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Need guitar neck

I am wondering where i can find a genuine gibson explorer neck and pick-ups. I have a LP body with nothing on it and i really want to turn it into an explorer on the LP body. I would love any help or info anyone here can give. thanks
will

Marimbas

Dear Sir/Madam

I work for a company called Travellers Worldwide in Knysna, South Africa bringing volunteers from around the world to teach English, drama and music in our township schools.

Over the past few years, we have unearthed an abundance of pure, raw talent from these amazing kids and it has been my objective since, to form a musical workshop to bring out, train and expose these 'naturals'.

Many of these kids, especially the homeless ones, would seldom, if ever, be given any oppurtunities in life and it is my aim to provide a musical skills training workshop, run by volunteers and music pupils from the schools we teach at. In this way we not only develop talents, but have uneducated kids being influenced directly by the school learners themselves. I beleive it is our duty to share whatever we can with those who are not as fortunate and have limited oppurtunities due to their environment.

I have a aquired some sponsorship of used instruments from various organisations like Buskaid and the Jo'burg Philharmonic Orchestra as well of the use of a local recording studio. Some of our local bands like Skanky Corps and musicians like Wendy Dewberry(jazz) and Johan Rautenbach (classical) have agreed to assist in teaching and guidance. We will be hand-crafting as many of the instruments as possible, but obviously approaching companies for sponsored instruments too.

I am desperately seeking sponsorship of instruments, books and building techniques. If you can assist in any way we would be forever grateful.

Kind Regards

Jim Morel
Assistant Manager, South Africa
Travellers Worldwide - voluntary placements overseas
Postnet Suite 24, P/Bag X31
Knysna, 6570, South Africa
Cell: +27 (0) 834003266
Fax: Tel: +27 (0) 443826302
Email: jim@travellersworldwide.com

Locking nut install

This is a question on how to properly install a locking nut on a guitar neck that was not originaly equipped with one.
The neck is Maple with Rosewood fretboard, brand new from Mighty Might, a Fender Licenced Left handed replacement strat neck, for use on a right handed guitar.

any info or links would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

COMPRO GUITARA IBANEZ JEM7VWH

COMPRO GUITARA IBANEZ JEM7VWH
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saz making questions

hallo
does anybody can help me about saz making ....i need to know which material i can use to make wooden pegs for saz ....and also wich wood is good for making bridge..............i find one graphicon about saz fret knot teing but it is not very clear to me....if anybodu have picture of that knot please send to me.....also i have to know somwthing about conecting between neck and body on saz or lute.....
cpecialy if the bodi was made from one piece of wood

thanks

Re: saz making questions

hey ya matey, i have almost finished building an electro saz/baglama. add me to msn messenger if u have, i can share some ideas with u. squish_ishy_82 at hot mail.com

Bracing

Hi i'm workin on a dreagnought finger cut slimbody acoustic based on martin's DC-16RGTE Premium, i have some troubles with the braciong, gonna make a scalloped x bracing but i have no idea of the size of the srips....

evry drawinf is made based on images taken from the web and measuring given in martin's site... very accurate tough...

i would apreciate any info about this bracing...

banjo/ukelele parts

I am looking for parts to repair and make banjo ukes can you help me please?
Regards
David

Re: banjo/ukelele parts

I need the plastic fretboards for the "Roy Smeck" Ukelele.
The same fretboard is used on the "Harmony" Uke.

Re: banjo/ukelele parts

: I am looking for parts to repair and make banjo ukes can you help me please?
: Regards
: David

Hi! Is this David Bottomley whom I once jammed with back in Toronto in the early 1980's? I'd greatly appreciate a reply either way. I am trying to find David to say hello and see how music and life is treating him. Jerome :)

Laquers

I have recently completed my first build. It is an Ash body with a blue stain and laquered. I used Stew-Mac's spray laquer. It looks really good but this stuff seems very brittle. It chips, scratches nd gouges at the slightest touch. Does any body have any advice? Is there another laquer or clear finish I can put on top of it that won't get damaged so easily?

Re: Laquers

If it is the Nito Lacqure from the spray can, fix the chips and scratches by drop filling,wipe with denatured alcahol on a lint free piece of muslin, coat with a coat of a 100% wax free shallac sanding sealer, this aids the next coats in adhearing to the older finish. Then two coats of a high end nitrocellulos lacqure. Allow at least 10 days for the lacqure to cure. level sand with 600-800-1200-1500-2000 wet dry sand paper lubercated with lightly soaped distiled water of kerosine. Buff starting with light grit polishing compound (Mequire's #9) then polish with polishing compound (Mequire's #7). Usally if a lacqure finish chips, ther was a burn in proble between coats. It is a good Idea to spray a light coat of denatured alcahol and allow to evaporate just prior to each coat of lacqure. This aids in the burn in of each coat.

Trad. vs. channel/double-rod TRUSS-RODS

Twenty years ago when I started instrument making I used a traditional ( single rod in drooped groove with wooden cover strip)truss-rod system.Since then I have used the drooped rod in alloy channel type with sucess. Lately I've gone back to the trad. style and while they work reliably the neck relief also changes with climatic humidity!?
Has anyone an idea of the processes here? Lenghth-wise moisture movement in the ebony fingerboard?

guitars plans

Im searching plans for build electrics guitars

Re: guitars plans

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best regards
you r friend lucciano

Re: guitars plans

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VENDO GUITAR IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai

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VENDO GUITAR IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai

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VENDO GUITAR IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai

IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai ; TENHO FOTOS, INTERESSADOS NA COMPRA MANDEM-ME UM EMAIL ....ESTA COMO NOVA !!!

