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by rocket
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Hollowbody electric

Glad to hear things a picking up for you Lillian, and I’ve noticed myself that even just a short layoff can play havoc with even the simplest of routines in the workshop and even your technique can suffer a setback as well. Yep all good here, reduced my employment hours to four days a week from his ...
by rocket
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks very much Lillian, nice to be noticed, how are things on your end?

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Yeah I agree Wayne, but Pete was doing me a favour and has agreed to be involved in a more professional recording in a short while so I didn’t push it. Thanks for the feedback though.

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Re: Bluetop Hollowbody

Thanks Rod

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Bluetop Hollowbody
Replies: 4
Views: 574

Bluetop Hollowbody

Well this is the first video of this build, i hope somebody likes it!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VZP6LC_8iM
Cheers Rod
by rocket
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks very much Jim, like all my builds this one hasn't been without its little dramas but its done now and i'm very happy with the result, it'll be advertised for sale and if i still have it in early August will be exhibited at the Melbourne Guitar Show. The unusual construction is designed to eli...
by rocket
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Hollowbody electric

Finished it

Rod
by rocket
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

yep, had a good time, well done Peter!
by rocket
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

For those who have a little interest I’ve got some pics here.
by rocket
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

amongst others I’ll be in the company of some very accomplished luthiers such as Tim Kill, Jack Spira Sachar Amos, Peter Coombe,Luke Kallquist ,Ray Black,and Ben Puglisi I’ll be rubbing shoulders with the who’s who of Australian luthiers, looking forward to it, I’ll post some pics

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Weird finishing problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Weird finishing problem

Sorry I didn’t have anything to add there Picker but thanks for posting, I hope you can get that job off the bench now!

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: Port Fairy Folk Festival

Enjoy the trip Peter, see you there!

Cheers

Rod
by rocket
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Port Fairy Folk Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Off to PFFF again on Friday I reckon Peter will be too, Bob and I usually hook up and enjoy a chin wag over the weekend and sample the the well stocked bar in the green room in the arvo but Bob has more pressing engagements these days, something to do with Sandy Gray I think,, I’ll miss his company ...
by rocket
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Acoustic cases
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Acoustic cases

Same sameness

Rod.
by rocket
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Thanks Martin

Rod
by rocket
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Ok
Rod.
by rocket
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GS Guitar Build Started
Replies: 19
Views: 2168

Re: New GS Guitar Build Started

Nice work on the build Wayne, best wishes for the missus.

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Beautiful work as usual Rod. However, my understanding having admittedly never got to the position and tooling of building an archtop myself but hope to begin soon, is that the bridge needs to be lightweight, and the soundboard and bracing needs to be such that a lightweight soundboard gives volume...
by rocket
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Thanks Rod, happy building with your project, be sure to post some pics on here when you have something to show!!

Cheers

Rod.
by rocket
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Looks great Rod. Is the lamination under the bridge for looks or did you need to make it a little taller? Wayne Thanks Wayne, no the Purple Heart is there for the aesthetics, there’s actually still a bit of meat on the bridge so I’ll give it one final tweak just prior to delivery. I’ve used Purple ...
by rocket
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Hi Rod, Looks gorgeous, as usual! Well done... again! What is the neck timber? Laminations of bloodwood(?) (same as heel cap) and (?). And how did you do the blending of the bloodwood(?) lamination and the veneer at the back of the headstock? Thanks, GregL. Hi Greg nah that's Purple heart as is und...
by rocket
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Don't know why all these uploaded sideways? don't spose one of the admins could sort that out ?

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Current archtop build
Replies: 24
Views: 2743

Re: Current archtop build

Fast forward five months and this build is complete.
17 inch 25 scale archtop jazz guitar in maple and Sitka with Otways Blackwood veneers and one piece bridge, ebony fb, parallel bracing, S6 pickup, natural finish in Mirrotone 3230
Thanks for looking

Cheers
Rod.
by rocket
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Hollowbody electric
Replies: 18
Views: 2590

Re: Hollowbody electric

Thanks Wayne,
Yes this timber exhibits some stunning figure so I couldn’t resist the opportunity to use it for these components!

Cheers
Rod.