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I knew that, Lady Ez is a very green fingered person and some of it rubs off (well, sometimes), we even had a broom a couple of homes ago, IIRC. ‘Fiat make brooms now?’ I thought was funny - YMMV.

Back OT, that’s a cracking colour. Just when you thought the tartan was bold; Boom! That’ll get you get you noticed.

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On 27/02/2021 at 11:58, Dom in Somerset said:

Yellow, seriously yellow. Monochrome cat included for comparison.
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I'd call it 'Bollocks Yellow'. Puss looks unconcerned that PacMan is on the way to eat him/her... 

I love how this is shaping up. You should do a Junior - or a run of Juniors! - in this style. Different tartans, they could be known as "Tartan Tops". I'm already seeing a DC junior in this yellow tartan being wielded by 'The Glasgow Dolls' (sersly, why has nooone founded *that* tribute act yet?). Or by one of the guitar players in an all-female, Glaswegian tribute act for Britpop alsorans Menswear. Called "Henswear", obvs. (Eyethangyew, I'm here all week....). 

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The flower is sometimes called "Scotch broom" which is what decided my exact choice of yellowness.
A few things happened today.. The neck joint is quite a complex shape , in order to use reclaimed timber it was necessary to glue two pieces together to for the heal.
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To strengthen the joint I've put some dowels through (made from piano hammer shanks.)
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Routing for neck joint and pickups.>
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Trial fitting of the neck. I must admit to spending a few minutes posing with this and looking at my reflection in a window.
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59 minutes ago, EdwardMarlowe said:

Taking shape really well! Love to hear some clips once it's up and running!

I'm itching to play it, I was hoping to have got the neck finished this week but ongoing issues with the headstock have held me back.
 

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Holes for controls:
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Big hole for controls showing the back of the small holes for controls:
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I filled the truss rod access with blue tac to prevent it filling with resin while I finished the headstock . Today I opened it up with a dremmel
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Fretboard masked and frets blacked in preparation for some levelling:
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Run the levelling beam over until all the frets have lost the black from the crown, then recrown:
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So what does it sound like? 
In the hands of a bass player who was in the wrong place at the wrong time , like this:

Sunday afternoon jangliness created by using both pickups. The Duncan Distortion (bridge) and Warman P90 (neck) when played together have the curious effect of cancelling out a lot of bass frequency giving an almost Telecaster sound that I really like. At the end I play a few chords on the bridge pickup , then neck and finally back to both.
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Love the title of this video. 

No' even close Jimmeh!

To be honest, I've not watched the video so he may have made it from heather wood with a thistle stem fretboard all sourced from the Highlands. 

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On 12/06/2021 at 15:41, Si600 said:

Love the title of this video. 

No' even close Jimmeh!

To be honest, I've not watched the video so he may have made it from heather wood with a thistle stem fretboard all sourced from the Highlands. 

I have seen it, his guitar is actually made in Scotland though and by a scot (I'm only 50% scot and never lived there) I believe the wood is from whisky barrels too.

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