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    This one is pretty cool! Going from bolt-on to set neck? Nice job!! Awesome stuff...AS ALWAYS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn@PRS View Post
    According to Skitchy, it was easy to block the bridge pickup with wood, but he needed more control over the cavity for the neck pickup. Because the tongue of the neck doesn't sit flat in the pickup cavity, he used epoxy so that it would ooze into each little crevice assuring no gaps.
    I took me a day or two for this to sink in correctly. At first I thought, why wouldn't the neck sit flat against the wood? Wouldn't it do that when bolted in? Then I realized you were talking about the top part of the tongue not sitting flat with the rest of the wood, like if you've got no pickup in there and you're looking into the rout, the neck wouldn't be flat with the rest of the rout.

    Wasn't the decision to make it a set neck a function of the geometry of having a NF mounted in there instead of a full size humbucker? I've noticed the other NF SASes have a little round lip that sticks out under the heel that I assumed was all about giving the neck a little more wood to sit on, and giving the bolt on back plates the ability to move just a little bit toward the neck since the rout for the pickup didn't give the neck as much real estate to grab on to.

    Geez, if that makes sense at all. I'm sorry, I'm nearly braindead after a very hard day at work. It's beer o'clock.
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    The tongue of the neck goes beyond the area covered by the pickup now, so we have to fill that area or else there would be a big gap near the pickup. When we filled that area it made a set neck guitar.

    We ovoid the gap issue on the Narrrowfield models by adjusting the neckjoint. Look at the design of the NF3 neckjoint and then look at the neckjoint of a Custom, they are vastly different.

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    I sent these to Tim, so I hope he doesn't mind me sharing them.

    This started out as a Swamp Ash. We filled the middle pickup cavity and routed the guitar for Narrowfield pups. The opaque color he chose needs a primer coat and this is where we sit today. Even though the neck has now been epoxied in, the neck plate shows the serial number, so it will be re-installed on the guitar.




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    Looking good!
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    Hmmmm.......... Seafoam?
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    I got to play a dual narrowfield guitar at Markies recently and was blown away at how hot those things are - I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Hmmmm.......... Seafoam?
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    Sparkles!!!!
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    Looks like a rock. Anxiously awaiting more pictures of process.
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    Getting close!





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    Ooooooohhhh, frost blue metallic, one of my faves from the recent color additions.
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    Done! Personally, I think this looks absolutely bad ass. I am very stoked!

    According to FedEx.com it will be here tomorrow.



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    Lookin' good Tim!

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    Very cool. Love the finish

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    Sweet! Let's see the back with the... is it a faux neck plate?
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    Oh yes. VERY WELL DONE!!!
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    That came out great! What was done with the backplate holes now that it's a glue-in neck?
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    Done! Personally, I think this looks absolutely bad ass. I am very stoked!

    According to FedEx.com it will be here tomorrow.



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    Yeah, I was hoping I could buy that neck plate off of you to turn into a blinged out gangsta medallion on a gold chain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippietim View Post





    Before and After. That's a bad ass piece of craftsmanship if I say so myself. Nice job PTC crew!

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