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Oren
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« on: August 13, 2014, 06:19:39 PM »

As plans for my first music video unfold, I found myself wondering which guitar (guitars?) to feature. Not being fond of promoting a specific brand - without a very good reason - my search for a new guitar from a Canadian manufacturer soon lost its momentum. So I've decided to build a guitar from parts salvaged from old discarded instruments.
Here are photos of the first few items...

The neck is from a Japanese Strat copy. It was bowed so critically that the previous owner thought it unsalvageable. Some water to moisten the wood, followed by a little heat and gravity - it now remains straight and true with only the internal truss rod to control the shape.


* reclaimed neck.jpg (88.25 KB, 720x960 - viewed 262 times.)

* at-home neck straightening.jpg (281.07 KB, 2048x1536 - viewed 270 times.)

* reclaimed electronics.jpg (332.13 KB, 2048x1536 - viewed 235 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 08:35:37 PM »

Great idea about the neck.  I have to remember that.

Did the weight on the neck affect the bolt on wood screws?  Or are they machine screws?
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 10:06:47 PM »

Did the weight on the neck affect the bolt on wood screws?  Or are they machine screws?

Neck/body attachment is wood screws, and appears to have survived unscathed.
I wasn't too concerned about the body - and basically used it as a "handle" for the neck treatment - because it's laminated mahogany; heavy as hell, and starting to de-laminate from age and abuse.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 07:16:52 PM »

Interesting project. Be nice to seer how the phoenix develops Smiley
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