Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

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Re: Cross Guitars - projects and restorations

Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:38 am

Libtoem wrote:Are you using a switch and want two independent volumes for each pickup?

On my jag I rewired it for two master volumes and for the switches I just have one wired for a kill switch.
It's just like the diagram I posted.
2 pickups. 3-way toggle. 2 vol, 2 tone.

I can't see any use for a kill switch, unless I was a RATM fan which I'm well not!

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:57 am

Mineral streak!!

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I was profiling the neck today and it revealed a huge dark streak beneath the otherwise incredible birdseye maple.

Has anyone had this happen before?

Also, would this stop you from buying a guitar?

Have anyone of you builders successfully covered one of these up?

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Post by Rgand » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:52 am

I saw a post on another forum where a guy simply sanded it down slightly, keeping the profile symmetrical down the neck. I'm not sure how much wood he had to take off but I'd hesitate on that because you'd have to refinish it then. If the guitar was one of those great feeling and sounding ones, I'd probably just use it. If it was just average, I'd keep looking.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:09 am

I shaved a bit more off today and the streak is slightly smaller. I could take more off but the profile shape is perfect. I'm reluctant to make the neck any thinner.

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Post by Rgand » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:37 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:I shaved a bit more off today and the streak is slightly smaller. I could take more off but the profile shape is perfect. I'm reluctant to make the neck any thinner.
It's probably best to not mess with it too much if the profile is good. Do you have a photo of the streak after working on it?

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Post by ifallalot » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:41 am

This wouldn't' stop me, although I could probably see many people asking for some kind of discount

Also, I agree with Rgand, don't mess with the profile anymore

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:53 am

Here it is now.
7cm in length

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Post by Rgand » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:22 am

Thanks for the pic. That reduced the impact of it considerably. The bird's eye can now take over visually.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:35 pm

Took more off.

I can probably live with this.

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Post by Rgand » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:11 am

That made a big difference. Looks much better, now.

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Post by hpr_hpr » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:30 pm

It's wood, it's a natural product, it comes with imperfections . . . .

Screwed up heel profile, tuner holes drilled wrong, off center inlays, bad fret work = reasons for a return (or at the least a discount)

Imperfections in the wood in an otherwise good product . . . maybe a (very) slight discount but that's it . . .

Also, it's a guitar, it's supposed to make music . . . and get used, and scratched, and dinged and . . . . none of which you would do on purpose but it happens . . . .
When thinking about any advice given always ask yourself "why would (s)he know more than I do".

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Post by Rgand » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:47 pm

hpr_hpr wrote:It's wood, it's a natural product, it comes with imperfections . . . .

Screwed up heel profile, tuner holes drilled wrong, off center inlays, bad fret work = reasons for a return (or at the least a discount)

Imperfections in the wood in an otherwise good product . . . maybe a (very) slight discount but that's it . . .

Also, it's a guitar, it's supposed to make music . . . and get used, and scratched, and dinged and . . . . none of which you would do on purpose but it happens . . . .
This is true. The sound it makes is most important, seconded by ease to play. After that, it's all not that critical.

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Post by Marjorie03 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:32 am

CROSS_guitars wrote:Thought I may as well just start my own thread with random updates.

Here's my Huon pine Jag/Jazz that I am reworking. Finishing it in true oil.

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Beautiful guitar 8)

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Thankyou.

I have some pics of it with strings on it somewhere.

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Post by CROSS_guitars » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:07 am

Here it is:

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Made from rescued Tasmanian Huon Pine.

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