Another Walnut Carve Top Build

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by corn, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    First of all thank you everybody for the replies, sometimes I’m not sure I’m doing this for myself or for you ,,ha ha Ha :p
    The input jack is always kind of a head scratcher because the edge of the guitar is so thin ya need to use those small acoustic type jacks
    this one was a little tricky, I’ve learned from past experience using these type of jacks it is nice to have a flat surface inside the cavity, so you can screw on the nut to the Jack. Also, it’s hard to tell in the picture but I angled the hole slightly to Jack, is not a 90° into the body. as you can see inside the cavity the jack looks like it’s crooked
  2. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I had to do a little modification over the control cavity to accommodate for the Jack coming through at a weird angle
    The job I am currently working on I’m doing a shitton of walnut, I grabbed a piece that I thought would match for a rear cover plate, to me it’s just OK I might grab some more pieces and make a couple more and try to get a really good grain match
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  3. Merv_j

    Merv_j Squier-Nut

    Aug 6, 2017
    Lincoln uk
    This is a HateLike.
    I LIKE the guitar, and the skills you possess sir.
    I HATE that will will never possess either of those things

    Thanks for the pics mester, you are a very talented guy....
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  4. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2018
    RC addiction....
    Incredible @corn , looking forward to seeing her finished.
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  5. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
    This is cornmazing ! :cool:
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  6. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

    Jan 22, 2019
    United States
    Great looking guitar, Corn! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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  7. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I’m still chugging along with this, the body will be done way before the neck

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  8. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier Platinum Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++9.sorry, that was my dog laying on the keyboard....You are the MAN....One day, I am going to get some tools for my now expanding shop. I am putting in a woodworking area...
    Fabulous CornDog, just Fabulous....Wow~
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  9. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Finish is looking beautiful! I almost hate that the Bigsby is gonna cover so much of that grain pattern!
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  10. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Looks so cool !
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  11. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    So the body got some clearcoats at least a couple weeks ago and it’s just been hanging around, it’s time to buff it out to a shine.
    I started a neck build / builds finally. Yay. There is a lot of process to build a neck so I figured I might as well make more than one while I have all the tools out to do the processes :)
    It takes me about 2 to 3 times longer than building a body, so I might use a donor neck on this guitar until I have one of my own finished. Also I haven’t decided what color fretboard, I’m thinking probably dark, maybe light? Any thoughts?
    Here’s a few necks , I’m going to try to do them all at the same time but....?
    2 Firebird style 2 Tele (1 lefty) 1 Jaguar and 2 of my own creations

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  12. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

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  13. Forum Guest

    Forum Guest Squier-Meister

    Jan 22, 2019
    United States
    Those are some great looking necks, corn! You’ve got some serious talent! I don’t think you can go wrong with any combination on the body you’ve built. I can’t wait to see her when she’s finished!
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  14. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I had a little time this afternoon ( like who doesn’t? ) :) to get the router out and get the truss rod channels done. I only have two truss rod’s right now anyway, in between all this “Social Distancing” I’m doing ,,, I’ll order some more , in the meantime I’ll start on some fretboards

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  15. GEECEE

    GEECEE Squier-Nut

    Jan 11, 2017
    That's already a beaut! Can't wait to see it finished. The grain on that walnut is something else and your workmanship is over the top.
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  16. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2018
    @corn Wonderful craftsmanship! Hats off to you!
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  17. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
    Always enjoy your approach to this work. You always let the wood talk to you first, then you figure out the most direct way to make it happen. And they all come out awesome.
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  18. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I’m soooo,close ;) I’m fresh out of 500k pots dang it. Also need two more pickup mount screws. So this wasn’t the neck I was going to use on this but it has been sitting around long enough and needs to go somewhere, you can read all about my dilemmas if you want to go look at my “Me so corny “ thread. Anyway I guess I’m going to have to put on my hazmat suit and head over to Sam Ash for a couple of parts so I can finish this damn thing

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