Thinline Toronado Project

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:22 pm

That cavity shape is pretty epic. You should rock that with a clear acrylic guard ;D
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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by defspace » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:06 am

I decided to go with a contoured neck plate on this guy. I figured with the 2.25" thick body, anything to improve upper fret access would be appreciated.

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After a 1/2" radius round over, I went back and did a bit of contouring. I ended up doing even more shaping after this picture was taken.
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All top routing done, f-hole all cleaned up:
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Making the pickguard was a bit more eventful than I would have liked. Cutting the rectangular holes for the slider switches just ended up being a job for a hobby knife and a file. I managed to damage the pickguard while drilling the hole for the toggle switch. It was literally the final operation on the guard - all other holes ad bevels had been drilled. Luckily I had enough material to make a second one. So it goes.

Before cutting the slider switch holes:
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Mockup with all the parts:
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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by Rgand » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:22 am

Looks great. I love that F-hole.

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by tribi9 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:33 am

Looking good, a Mustang trem would look ace too. Finally a Toronado i dont hate.
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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by ThePearDream » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:01 am

Man, that is looking awesome. Keep up the great work.

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by solfege » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:01 am

I'm loving this. Love, love, loving it.

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by mbene085 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:23 am

Holy hell, that's hot. Absolutely love the aesthetic you've got going here!

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by defspace » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:10 pm

My old college roommate works for an aerospace prototyping company. I sent him some drawings - he caught a bunch of errors I made - and then he sent me these:
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One is stainless steel, the other is aluminum. I'll use the aluminum one for this project and save the stainless steel one for later. Not a bad way for a piece of scrap metal to live out it's final years. This will also hide the fact that I always have a hard time getting six evenly spaced string-through holes!

We're off to paint now. I'm using stewmac lacquer cans for this project:
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Forumite HNB came through with some excellent decals:
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I used the shape of the sound hole to come up with the headstock shape. Hopefully the similarities in design are evident.

It'll just be layering on coats of clear and then letting it sit for a while before level sanding and polishing.

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by sndansby » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:33 am

That really looks amazing. I can't wait to see the finished project.

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by HNB » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:20 am

That is looking so cool!
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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:43 pm

Looks great!

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Re: Thinline Toronado Project

Post by sirspens » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:32 pm

This is looking fantastic!

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