A project for Mami [Page 2 of 2]

Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:48 pm


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A set of Les Paul Gold/transparent skirted control knobs will look good on it. And Mami already played Les Paul for awhile.
Well, correct me if I'm wrong. The fingerboard seems too flat without any radius?
And I haven't see any luthier put on the bindings before the neck is carved.

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:57 pm


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Metal Mickey wrote:A set of Les Paul Gold/transparent skirted control knobs will look good on it. And Mami already played Les Paul for awhile.
Well, correct me if I'm wrong. The fingerboard seems too flat without any radius?
And I haven't see any luthier put on the bindings before the neck is carved.


Fingerboard as still flat at this point. Dont worry there will be a radius Happy
Installing bindings before carving seems like a normal thing to do, to me.
You make the binding channel by using a router bit with a ballbearing. So you need a flat surface.

But of course there are a few ways of doing it. I just find this the easiest way

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:54 am


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Lol, I'm sorry to barge in without any useful info, But I thought I might as well drop in and say... THAT IS SO AWESOME! Ganbatte! Amazed


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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:30 pm


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Work has been super busy lately, but Im still doing this Happy

I was thinking: how could I make this strat more special. I decided binding on the body will make it amazing.

Hardest part was to make the bindingchannel where the armrest was. 



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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:28 pm


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by the way, you should read this thread http://www.scandal-heaven.com/t13489-mami-sasazaki-guitar#746179


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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:40 pm


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Noodles wrote:by the way, you should read this thread http://www.scandal-heaven.com/t13489-mami-sasazaki-guitar#746179
 
interesting!

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:11 am


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This is crazy! You are super passionate about this! GOOD JOB Happy

I think MAMI will appreciate this very much.

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:03 pm


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I started glueing the binding. Obviously I started with the easy part Happy
Quality of this picture sucks, but this will give you an idea.

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:09 pm


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Binding is almost done. Had a pretty busy christmas. But this will look really cool:

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:29 am


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looking forward to new posts aaaa
I want to see how it is when it's doneee  LOVE LOVE

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:50 pm


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cchharley wrote:looking forward to new posts aaaa
I want to see how it is when it's doneee  LOVE LOVE
I wont be at home next week.  I'm in New York to see Yoshiki.  After that, things might go fast.

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:45 pm


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DaanW, you're been doing a fantastic job so far.

You know what, I'd love to collaborate with you by giving Mami a custom-designed guitar strap.

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:36 pm


DaanW

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I still have to figure out how to give it to her.
I thought about sending Zepp Tokyo an email. But I cant find their address.

Not sure if I have time, but I'll try to post some new pictures, because I made some progress.
Body is nearly done. I'm going to start with the neck this Friday/Saturday.

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:26 pm


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DUDE. Great work! Anticipating the final state of the project! Nice One


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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:12 pm


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DaanW wrote:I still have to figure out how to give it to her.

I've mentioned this before, but basically the only way you can turn it in is through their present box.

Since yours will obviously not fit in the box, your best bet would be to try and tell a venue staff member (there will most likely be one standing by the box) about your gift and they most likely will be able to take it inside and to the band/safe place.


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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:22 pm


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Didnt make a lot of pictures, but here is a neck-update:

Finished the transition to the headstock:

This picture also shows the sidedots I used.  Gretsch white falcons have black sidedots, which (in my opinion) looks weird, and are kind of hard to see.
I used Luminlay dots. They are white in daylight, and will glow green in the dark.

Next was preparing the frets.  I bent them to the proper radius, and cut them to size.
But because this fretboard has bindings, there's a bit more work to do:


From top to bottom:
First you cut the fret to the right size. Then you remove a small part of the tang. But.. after that there's still some cleaning up to do.  21 frets equals 42 sides. Takes quite a bit of work Happy
And yes: the frets are gold.

I think I found nice knobs for this guitar:

The beveled top and indicator dot, look "gretschy" to me, which might work for this guitar Happy

Quick neck preview":

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Re: A project for Mami
Posted on Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:35 pm


DaanW

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Worked on the neck today.
Started of with a square neck.  The way I shape the neck is drawing "facets", taking away the wood of those facets, draw new facets take the wood away etc. Happy



At the moment it's almost finished.   What works for me at this point in the proces, it stop working on it. I'll check it again tomorrow. Usually I find small stuff to finetune.   So this will be the process for this week.


Body only needs to be sanded at this point, so we're getting there Happy
If I dont have to work this weekend, this guitar might be ready for lacquer.

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