Few new builds on deck

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by squier-esquire, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    Soooo.... I’m putting everything else on hold for a bit for a guitar that’s been haunting me for awhile. Well.... several. My really good friend bought a 2000 Goldtop that’s been toured with and has sooo much mojo. I’ve also been doing some work on his Les Paul Special and his Juniors. Love the way they sound and play but the neck doesn’t quite fit. I started to think what would be my ideal Guitar and decided to jump in....

    Wizzer, wickedtools, corn and 5 others like this.
  2. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Looks good so far.
  3. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Yeah!! Like where you are going there.
  4. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    Got the body edge routed and the neck pocket done too. Waiting for the truss rod and fret markers to come in so I can build the neck. I’ll have to shim the pocket just a bit because my router got a little wood happy. But it’s fixable.
    30B81CE5-ED0C-429E-B85F-B0B1CAE65179.jpeg 5B08A2CB-CB2A-4EC8-A96D-81151B40E910.jpeg 79FEA8BB-9A53-4AF4-899F-4FAB56F7D2C0.jpeg
  5. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Nut

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Awesome pic with your buddy in it!!! What a great vibe. Your project looks like it is going to be amazing.
  6. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

    Feb 5, 2018
    New York
    Great thread. Looking forward to seeing this guitar made.
  7. I'd bet you learn a lot from doing a project like this. I admire people who take up the challenge. Maybe one day I'll work up the nerve.
    Great start ... Cheers, Barrie.
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
    squier-esquire likes this.
  8. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    Well the pup's not too bleeping excited about this, but I gotta say, you're doing a hel-a-va job!
    squier-esquire likes this.
  9. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island

    Winston approves wholeheartedly! Nice work on that, it’s coming out beautifully.
  10. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    So today’s parts showed up.
    Gold pearl markers
    5C08BBD1-068D-4A09-8872-FC7D7C74785D.jpeg 45F1D998-5DB3-4C02-AAD9-56E317179CCF.jpeg
    And some vintage style tuners. Stoked they are end feed style!! F45E4995-D9F3-42B9-919F-F61EC8EEA59E.jpeg I have some other tuning buttons I want to put on there that don’t have that extra little nib.

    I also cut the fretboard. I left the end long and decided to add a little flair to it.
    Now due to that little piece, I am going to back fill and reroute the body and add some girth to the neck tenon. This will help support the edge of the fretboard and be more asthetically pleasing. At least in my eye.

    This little edge piece will over hang the pickguard.
  11. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  12. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    I'll be looking forward to a finished product!
    squier-esquire likes this.
  13. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Im subscribed. I think this is going to be a neat build.
    squier-esquire likes this.
  14. silverring233

    silverring233 Squier-holic

    Feb 2, 2011
  15. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    I took Monday off from work and got a little more work done. Not much but enough to feel another hurdle has been reached. Initially I wanted to cut the fretboard for the frets, add the fret markers (on the face of the fretboard) and then attach the neck to the body. I have since had a change of heart and decided that I wanted to finalize the edge shape of the fretboard, get the truss rod added and then work on the radius of the fretboard once it was together to make sure the size was going to feel good to me.
    As you can see, I went with a non Gibson style truss rod. I used a Stew Mac “hot rod” double action truss rod. I didn’t want to put unnecessary stress on the piece of wood that the nut pushes on in the truss but access pocket and I like the idea of using a screw driver for adjusting the truss rod if need be rather than an odd size Allen wrench or that weird nut socket thing...

    I also had to see the body mocked up again. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the finish. I have an idea for that headstock I haven’t seen out there before, hopefully it’s as cool as I hope it is once it’s done.

    Wizzer, mdparent03, fadetoz and 2 others like this.
  16. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

    Feb 5, 2018
    New York
    Dark red / maroon

    But it’s yours, I’m sure it’ll be great whatever color
    squier-esquire likes this.