Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

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

Postby Pete Halliday » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:47 am

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

Postby julian gifford » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:48 pm

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 to happen.

Rockler should have spindle sanding drums that are chucked into a drill press. Even bearing pattern spindle sander is available- my father has one. Assuming you have a drill press. A couple different diameters should get you by fairly well. The Ridgid osc spindle sander is around $200 at home depot. I LOVE mine!

Back on topic, once again, very well done!
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby Steve Senseney » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:02 pm

I have the ridgid sander and agree it is very useful, and not too bad a price.
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby Thomas Dooher » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:36 pm

I think if Jerry Garcia had seen that, he would have wanted it... :D
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby Arnt Rian » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:09 pm

It looks great, good job guys!
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby John Kingma » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:18 am

Thomas Dooher wrote:I think if Jerry Garcia had seen that, he would have wanted it... :D


This would be too light for Jerry. I read that his main guitar was something like 13 pounds... :shock:

This one weighs in at 7.5 - not bad for a 12 string.
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby julian gifford » Tue May 08, 2012 12:58 pm

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 and nut
Spacing between pairs at bridge and nut

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

Postby John Kingma » Thu May 10, 2012 8:36 am

Hi Julian - sorry for the delay... I haven't been on here for a few days.

I will have to check all this out when I get home... I don't recall all the measurements. I can tell you though, that we copied the string spacings at the nut from my 12 string Dano.
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby James Tonguet » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:19 pm

I like it , I used to play an old airline a friend has had for decades.
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby Chuck Raudonis » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:41 pm

Nice job!

How did you make the lettering on the headstock?
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Re: Evan Kingma's electric 12 string [Pictures]

Postby Rob Carty » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:08 am

Wow, John. You should be very proud of Evan. Not just for his fine work, but for his tenacity, dedication, and focus. These are admirable qualities in anyone, let alone in a 16-year-old youngster. My hat's off to you both.
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