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A Guitar for Daniel #8: Done. For now.

474 days ago by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

Daniel came back for another visit and said “yeah, it sounds really off at the 12th fret”. With visions of “oh, crap, we have to mill off that fret and move it” we started playing with things, and discovered that the bridge was in the wrong place. The bridge had individually adjustable string positions, so we moved them, and got a sound that was okay, but the bridge was also really too high. So I chucked it up in the milling machine, milled it down a bit, then t...

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A Guitar for Daniel #4: Wishful thinking and home stretches

489 days ago by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

I totally screwed up the fret board, so we had to make a new one. This time we figured out how to do the diamond shaped inlays that Daniel wanted. Since the last time, we un-clamped the body from the glue-up, flipped it over, routed the back of the through-neck flat, and then cut out the body There’s the guitar cut-out with the truss rod set in place. The new fret board was cut with the Festool MFS jig and a 1/8” bit, after which we took the corners out of the diamond...

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