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A Guitar for Daniel #7: Playable!

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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 569 days ago 1544 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Trying to not rush Part 7 of A Guitar for Daniel series Part 8: Done. For now. »

Daniel wanted to get back to his friends pretty badly, so last night we got the electronics installed (with some pain), and broke a string stringing it up, and there’s a lot of tweaking left to be done, but it was playable:

Need to lower the bridge, file the edges of the frets a little better, verify that we’ve got the electronics properly installed because the volume knob was doing less than we expected, and spend some time tuning, tweaking the bridge head position and possibly even filing the sides of the frets, but it’s mostly there.

And at 6:40 this morning, in the rain, he caught the bus back home.

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-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke



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WoodenFrog

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#1 posted 568 days ago

Nice little Video, cool to hear how it sounds.
I have only followed your blog a little bit, I like the guitar I think you did a great job on it.
I will say I do not like the head stock now, as I see it in the video it looks kinda large and out of place, under the tuning pegs it seems like to much space.
Maybe you could open it up a bit or scroll saw or inlay a bad ass name in mother of pearl or something.
Just a thought and I am not putting it down at all you did one hell of a job on it.
and besides I KNOW NOTHING!
P.S.
I just went back and checked out your blog a little more and I wanted to say that it was a great blog and great and useful things you showed in it. Thanks!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 568 days ago

Yeah, I think you’re right. He’s gonna come back down in a week and do some tuning on it, and we’ll see how he feels about the size of the peghead then!

One possibility would be to cut off the straight side and move it in about an inch or so. He’s kinda stuck on the axe/halberd feel of the peghead, I’m not so sure that goes well with the Les Paul-ish body style, but… Teenagers, whatcha gonna do, hey?

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 568 days ago

I do like your scroll saw suggestion, though I don’t have one. I’ll have to play with inlay some more. All the stuff we did for this was with a fully-constrained router, maybe we could do some marquetry that fit in a square or a rectangle, or maybe I need to learn how to do the unconstrained router inlay!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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WoodenFrog

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#4 posted 567 days ago

Hey Dan, like I said I think it is a great Guitar!
I know what you mean about teenagers! If he likes it leave it!
It was just my random, backwards looking in thought’s:)
I have never built a guitar, I have refurbished a few and destroyed a few LOL!
If I was you I would be very proud of it!
Thanks and Merry CHRISTmas!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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