Klein Solid Body Electric Travel Guitar #5: Bookmatched Body Blanks and Fret Marks

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Blog entry by Dave G posted 09-07-2015 11:24 PM 1199 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took two pieces of Black Limba and resawed them to make bookmatched body halves. I glued the back sides and ended up with two different books to choose from. I picked my favorite. Below you can see the intended result. The pieces of paper illustrate what I’ll cut out of each blank.

I also put little plastic fret markers into the binding/ebony edge on top only. No fretboard dots. I learned that ABS does not like heating by the drill bit! Use slow speed only and be quick about it.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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