VENDO GUITAR IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai

IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai ; TENHO FOTOS, INTERESSADOS NA COMPRA MANDEM-ME UM EMAIL ....ESTA COMO NOVA !!!

Re: VENDO GUITAR IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai

: IBANEZ Model JEM7VWH Steve Vai ; TENHO FOTOS, INTERESSADOS NA COMPRA MANDEM-ME UM EMAIL ....ESTA COMO NOVA !!!
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where to buy a inexpensive guitar builder kit

where can i buy an inexpensive guitar builder kit? if you dont know what im talking about, go the the carvin.com site. i want ones like those. preferably a prs style.thank you

Re: where to buy a inexpensive guitar builder kit

: where can i buy an inexpensive guitar builder kit? if you dont know what im talking about, go the the carvin.com site. i want ones like those. preferably a prs style.thank you

- try going to www.grizzlytools.com . They have electric and acoustic guitar kits...

floyd rose installation

I baught an ss-40 washburn body of ebay and was wundering about the tremelo. can an original floyd rose, and an ibanez lo pro both fit in the same size routed cavity? And when installing the pegs for the 2 point fulcrum, does any sort of glue need to be needed for the ferrules? Thnks a ton - waggs

Violin Parts

Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Pls send us a pricelist of all parts

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Yes, I am interested in your parts, send a pricelist

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Send us your Samples and prices to my email Goldsusa19912@yahoo.com

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

We are makers of Violin , we would like to see your quality of pegs and tailpieces.

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

I am a wholesaler in USA, and would like to receive your prices and examples of quality.

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

I would like to see your prices.

Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

Send a catalog and a pricelist.

Re: Violin Parts

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i like it :)
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Re: Violin Parts

: Violin Parts - Makers of Violin Parts - Best Quality Violin Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Mutes, Endpins, Saddle and Nuts . Parts also available for Viola, Cello and Double Bass.

We want to buy violin parts in bulk. Send your prices

Violin Parts in Ebony, Rosewood and Boxwood

We are makers and exporters of Best Quality Violin Parts - Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Endpins, Mutes, Saddle and Nuts . We also make parts for Viola, Cello and Double Bass . The parts are available in Ebony, Rosewood and Boxwood.

We maintain a high quality and are supplying violin parts to all over the world.

Pls contact us at: wbo@vsnl.net

Jitesh Jain
91-33-24795826
World Business Overseas

Re: Violin Parts in Ebony, Rosewood and Boxwood

interested. send your prices

Violin Parts

We are makers and exporters of Best Quality Violin Parts - Tailpieces, Chinrests, Pegs, Fingerboards, Endpins, Mutes, Saddle and Nuts . We also make parts for Viola, Cello and Double Bass . The parts are available in Ebony, Rosewood and Boxwood.

We maintain a high quality and are supplying violin parts to all over the world.

You may contact us at: wbo@vsnl.net

Jitesh Jain
World Business Overseas

Stella 4-string parlor-sized bass (?)

I recently purchased a Stella 4-string, parlor-sized guitar. I'm not sure if it is a bass guitar or not, though. It is 36" in length, with a 21 fret fingerboard, 1-1/4" neck width at the nut. Any light that could be shed on this cool guitar would be appreciated.

CNC and Lutherie

CNC and Lutherie

This popular thread has been given its own page : CNC and Lutherie

Instructions to make small guitar similar to backpacker

Help any one... looking for the dimensions of a small guitar...one similar to the martin backpacker. My dad makes musical instruments. He is very interested in building one similar to the backpacker. Any help would be appreciated.Thank you,Teresa

Re: Instructions to make small guitar similar to backpacker

: Help any one... looking for the dimensions of a small guitar...one similar to the martin backpacker. My dad makes musical instruments. He is very interested in building one similar to the backpacker. Any help would be appreciated.Thank you,Teresa

http://www.luth.org/plans/archtop.htm Here's one called the travel guitar

STEWMAC "BRIDGE SAVER"

Anyone have any experience with the plugging tool STEWMAC.COM sells to repair bridge plates? The tool cuts a hemi-spherical hole in the bridge plate and a second cutter cuts a matching plug from a piece of scrap. You then glue the plug into the hole, redrill the string hole and the repair is "complete". How does this repair affect tone? Long lasting?

Backpacker guitar

Looking for plans on how to build a backpacker acoustic guitar?

Re: Backpacker guitar

: Looking for plans on how to build a backpacker acoustic guitar?

I have been working on a dulcimer that looks a little like the back backer guitar from Martin. I am interested in obtaining plans if you have them. Thanks.

Re: Backpacker guitar

yes i keep posting but put the wrong email address

: : Looking for plans on how to build a backpacker acoustic guitar?

: I have been working on a dulcimer that looks a little like the back backer guitar from Martin. I am interested in obtaining plans if you have them. Thanks.

Re: Backpacker guitar

:yes iam indeed im building one in shop at school and its prety hard to do it myself

: Looking for plans on how to build a backpacker acoustic guitar?

: I have been working on a dulcimer that looks a little like the back backer guitar from Martin. I am interested in obtaining plans if you have them. Thanks.

Re: Backpacker guitar

I"ve made my own plans email me for more info

Re: Backpacker guitar

: I"ve made my own plans email me for more info.
I am interested in your plans; Can you send them to me.
Thank you

Re: Backpacker guitar

: : I"ve made my own plans email me for more info.
: I am interested in your plans; Can you send them to me.
: Thank you

im making one in shop do u think u could send me the plans

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