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    Looks great, and a great colour too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubsta View Post
    Howdy.
    It's been a while since I have done anything or even been on the forum due to some mental health issues I've been dealing with so a lot of stuff has been put on the backburner this past month.
    I had an rdo from work today so I decided instead of sitting on my butt feeling sorry for myself I would get out in the garage and get my hands busy and my head back in the game.
    So the neck is finished and bolted on, I dressed the frets and wiped the fretboard down with lemon oil,fitted the tuners and string guides and strung it up. The neck still had a bit of a convex bow so I've made an adjustment to the truss rod and I'm letting it sit overnight before I check it again and start intonation.
    It felt good to get my hands back on it again after not touching it for ages and reminded my why I started building these kits in the first place, it just helps to slow the brain down and filter out the excess noise and helps to re focus the mind.
    Looks great man. Fully sympathise with the brain issues.
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    Thanks for the positive comments guys.
    I'll be starting the next project soon which will be a 50th birthday present for my father in law and will be one of the hollow body kits. I'm going to keep that one under wraps for now though don't want to give away too much at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grubsta View Post
    Thanks for the positive comments guys.
    I'll be starting the next project soon which will be a 50th birthday present for my father in law and will be one of the hollow body kits. I'm going to keep that one under wraps for now though don't want to give away too much at the moment.
    Sounds Cool Grubsta, look forward to seeing how that rolls out. Will Madam Harper be doing a Performance demo of her new weapon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    Sounds Cool Grubsta, look forward to seeing how that rolls out. Will Madam Harper be doing a Performance demo of her new weapon?
    I'd like to say yes but probably not she's not a huge fan of cameras. I'm trying to convince her to have some lessons but she will only do it if it's one on one with a teacher. And I'm not much of a guitarist myself so I can't teach her a whole lot either.
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    #3 STR-1JR Completed http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=8468
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    Good idea to get others to start the teaching process as once she gains some skills and confidence that is when she may look towards having a jam with mum or dad, or both.
    Parents teaching their kids anything is difficult at the best of times and it can easily take all the fun out of something that should be enjoyable.

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    Very nice indeed.
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    I agree Waz, I reckon you've just got to keep it low pressure. I'm not much of a guitarist either, but I know enough to get them started.

    I began by just teaching them a few simple melodies/bass lines from songs that they already know. Being able to play something you recognise is a good motivator. Then I don't harp on about practice, but rather when they are bored or being forced to have non-screen time I just suggest picking up the guitar for a bit. My middle daughter now knows how to read tabs and has been teaching herself what she wants to learn - which at the moment is the harry potter theme music and Rip Tide.

    It's got to be fun and relate-able. When I had been playing for a couple of years as a kid I decided to try lessons again. I really wanted to learn blues and rock, but my father told the teacher I wanted to learn classical. So I spent a miserable year and half with that teacher slogging away at stuff I had zero interest in. Very nearly turned me off completely.
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    Yeah, that is the key, finding something they are interested in as that is a good enough motivator in itself. Force feeding knowledge never works.
    As they become adolescents it gets harder as they start to challenge what they think they know vs what their parents might know. Driving lessons being a classic example where early on it is best to get professional lessons before too many bad habits have been learned and therefore harder to change later. Same csn be said for learning anything, oncluding a musical instrument.

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    I'm having a little trouble with intonation and string buzz at the moment but more so the string buzz.The bridge saddles are quite high and I don't have much adjustment left in them also i have loosened the truss rod to the point where there is almost no tension on the neck and still have a very slight upward bow in the neck.
    If anyone could give me some pointers on how I can correct this is be grateful.
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