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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    As you've left a small gap at the top of the rosette, is your fingerboard running all the way up to the soundhole like a classical guitar?
    Yes mate, the fret board will cover that. I may even over hang the fret board into the sound hole. It's an option at least.

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    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Dammit, is it day 5 already??!!
    Part 1:
    Got out of bed a little earlier today and checked out Miami Beach.



    Then learned I'm sitting at #8 on the Tassie charts with my single "Everything that Glitters", just ignore the title shown in the photo, it's wrong!


    First cab off the rank this morning was carving my top braces.




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    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Day 5: Part 2
    The braces get peaked to retain their structural strength while reducing the mass.


    Plus it looks nice!!


    Then I had to cut and carve out a heap of my Transverse Brace to allow clearance of the cutaway.


    And reinstall the sound hole brace


    Dry fit after carving out a couple of slots in the sides.


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    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Day 5: Part 3
    Before gluing on the top, we needed to add a couple of struts to spread the sides a little. Due to the radius on the back, some sides like to push in after being removed from the mold. These struts are cut 90% off the way through so we can just snap them out tomorrow morning after the glue has cured.


    Glued and clamped


    Selected my fretboard and bridge timbers, this is Brigalow. Very hard timber, that splinters a little when sawn.


    Using a drop saw with a special blade, the fret slots are cut


    A little timber conditioner is applied and then using wet/dry sandpaper, the fret board is burnished to 1500 grit.


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    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Day 5: Part 4
    Neck will be made from Queensland Maple. The heel block is glued on and is ready to route for the 2-way truss rod. This will be adjustable from the neck, no through the sound hole.


    Routing the neck


    Aaron freehands the added space for the truss rod.


    Lastly, my binding selection is East Indian Rosewood with w/b/w purfling.


    Tomorrow I'll be cleaning up the edges of my sound box and routing the edges to start on the binding.
    Big day ahead tomorrow!

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    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Shaping up nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    I hope his baggage allowance lets him bring the completed guitar back.

    Anyway, he's leaving on a jet plane, but he knows when he'll be back again.
    Sorry Simon, I missed this comment earlier. Yes, extra luggage has been factored in, as well as oversized luggage.
    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    Quote Originally Posted by king casey View Post
    If at the mercy of Qantas baggage handlers, the opportunity to put his new-found skills to use will be immediate.
    cheers, Mark.
    I'm flying with Jetstar, so basically the same thing. I ordered a Hiscox case, not the prettiest one in the market, but certainly one of the toughest. I'm hoping they'll allow me to gate check it, or maybe even have storage for it in these cabin.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave.king1 View Post
    More to the point I hope the baggage handlers don't smash it like they did for Jon English's bands gear.
    Yep, I've been dreading the flight home!
    Acoustics:
    1995 Maton EM725C - Solid 'A' Spruce Top, QLD Walnut B&S, AP5 Pickup
    2015 Ibanez AEL108MD-NT - Laminated Spruce top, Laminated Mahogany B&S, Fishman Sonicore Pickup


    Electrics:
    Pitbull LP-1S - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5745
    Carsen Superstrat Rebuild - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6284

    Builds in Progress:
    Silent Guitar Semi-Scratch Build - http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6809

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    I had pre-paid for oversize luggage with Jetstar on my return trip from Japan, I asked when checking in if my guitar could go in the cabin locker "no" but the website says it can "No". I'm sorry but the website says there is a 2m high locker suitable for musical instruments on this type of plane. "NO!" Obviously doing anything out of the usual is too much for Jetstar staff. The guitar arrived safe and well in its fender hard case but don't expect much from Jetstar staff.
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