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« 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!
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« Reply #1 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
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« Reply #2 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?
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« Reply #3 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).
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 04:02:04 PM »

Thanks Ron.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006, 06:57:56 PM »

Ron, Do the wood armrests have a finish on them?
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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2006, 02:03:51 PM »

Thanks for the information Ron.
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2006, 02:52:37 PM »

I have put them on larrivee OM, D and L guitars, never reshaped any of them. 
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