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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Building My 1st Geetar.

I have decided to build a Jem style guitar. I have a few questions. I've looked at Project Guitar.com a lot, but I need some help with the neck part of it. I want to use Stew Mac for a neck, as I will buy a Finger Board with the nut and frets cut out already. I have a great wood worker which I'm very close to, so he is going to help me, but...



I'll shape the neck a "blank", cut out the truss rod with a router, but that "blank" looks too small. Please tell me that it is bigger then in the stock photo?

And, for the "Hod Rod 2-way" truss rod, wouldn't the routing be easier, as its straight down the neck and doesn't get deeper as it gets down the neck?

I want a square neck pocket, (it will be sanded down like the old Jems), does anyone have the neck pocket measurements for an old Jem?


And finally, what color should it be? I was thinkin' a DY or LNG.

Thanks!
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Re: Building My 1st Geetar.

the hot rods are deep ie; thye require a deep channel to be routed - check th0e specs - you wont get an original jem profile if you use ene of them.
the 2 way rods that luthiers mercantile sell are better.
I dont know what neck blank you are looking at but it only needs to be 20mm thick at the heel - the thickest part.
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Re: Building My 1st Geetar.

I don't want a Jem profile. Ok, thanks. It its only 20mm I shouldn't have anything to worry about. Its 13/16''.
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Re: Building My 1st Geetar.

Go here: http://www.jemsite.com/jem/20-ibanez...f-the-jem.html and scroll to the buttom. there are a couple of blueprints of a square neck joint jem body with all the correct measurements.
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Re: Building My 1st Geetar.

OK, I found something a little clearer on Stew Mac. Thanks. One more question, what's flat sawn and quarter swan, and what are the pro's and con's of each?
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Re: Building My 1st Geetar.

pro: quarter sawn

con: flat sawn

https://www.musikraft.com/htmdocs/htmimages/FSQS1.jpg

The "slab cut" piece is the flat one. Quarter sawn is more stiff and stable compared to flat.

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Re: Building My 1st Geetar.

Ok.

But that link doesn't work.
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