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Starting my next build

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by JKydd, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. JKydd


    Oct 27, 2016
    Kelowna BC Canada
    A semi hollow Thunderbird with a poplar core and a red oak top.
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    Controls are tone and a blend pot, and I've got a set of mim fender jazz pickups on order. Saving some time and money by using a neck I bought used for cheap.
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  2. JKydd


    Oct 27, 2016
    Kelowna BC Canada
    Body is rough cut and I've opted to chamber the body instead of going full semi hollow. Just because of the time and cost of building a template. I'm after the look of a semi hollow more than any thing else.

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
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  3. JKydd


    Oct 27, 2016
    Kelowna BC Canada
    A few more progress pics. How is she looking?
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  4. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Victoria, BC
    So far so good! :D
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  5. JKydd


    Oct 27, 2016
    Kelowna BC Canada
    Another build update, slow going between work and school.
    I smoothed, stained, and added clearcoat to my chambers:

    Glued and clamped the ever loving hell out of it:
    Shaped my body with a belt sander, same as my last build:
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    Didn't trust my center line after misplacing the bridge on my last build so I tried a new technique:
    Added strap buttons:

    The placement could have been... better:

    Just waiting on my pickups before I cut out their cavities and start my electrical.

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