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Step by step how to on neck construction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Floyd Feb 22. 8 Replies

Hi folks, I've just finished updating my 'how I make my necks' guide. You can see it here:…Continue

How to fit a non-adjustable 'truss rod'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richey Kay Jun 24, 2015. 3 Replies

Hey folks,I just wrote this blog post:…Continue

Mr. Wayfinder

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker Jun 5, 2015. 29 Replies

I noticed recently that Mr. Wayfinder has been absent from these pages. It appears that the account, plus all posts have gone. Seems a bit of a shame as the fellow was always happy to help out, and…Continue

My experiments with a multi-scale fretboard (fanned frets)

Started Apr 17, 2015 0 Replies

Hey folks. Ive just posted a blog on how I made my multi-scale fretboard (fanned frets) for my new build.You can find it here:…Continue

 

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Carl Floyd replied to Richey Kay's discussion Step by step how to on neck construction
"Thanks so much!  That will be a big help."
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Tim Pannabecker commented on Richey Kay's blog post 4 tips to make a CBG play and sound better
"Richey, ive done 2 back angle guts and am rebuilding a few others.  I like to screw my necks in so level adjustments can be achieved.  Thanks for helping me be better builder.  Wish you could help me with playing it, at least there…"
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Philip Taylor commented on Richey Kay's blog post My experiments with a multi-scale fretboard (fanned frets)
"As far as I know, John Rose invented the fan fret instrument when he invented the Orpharion in 1598.  This was a 9 course (18 string) flat backed lute with wire strings.  It has a rich and pungent sound and works great for solo as well as…"
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At 1:11pm on November 27, 2016, Danny B. said…

Hi Richey!

Did you ever post to further explain your advice for equal string tension?

I'm doing my first 4 string, how do you set yours up? 

Best! -Danny

At 7:04am on June 18, 2016, Toofy Peg said…
Bro just 2 let u know I was laughing the the phrase "oop north" just incase u read it wrong. By the way my neck is coming ok it's not as easy as has u made it look in the video tho I tell ya. :) it took u 20 mins it's gonna take me 20 days lol
At 7:49am on June 16, 2016, Toofy Peg said…
Oop north haha! Well as long as u don't walk like Liam Gallagher we cool bro lol
At 11:28am on June 14, 2016, Toofy Peg said…
Much appreciated mate! I'm
From Kent add me as a friend
At 12:41pm on June 13, 2016, Toofy Peg said…
That's bed time reading at its finest mate haha!! Brilliant thanks a lot buddy
At 10:56am on June 13, 2016, Toofy Peg said…
Hey richey it's the Toofy cheers for all the help
At 5:51am on February 2, 2016, Jose Manuel Irala said…

Thanks I´ll try it!

At 5:38am on February 2, 2016, Jose Manuel Irala said…

Thanks to you Richey. I like your multi-scale guitar. Want to build one. I'll send you pics, now i'm looking for woods and thinking the scale to use.

At 2:09pm on October 7, 2015, Brian Revels said…

Hey Richey,  Thanks for the reply and concern.  Please dismiss the crudeness of the videography (or lack thereof) from me and my camera phone, but this video best explains everything... https://youtu.be/GuxwrfyG_NE

At 4:54pm on August 7, 2015, Calim said…

you're welcome, thanks for the add Richey.. beautiful cover of "la vie en rose" love it:)

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How to use grain filler for a smooth finish

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 3:00am 6 Comments

I have always used oak for my necks, and at first I was always frustrated that no matter how well I sanded the wood, the oak's open pores meant that the finish was never completely smooth. After a bit of research I came across grain filler, and ordered a tin of Rustins.

Grain filler is different from wood…

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How to level, crown and polish frets

Posted on October 11, 2015 at 5:23am 3 Comments

This is something I waited way too long to try. I never really had a big problem with frets buzzing, but having all of your frets perfectly level and polished is a wonderful thing.

There are numerous ways to approach this task, and please bear in mind that this way works perfectly with an instrument with a flat fretboard, whereas the technique would be a little different with a radiused neck.…

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My experiments with a multi-scale fretboard (fanned frets)

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

I've been meaning to have a go at this for a while. I have seen it done a couple of times before. As always, I don't consider this to be entirely my own work or research, but rather a collaborative effort with others in the community. Let me share with you how I did it:

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