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Old February 23rd, 2017, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sapele Blues Jr. Cabinet

Hey everyone. I am new to this forum and hope to learn more about gibsons and epis.

Ive been playing since I was 12, so that puts it at about 50 year. I used to play a Ibanez LP but moved to single coils awhile ago. Thinking about picking up an epi LP and give HBs another shot.

I thought I wouls share some pics of a project I recently finished. It is an oversized Blues Jr. Cabinet I made out of sapele. I used a locking miter joint that is strong and beautiful. I have seen a number of cabs made with finger or dovetails but don't care for the finished look. Sapele is from the mahogany family.

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Old February 23rd, 2017, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Beautiful work Stratman. We used to use lock-miter joints in cabinets we built for display cases back in the 80's. Tricky to get them together without breaking the cross-grain tongue (on the sides of your cab). Looks like you really took your time and paid a lot of attention to the details. Hope it sounds great when it's loaded with the hardware.

Like you, I'm more of a Fender guy, only one Gibson (avatar), partly because those heavy guitars are kinda' pricey. I suspect we may share the same year of manufacture—1954?.
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That's absolutely gorgeous Stratman. Beautiful fit and finish.

Welcome to Gibson talk. I too have more Fenders than Gibbys
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old September 21st, 2017, 02:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That looks awesome stratman. I wish I had one!
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Old September 21st, 2017, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Incredibly beautiful work! If I had one of those it would never leave the house!
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It looks great. I'm just wondering how you hung the chassis.
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One word: WOWZA!!!!

By the way, it appears none of the boards were edge joined. If I may ask, where did you find sapele wide enough for making it out of a single board?
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 07:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It looks great. I'm just wondering how you hung the chassis.


I haven't drilled the holes in the top yet.


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By the way, it appears none of the boards were edge joined. If I may ask, where did you find sapele wide enough for making it out of a single board?


I have a source in Birmingham AL where I can order boards 11" or better. Makes the job easier. Sorry to take so long to respond. Haven't been on the forum in awhile.

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