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by rocket
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: What happened to the post on the Gibson Super 400

Now that is a good question, can the author of a post delete it?or are the moderators the only ones who can?
I've seen that guitar on Facebook pages so i can't see why it would be removed from here!

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Another 17 inch Archie
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Another 17 inch Archie

A commission build from a year or so back, using Maple and Sitka, and highlights of figured Blackwood

Cheers
Rod
by rocket
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

:D :D :D

Rod
by rocket
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Beautiful work Rod. It reminds me of Scott Chinery’s Blue Guitars project, which I saw at the Smithsonian Institute a few years ago. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uadXz7Nsmqk Your guitar would fit right into that company (D’Aquisto, Benedetto, Manzer, Monteleone) Thanks Mark, my first guitar was mu...
by rocket
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

DJMCK wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:35 pm
That's turning Luthiery into art.
That guitar is a work of art. I wish I had half your skill.
Great work.
Don.
Thanks Don but stop it , I’ll get a big head!
by rocket
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

Hi Rod. Lovely guitar. The blue white blue purfling. Is it died timber or fibre and did you make it yourself or purchase it from a supplier? It’s dyed timber Bruce, I got it from Gurian instruments along with a heap of other purfling about 8 years back, with custom orders you have to buy a minimum ...
by rocket
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Why a neck volute?
Replies: 7
Views: 2229

Re: Why a neck volute?

Very interesting Mark, I had the impression that the volute was more related to that of those used in the Viol family, violin, cello etc. I have used the volute on some of my builds mainly for aesthetics but thought it made sense because of the distant relationship that family and archtop guitars ha...
by rocket
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Carving
Replies: 6
Views: 2473

Re: Neck Carving

Something else to keep in mind too Dave, the thicker you fretboard is the less neck material you have to work with, so for a 20mm thick neck at #1 if your fretboard is 7mm thick you only have 13mm of neck timber, but if you fretboard is 6mm you have another 1mm of neck to play with, just something t...
by rocket
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shipping to theUSA
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

Re: Shipping to theUSA

Arrived in Alabama and took 4 days and no problems.
Thanks for your help Peter

Cheers

Rod
by rocket
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Arrived safely in Alabama, took less than 5 days, customer is a happy chappie !!😀

Cheers

Rod
by rocket
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Neck Carving
Replies: 6
Views: 2473

Re: Neck Carving

The neck tapers consistently from the nut to the point where it rounds off down to the heel.

Rod.
by rocket
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7326

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

New case
by rocket
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

Re: 17 inch jazz commish

A couple more detail shots of this one!!

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

A bit more eye candy on the Bluetop

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7326

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Thanks for asking Mark, even though this is a bit off topic here’s some pics of the laundry

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7326

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

Thanks Mark, yeah i made the knobs by using a hole saw without the pilot and then turned them on a spindle and put a brass insert inside to take a tap for the grub screw, i wanted to go that way because i thought my original plan of gold knobs would be too garish and too much bling but i think the g...
by rocket
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7326

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

There it is

Rod
by rocket
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7326

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

A couple more pics of the fit off

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 17 inch jazz commish
Replies: 11
Views: 2832

17 inch jazz commish

Just handed this one over last week, i'm quite happy with it but the client is very happy with it, and that's very important!!

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Semihollow fifteen inch
Replies: 21
Views: 7326

Re: Semihollow fifteen inch

So this one is ready for a fit off and setup now, more pics to come.

Cheers Rod.
by rocket
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

I was planning to take this to Port Fairy Folk Festival in March but
looks like it'll be out of town, looks like i'll need to" look alive" and finish something else or my stand is going to look a bit bare!!
by rocket
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

i'm 99 percent certain of that Martin, just trying to sort out how it's going to get there without contravening any laws.

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Bluetop Hollowbody

Sixteen inch Florentine hollow body in Blackwood and Kauri,, Enjoy!!
by rocket
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shipping to theUSA
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

Re: Shipping to theUSA

Hmmm thanks for that Peter, i could consider putting the right price on the paperwork but if the instrument does have shell on it, it does sound very difficult..

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Shipping to theUSA
Replies: 3
Views: 1751

Shipping to theUSA

Iv'e looked at some of the posts regarding overseas shipping and it looks like Pack Send is the preferred option, i'm just wondering if there's any other Govt fees or charges to be aware of, is the a value ceiling before they kick in? Thanks for any help!

Cheers

Rod.