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Title: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: inspector13 on August 18, 2006, 02:53:20 AM
Has anyone installed an JP armrest on a "L"? How close does it fit? I'm kicking around the idea of getting one of the rosewood armrest for my L. If I had to do some reshaping it would be OK but I don't want to do major surgery. I'm hoping to increase the comfort of the guitar. Thanks again to all!


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: ronmac on August 18, 2006, 10:42:38 AM
I have had an armrest on my L and it is not a perfect fit, but it doesn't take much shaping to complete.

There are PDF templates on the JP site that you can print full scale to check the fit. http://www.jpstrings.com/armrest.htm


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: drathbun on August 19, 2006, 12:59:06 AM
I have had an armrest on my L and it is not a perfect fit, but it doesn't take much shaping to complete.

There are PDF templates on the JP site that you can print full scale to check the fit. http://www.jpstrings.com/armrest.htm


Ron,

By "shaping" do you mean with a bandsaw or with sandpaper?


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: ronmac on August 19, 2006, 10:15:57 AM
In the case of the L body I only needed to use a bit of sandpaper to shape the outer edge of the armrest to match the contour of the lower bout on the guitar. I have used my dremel tool in the router table config to do more radical surgery (shaping a full size armrest to a slimline profile).


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: drathbun on August 20, 2006, 04:02:04 PM
Thanks Ron.


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: inspector13 on August 20, 2006, 06:57:56 PM
Ron, Do the wood armrests have a finish on them?


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: ronmac on August 21, 2006, 11:03:41 AM
No, they seem to be just fine sanded. Ebony is very hard and dense, so it doesn't show the open pores that a lot of wood does when unfinished.

I have had no problem making them look like new after some sculpting to size.


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: inspector13 on August 21, 2006, 02:03:51 PM
Thanks for the information Ron.


Title: Re: Pearse ARMRESTS
Post by: JohnM2001 on August 21, 2006, 02:52:37 PM
I have put them on larrivee OM, D and L guitars, never reshaped any of them.