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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Snow Induced Jem Build.

I bought a Chriss Woods body from some one on here years ago (cant remember who) .It was sold as having a small raised piece that would probably glue down but when I got it I found it had loads of problems.It spent a few years with Jaden Rose but he didn't fancy tackling it so back it came last year.
Anyways I got bored ****less today not being able to go to work because of the snow and ice so I hunted around for the fret board and inlays I got from Ai guitars a couple of years ago and knocked a mahogany and maple neck up for it in my freezing garage and fixed the probs with the body.
Here are the pics so far.A bit of true oil revealed a Bengal Tiger.

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Snow Induced Jem Build.

Mahogany and Maple neck,2 way T rod and Ai Guitars F board + the inlays which didn't fit in the holes




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Very tasty. Such a pity that the top of the body didn't extend to the front arm rest contour. Hopefully you may get a few more days snowed in so that you may be able to finish it

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Very tasty. Such a pity that the top of the body didn't extend to the front arm rest contour. Hopefully you may get a few more days snowed in so that you may be able to finish it

-Wolfram
I know Wolf , the tops only about 1/4" thick but its still a nice looking piece now.
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Very tasty. Such a pity that the top of the body didn't extend to the front arm rest contour. Hopefully you may get a few more days snowed in so that you may be able to finish it

-Wolfram
This ^^^^. That neck is looks fantastic!
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Awesome, keeping my eye on this as im snow bound aswell!
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Zoot, how come you might whip up a new guitar in the same way I might whip up a cup of tea and a round of jam on toast?!?!?!?

Not a fan of those sorts of plywood, sorry, "laminate" bodies (we used to spend time trying to find one piece bodies when I were a lad) but I LOVE the neck.
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if i had your skills i would live in saw dust.
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Always impressed with your skills zoot!!!!!
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Very cool zoot! What do you use to shape the necks?
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Just lovely. Keep the pics coming...
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Another awesome build AL......... I'm again quite jealous.

BTW......... I like the body. It looks great and is very original!!


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Zoot, how come you might whip up a new guitar in the same way I might whip up a cup of tea and a round of jam on toast?!?!?!?

Not a fan of those sorts of plywood, sorry, "laminate" bodies (we used to spend time trying to find one piece bodies when I were a lad) but I LOVE the neck.
Plywood , cheeky boy.
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Very cool zoot! What do you use to shape the necks?
I just fix my belt sander in the vice to remove the surplus then sandpaper to shape and finish.
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Thanks for the replies . Its just about done apart from setting the trem and intonation.




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