MaKo`s Tethan new build start, this time with no mistakes.

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  1. MaKo´s Tethan

    MaKo´s Tethan SS.org Regular

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    Hi everyone!!:wavey::wavey:
    Thanks to all the people who`s likes my projects!! you guys make me think that I really can build something good.
    I have not much money rigth now (no job:squint:) so this gonna be slowly, the most difficult part gonna be the hardware, but I`ll can afford that in a couple of months (I hope).
    Ok lets get started.
    Yesterday (12-16-09) I found a construction wood shop in my city, they have a lot of hard woods (I mean, hard, and heavy, this woods are use in train rails and basements) so I buy 3 pieces (1mx1"x2") of walnut, I have to mention that the brown walnut you know is an european specie, this walnut that I buy is from the varity you get nuts, this kind of nut
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    so the colour is like a grey pine or something like that.

    this is the plan, is like an Ibby S with MMJP or RGD corners.
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    will be neck thru, with 2 hum, fixed standard bridge, 7 strings ( theres is another type of guitar?) and 26"scale (sory, I can shred with baritones). the headstock will look like an Ibby too, but I`m not sure about reversed or not. the body design is not definitive yet, so if you have ideas, share it please.

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    this morning, gluin it together
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    I have to appear in the pic, to show that is my work.
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    clampted
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    dryin in the sun, today I have 33ºC, with 20% humidity, I hate this fuckin dessert...
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    Hope you like it, and please let me know your opinions, I will need it, more pics soon, because the wood is on the roof yet:lol:
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    awesome, i cant wait to see more.
     
  3. lateralus819

    lateralus819 Mr. legacy

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    If it's gonna be ibanez headstock, i'd go reverse, it just looks badass. Good luck on your project!
     
  4. MaKo´s Tethan

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    this morning, I make the trussrod channel with an extrange tool...damn I need a router.:scratch::scratch:
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    angled head.
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    the channel,
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    what a great job!
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    ok, enough today, more pics soon, when I do something else.
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    :wavey::wavey::wavey:
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    awesome work!
     
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Lookin' good so far. :yesway:
     
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    looks good, but YOU NEED MORE CLAMPS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. NiCkMiLnE

    NiCkMiLnE 7>6

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    +1 :lol:
    especially whilst drying in the sun like that.
    i use one clamp per 3-6 inches approx..unless i use something like a metal bar or two to spread the pressure..then its one clamp every 8-10 inches.
     
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    Hey good work man! But yes, more clambs! :lol:
    And don't worry about the tools, you can do miracles with only the simplest kind of tools if you know what you are doing.
    Oh, and you got the internets! :D
    You should watch hufschmid's guitar building videos (If you haven't yet). Those really got some good information.
     
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    TomPerverteau Tube & Analog Snob

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    I would never have gotten the idea without that photo of a walnut!

    But to be serious, Mako's Tethan wins. He doesn't have a router. He doesn't have a bunch of money. His project doesn't qualify for a Home Depot challenge because he doesn't even have Home Depot!
     
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    highlordmugfug themuthaphukkindeath

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    Hell yeah, another Mako build!

    *waits patiently for awesome outcome*
     
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    Oooohh!!! SO COOL!! :cool: I will be keeping an eye on this thread. Good luck Mako!!
     
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    I know about clamps...so I put the bed over the wood all night, thats work very well.

    I can`t find a fuckin trussrod in this stupid country, so... I will build one tomorrow, will be a lot of pics, and may be I post it in the workbench too, just in case somebody wants to know how DIY. (it`s work, is not my first trussrod, we call it alma in Argentina, wich means soul)
     
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    Those are exactly the type of nuts that fall from the walnut trees that grow where I live. I always thought the brown walnut is mostly american walnut (Juglans nigra), while that picture & your wood looks more like european walnut (Juglans regia) to me... which to my experience has the most extreme range of colors I have ever seen on any wood not coming from tropical areas, like this
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    Nice to see you do a new one! I'm really looking forward to see your selfmade trussrod, especially since that is something that I might have to do (again) in the near future (hard to find trussrods for 27-30 '' guitars or 36'' basses here).
    Any reasons why you did an angled headstock rather than a scarf joint (is that the right word?)?
     
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    you are right, tanks for the info, I don´t like scarf joints, and is a 3 piece neck,so it gonna be strong, and will have a volute too.
    ok guys...UPDATE

    4mm screw bar, don´t kno how you call it...
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    duct tape, cut, and there you go.
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    ok lets do it
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    block piece,
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    and a slipknot dude come to help me
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    I hate to do this:squint:
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    but it´fine
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    other piece
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    2 holes
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    ta daaaaa
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    thjs is how it works
    normal state
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    and when you turn the screw
    bam, a bow.
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    routing
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    and this is Yulia, she done the final inspection, tomorrow I will do others routes, so there you will see how the adjust hole will b located.
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    :wavey::wavey::wavey:
     
  16. InCasinoOut

    InCasinoOut syncopAZN

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    damn dude, nice! looking forward to seeing the next updates, especially since I think you'd be one of the first to do a RGD body style.
     
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    not really, will looks more like a S, but sometimes I want a RG, really don't know. maybe in 2010, when I can find more RGD pics I will decide if I like that design or not...
     
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    Guinea Pigs FTW!
     
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    LOL
    what a funny fucker :lol: :lol:


    while you have the fingerboard off,
    remember to measure the depth of your truss rod slot so you dont go through it while shaping the neck :yesway: :lol:



    on another note, i just recieved two truss rods in the mail :D haha!
     
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    Silly guinea pig! She has the same paint job as my cat.
     

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