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    Michael, could frets uneven (different heights) cause notes out of tune through the neck?

    how can I solve this?

    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRocker View Post
    Hello Michael,

    What are your favorite kind of pickups - single coils, P-90s, humbuckers - and why? Also, what's your procedure with regards to frets (for measuring location, cutting slots, and installation) to insure correct intonation?

    Thank you!
    I like all of them...it just depends on the type of music your playing.
    I have a fret scale template and a small blade that matches the kerf
    on the fretwire. I cut the slots using my table saw and a miter sled.
    I hammer all my frets in place and put a small drop of superglue on the ends to help hold them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcelo Allende View Post
    Michael, could frets uneven (different heights) cause notes out of tune through the neck?

    how can I solve this?

    thanks!
    It wont cause it to be out of tune,but it will cause buzzing.
    you`ll need to have your frets leveled an re-dressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anderberg View Post
    If you could have the ultimate guitar,what would it be?

    haha pretty much a cross between a strat and a les paul with a few other things thrown in.

    - Ideally, set neck or neck through with virtually no heel
    - vintage fender shaped C neck...I find they're the most comfortable, fast, and easy to play.
    - balanced tonewoods for the body so that it doesn't colour the tone of the pickups too much. flamed/quilted/spalted maple isn't as essential to me as just having a really nice piece of wood that you can see through a finish that enhances the wood rather than covering it up.
    - I like my control layouts pretty simple, just volume and a pickup selector
    and either a tune-a-matic/string-thru body bridge, or a floyd rose.
    - pickups that are also balanced, but with character. There's nothing that sucks more than having a pickup change your tone for the worse when you know the guitar you've got is stellar.

    doin some market research eh? hehe

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    What's the average build time for a custom guitar?

    How often do you find yourself recommending alternative options for a customer's unusual requests?

    Do you build your own cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crusty philtrum View Post
    Hi Michael, and thanks for visiting with us

    What do you think are the good and not-so-good things about the way the electric guitar had developed over the decades since they first appeared?

    And how do you think it will evolve into the future....good, bad or otherwise......?.....
    I think alot of guitars have improved,but it seems like the old ones are the ones people are trying to duplicate.Im kind of an old school guy and I try to keep things simple and uncomplicated.I think the hardware has gotten better
    and the choices of pickups,which is a relatively low cost upgrade,are endless.
    I also like 4-conductor wiring,which increases your tonal options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConvoysToNothingness View Post
    haha pretty much a cross between a strat and a les paul with a few other things thrown in.

    - Ideally, set neck or neck through with virtually no heel
    - vintage fender shaped C neck...I find they're the most comfortable, fast, and easy to play.
    - balanced tonewoods for the body so that it doesn't colour the tone of the pickups too much. flamed/quilted/spalted maple isn't as essential to me as just having a really nice piece of wood that you can see through a finish that enhances the wood rather than covering it up.
    - I like my control layouts pretty simple, just volume and a pickup selector
    and either a tune-a-matic/string-thru body bridge, or a floyd rose.
    - pickups that are also balanced, but with character. There's nothing that sucks more than having a pickup change your tone for the worse when you know the guitar you've got is stellar.

    doin some market research eh? hehe
    Good choices...sounds like you`re describing one of mine!! I agree with you
    about the fancy woods...it`s more cosmetic than anything.Some of the best guitars i`ve played has just a plain peice of wood on the top.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    If someone owns a cheap LP type copy and loves the way it feels, but doesn't love the tone, what would you do to the guitar first?
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    I love you too Charlie!
    Now I have to find a way to gouge out my minds eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanford View Post
    What's the average build time for a custom guitar?

    How often do you find yourself recommending alternative options for a customer's unusual requests?

    Do you build your own cases?
    It usually takes me around 6-8 weeks after i start. Sometimes less.
    I have`nt had many unusual requests.It`s mostly about pickups and
    placement of the controls.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Who inspired you most as a guitar builder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechordcharlie View Post
    If someone owns a cheap LP type copy and loves the way it feels, but doesn't love the tone, what would you do to the guitar first?
    First thing I would do is change out the pickups to Seymour Duncan,and buy new hardware(tuners,bridges,pots,and switches)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anderberg View Post
    If you could have the ultimate guitar,what would it be?
    25 scale, a kneck that fills your hand, but doesn't stretch your hand, an LP style bridge, humbuckers, and doesn't weigh a ton. I want sustain for days and a fat tone. I want a durable finish and good balance. The biggest thing that I would like: a switch where you could preset your rhythm volume and your lead volume. The switch would be two position and mounted in position simmular to an LP.
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    I love you too Charlie!
    Now I have to find a way to gouge out my minds eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IbáńezMike View Post
    Who inspired you most as a guitar builder?
    Probably Paul Reed Smith and Hamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threechordcharlie View Post
    25 scale, a kneck that fills your hand, but doesn't stretch your hand, an LP style bridge, humbuckers, and doesn't weigh a ton. I want sustain for days and a fat tone. I want a durable finish and good balance. The biggest thing that I would like: a switch where you could preset your rhythm volume and your lead volume. The switch would be two position and mounted in position simmular to an LP.
    Well,you can do that if you have 2 volumes.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Michael, I plan to start some projects next year & have a brief question.

    What do you feel is the most reliable way to check if your wood stock is ready to cut to shape & use for a guitar?

    Should I just weigh it as a gauge for moisture & wait untill it settles?

    If the wood needs some planing to true it up, should I wait until it's dry before doing so?

    What processes do you use in your shop to monitor your stock?
    Quote Originally Posted by Empty Pockets View Post
    I find it much easier to pay somebody else to nibble them rather than attempt to do it myself.

    I mean I've got mad respect for those of you who can get into the positions required for such a task but I'm just not that flexible.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    I want to extend many thanks to Michael for spending time with us today. Michael, you have some new fans here at Seymour Duncan. Of that I'm sure. And you're welcome to come back anytime and spend time with us.

    MikeRocker won the DVD. PM has been sent.

    And thanks to all of you for participating.
    Evan Skopp, Inside Track International
    Sales and marketing reps for D'Addario, Musopia, Reunion Blues, Q-Parts, and Nukleus Pickups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan Skopp View Post
    I want to extend many thanks to Michael for spending time with us today. Michael, you have some new fans here at Seymour Duncan. Of that I'm sure. And you're welcome to come back anytime and spend time with us.

    MikeRocker won the DVD. PM has been sent.

    And thanks to all of you for participating.
    Thanks Evan,for having me.It was a pleasure participating in the forum and
    i`ll be glad to do this again.

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    Cool, thank you very much, can't wait to see it!! And Evan, congrats on 3000 posts!


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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Anderberg View Post
    If you could have the ultimate guitar,what would it be?
    Can't say i have one at the moment. My two electrics are 2 humbuckered, mahogany guitars with 24.75" scale necks. Whilst my setup gets me through from gig to gig fine and i am happy with my guitars, every now and then i play a guitar completely different to what i already have and fall in love! Also as i go through different phases i want different things.

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    Default Re: LIVE NOW - Guest Luthier Michael Anderberg

    Quote Originally Posted by DazH View Post
    Michael, I plan to start some projects next year & have a brief question.

    What do you feel is the most reliable way to check if your wood stock is ready to cut to shape & use for a guitar?

    Should I just weigh it as a gauge for moisture & wait untill it settles?

    If the wood needs some planing to true it up, should I wait until it's dry before doing so?

    What processes do you use in your shop to monitor your stock?
    Try to buy wood that is already dry. And yes,you should wait for the wood to dry before planing.

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