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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:04 pm 
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That looks really good.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:28 pm 
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What about the white knob pointers? Can you tell what they would be made of?


they are actually thin plastic...

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:34 am 
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electronics have been cleaned and reinstalled. nut needs to be installed, and then strings!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:28 am 
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Awsome Mick!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:19 pm 
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it's alive and playable... haven't plugged it in yet. still need to get it tuned properly...

There were so many areas of finish issues that I decided to leave it in it's raw repaired form as a reminder of the rough life it's had....
so it's not pretty, but it sure looks nice completed to me :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:36 am 
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Fantastic! :D :up:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:43 pm 
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Good one!! :up:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:14 am 
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Looking good. The bridge position looks a bit too far back to the tail piece. I guess you will find out when you tune her up. Very nice save.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:50 am 
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Looking good. The bridge position looks a bit too far back to the tail piece. I guess you will find out when you tune her up. Very nice save.


Yeah, that was just a rough placement. It actually is pretty close. It's at 14'' and I think i need to be just under 13-7/8'' maybe...

I think i have a ground problem yet...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Did you run a wire to the tailpiece?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Yes. Reused the stock one. I think i fixed it. The way the jack was I think the hot was shorted

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:17 am 
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Great job.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:16 am 
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let's see... while trying to get it tuned properly discovered that the one support dowel in the body was not enough :) and found the spot where the other one was missing. so... cut another out of a similar sized hardwood dowel and got installed/glued. tuned up much better this time. Watched some videos and learned a few two finger chords before much needed sleep. will keep playing around with it to see how it does.

For those of you that play, how high do you like your action. most stuff I've found during searches is that it's preferred to be on the high side?

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:33 am 
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As with acoustic guitars, many mando players like a higher action so they can get more volume. If you are just having fun at home, I would get it as low as you can so it doesn't buzz. After you have played it for a while, you may want to raise it.


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Yeah, I had mine quite high for volume before I amplified it, then I went as low as I could which made playing it a lot easier!

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