George Margerum: for that price i want to see it play. frets good , neck straight etc.
Scott McKinstry: I'm loving the fit on this kit. Looks like there aren't any extreme
spacings. No need for shims and all that. Looks great so far Fred!
Dojix: I like how he's completely unsure of what he's doing every step of the way.
Eric Capasso: 1, Don't sand the neck. its suppose to be a tight fit into the body. 2, The
over all staining is good, but I would have clear coated everything. This
is not going to have a glass shine to it. Also the clear will make the
blue and black stand out more. 3, Glue the neck and body together first.
220 grit sand paper is not a finish sand paper. Should of sanded in steps.
220, 800, then 600, 400. After the 400 go with a 1500 as a final sanding.
Will make the wood very smooth and flat. Hell 220 sand paper might be too
aggressive, start at 800 and work your way down. I've worked on a lot of
wood staining in my time.
ramaroodle: Nice DIY project. I think maybe you should have practiced on some scrap
wood first. No reason not to end up with a first class finish by investing
a little more time & elbow grease.
vinnie dolly: is that TITEBOND II the best choice ever ,the best wood glue in the whole
Nick Ricketts: That neck join already looks loose before you even sand off the over finish
a hyde: I would have clamped the body and neck side to side also. franklins red
label is recommended by most builders as it can be heated and removed for
repairs. I also wonder if his measurements have been double checked against
a guitar of similar size and scale. not bad for a beginner tho.
Tony W: could you have put any more glue on that joint??? eeek!
Whats Wong?: how much is a few hours?
Craig Serrels: more clamps please...2hrs.... two days at least......
Matthew Tan: Wait today is 2015
Baghuul: Love the gap between the neck and body.
nikolas harrington lemay: woow dud this is siick man
Phil Angus: Very informative, but the most over used phrase of (this video) the
century, 'go ahead'. Drives me crackers! :-(
Mike Szaroletta: Is this guy for real?
gsstrings: Did you go over the neck checking for high frets and dress her up before
you glued it in?
Please oil that neck,can't stand seeing rosewood so dried out!!
Robert Brook: +Fred yen im thinking of getting a 335 kit what do you think
TheCodebreaker6191: How do you carve the headstock like a Gibson one. @fred yen
Dan Selvig: A better glue to use would be Gorilla Glue because it will fill in the
minute amount of slop introduced by sanding off the stain on the glue
UsMaLeMan1: Major mistake when you oiled the neck too far down. I think I would have
glued the neck pocket first then finished it. You want a very snug fit and
you sanded it?
Jorge Barreiros: hi fred, im doing some research because im really thinking on doing one of
this kits instead of buying a brand new guitar, but here when u glue the
neck to the body, thinking in long terms wouldnt it be better to put some
screws?? what are your thoughts about this??
Cheers Great Videos
Connor Yarbrough: Could you stain the fret bored without doing damage to the inlays? Im
trying to get a darker fret bored.
Brony Kingdom: Can't get your neck to settle? LEAFBLOWER CAN
UsMaLeMan1: Oh, and you should have put glue in the neck pocket too, not just on the
neck. Maybe next project?
chazzy licks: why not use epoxy?
Steven Thompson: with the set neck i would let that glue cure for about a week before
stringing it up and i would keep it in clamps the full week i was
in wood shop in school and when we used wood glue we used a 1 week cure
time the strings will pull alot of tension on the neck so the stronger
your bond the better also if you have a long enough clamp i would also
clamp it sideways for added support that way the bond is pushed
together and when released its as solid as if it was a single piece
but this is an awesome project im thinking of taking a old guitar of
mine and sanding it down now and staining it lol
Steve Stell: Great tips. Thanks!
Guitar Riffs Drop D Tuning: FYI when you apply the glue it should be applied to both the neck and
kyle wilcrout: great video's. I just got my kit today as a summer project. Did you use a
jig saw or band saw to finish the head stock of the fret board instead of
leaving it just flat? thanks again for the videos great work.
Ryan O'Toole: I would have left the clamps on while installing hardware/wiring. I know
nothing about wood glue but I'd want it clamped as long as possible.
J.Burdette~2112: Fred,Where did you order your Kit from..? Who made it..? Mine had lot of
play/wiggle room in the Neck Joint when I got it...
Dominus Svantevitus: First of all you used wrong glue. The one you used gives "gummy" and
flexible joint which affects the sustain very badly. Simply - it is NOT a
luthier glue. Stickin' to Titebond: Titebond Original would be a much
better (maybe the only...) choice.
Anyway, don't know how it sounds, but the guitar looks f&*kin' cool :-).
Venancio Portalatin: How was the fit of the neck? I have been thinking about building one of
these kits but hear the necks sometimes don't fit tight.
Amps for Buddha: It looks really nice so far (watching the videos now). Have you had any
problems or things you would do differently now (assuming you've completed
the guitar and are playing it)?
Shagg Nasty: Motive screws are for cheap guitars. Sorry. But this is a set neck.
Sergio Merenda: i have not even finished watching the rest of of the videos and so far,
I've got to say, this looks amazing! I'm considering getting on of these
kits. i don't care if it ends up sounding crap because in the end it will
have been an awesome project.
Samarth Patel: no neck plate?
klepetar: a few hours? should be at least 48 hours for some carpenter's glue like
jim dijimo: also , and sorry for breaking balls :S did u have any noise issues ? u
need to shield with copper tape the holes of the guitar ?
fahd s: How long would the glue last? Shouldn't you leave it clamped for 24 hours
instead of a few hours
Richter12x2: Also,@Tioga- the neck comes pre-fit and pre-shimmed, and the fit on it is a
lot better than I was expecting.
jim dijimo: Fred, Do you use after that car wax ? or the tru oil wax ? to get it
shinny or so and remove the scratches ...
Vincent Lema: Looks amazing! Great work
Richter12x2: I have the same kit, and the fit on the neck is very nice, the bridge post
predrill is right at the correct scale length (24.75" on this guitar). You
can debate the merits of screwing vs gluing guitar necks all day - this is
a Gibson clone and gluing is appropriate for the copy - traditionally
Gibson glues and Fender screws. This is very helpful for learning to
assemble the kit, he doesn't pretend to go into all the things it takes to
build a proper guitar from scratch.
I just finished building two guitars from scratch, both intonated correctly
and sound great - but the thing I learned most is that I never want to go
through all that again. I picked up this kit because I wanted to duplicate
a PRS Grand Am, and for the very low price, I'm very impressed. The only
thing to change is to spring for some better pickups and electronics
probably, but these are perfectly fine to start with.
Robert Fullone: Hey my kit didn't come that easy ! I had to check for the measurement
between the 12th and nut, then between the saddle and 12th, I had to cut
off about 1/8 of an inch to get closer to being correct ?!
MotiveToKill: Why would you not screw in the neck? Gluing it seems so weak, and also if
you needed to take off the neck for whatever reason in the future, that
makes it a bit of a hassle doesn't it?
Caleb Elliott: that rosewood really needs guitar honey...
RunawayThumbtack: Lots of stuff I would have done differently, but here's the big ones: -Glue
first, finish second; this was done in the wrong order. -Make sure the neck
is joint is in the right spot; install the bridge to make sure things line
up. You don't want it to be set and then find out that the guitar is
unplayable, and you can just remove the bushings afterwards before
finishing. -Use less glue, and use something that can be steamed out if
needed. Glue affects the sustain adversely.
Brisco45acp: For more strength, apply glue to both neck and body- use a small glue brush
to get it in all crevices and corners. Also, you don't have to drown it in
glue. Modern wood glues are stronger than the wood itself.
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