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wiring a single two wire humbucker

Started this discussion. Last reply by David L. Jan 15, 2011. 8 Replies

I got some junk parts recently and want to make my first electric.  what I have now is one epiphone l.p. custom pickup, some pots, switches and mono outs.How should I wire this one humbucker?Continue

green wood

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Breault Jun 14, 2010. 6 Replies

I just got a few decent limbs of some hardwood, cherry, maple and some others.  they're not so big and i could really only get about one neck out of each. Any tips on how to seaon the wood.  I have a…Continue

straight cuts, please help!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Jun 15, 2010. 9 Replies

So i have a friend who has used his carpentry experiance and amazing tools to cut boards for me which have been perfect.  Now that I'm trying to do it all myself i realize how smooth he is and how…Continue

how strong is your glue?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen 'Ski' Martin Apr 28, 2010. 3 Replies'pva glue'this is a good article.Continue


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At 5:35pm on July 21, 2011, JUJU said…

Hi Jonathan 

thanks for the invite and your comments on my builds most kind of you mate


juju :)

At 10:40am on August 9, 2010, Tj said…
Hi Jonathan,
I have played the ukulele for Hawaiian dancers at Jiyuugaota last Sunday.
What kind of music do you play besides making CBG ?
Best Regards,
At 9:47pm on June 15, 2010, Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) said…

All standard six string bridges that you can get from suppliers are made to support standard neck dimensions. If you're using a standard scale length (25.5) standard width at the nut is 41 mm and 2 inches at the 12th fret. If you get those measurements right, everything else will naturally fall into place.

You wouldn't want to have a neck this wide for a three string guitar (in my opinion anyway). The distance between strings would be too great to play comfortably. For a Tapered 3 string neck I'd make the nut 1 1/2 inches wide and maybe 1 3/4" or so at the base (no the 12'th fret but more like the 22nd or 24th fret).
At 5:03am on May 10, 2010, Stephen 'Ski' Martin said…
Hi Jonathan. I will send a pic when the dulcimer is completed. As I chose a through neck I am still hunting down some tiny stainless pop rivets to use as string guides and I think I may fit a volume control to the piezo. After that its glue, screw and strings. It looks colourful, as the bright yellow Montecristo is clean with a reversed top (it had the price in heavy black marker on the original outer top). I had considered black bridge pegs, but the strings eat their way through the ply too much. Good fun this planning, what knobs, tuners, box etc. Regards Steve
At 7:59pm on March 22, 2010, Jeff "Strat Fink" Tinsley said…
So Jonathan, what are the latest goings on going on? Any progress pictures to share? Any horrendously nerve wracking concerns to ask about? Perhaps some tremendous discoveries in kitchen table based luthiery that you might wish to divulge?
If none of that applies, are you still enjoying the hobby?
At 9:15am on March 2, 2010, Jonathan said…
And this is a big part of why I joined this site. Thanks Jeff.
At 10:09pm on March 1, 2010, Jeff "Strat Fink" Tinsley said…
Welcome to the Nation, Jonathan. If your guitars are as pretty as your little partner in the picture you'll be a legend.

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