this one myself. :-)
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!

Bob Francis
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Re: New Double Cut

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I like the dramatic contours too.
How thick is the body below the knobs?

Gordon Bellerose
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Re: New Double Cut

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It's about 3/16 thick under the knobs. Hope that's what you're asking.
The body is a bit smaller than usual. It's only 12 inches wide inthe lower bout.
It's 1 5/8 thick.
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Bob Francis
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Re: New Double Cut

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Really nice!
thanks

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Re: New Double Cut

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That, my friend, is enough to make me want to build a solid body guitar. That is exactly the kind of innovative artistry that draws me in. Good job well done!

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very nicely done!

Robert Smallwood
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Re: New Double Cut

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all smiles...

Gordon Bellerose
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Re: New Double Cut

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I promised to post a couple more pics, so here they are.

Body rear. The insert goes all the way through. Small tummy cut.

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Here's the whole guitar on my deck.

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One more pic of the headstock. I fully expect questions.

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