XII Build (my first ever lefty)

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:36 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
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Oh yeah! I forgot about that. And I used to have one of those bridges too :ph34r: :fp:
Ha ha.
Well It's a cool design. I'm not a huge fan of the staggered holes though because I will have to redrill some of them to correct it for a Lefty.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:57 am

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?
Also, unrelated to this build. I have been reverse engineering some of the hardware while I can.
They are up on my shapeways store.

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/crossguitars

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:04 am

Oh yeah :w00t: :w00t: :w00t: :w00t:
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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by JVG » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:26 am

Very interested in this!

Have you made any, so we can see how they turn out?

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:38 am

I've had other bridge plates made by shapeways but not the XII one.


The material finish can vary slightly. This one came out kinda rough but others I have had made are quite smooth, almost shiny.
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Also worth noting, the scaling is sometimes slightly off. Where screw holes don't quite line up etc. It's not been a huge problem though.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by ThePearDream » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:37 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:57 am

Also, unrelated to this build. I have been reverse engineering some of the hardware while I can.
They are up on my shapeways store.

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Fantastic! I'll be purchasing one of the string retainers in the coming weeks for my Jazzmaster Deluxe XII build.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:21 pm

i think this would look great in lake placid blue
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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Rgand » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:24 am

I just found this thread. Beautiful work. I like it a lot. That wood has a nice grain pattern, too.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:55 am

Let this thread slide a bit.

Here's the Left handed Musikraft hockeystick neck!!

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Amon 7.L » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:32 am

I should stop watching your threads, my jaw can't stay put and the drooling is unbearable.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Rgand » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:57 am

That's beautiful. I don't generally like binding but it really works on that one.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:31 am

Here's the 3D parts I designed and had printed.
They have been sanded and polished a bit since these pics were taken.
Got rid of most of the "pitting"

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Rgand » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:52 am

i like that string through ferrule plate. A bit of polishing and you have a beautiful item. How close to a mirror finish can you get with that material?

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 am

Rgand wrote:
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i like that string through ferrule plate. A bit of polishing and you have a beautiful item. How close to a mirror finish can you get with that material?
I don't know. I don't really have the right gear to polish it properly. I reckon it can get pretty shiny though, as shiny as you can polish aluminum.

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Re: XII Build (my first ever lefty)

Post by Rgand » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:56 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 am
Rgand wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:52 am
i like that string through ferrule plate. A bit of polishing and you have a beautiful item. How close to a mirror finish can you get with that material?
I don't know. I don't really have the right gear to polish it properly. I reckon it can get pretty shiny though, as shiny as you can polish aluminum.
That's pretty cool. Polish it and if you need more gleam, plate it.

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