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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by /\/\3phist0, Jun 6, 2020.
70's Korean built Goya Dual P
1 3/4 nut width
ONE PIECE Mahogany Body
Hipshot Kickass 5 bridge
Setup my new El cheapo Wen drill press, and whipped out a 11/16 forstner bit and added the tuner.
Shaped a nut.
Quick test shows that it will work with the kickass. Will drill and mount an this dude is done.
More careful measurement, the kickass will not be narrow enough , no matter, I will use it on the blue flame PJ 5.
Will use a Kahler fixed 2240 with an added rail.
Ok the EMG P5a (active alnico) arrived finally yesterday.
Today installed and adjusted.
Fun stuff! All done .
Double Chocolate (P)uddin.
70's Goya 4 string double P.
Single piece of mahagany for the body.
Sturdy , stiff, straight hard maple neck.
Maple fretboard. Jumbo frets.
1.75 " @nut 2.5 at heel drilled to add the G tuner added on treble side.
Hand cut new nut.
16.5mm string spacing, Kahler 2440 fixed bridge, with additional string fixture added.
Thumb rest was already added when I got it added it back, rather than look at the holes.
Tunes intonates and is stable.
Truss rod barely in play the neck is so stiff!
Wow sitting around playing with this.
With the bridge pickup so close to the bridge I expected it to be useless soloed , boy was I wrong!
These EMGs have gained my interest.
Super easy to install, silent and wide range.
Love the alnico warmth, and they are really clear and articulate .
The B on this thing is deadly and positively barks with the bridge favored.
I have never seen that bridge with the tailpieces angled like that. Interesting...
the pics were after first "Dry Run" shakedown assembly.
Apologies for confusion .
This is after adjustments.
this thing is a pita to adjust.
So this has been strung with DR Sunbeams for nearly a week and the neck has not moved. Laser flat with the truss rod just snug (was the same strung as a 4 string) ROCK solid stiff neck. This is why this was a good candidate for a 5th string just added to a 4 string platform.
The stable hard neck, combined with the well aged woods (mid 70's is a guess) the ONE PIECE mahogany body make for a very lively feeling instrument.
The Mids are strong with this one. Very touch responsive detailed and clear.
The B is seriously one of the best I have had. Taught in feel, growly and punchy.
B still sounds good all the way up to @ the 10th fret.
The narrow spacing is not difficult to adjust to and kinda fun up in the first 5 frets.
The Neck P is closer to the neck than a P so a little hollower sounding, BUT the sonic hole is backfilled nicely by the bridge pickup.
Can you see I'm digging this one?
Will post new pics soon as I ordered some Gold tuners to give it a more conguous look.
I also have ashtrays on the way (gold) which will be mounted with double-stick tape.