Hello all , Building a reso from scratch. Round neck , 25" scale , low action. Forms are made, the steel has arrived , the woods on its way and the hardware is being dispatched.
However I still have some questions that are in need of answering.(every day I find a new hurdle) Today's is intonation , I know its been done to death but seeing as I'm doing a scratch build , I might be able to get it as close as it can be.
My question is should i seat the bridge and cone a couple of mm away from the where it should be while I have the opportunity ?
And then rotate the bridge anti clockwise a degree or two as I've seen in other posts.
Planning on making a detailed build thread also that hopefully might be of some use to someone out there , even if it goes terribly wrong!
Sounds like you know what to do. The best way on a new build is to copy an existing guitar. Find a guitar with an action similar to the one you want and with the same scale and strings that plays in tune. Then take careful measurement and your done. The bridge should finish 2 or 3mm behind the scale length. Pete