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  1. Rusti

    HELP - Forearm Contourn Ebony Drop Top

    Hey Visen! Even with a big radius on the armrest i don't think you can bend a 7mm thick ebony top over it. Steam won't penetrate the whole 7 mm thickness and the armrest is roughly 45° angled to the grain direction, so it will make it significantly harder to bend. You can probably bend 3mm thick...
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    Are these cracks on my fretboard or just part of the wood?

    They're not supposed to be there but given the limited size, i don't they're ever going to be an issue nor they're getting any worse.
  3. Rusti

    Star Guitar Build

    You could have waited for the neck to arrive and align the bridge to it, rather than the other way around, but nice job nonetheless ;)
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    Couldn't resist.
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    As shown in the #1 plans (middle pic), the bridge can reach a position where the tuners are parallel to the top. As shown in the video. Infact, you can say it's not a that much of a limitation in it's range. And look on both drawing and video, how shallow the cavity needs to be in order to...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    That's right. The new prototype is ready to ship out. It's called Puma.
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    Maybe i've missed it, where does the manufacturer raccomend to remove the stabilizers? Doesn't actually sound like anything weird to make upgrades to a prototype. That's what prototypes are for. The new buyers all have stabilizers on have the same range of the #1. Never said it was the same...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    One last time. The tremolo, as ordered on the Lotus#1, with Dual Stabilizer is fine in its cavity (except for the Global Tuner step routing i added later on the back. For more infos check my previous post). I posted the plans and in depth description, that actually show and explain why the...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    Hey! I'm sorry man! That was A LONG ago and my guitars surely got a lot better but i honestly thought i did a good job back then. First time i've used stainless steel frets now that i remember. Were they sticking out of the fretboard? Did the fretboard shrink? My bad. <3
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    Nope, as mentioned, i never told him the warranty was nullified. Actually i had to pray him to not sell the guitar in the condition he left it, i paid for the shipment and fixed it, then found him a new owner. He had nothing to lose at that point, so he agreed let me have it back so he would be...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    These are the plans for that guitar. With the bridge set to a height lower than needed (strings are touching the frets). When lowering it, it stops at the 3mm range of the pin before the bridge plate can touch its routing. In a real setup the bridge will start from a higher position in orderd to...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    Like I said, the bridge wasn’t supposed to be set that low. It had a low action with a higher bridge position, which means he probably made a big relief on the neck. The range of the bridge was correct in first place. The fix was only to make the Global Tuner (the wheel) work better. Which is...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    I see some of you are still pointing out the bridge “issue”, which i briefly addressed in my first post, but here we go again, more in details. We’re getting technical: Sophia Tremolo with Dual Stabilizer has 2 pins on the brass block: these two act like car suspensions allowing the bridge to...
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    I'm really not up for sharing personal infos, nor chat logs, nor joining the drama and fighting over a situation i thought was settled (with an agreement) months ago, but for the sake of being transparent, here's what the results for the 'send' word look like on the chat. I blurred out his name.
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    NGD Rusti Guitars Lotus #1 headless

    Hey everyone! I already spoke a long time to my [was] customer so this message is for everyone else. I think you deserve to hear both sides of what went on. First of all, the Lotus#1 was a prototype for a few reasons: 1) New body shape. 2) First time I’ve mounted Sophia tremolo (which is...
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    Looking for a review of the Schaller Hannes bridge.

    I like it. It is very comfortable and easy to use. The saddles (made out a self-lubricant composite material developed by Graphtech) rest directly on the top and are individually free to move back and forth (in order to allow the intonation), they all mount on a block (made out of brass) on...
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    Looking for guitar plans

    You switched from inches to millimeters but dimensions don't get automatically converted, so now you have 25.5mm and 28mm scale. Replace them with 648 and 711. As soon as you do it you will still have 1.375mm width at nut, which will make the fretboard look super narrow, so don't bother the...
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    Replacing ABM bridge in Mayones guitar

    I doubt the OP is still looking for an answer, so what ABM bridge are you looking to replace? Anyway you don't need to lock and unlock the saddle every time you want to adjust the height; you probably can simply intonate and see if the height works for you, and lock it once you're done (or...
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    Anyone know a good way to clean a maple fretboard?

    I suppose the grey-ish color come's from the sandpaper? If so, it's probably a cheap one and you can solve buying a higher quality one. Also, often blow away the dust from the fretboard quite using air compressor so it doesn't get stuck into pores (this means that the grey color will eventually...
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    Rusti Guitars - Motion #3

    SOLD!


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