Author Topic: Readers' Instruments  (Read 53490 times)

PaulF

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #300 on: June 13, 2019, 08:03:36 am »
Hard to say without looking. You may get away with a fret dressing but if they're very worn the dressed frets will be lower than the undressed ones which could cause buzzing depending on how high your action is set.

From the price list at London Guitar Hospital https://guitarhospital.co.uk/pricelist.php it looks like £40-50. That's for a guitar but a mandolin shouldn't be much different

PaulF

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #301 on: August 01, 2019, 08:40:26 pm »
I only went out for new strings



Andrij

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #302 on: August 01, 2019, 10:22:01 pm »
Yes, dear, I did buy new strings.  Guitar?  No, that's just the packaging.
;D  Andrij.  I pronounce you Complete and Utter GIT   :thumbsup:

T42

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #303 on: August 02, 2019, 07:49:27 am »
Got to have something to straighten them with.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #304 on: November 14, 2019, 09:46:59 pm »
My latest build is finally finished! I am rather pleased  :)









Some of you may have seen all the images from the very start of the build to the very end on Faceache. But for those who haven't (or anyone who has and wants to see them in a non-Facebook environment) I have put all 731 captioned images on my site, which you can find below:

https://zaribor.co.uk/guitars/custom

All the Tele pics are up there too....
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Wowbagger

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #305 on: November 14, 2019, 10:06:21 pm »
Here's mine (1936 Blüthner Style VIII):

Traumerei (Schumann)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9nsVS6FBaQ

Prelude & Fugue inB flat (J. S. Bach)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ir6QosIGMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv2OHYI6Y4M
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

PaulF

  • "World's Scariest Barman"
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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #306 on: November 14, 2019, 10:22:11 pm »
My latest build is finally finished! I am rather pleased  :)









Some of you may have seen all the images from the very start of the build to the very end on Faceache. But for those who haven't (or anyone who has and wants to see them in a non-Facebook environment) I have put all 731 captioned images on my site, which you can find below:

https://zaribor.co.uk/guitars/custom

All the Tele pics are up there too....


Wow! You should be pleased. That’s a beauty!

Woofage

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #307 on: November 15, 2019, 09:22:00 am »
My latest build is finally finished! I am rather pleased  :)




That's really lovely that. Reminds me of a Gordon Smith guitar I saw in a music shop in That London in the 80s (when I thought I could play the guitar). You should be rightly proud.
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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #308 on: November 15, 2019, 11:16:33 am »
That is really rather gorgeous, Bobb.
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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #309 on: November 15, 2019, 11:33:34 am »
Bobb, I agree, it looks really good and it also reminded me of Gordon Smith (before I saw Woofage's comment). I am most impressed as I know it takes a lot of time, patience, skill and quality tools.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #310 on: November 15, 2019, 11:09:07 pm »
Yeah, I guess it's similar to some of the GS shapes but with less pointy horns. I loosely based the shape on a cross between a Les Paul and an Ibanez AR series with a little bit of 335 thrown in. It's *my* shape now, I just have to think of a name for it!

I really ought to come up with my own headstock shape, but it's really difficult to get something unique that doesn't look wrong. Many brands try to avoid being too obvioulsy Gibson or Fender inspired and end up with some horrible monstrosity.
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

T42

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #311 on: November 16, 2019, 09:04:46 am »
My latest build is finally finished! I am rather pleased  :)
...
Some of you may have seen all the images from the very start of the build to the very end on Faceache. But for those who haven't (or anyone who has and wants to see them in a non-Facebook environment) I have put all 731 captioned images on my site, which you can find below:

https://zaribor.co.uk/guitars/custom

All the Tele pics are up there too....

Lovely job - congrats!

I've had a quick gander at your 731 pics & I'll be going back later. Good stuff.

How's the Triton thicknesser doing?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #312 on: November 16, 2019, 09:47:57 am »
Very nice indeed, a thing of beauty.

