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    Greg's First Build - LP-1MQ #151

    Unpacked my birthday surprise and found this much to my delight

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    I am very happy with finish as there are no blemishes and little glue. As it is my first build I am thinking of going stock standard as in the box. I guess I can upgrade the electronics later if necessary. Still to decide on colour but Dingotone options look good.

    I started my mock build and step 1 was to put the neck in the body.

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    WHOOPS!! ALREADY??

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    The fret board is not sitting on the body. It is up 4 mm. Does that mean enough would has not been taken of the neck or out of the neck slot. Or does a scratch pad go between. There i3 no scratch pad in the box.

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    Dimensions

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    Hi Greg nice looking kit. The neck looks ok, the fingerboard will sit about 4mm above the body. There should be a break angle on the neck about 3 or 4 degrees to compensate for the height of the tune o matic bridge.
    If you want a pickguard email Adam will send you one if it didn't come with the kit. Personally I wouldn't want to hide that quilted maple !
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    Thanks for your quick response.

    What do you thinks of this photo

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    Hi Greg, yes the break angle looks fine. The pickup ring has to be rotated 180 degrees and the thicker surround is for the bridge pup
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    Woops

    I am comparing my photo to Andy40's prizing winning photos from May guitar of the month. The white edgestrips on the fretboard and body are actually touching. Mine has a 4mm gap. The top of his fret board is almost the same as the top of the pickup.
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    Greg if you are worried about the height of the neck do a mock build and check the height of both E strings
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    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

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    OK Thanks Wokkaboy. I'll get on with it.
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    Acoustics -Washburn WD18SW
    - Maton Australian EA80C
    Electric - Magnum pseudo Stratocaster - upgraded with PitBull bits - 2020

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    Looks like mine. I sanded the heel down so the neck fit. I did it SLOWLY THOUGH. On the base of the heel with a block. Sits much better now. Have a lookat my link in the sig. I had same issues.
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    I have just done a rough measurement of gaps between the strings and pickups
    The neck pickup will be 5.5 mm to the strings. The bridge pickup will be 2mm to the strings.

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    Acoustics -Washburn WD18SW
    - Maton Australian EA80C
    Electric - Magnum pseudo Stratocaster - upgraded with PitBull bits - 2020

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