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Potvin Guitars: DIY templates, fretboards, bodies, necks etc
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MikeP



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Potvin Guitars: DIY templates, fretboards, bodies, necks etc Reply with quote

I'm pleased to announce that Potvin Guitars is now offering DIY items for guitar builders. I'm offering templates, tools/jigs, one-on-one Skype consults etc. I'll also have slotted fretboards and even partially built necks for those not quite ready to tackle those areas. You might even see the occasional body or neck pop-up if kit building is your thing.

If there's anything in particular that you'd like to see, just let me know.

I'll update this thread with more info and what's available, so please subscribe to stay in the loop. Be sure to like my Facebook page to really keep up to date with the latest news.

EDIT: I created a newsletter mailing list to announce when new templates, jigs etc are released. Subscribers get first crack at ordering new stuff.
http://potvinguitars.com/subscribe/

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1958 Exp-Style Template Set - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FB-Style Bolt-on template set - (Click for more pics, price and shipping cost)

Pictured with 25-1/2" components. Other scale length and/or pickup options available as add-ons (no need to buy the full set again)



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you have my attention! Laughing

How much to ship to OKUSA?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Email me your address Mark and I'll work out the shipping cost from the frozen north (eh!)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeP wrote:
Email me your address Mark and I'll work out the shipping cost from the frozen north (eh!)

Mike

Ok, and you'll have to send me some of your Mexican food recipes too. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh? Canadian Mexican food? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Huh? Canadian Mexican food?


That would be Mexicanadian, or Mexi-Can food! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marksound wrote:
Ok, and you'll have to send me some of your Mexican food recipes too. Wink

Done!

Action-Cashin wrote:
Mexi-Can food!

You Sir, win the Internets!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to see a set of templates for an Ampeg Dan Armstrong.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ElJay wrote:
Would love to see a set of templates for an Ampeg Dan Armstrong.


Like this one? Bolt-on version with a Telecaster neck pocket?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeP wrote:
ElJay wrote:
Would love to see a set of templates for an Ampeg Dan Armstrong.


Like this one? Bolt-on version with a Telecaster neck pocket?



Exactly! Very Happy
But the scale length is different, isn't it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ElJay wrote:
MikeP wrote:
ElJay wrote:
Would love to see a set of templates for an Ampeg Dan Armstrong.

Like this one? Bolt-on version with a Telecaster neck pocket?

Exactly! Very Happy
But the scale length is different, isn't it?

I'm pretty sure the originals were 24-3/4" scale. It was a bolt-on and the neck had a tongue that extended under the pickguard.

In a nutshell, I can put a Tele neck pocket on any shape. Here are a couple of options for you. The one on the left can use a standard Tele neck. The one on the right would require a custom neck (either you build or I provide). That one can be any scale length and either bolt-on or set neck. I just threw some humbuckers on it for reference.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeP wrote:

I'm pretty sure the originals were 24-3/4" scale. It was a bolt-on and the neck had a tongue that extended under the pickguard.

In a nutshell, I can put a Tele neck pocket on any shape. Here are a couple of options for you. The one on the left can use a standard Tele neck. The one on the right would require a custom neck (either you build or I provide). That one can be any scale length and either bolt-on or set neck. I just threw some humbuckers on it for reference.


Having access to a full acrylic milling shop, I've been wanting to attempt one of these for a long time. I'd prefer the easy-to-fit Tele style heel (would probably order or otherwise get a hold of a 3x3 standard bolt on neck) but the bodies were thinner than usual on these weren't they? A bit concerned for that neck extension being a weak point. Even lawsuit copies have the same deep into the body neck joint. What do you think?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love a good set of templates, or better yet, a quality kit for one of these:
http://www.es-335.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/59-355-mono.jpg

I think there would be a strong demand for 335 kits with options for small or large headstock, rosewood or ebony fretboard, dot or block inlays, plain or bound neck, and different bindings on the body. Something comparable in quality to what http://buy.precisionguitarkits.com/ are doing with Les Pauls.

It seems the only options out there now are either the cheap Chinese kits or building from scratch. And you can forget the kits if you want a 345 or 355 style guitar.
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