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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:37 pm 
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Walnut
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First name: Tony
Last Name: Kwok
City: Sterling
State: VA
Country: United States
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Hello everyone,

I wanted to share a project that I'm working on... PRS Travel Size guitar build.

Disclaimer: I'm new to guitar building and mods... So, will likely be asking around for advice for learning and lurking around all the cool projects, gear, and axes here.

Anyhow, inspiration for my project is my own CU22 model, though, it'll be more like a CE type (with bolt-on neck).

Of a travel size, the body portion is essentially the size of a regular sheet a paper, at 8.5"W x 11.75"L. The neck will feature 24 frets at 25.5" scale length. Attached are some pics to share.

And some progress videos as well

Part 1: https://youtu.be/TpcWkaX64eg

Part 2: https://youtu.be/rmdxkFaUScM



In the next steps, I plan on setting the neck angle break and establishing the neck plane. I'll be routing all of the cavities. First time going through these steps... so am a bit nervous to not wreck the nice wood I have. I appreciate any tips/constructive comments you all might have.

thanks for viewing!

-Tony


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:44 pm 
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First name: Tony
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I have a question already (hahaha)....

Background: I will be using a maple bolt-on neck, which has a short tenon. I'm now thinking about extending that tenon longer to underneath the neck PU. will still be bolt on (via screw and threaded insert), but with the bolts farther apart (length wise) to minimize rocking/torquing (that's the idea, at the least). Was thinking of gluing on an extension piece that is about 2" longer from scrap maple; then will apply two bolts (via threaded insert) into the extended piece and two bolts into the original part.

Question: Would this help for a stronger neck joint, or not really?

thoughts?

thanks in advance,
-Tony


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:57 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:26 pm
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First name: Carl
Last Name: Dickinson
City: Forest Ranch
State: California
Zip/Postal Code: 95942
Country: USA
Focus: Build
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You should ask this question on electric guitar and bass section up above. Lots of good advisors there.


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