Ron, I just read your 2008 Strat build tutorial (better late than ...etc. and so forth). I'm an experienced woodworker and guitar player, thanks to your tutorial, it's high time for me to combine the two and make myself the strat of my dreams and I have questions. Was sitka spruce a good idea? Or should I stick with alder?
Hi Ron, I wanted to ask you, based on your experience, would a body with a heart pine top and a honduran mahogany back have any expansion issues? The heart pine I plan on using is very dry and at the very least, 100 years old, possibly as old as the 16-1700's. If you have any information on this I would be very grateful.
hey man...I started Building Guitars because of you...No lie...Thanks for opening my eyes to the real beauty of the instrument other than just playing...It has served my family well....Sean @Scarred Guitars
ive a quick question about shielding i was hoping you could give me a hand.
im getting a bit of buzz after shielding my partscaster.
i think i have a ground loop somewhere... if i have the bridge plate connected to the rest of the shielding (stewmac copper foil) will that cause a ground loop if the trem claw is still connected to the volume pot?
I've seen numerous mentions of your setup discussion. I'm a newbie guitar fixer-upper and would be very interested in reading your material and learning from your experience. If available, I can be reached at grr1252 at gmail dot com
I've seen your posts on numerous forums and respect your knowledge and honesty. So, if you wouldn't mind, I have a few quick questions regarding paint & compatibility:
I working on a strat-type project. I'm planning to paint some custom graphics/artwork over a white base coat. I am planning to use Arctic White nitro from Guitar ReRanch. I was wondering what paint (brand, type) you might recommend for the graphics, particularly if I'll clear coat with nitro as well.
I was looking at ModelMaster acrylic lacquers as well as a few auto paints.
Would acrylic lacquer be stable between color & clear coats of nitro?
Also, any experience with - or thoughts on - House of Kolor paints? Possibly in place of nitro?
I am new to the board, and I was reading this thread:
I noticed that you sent an email to paget1512 presumably with some good information on action / neck setup or something?
Could I have a look at this document? I am currently trying to get my head around the correct procedure for setting neck truss rod, and interested in the science behind these setups. I have for many years setup my guitars with varying degrees of success. Would love to know more.