Matthew Masail wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:16 pm
ernandez R wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:05 am
Here she is waiting patiently for those Augistine Blacks.
Wish I was patient enough to do the final sanding and finish. Waiting for warmer weather with is here about a month too soon already.
Very exciting! 870grams is really light! .. are your b&s woods low density ?
I too wish you would varnish them ! I wonder was is it that you dislike about the Walnut ? When finished with dark shellac it can look very close to Indian rosewood .
Ya, back and sides and everything else actually.
The top back and sides as well as the fretboard where all cutoffs just a little too thin for use but knowing I was still in the just figuring out stage I chose to use them.
I made three sets of wood and everything and made the first with the least desirable pieces saving the best for the third. I used the first one as the first stage of each process so it is the least appealing...
The peg headstock etc saves a lot of weight. Fretboard 3/8" to 5/32 at the sound hole saves a lot of weight.
I did make a cosance effort to trim the fat on every piece aiming for 1100gm like my first build. I was shocked when I put her on the scale without strings and nut.
My back and side wood are actually cotton wood, not he aspin I was told previously, same for the neck and headstock but I put a full depth spine on birch 1/4" thick down the middle.
The improved pegs are like butter and my wide load handles on them help with some nerv damage issues I have with my index finger.
The nick lifted more then I thought it would and the walnut rotate more hen I thought it should. I compasated 1.5mm e /2mm E at the saddle so it sounds right on at the 12fret, as well as I can tell anyway.
So after a day of playing a couple hours here and there I can say she has some majic the first two builds did not, I'll give it a couple more hours for that big opening up my first two had after a few more hours of playing.
Forgot to add: 901gm strung up in the white!
I hate sanding wood or anything else for that matter I just happen to be good at it...