Double Neck Tenor Guitar
Top neck - CGDA
Bottom Neck -CG-Octave DA (Re-entrant tuning)
Assemble from kit purchased from the Far East.
Cutting in the pick guard,controls, bridges etc.
Body color is polyester resin with pigment (gel-coat)
Added personal Logos, checking neck fit.
Came with brass fret wire and 6 string tailpieces
Will re-fret with Stainless
Fingerboard is 16" radius-lacquered
Removed the outside 2 string guides on each tailpiece for 4
I have to work both pockets to get a proper alignment, will use
one center screw, countersunk, that can be extra retention
Checking the back plate fit. I am good to go.
Using two banjo tuners to check alignment, while a set of
Gotoh tuners are shipped to me.
Pocket is getting close
I have to remove that area by the pickup, it is cramping the
pickup on the top side.
Radius leveling frets at 16", installed the new Gotoh's
Frets dressed and polished, neck ready to install
The screws sent with the pickups are too short, and make the
pickups stand too tall, and they have poor retention and I will
compensate with longer bigger screw.
The spring has to be compressed all the way with the orig screws
That is as low is it will go with the small screws, it would hit
So I will pull the guard, change screws, widen the cavity and go
back together for another test
About that much will be plenty
Now we have retention and height capability
Now all I will need is a 5 degree wedge on the treble side of
the pocket to snug things up and one 015" shim under the tongue
to get a little better action.
Stopping here for stringing talk.
Its best to have twins working on a twin :)
Mike Soares is helping me work out the wiring.
Many times has he bailed me out when it comes to electrics,
since wiring is not my forte.
Thank the Lord for You Tube, I can "monkey see monkey do" as
well as the next guy.
I will get my daughter Christina over to supervise soldering,
that is her forte.
Both necks are setup and action is close to where I want to be,
it is settling in and necks are playing out now.
It will take Tyler to play it, for us to actually dial it on in
to pro level.
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