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  1. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    No, I left it as it was. I know this kind of wood is not recommended for necks, so I keep it until it bears the strenght generated by the tension of the strings, or when I decide it is the time to upgrade.
  2. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    The guitar has been oiled and stringed. I kept the neck, the pickguard and the control cavity cover quite natural (I gave only three layers of Tru Oil), but the headstock and the body, instead, have a thin gloss effect, which is nice. The few layers give a good feeling to the neck, you can slip...
  3. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Yes, there is a problem with the angle (neck-body), but I cannot lower the bridge. A solution is that I remove the neck and change its inclination, which is what we have just discussed a few posts before.
  4. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    OK, so I think I will keep it. I remove the neck in the future for an upgrade, changing the wood and materials. I do not want to risk all in the end...
  5. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    String height: This is only the e string, I stopped here, at the first one, when I saw that it was in the "high" position. I tried to take the picture the better I could, if it is difficult to understand the right measurement, it is 7mm from the fretboard (in the photo it seems 8mm). I do not...
  6. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Thank you for the very clear explanation. So, the bridge is about 16 mm high from the body, which seems fine reading your post... It is really close to the ones that are used by Epiphone for its SGs, so it is not a bridge with thumb wheels. I posted this pic at the begining of the project, it...
  7. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    The strings are too high and the angle is too low. There is nothing I can do, it is a problem of contruction, even if I turn the truss rod. However I play it, when I play I do not mind if the strings are higher than the normal position. What afraids me is the possibility of strain the neck or...
  8. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Yes, I also cut the pickguard to make it lower... Now I know that the inclination makes a big difference if it is not chosen with attention. Maybe installing a Stratocaster bridge or a wraparound one, the strings can fit better with the fretboard, but that means covering the holes and drilling...
  9. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Eh, nice question, ask it :rofl: I suppose it is due to the inclination of the neck. These days I buy the oil and then we will see.
  10. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Thank you for your comment. I have not forgotten your post, I had been really busy for school these months. Well, yes, staying at home we have more free time, but I miss my music lessons, we used to play and talk together. Playing alone can become boring for this reason, but we have time for...
  11. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    TV Jones cost much more than Gretsch and the sound is really close, this is the reason why I prefer buying that brand instead of the other one. I watched some guitar comparison videos and I liked the good quality and good sound that can offer Gretsch and if I play this guitar at home, the...
  12. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    First of all I want to be sure it won't break and it can stay quite in tune, I will test it, also before adding the electronic part. So, it will have a clear finish, maybe only the oil. If I see that it can... let's say "survive" because I cannot describe the life of such a cheap wood in a...
  13. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Sorry again for the long silence. I have some news about the neck and the fretboard: Frets installed, motherpearl inserted and neck and body glued together. I waited two days before removing the presses I used to keep the neck and the body stable while the glue was drying. Now I need to...
  14. Girl_Rock

    First SG Project

    Two months later... I have sanded the borders of the body, now I need to refinish some details and then it can be considered quite done. I am saying 'quite', just because I haven't milled the pick-up cavities yet. I do not know if it is better to do that when the neck is not glued (so now)...
  15. Girl_Rock

    If the SG never existed...

    Have you ever played chess on your pickguards? :rofl: (I am joking, I love your racing flag patterns)


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