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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by new6659, Aug 23, 2021.
Exceptional work! I am also a big fan of the straight string pull thru to the tuners and I love that headstock.
Thanks so much @audept! I think that headstock profile will be a keeper. The binding on the end of the headstock is a little tricky (all the binding is wood - curly maple on the headstock and fingerboard which tends to break easily).
So the final weight is 7.66 lb = 3470 g
Here's a pic of the back of the headstock (I'm kind of proud of that)
At 3.5kg, it is rather a light instrument, in fact...
You did a very fine work with this guitar @new6659, and I think that the pictures you took don't give her enough the justice she deserves : do you have sunny outdoor pictures ?
Love the sweep of the headstock. Looks great. Artful.
Proximity of the middle tuners to each other & that delicate-appearing headstock has me wondering a little. Yet that’s what makes it gravity-defying.
Whether there is a rule of thumb for ideal placement & when the stresses are too great. Anybody got a structural analysis app?
Is there a longitudinal target value for distance between tuning keys?
No outdoor pictures yet. It's been stormy the last few days here. Thanks for the kind words @hcsterg
Looks like some great work, well done!
~ This Guitar Is, Killa ~
That looks awesome, you have done an amazing job on that.
Thanks so much @O Riley !
Thanks so much @Stefan87! My Gretsch guitars (you know, like the Power Jet) have forced me to try and up my game.
Thanks so much @section2!
Based on what I see in your pic's, I'd say your craftsmanship is right up with or beyond Gretsch. That's a gorgeous maple cap and your laminations on the neck came out stellar. One thing you could do with the walnut FB is dye it a deep red-brown to get it more in the the rosewood vein. I just did that with the orange pau ferro FB on my Player Series strat and am happy with the change.
Thanks for your kind words @GretschPraise! but I know I've got a ways to go yet to get where I'd like to be.
Do you have a picture of your stained Strat fingerboard?
Amazing work! Looks gorgeous...
When possible share some outdoor/daylight pictures. That top needs some serious love.
Thanks so much @bhatta! I'll try and do that.
I do find that the chatoyance of the top is more visible in more muted light than direct. It is an amazing visual effect and very difficult to photograph. It looks like I could stick my finger at least a centimeter into the top where the curly grain sinks in but it's just an illusion
So @new6659, you built this from scratch yes? do you have any other pictures from the start of the project to show what you have done?