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    I'm going to fashion this like this 41 Gibson 125. Sorry DB. It will suit my style of picking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    ........I will have to make a fretboard by hand because they are not a common scale. I'm blanking at the moment what that scale is........
    KC, I've been thinking about this. Is it important either for originality, or as part of the learning challenge, to maintain the same scale? It looks as if that's a floating bridge and I'm wondering if you can't use a standard size fretboard and just pin the bridge where it needs to be to intonate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    KC, I've been thinking about this. Is it important either for originality, or as part of the learning challenge, to maintain the same scale? It looks as if that's a floating bridge and I'm wondering if you can't use a standard size fretboard and just pin the bridge where it needs to be to intonate.
    You can always relocate the bridge to suit the scale of the neck--in this case the type of bridge you'd be using it would be quite simple...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    I'm going to fashion this like this 41 Gibson 125. Sorry DB. It will suit my style of picking.
    Why sorry? I don't have anything against ES-125's!. Actually I played an ES-150 some time back and I absolutely loved it!

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    Just going with a single bridge pickup as apposed to a neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    KC, I've been thinking about this. Is it important either for originality, or as part of the learning challenge, to maintain the same scale? It looks as if that's a floating bridge and I'm wondering if you can't use a standard size fretboard and just pin the bridge where it needs to be to intonate.
    It's the challenge of making the board the same scale as they were just out of something better than the ebonized crap they used originally. I've never slotted a board on my own before so this is the perfect project for that.
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    This long weekend has been very productive for this ol' Birtchy' the top just has a couple more patches. I'm thinking It won't be no stunner acousticly but I'm talking no chances on any cracks developing later on. If I see a sign I'm patching it now while I'm in here. Probably help with feed back anyway. I got a lot done on the body as well. I had to think on how to glue the side where it didn't line up with the back very well. I awoke this morning with the simple fix of cutting some dowel stock to push from the corner. It worked perfectly. I will leave to cure till I arrive home from work tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    Just going with a single bridge pickup as apposed to a neck.
    ah okay....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    This long weekend has been very productive for this ol' Birtchy' the top just has a couple more patches. I'm thinking It won't be no stunner acousticly but I'm talking no chances on any cracks developing later on. If I see a sign I'm patching it now while I'm in here. Probably help with feed back anyway. I got a lot done on the body as well. I had to think on how to glue the side where it didn't line up with the back very well. I awoke this morning with the simple fix of cutting some dowel stock to push from the corner. It worked perfectly. I will leave to cure till I arrive home from work tomorrow.
    seriously this is your most impressive project yet!

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    This is my funnest project yet.
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