Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by JohnHurley, Jul 31, 2020.
You clearly aren't familiar with the Nigel Tufnel theory of music.
Ok so now I'm beginning to feel really inadequate with my 21 feet strat.
There is nothing quite like hitting that 3rd octave with the amp cranked up to 11!
From my PRS Core Paul's. Always willing to show it off! What are called "free form birds" in the PRS jargon!
Oh hell yeah that's gorgeous looking!
I've got a few.
Nigel is right, more is better. Don't know what I'd do with the extra frets, maybe start another guitar, but the algorithm is correct, more is better.
My current project is a Danelectro inspired baritone and I had been wanting forever to try oak into a guitar build. So this fretboard is ebonized red oak. The ebonizing is done by wiping it with black tea, then a solution made from soaking steel wool in white vinegar for a week. It turns the oak black but not as strongly as if using stain.
I wanted a "light ebony" look and it sort of got what I wanted, but I don't think I'll use oak again. It's very open grain and didn't make clean holes for the fret markers, it sort of "crumbled" at the edges, but now I know.
The picture below was taken in very bright sun, it looks a little darker in person and the dark section at headstock not that dark, but it's currently taped up for painting the neck so I can't take a better picture.
At least it's different and cheap and homemade
The neck is made from laminated leftover wood (maple poplar and red oak) and you can see the center strip is the natural color of the red oak, and you can see how open grain it is. It was a bad idea since I'm painting the neck cream and now I need to fill in the pores for the oak strip to blend it with the rest). Live and learn!
My other attempt at ebonizing was on the ukulele I built. The fretboard is walnut so a lot less streaky than oak.
The tree of life inlay is a sticker from Jokomo.
Here's the streaky ebony fingerboard on my Maton Blackwood series acoustic.
With that much wood, you could be a lumberjack.
Could you have used the oak and just not put any fret markers? I have a guitar with no fret marker (except on the side). It's a very clean look and one of my favorite guitars.
I got this!!
Whew! I was concerned when I saw you posting to a thread called "Show everyone some wood."
Glad my worry was for naught... or was it knot?
There's gotta be a hundred mandolins in that lot!!!!
Here’s the Ebony fretboard on my Acoustasonic Tele
Here’s the Ebony fingerboard on my Acoustasonic Tele...
I don't know Steve, but your wood looks a little puny... Weak...
We all know those are just dog chews.
Here's my Godin LGXT.