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by ozziebluesman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: D hole selmer
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: D hole selmer

G'day Wayne,
Great looking guitar and the red sunburst finish fits the guitars style.
The bridge itself is a work of art.
I'm keen to hear the guitar once you have a demo.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: The Section 8 builds
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: The Section 8 builds

They are all beautiful works of art and fine instruments. Be proud of the Houndstooth as I can see many hours of marquetry work. I like the simplicity of the ECT 450 with carved top and wooden volume tone controls. Thanks for sharing its a good feeling to be able to show your work to people like us ...
by ozziebluesman
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Archtop and matched amp
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Archtop and matched amp

Very nice Rod thank you for sharing.
I bet the amp have plenty of stick.
I have a 18 watt Vox voiced amp and a 11 watt Vibrolux copy and they are both damn loud.
The tube sound is wonderful.
Well done, beautiful workmanship.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Thu May 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

G'day Jim,
Thanks for the original heads up on the guitar and for your kind comments.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Tue May 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: The order of things ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: The order of things ...

I have always installed frets before gluing the fingerboard to the neck.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Mon May 25, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Thanks Kiwigeo and Fishman for your comments.
I am very happy with the outcome.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Sun May 24, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Hi Bruce and thanks for your comments. Yes it would be very close to a FE-17 a little smaller I think. When I disassembled the guitar Steve from the forum collaborated together and I have a plan of the guitar. It is not perfect but if you would like a copy I can email it to you anytime. I have built...
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Thanks Wayne it was about time I recorded the guitar.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Test post

Thanks Bruce I did enjoy that video.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Lyon&Healy Restoration Demo

Hello to you all, In 2013 I bought a vintage Lyon&Healy parlor guitar for restoration and if your interested the original thread is here: http://www.anzlf.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5250&hilit=lyon+and+healy The guitar restoration was finished in 2017 and I have played the guitar since then often. It h...
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1519

Re: Test post

Hi Martin,
Is this a new forum function?
I would like to post a youtube video of my Lyon&Healy restoration with some demos.
Cheers
Al
by ozziebluesman
Mon May 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: Flame Maple & Red Spruce Jumbo

A piece of art there and it sounds great.
Congratulations, a beautiful build.
Cheers Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun May 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Quality Machine heads

Thanks Ross I haven't seen that model before.
Certainly worth a try.
I do like the vintage tuners look and the plastic button option will make them nice and light weight.
Thanks
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sun May 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Quality Machine heads

Cheers Frank I will look further into the website.
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 09, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Quality Machine heads

Good advice Mark as a player myself it is so important that the guitar plays in tune. Ok for your standard chord shapes on the first few frets but if you want to use some interesting great sounding jazz shapes up the neck even if only once in a song the guitar can not afford for the tuners to slip. ...
by ozziebluesman
Sat May 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Quality Machine heads

Thanks Peter and Trevor I appreciate your input. It looks like I need to pay closer to $200 aud for good machine heads now days. I have found a source for Gotoh SE 700 series which I believe are good so I will try a set. I will also try and set of Waverlys and Schertlers which may convince me everyt...
by ozziebluesman
Fri May 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Quality Machine heads

Thanks Joshua for your thoughts I will look into those.
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: Quality Machine heads

Thanks Martin I have spent quite a bit of time trying to find an alternative. The Gotoh vintage se700 series that are made in Japan have some good raps at about $120 aud a set but other than ALS I can't find them in Australia to purchase. The Waverly are certainly the best but $300 aud is expensive ...
by ozziebluesman
Fri May 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Quality Machine heads
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Quality Machine heads

Over the past year I have been having trouble sourcing good quality machine heads. In the past I have always bought Schaller but the quality of the M6 series is real bad. I have had to send back sets three times to Stew Mac due to the machine ceasing up. Even the chrome finish is poor and the box it...
by ozziebluesman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting to NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Posting to NZ

Thanks Andos that looks like the way to go. I was considering making a 3mm ply rectangular box for the Ukulele and use bubble wrap but the hard case is the way to go. When you say freight it in which company would you suggest?
Cheers
Alan
by ozziebluesman
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Posting to NZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Posting to NZ

Timely discussion here for me. I have sold a concert Ukulele made from Oz Sassafrass, Indian rosewood fingerboard and Queensland Maple neck and I have to post it to NZ. The instrument has been shellac finished and I will need to pack it well. So I don't want Customs opening the package as it won't g...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Crazy times
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Re: Crazy times

I have been having a wonderful time but I don't have to make a living from guitar repairs and building. There where some projects in the workshop that needed my love and attention. My health has been great for some months now touch wood and that fact makes a big difference to life. While I was sick ...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Stay Safe Out There!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2980

Re: Stay Safe Out There!!

Like you all I have heaps to do in the workshop. There is very little activity outside in Condon Townsville. I think having to vote yesterday was a bit stupid? Lucky I managed to get a phone vote in last Thursday and did not have to line up like some. We have had a few cases here in our city but it ...
by ozziebluesman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Bellied up top
Replies: 28
Views: 5573

Re: Bellied up top

Yep I had a similar experience building a mini maton copy. It is 15 fret to the body and I had this mentality of 12th and 14th fret to the body. So I went ahead and built the neck with the 14th fret to the body and the body to suit a neck 15th fret to the body. Big issues with the bridge plate locat...
by ozziebluesman
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Drum sander
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

Re: Drum sander

G'day Laurence,
I have the same model as yours with the same issues and have just bought a conveyor belt motor, a PC board and replaced a broken front roller all available at Carbatec. I had to wait a little time but also sorted in a couple of weeks. Great people to deal with.
Cheers
Alan