I ran into a sketch of a neck installation that I found interesting. It was drawn by Michael Fred Johnson. I't like to talk to him about it but I don't know how to reach hi. I;m computer illiterate.
It all began so long ago now, I was 13 and my father decided we should build an electric guitar together as a bonding experience, I readily agreed as my hero Brian May had built one with his Dad. What my Dad didn't tell me was there was to be no power tools used at all. Most instructive for us both and now some of my fondest memories.
So the project went on after school most days for almost two years until it was complete. Made from seasoned Jarrah collected by him a decade earlier…Continue
As the title said which was your favourite build of the many great builders this fine year , I'll leave it open to comments and pics come on Nation , don't hold back .
Tom Thunder posted a discussion
To fret or not to fret
I usually make my necks without any fret locators at all. I mark out the 3-5-7- & 12 on the edge of the neck and use a slide. My question is can I just burn on the fret locations on the neck and not use actual fret wire. Will it play as if it did have wire frets for making chords
I am making a guitar for a friend form a 1930s tin they have supplied, and I do not want to cut into the top and spoil it, the tin is 12 inches long. My question is how my frets to use, 15 of 18? 18 will make the neck quite long, any advice? I have marked the bridge position (wrong way round) for both options.IMG_20181206_200247%5B1096%5D.jpg…Continue
A while back a fellow came into my shop in WV while visiting his parents who live nearby. He purchased a Gourd Banjo and CB Fiddle, my two highest priced items, saying he was a musician and composer from California. I got nosy and looked him up. This is him!!