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    That completely makes sense. Bonding it to a metal backing will stabilize it.

    I was even concerned that the pickup springs under tension could snap those wood bezels...

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    When you look at the fragility of small natural wood products, it gives a renewed appreciation of what builders go through in manufacturing wooden pickguards.
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    I can only imagine- there is a reason most pickguards are not wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    Your definitely right about Mahogany being brittle. Right after I finished cutting the first one out on my scroll saw. Mr butterfingers dropped it on the cement. The result was breaking it in 3 pieces. So I decided to find a way to repair it. what I did I will do again for sure. I glued the rough cut ring's on top of some old beater flat metal rings I had with good Ol' Titebond original wood glue. I was surprised how hard it bonded cause they don't budge. Then I filed it to the shape then sanded them. This made a nice guide to follow to keep my lines straight. I could also make them as short as I wanted to because they are now reinforced with steel. I had a chat with Mike last night & ordered one of his underwound humbuckers for the neck called a Muckbucker today.

    Cool--now let's see if I can get somebody to help me with that for my Iceman.
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    I made the jack plate the last day or two. What I did was make one out of brass then used double sided tap on it to hold 80 grit sandpaper. I then sanded on a piece of mahogany until it fit the plate perfectly. Then I glued it & finished shaping the top side. It turned out pretty well. Not many people would spend the hours to make a little thing like this unless your a eccentric weirdo like me.
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    looks like a lot of work- but looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    I made the jack plate the last day or two. What I did was make one out of brass then used double sided tap on it to hold 80 grit sandpaper. I then sanded on a piece of mahogany until it fit the plate perfectly. Then I glued it & finished shaping the top side. It turned out pretty well. Not many people would spend the hours to make a little thing like this unless your a eccentric weirdo like me.
    Hey why not--it's all part of the package--and metal ones work best--less likely to break--and they hold the plug better that way. then adjusting the look with the wood is cool.
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    What I'm about to do to this guitar body may not be for all audience members. Viewer discretion is advised.


    This took a while to do because you have to be careful not to scorch the very dry wood. Almost 2 hours. The results are in my opinion very cool. On the knots the pitch would come to the surface & flame up which was interesting at times. This guitar is built to be beat up & weather as time go's on. This is one you want have heart failure if its scratched or dinged. Its starting to all come together.
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    Artistry!

    I wish I could play a solid body guitar like this in gigs but I need that bigger sound that only a hollowbody can give me!

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    Should look cool once it's all together--it certainly does along the way.
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