Brass Rail Plans on PDF

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Brass Rail Plans on PDF

Postby chad3006 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:45 pm

In preparation for my next guitar project, I created a set of plans for a Mosrite style Brass Rail. The plans actually came from a Gruggett version of a Brass Rail. Anyway, I've found that printing the pdf in “poster” mode (prints on 12- 8.5” x 11” sheets of paper) and scaling it to 172% seems to come out just about right. It'll get you in the ball-park anyway, but certainly don't use the fret marks or anything like that, they aren't intended to be that accurate.

download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v9f24czxr8fc9 ... l.pdf?dl=0

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Re: Brass Rail Plans on PDF

Postby Sarah93003 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Thanks for posting that !
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Re: Brass Rail Plans on PDF

Postby 101Volts » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:08 am

I'm thankful too. This post also helped me realize the Brass Rail, Bluesbender and S.M. models all use the same body; the S.M. models aren't carved, though.

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Re: Brass Rail Plans on PDF

Postby panther » Fri May 04, 2018 9:01 am

Can someone explain the term Brass Rail ?
I also notice the diagram has no zero fret.
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Re: Brass Rail Plans on PDF

Postby 101Volts » Sat May 05, 2018 4:55 pm

panther wrote:Can someone explain the term Brass Rail ?
I also notice the diagram has no zero fret.
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The Brass Rail Guitar gets its name from the neck which has a square rod of brass in the middle of it. There's no truss rod and there are no fret slots in the rod, instead there are little notches for the fret tangs.

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1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI

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Re: Brass Rail Plans on PDF

Postby 101Volts » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:11 pm

101Volts wrote:I'm thankful too. This post also helped me realize the Brass Rail, Bluesbender and S.M. models all use the same body; the S.M. models aren't carved, though.

- Austin


I have to correct myself here: the Blues Bender and Brass Rail do NOT necessarily use the exact same body although they're similar.

Brass Rail:
Uses Wenge wood;
Although I can't speak for all Brass Rails, mine has a slightly different body shape on the upper part by the neck (seems that it's like a Blues Bender that has part of the body cut off and smoothed over.)

- Austin
1966 Ventures II German Carve B670 (Over B641; Misprint)
1970s Blues Bender Body 1 - "Funnily Routed Body"
1970s Blues Bender Body 2
1976 Brass Rail Deluxe #10
1990s/Early 2000s Riff: ES-335 Copy
2013 Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI


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