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#3,4,5 Long time in progress getting close to finished

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by jeeperb, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. These have been in progress for way too long almost 3yrs now.

    Oh and only #3 is a bass in case you werent paying attention :)

    During that time I moved and had to completely tear down and reassemble my shop of course the shop is still not finished but at least I have my guitar building mojo back I seemed to have lost it for awhile.

    They are in the final spraying stage and hopefully final sand and buff next week.

    I had a major router mistake on the pickups for the bass that is what started the losing focus. I have accepted this flaw and found a suitable coverup I may do pickup covers and reroute at sometime later as I think the pickup rings look cheesy.



    <img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_Ko18QMKRDFE/SelpBu0I0DI/AAAAAAAAI2A/i-1_8Gn76l4/s144/DSCF6329.JPG" />

    I am open to all criticism good or bad as its a learning process

  2. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    haha... you must be kidding right??? They look great!!!
  3. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    Nice buckeye, they look great even if they are guitars;)
  4. great work...

    yes the p'up rings look a bit cheesy...
    like you said, best bet is to do a custom cover and fit the jazz p'ups into them...try doing them in a soapbar size, in case you ever want to go soap 'bucker in the future.
  5. ironrat


    Sep 24, 2008

    hermosos instrumentos!
  6. Very good looking! :D

    I would do a reroute with larger pickup covers.. 'cause those routes do not match the quality of the rest of the instrument by far! And you could use a template next time :smug:...
  7. Yea thats the plan when i get around to it.

    Unfortunatley I did use a template and that is the last time I trust double stick tape for that use. Urgghhh!!!!

  8. vbasscustom


    Sep 8, 2008
    i get double stick tape, and it doesnt go anywhere, i cant even hardly get the template off afterwards.
  9. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Tow too many girly strings, scale much too short and obviously sounds too trebly.
    Overwise, fine work.
  10. yeah... parts of the table come of every time I try to remove a piece of bass fastened with double sided tape... :meh:
  11. Added some more pics they are getting very close.

    This weekend nut slotting and final setup.


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