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Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Feb 20. 2 Replies

Hi I have completed my first build but got carried away and ended up with a 660 mm space between the nut and bridge I am putting strings on tomorrow unsure wether to glue bridge or not also have a…Continue

 

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JL replied to Greg Foster's discussion 1st build
"The second icon on the tool bar is "add image" I've used glue stick to give the nut a little more grip and its easy to pry off without taking any finish or wood with it."
Feb 20
Greg Foster replied to Greg Foster's discussion 1st build
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1st build

Hi I have completed my first build but got carried away and ended up with a 660 mm space between the nut and bridge I am putting strings on tomorrow unsure wether to glue bridge or not also have a piezo to fit at a later date
Feb 20
Grandpa commented on Greg Foster's blog post Ss
"Greg, I cut my scarf joint, then after it's all glued up and dries overnight, I take my headstock thickness down to @5/8" by running the top surface through my band saw (but I've also used a table saw and a chop saw..band saw works…"
Jan 28
Greg Foster commented on Greg Foster's blog post Ss
"Thanks grandpa next question I take the head off with a 13 to 15 deg angle I have to thin this down to 12 mm for machine heads I guess if I run this through a drum sander will this affect the scarf join ?"
Jan 28
Grandpa commented on Greg Foster's blog post Ss
"Greg, there have been many discussions on this forum about this very subject, and many different opinions and preferences, all of which seem to work for the builders. I make my necks from 1 x 2 sticks, either red oak or mahogany. My preference is to…"
Jan 24
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Hi guysI am a newbieAlthough I have constructed a telecaster before I have never made a neck from scratchI have 2 cbg guitars I am planning 1 with a cigar box and a coachwood neck the other 2 hubcaps joined neck will be either solid rosewood I have plenty solid coachwood or my 3rd option rosewood fretboard joined onto coachwood neck is this a good option and how hard to join fretboard onto neck and would you go fret or fret lessThanksGregSee More
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Posted on January 24, 2018 at 7:19pm 3 Comments

Hi guys
I am a newbie
Although I have constructed a telecaster before I have never made a neck from scratch
I have 2 cbg guitars I am planning 1 with a cigar box and a coachwood neck the other 2 hubcaps joined neck will be either solid rosewood I have plenty solid coachwood or my 3rd option rosewood fretboard joined onto coachwood neck is this a good option and how hard to join fretboard onto neck and would you go fret or fret less
Thanks
Greg

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