August 20, 2008

Well, after much polishing, fret levelling, bridge slotting, saddle shaping, and stringing I now have a completed guitar.  But…the neck angle is seriously wrong, and even with the monster tall saddle, the strings are too close to the frets.  I can alleviate it further by installing an even taller bridge, or adding a shim underneath.  I’m going to give the strings a bit of time to settle in before I raise the saddle and before I announce my feelings about the sound.  Suffice it to say, it’s not as nice and full sounding as my OOO.  But because the strings buzz right now, I’m not really banging on it to test drive the drive.