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    TL-1tb “Baritone” - 1st ever build

    Today I got my to-1tb kit.

    The thing is I’ve been wanting to get a Baritone guitar for a while but didn’t know if it would be used enough to justify buying.

    Similarly, I’ve been wanting to get into DIY guitars for a while but have had the same question.

    So why not do both.

    I’ve settled on the TL-1tb kit with a 27” neck to help handle a low b tuning. I thought the bigsby would be cool as well.

    Absolutely keen to get into it but I’m feeling a little overwhelmed at the scope of this project, and given I haven’t really attempted something like this before I’m going to take my time before getting into it.

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    Awesome! Good luck with it.

    Did you just buy the 27" neck extra or get it swapped out?

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    I asked Adam at Pit bull to swap it out as I was going to be getting a kit anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesB606 View Post
    I asked Adam at Pit bull to swap it out as I was going to be getting a kit anyway
    Ok thanks. I was toying with doing the same thing. Hence why I asked. I'm thinking of getting the JZA-1 with a 27" neck. Think a ST style neck should fit.

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    adding some photos of the body.

    Was also measuring the neck as I wanted to check its the right scale length (should be 27" and from the look it seemed smaller than I thought it would).

    Again, I'm a complete novice this is all coming from a place of me wanting to double (triple) check everything I do before I move ahead. It would be easier for me to check now than to realise later on.

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    going to move on and follow this guide once I've sorted out the neck pocket/scale length question

    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=5541

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    Scale length looks about right. Measure to the 12th fret and double. But you'll have to put in the bridge (temporarily with foam or tape rather than the posts) and check the length.

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    thanks! Yep its about 13.5 so that sounds about right

    Now to figure out how to fit it into the socket...

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    slow and careful sanding of the pocket. It's usually the sides that are tight. Use a sanding block to keep everything straight. Sand a little on each side, test, sand, test. You will soon get a feel for it.
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    How are you trying to fit the neck to the body, sliding in horizontally - your second picture - or pushing down vertically - first pic?
    The neck has a slight taper so you want to be fitting it by lining it up as you have in the first pic and pushing down. Give the kit a bit of time to get used to its new surroundings, temp and humidity make a difference.
    If you need to make an adjustment after that, sand carefully as Deddy has said.

    Grant

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