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Progress pics - walnut/maple/walnut pickup ring dry fitted..

 
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tnt



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:49 am    Post subject: Progress pics - walnut/maple/walnut pickup ring dry fitted.. Reply with quote

Couple of progress pics showing off the walnut/maple/walnut pickup ring. Pretty happy with it so far.

But two issues -
- The bridge seems to be about 1/16" off center. Don't think that will matter much - not much I can do about it - the boat rout won't allow me the adjust the pickup ring, and I already drilled the string through holes.
- I was going to run the fret board long with square edges to cover the less than perfectly tight neck/pocket. But the pickup ring is too tall for that - it's about 1/16" higher than the neck with no fret board. I might try to rout the overlap of the fret board, but might end up being too thin for that to work.

We'll see...



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Lon



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice design. I wouldn't worry about the pickup ring height until the neck is complete and mounted. Thickness sanding may be required at that point
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work . . .

I hope the bridge misalignment isn't more of a problem than you think. I've screwed that up myself. Sometimes you can hog out the holes on top to move it a little.

Or make a nice brass or aluminum "tone block" for the back, and plug and re-drill the holes.
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