Jazzbird with offset blocks

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Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by percnon » Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:18 am

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Excitingly, for anyone as OCD as me, I've worked out the dimensions for making offset blocks like these so that they have a consistent surface area - they get wider and thinner moving up the neck but stay the same area. The above image is only an approximation but it works. I think having inlays on 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 15 only looks a bit weird if you have centred inlays:

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This inlay design was partly inspired by:

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(Not just this guitar, there are loads of old archtops with this kind of design.)

The general idea arose from having the blocks showing on the side of the neck, negating the need for side dots.

Whatdya think?

p.s. thanks to S(((O)))NE whose headstock I copied and pasted and messed around with - thought I'd better disclose that!
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 6&start=45

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by maximee » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:19 am

I like the idea, but personally I prefer the plain old standard block inlays. :blush:

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by texican » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:54 pm

Offset blocks!!!! Interesting ;)

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by pad » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:09 pm

please do it !

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by RaDana » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:00 pm

Nice. All that walnut plus blackguard is one of my favorite finishes, but throw in all that metal bling in there... :?

I also like your inlays. Reminds me of Hofner inlays (another personal fav).

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by horseblanket » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:07 pm

the offset blocks look brilliant. I dare you.

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by DustyRoad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:33 pm

@#%$&
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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by DustyRoad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:33 pm

The offset blocks are kinda cool

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Re: Jazzbird with offset blocks

Post by markblack77 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:46 am

I'll fight my OCD and say I like it.

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