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by Jim
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Ukulele
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: Baritone Ukulele

Yep great job. Neck especially looks fantastic.
by Jim
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele
Replies: 8
Views: 836

Re: Koi Pond Themed Tenor Ukulele

Yep amazing- truly next level stuff.
by Jim
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Back joint prep
Replies: 15
Views: 1725

Re: Back joint prep

Robbie O'Brien has a good video on it.....
by Jim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Build #2: Steel String
Replies: 16
Views: 2162

Re: Build #2: Steel String

Smashing!
by Jim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Amazon Rosewood Guitar Build Completed

Gorgeous Wayne! :cl
by Jim
Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New acquisition. Southern Silky Oak.
Replies: 8
Views: 2308

Re: New acquisition. Southern Silky Oak.

Hi Woltz,

I've been using it in acoustic guitar necks as part of a laminate but I imagine it would be fine for necks on its own. Mine has been strong, stable, easy to work and not too heavy so it ticks all the boxes in my book. Others may have more expert opinions than mine though.

Cheers

Jim
by Jim
Sun May 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The Humidity issue!
Replies: 8
Views: 1366

Re: The Humidity issue!

Hi Pete, I too am working out of a garage with no humidity control. I'm in SE Qld. I tend to set my self up to build seasonally, ie closing the box on the current batch sometime in winter. Yesterday the humidity hit 40%. I had all my braces ready to go waiting for the moment so I braced up the top. ...
by Jim
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 25
Views: 5604

Re: Hollowbody electric

Absolutely stunning Rod! :cl
by Jim
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Re: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale

Thanks Greg,
The middle strip is Nth silky oak, the lamination are Vic Ash and Silky oak. (Well spotted).
It's x braced with some very old German Spruce I salvaged from a piano. It's got a hot rod truss rod in and the finished is french polish.
by Jim
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Tenor guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1154

Re: Tenor guitar

Beautiful Peter, special work and a great way to use that king billy plank.
by Jim
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Blackwood and Sitka 000 Multiscale

Heya everyone, Just finished my 4th guitar, first multiscale. Sitka top, blackwood back and sides, Silver quandong binding Casurina Fretboard and bridge Borrowed the scale length and bridge shape ideas from Michael Bashkin- he makes beautiful guitars. Whole series of new challenges with the multisca...
by Jim
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Not a guitar
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: Not a guitar

Looks stunning Peter!
by Jim
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: 14 frets OM in Jarrah/King Billy

Beautiful! Do you like the King Billy?
by Jim
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Sassafras 000
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Englemann and Sassafras 000

Thanks for the comments gentleman. Joseph it's standard Martin long scale, and at the moment it is in standard tuning. The fine detail work is slowly coming on Trent, but I still feel like there's a long way to go. I still see things that irk me but when I look back at earlier work there's definitel...
by Jim
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Englemann and Sassafras 000
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Englemann and Sassafras 000

Just finished my 3rd guitar- another triple ooo-12. Top: Englemann Spruce Back and Sides: Sassafras Bridge and fretboard: Casurina Neck: Laminate Sassafras, Silky Oak, Vic Ash Binding: Quandong and Blackwood Bracing: Salvaged German spruce from a very old piano V Happy with the way it plays and soun...
by Jim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: B/wood parlour
Replies: 15
Views: 4475

Re: B/wood parlour

Beautiful guitar and well done on the recovery- I missed it.....
Really like the huon top- how do you find it compares?
by Jim
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 8 string baritone
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: 8 string baritone

Beautiful! What scale length did you run with?
by Jim
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Multiscale bridges
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: Multiscale bridges

I've got a multiscale on the go too, and have been going through the same bridge dilemmas as you. And ended with virtually the same result- a Michael Bashkin inspired look. I haven't made it the bridge yet but the box is together. The fan I'm going with isn't that drastic (654.05 -Treble 635) and it...
by Jim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 7 String tele build
Replies: 3
Views: 1459

Re: 7 String tele build

Looks superb, love the through neck. What woods did you use? Camphor Laurel?
by Jim
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: Baritone Uke with Arm Rest and Sound Port

That's all class Allen.
by Jim
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

Re: CA Glue?

Thanks Everyone!
by Jim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

Re: CA Glue?

Thanks Martin- I'll check them out.
by Jim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

CA Glue?

Does any one have a good source of CA glue in various viscosity? Looking for super thin and thick varieties.

Thanks

Jim
by Jim
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: All blackwood 000-12
Replies: 0
Views: 1721

All blackwood 000-12

Hi All, This is my second guitar complete. Built this one at the same time as the first posted last week. This one was strung up second, hence it's number two. Triple 000- 12 fret to body Blackwood face, sides, back and neck Blackwood and Vic Ash bindings, headstock veneer and heel cap She Oak fretb...