From the photos, it might be that the thicknesser is clogged with cat hair.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #313 on: November 16, 2019, 10:18:59 am »
My latest build is finally finished! I am rather pleased  :)









Some of you may have seen all the images from the very start of the build to the very end on Faceache. But for those who haven't (or anyone who has and wants to see them in a non-Facebook environment) I have put all 731 captioned images on my site, which you can find below:

https://zaribor.co.uk/guitars/custom

All the Tele pics are up there too....

Some damn fine work there, Bob!  :thumbsup:
They must love you at Axminster tools.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #314 on: November 16, 2019, 10:37:03 am »
Wonderful.
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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #315 on: November 16, 2019, 01:56:45 pm »
How's the Triton thicknesser doing?

It's good. I've used it quite a bit recently as I've got two more builds on the go - a Les Paul and a Thunderbird bass! I've reversed the blades as one of them got a tiny chip somehow which meant it left a mark along anything I ran through it. New blades are about 20 quid I think, so I'll get some more at some point. There's a little plastic cover near the top that covers the belt that came off when I was moving it. I obvioulsy didn't put it back on properly as it started rubbing on the belt and started to melt! I don't bother with it now. It doesn't seem to matter as nothing can get in there as the belt whizzing around blows any dust and chips straight out. I always use it outside now as the amount of crap it spews out means a massive clean up operation after use. I've made a collection thingy out of an old cardboard box that deals with the worst of it, but it throws out chips all over the place. So using it outside, I just mow the lawn afterwards which just blows all the chips evenly all over the garden  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #316 on: November 16, 2019, 09:29:43 pm »
I really ought to come up with my own headstock shape, but it's really difficult to get something unique that doesn't look wrong. Many brands try to avoid being too obvioulsy Gibson or Fender inspired and end up with some horrible monstrosity.

That headstock is very Epiphone. Not that that's a bad thing.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #317 on: November 16, 2019, 10:08:43 pm »
It's actually very Gibson! I used a Gibson template for it.

Comparison:

Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #318 on: November 16, 2019, 10:17:23 pm »
Ooh your right, I blame it on a my age Bobb.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #319 on: November 16, 2019, 10:21:04 pm »
 :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

T42

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #320 on: November 17, 2019, 09:12:21 am »
How's the Triton thicknesser doing?

It's good. I've used it quite a bit recently as I've got two more builds on the go - a Les Paul and a Thunderbird bass! I've reversed the blades as one of them got a tiny chip somehow which meant it left a mark along anything I ran through it. New blades are about 20 quid I think, so I'll get some more at some point. There's a little plastic cover near the top that covers the belt that came off when I was moving it. I obviously didn't put it back on properly as it started rubbing on the belt and started to melt! I don't bother with it now. It doesn't seem to matter as nothing can get in there as the belt whizzing around blows any dust and chips straight out. I always use it outside now as the amount of crap it spews out means a massive clean up operation after use. I've made a collection thingy out of an old cardboard box that deals with the worst of it, but it throws out chips all over the place. So using it outside, I just mow the lawn afterwards which just blows all the chips evenly all over the garden  :P

Sounds good.  Can't you use a dust extractor with it, or doesn't it work too well?
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #321 on: November 17, 2019, 10:10:08 am »
Oh I'm sure a decent extraction system would make a huge difference. Unfortunately I don't have any extraction set up. Yet!
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

T42

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Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #322 on: November 17, 2019, 01:28:43 pm »
Something else to find room for.  I banged a hole in the wall and put mine next door.  Universal hose connectors are wonderful.

I'm in envy of your bench. I have two that looked great when I bought them 30 years ago, but the working surface is too narrow and the face vices are crappy. They also have a big tray at the back that tends to fill up with junk and sawdust.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: Readers' Instruments
« Reply #323 on: Yesterday at 08:02:41 pm »
My bench is good, but it's taken a lot of abuse and I really need to break the joints and reglue it as it's got a bit wobbly.

Have you started that through neck bass yet?!
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!