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Very cool. I believe I could carve a neck but I've never tried or did much research on it. There's a guitar building class at our local college I've been debating on visiting. I know I've rebuilt enough of them... Usually with a chunky neck and crude dimensions. I'm guessing they're afraid of removing too much wood.
 

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Very cool. I believe I could carve a neck but I've never tried or did much research on it. There's a guitar building class at our local college I've been debating on visiting. I know I've rebuilt enough of them... Usually with a chunky neck and crude dimensions. I'm guessing they're afraid of removing too much wood.
Certain dimensions are finite, but a lot of it is feel. Reverse engineering or having an example of the final goal are helpful, but not needed to produce a solid and ergonomic instrument. Anyone who has played for some time, makes a great student.
 

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you guys are on a hole other level than me. I got dust magnets. IE cheep old guitars my brother gave me to mess with. he's the real player in the family. he has almost as many as I have bikes:p.


but once twice a year I mess with them.
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Rebuilding a rat for a friend in a swap for a loaded Peavey 4x12 cabinet.
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Victim of Circumstances, their band in the 80's. This guitar belonged to the lead singer who's been deceased for a while. My friend, the lead guitarist finally tracked down Billy's guitar. I'm guessing it was in storage somewhere for a long time. Yes it's wrapping paper glued on to a rattle can paint job. It was originally ivory and I may yet scrape it down to a flat bone finish. We'll see, it's a WIP.
 

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Well this Cortez (the Killer) is really a WORK in progress. The brass nut slots are too low and E & A rattle in them. The frets don't look too bad but they're uneven, so a level and crown is in order and the fretboard itself is separating from the neck at the top and vibrates acoustically, will try a bit of CA before I remove the whole thing and reattach it. Plus the total rewire. The rubbed off repaint is going to stay, I've got it feeling velveteen with multiple passes of polish and a green scruffy pad.
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AND I was just gifted this Charvette by Charvel. It was also missing the bridge pup but the wiring is intact. I've got a basic Strat bridge and a set of locking lefty tuners coming in black. Will probably swap the knobs out as well to match. It's a base model from the late 80's and the paint is almost flawless with no nicks or dents, but we'll see how well it sets up before I get too crazy with it.
 

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