XII Build (my first ever lefty)

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XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 am

This is my first ever Lefty build.
It is strange.
I'm using the Faction templates. They are excellent!
A little bit different to a real XII but I was expecting that.
The person I am building it for is fitting it with a Musikraft Hockey stick neck.

More progress pics soon.....

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by jmurph » Mon May 27, 2019 3:25 am

Very nice! What color will it be?

I have a guitar tech/luthier friend who is a lefty and he says it strange to work on right handed guitars. Funny how the brain works.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Amon 7.L » Mon May 27, 2019 4:03 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 am
This is my first ever Lefty build.
It is strange.
I'm using the Faction templates. They are excellent!
A little bit different to a real XII but I was expecting that.
The person I am building it for is fitting it with a Musikraft Hockey stick neck.

More progress pics soon.....

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It's bloody gorgeous.
Your work is always top notch.
jmurph wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:25 am
Very nice! What color will it be?

I have a guitar tech/luthier friend who is a lefty and he says it strange to work on right handed guitars. Funny how the brain works.
I feel exactly the same way. Every time I had to do things for a right-handed I had to keep marking things up "THIS SIDE UP!", "ROUTE ON THE BACK!", "IT'S NOT FOR LEFTIES!".
It's definitely funny to find yourself a situation when something "right" triggers the "off/this is weird" output inside your brain.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon May 27, 2019 4:40 am

jmurph wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:25 am
Very nice! What color will it be?

I have a guitar tech/luthier friend who is a lefty and he says it strange to work on right handed guitars. Funny how the brain works.
Charcoal frost metallic with parchment pickguard.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by JVG » Mon May 27, 2019 4:03 pm

This is going to be magnificent!

I'm already in love :-*

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed May 29, 2019 8:18 pm

Plates and Bridge arrived today.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed May 29, 2019 8:35 pm

Lovely project!! Lefty guitar love!!! :-* :-*
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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed May 29, 2019 10:45 pm

Got heaps done today.

My router blades are getting blunt.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:14 pm

It's mostly done.
Just a bunch more sanding to do.

I have contoured it and cut the parchment pickguard out.

It was handy having an original XII to compare the contour shape with.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Tummy contours.

Pretty spot on!

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm

VERY nice!! Do you have a traditional-style XII string anchor for the back, or are you doing something different?
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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm
VERY nice!! Do you have a traditional-style XII string anchor for the back, or are you doing something different?
It's being fitted with a Gotoh 12 string bridge, which has weird staggered string spacing.
It will have Tele style ferrules on the back.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:10 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm
VERY nice!! Do you have a traditional-style XII string anchor for the back, or are you doing something different?
It's being fitted with a Gotoh 12 string bridge, which has weird staggered string spacing.
It will have Tele style ferrules on the back.
So, you're just drilling 12 holes for single ferrules?
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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:38 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:10 am
CROSS_guitars wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:59 pm
VERY nice!! Do you have a traditional-style XII string anchor for the back, or are you doing something different?
It's being fitted with a Gotoh 12 string bridge, which has weird staggered string spacing.
It will have Tele style ferrules on the back.
So, you're just drilling 12 holes for single ferrules?
No, just 6. The bridge is designed in a way where there are six strings that string through the top of the bridge and the other 6 strings pass through the body.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:24 am

Oh yeah! I forgot about that. And I used to have one of those bridges too :ph34r: :fp:
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