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by Jim
Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New acquisition. Southern Silky Oak.
Replies: 1
Views: 299

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: 526

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: 18
Views: 2588

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: 676

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: 655

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: 676

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: 925

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: 995

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: 1332

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: 1332

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: 3000

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: 1780

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: 1131

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: 1184

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: 1338

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: 1917

Re: CA Glue?

Thanks Everyone!
by Jim
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: CA Glue?
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

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: 1917

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: 1268

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...
by Jim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Gidgee
Replies: 13
Views: 2416

Re: Gidgee

King Billy Pine top Peter?
by Jim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: School builds
Replies: 4
Views: 1345

Re: School builds

Great looking bunch of guitars Martin- they must be thrilled.
by Jim
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: First Guitar Finished

Thanks Mark, Number two is actually about a week away from being posted on here- built them as a pair- this one is all blackwood. Number 3 and 4 are on the way too- had so many little bottlenecks building jigs or buying/making tools whilst making the first two I got the boxes on the next two closed ...
by Jim
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: First Guitar Finished

Thanks Wayne and Trent,

It's Martin long scale 25.34. The tweaks were the solid lining and also I went with a 1 11/16 nut size and 2 3/16 bridge spacing.

Jim
by Jim
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: First Guitar Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

First Guitar Finished

Hi Everybody, This is my first guitar, finished setting it up last night and spent a couple of very pleasurable hours playing it. What an amazing feeling to sit down and play your first guitar! It's a 000-12 from stewmac plans with a few slight tweaks of my own. Bunya top and braces Silky oak back, ...