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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:54 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:49 pm
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I learned a valuable lesson on guitar number 3........if you make your own template, bending form, and mold; before you start, make sure your template fits in your intended case.
Guitar number 4 is my version of a Gibson Lg and fits into the case nicely........number 3 is more or less an OM and fits so tight I need a shoe horn to get it in. I'll have to modify the case lining to make it easier to get in.
It seems so intuitive........I wish I had thought of it sooner.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:29 am 

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:09 pm
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Location: Hegins, Pa
that is a fact
Plan ahead and thanks for sharing

John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
Board of Directors of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans

PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:19 pm 

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Yep. It's also true that all cases are not created equal. I built a guitar, theoretically OM size, that was too tight for an allegedly OM-size case. A different brand OM-size case, however, fit nicely.

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:45 pm 

Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:55 pm
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Location: Pittsburgh PA suburbs
My wife is a guitar widow. When I floated the idea of selling one of my guitars she knew the deal and replied "as long as you don't buy another." So when I bought a case this past winter to get my second build someplace to live prior to closing the box she was upset - even though the parts had been laying plain view for several years!

~ Neil

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