Meteora Esquire Project Finished Pg. 3

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:49 am

Cool. Will do. The sides are already pretty good. It is the front and back that are taking a long time. :D They feel smooth, but I can still see the flatter parts in the surface that need more clear.
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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:42 pm

My neck came in. I picked up a used rockmaster to take the neck from it. It has a strat heel, 25.5 scale length, nice tuners, and a nut installed. It was like $125 for the guitar. I like using these necks sometimes because the headstock shape is cool. The logo sands off easy also because it is just screen printed in black on the surface.

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:30 pm

Body progress. I did the simple wiring. I don't have a jack cup yet or strap lock buttons, but otherwise the body is all set for the neck.

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:54 pm

Decal I made is applied. :D

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by Amon 7.L » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:04 pm

Gwaaah!!! Chris!! :w00t:
You unstoppable machine!!
It's effing awesome!! :?

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:31 pm

LOL Thanks! I am really digging this also. :D I can't wait to play it. :D
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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:27 am

Put it in c standard
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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:26 pm

Neck plate came so it is looking closer to being done. My custom made vinyl "L" also came in. ;)

Just missing strings and the jack cup.

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by averic03 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:22 pm

HNB wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Decal I made is applied. :D

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:52 pm

I am indeed. Wait until you see the neck plate I got made for it. ;)
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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by ejendres » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:41 pm

Man that looks great.

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:42 pm

Thanks! It is kind of annoying to have it so close and be held up by two parts. LOL I can just look at it and "guess" how it will sound? LOL
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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by CROSS_guitars » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:02 pm

It's cool you went with the big L on the pickguard.

reminds me of Lindt Chocolate.

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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:28 pm

It is the L from my logo which is a font type I modified. (The lower horizontal part was cut and reshaped a little. I sent an eBay person a png of it and they dye cut it for me. I got two copies so I gave one to my daughter. :)
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Re: Meteora Esquire Project

Post by HNB » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:15 pm

A demo. (It isn't done yet, but I hooked a jack to it temporarily.)

https://youtu.be/FT2hUNaaS4Q

Related to this video, I had quite an adventure with this today. I got the strings on and noticed that even with the saddles maxed, the strings were snug on the fretboard. I had the option to order longer height screws or rout the neck pocket. I chose to rout the neck pocket because I thought the saddles being super high up would look weird.

I tried to get wood on it to help make sure the router was level and the wood I had was too thick. I took the pickguard screws off so it would be more flush and was able to do most of the pocket except the very front. I tried using my chisel on it, but when I put the neck on, it was like it was reverse shimmed and angled up. I did another go at the router being super careful and was able to get all of it flat and (as far as I could tell) level. I got it inside and put the level on the body. (It was level.) I put the level on the neck. (It was also level now.) So I figure the neck is now parallel with the body. (Which is what I was going for.) I think I ended up taking an 1/8" or so out of the pocket. It now looks about as high off the pickguard as my Jazzies do. Maybe a little lower in the pocket, but that actually works better for these hardtail bridges. With a Jazzy bridge, you can get it pretty high without issue. Hardtail with saddles only can angle so far up....

I need a shower now since I am covered with wood, but I am glad it is done and I am glad it works now. I hope I never have to do that again for a body. LOLOL
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