which one?

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by jamesgpobog, May 22, 2020.

  1. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Meister

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    Wood I'm gluing up for my attempt at making a tele (this is not the battleship project). Redwood with walnut stringers. You are looking at 4 pieces of redwood, the center stringer is glued in place already.


    This...

    this.jpg




    Or this
    that.jpg
     
  2. corn

    corn Squier-holic

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    I like the three stringers better, remember Redwood is very soft I don’t recommend it for a top load telecaster bridge but for a string through no problem
     
  3. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

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    I'm with corn. The three is pretty nice.
     
  4. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Meister

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    No top load even if long screws are used?
     
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  5. MI redneck

    MI redneck Squier-Meister

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    When torn between two, the answer is always both.

    Personally, I like the first.

    Ultimately, follow your heart/taste, we're just here to tell you how great it looks when it's finished. ;)
     
  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    @corn Knows what he is talking about and I think you can do a top load if you use FAT enough screws that are lengthy. I would put a drop or two of glue in each screw hole, but that would make it diffucult to remove and be more permanent... The best idea is the string thru. Getting the holes aligned perfectly is essential or it will look funny. That is not as easy as it looks especially without a drill press for good, straight holes...Or maybe glue in a block of maple or walnut, ash, alder, etc... where the bridge will be mounted, but that would make tha back side look funny.
     
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  7. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

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    I'm not a luthier, and I have never built a guitar. @corn has built many, and I would trust his suggestion. String through sounds best.

    From a woodworking perspective, @MrYeats idea of gluing in a block of hardwood to support a top load bridge sounds interesting. You could use your router to cut the hole (don't have to go all the way through, so the back still looks clean), then rough cut and hand carve the insert hardwood to make a tight fit. Run it through the planar to get it the same height after the wood glue cures.
     
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  8. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Nut

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    Both look good
    Keep us updated!
     
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  9. guitalias

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    The x3 stringers. How about a feature shaped walnut mounting block for the bridge?
     
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  10. Oldguitarguy

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    The second picture with more seams.
     
  11. Forum Guest

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    Both pics look great, and I don’t think you could go wrong with either. That said, I think the walnut will really pop a lot more on the finished body if you go with 3 stringers.
     
  12. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Meister

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    I like the idea, but we're quickly passing my skill set...
     
  13. MrYeats

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    What are the possibilities of running a strip as wide as the bridge down the middle to the bridge area from the neck area, leaving the entire lower bout all redwood and "wings" on the side all redwood.
    Could be any hardwood including mahogany....
     
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