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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
I found with the wooden bindings that walnut was...

I found with the wooden bindings that walnut was ok to use, mahogany wasn't too bad, but something about ebony......it just drives me mad. I was working with an apprentice and he soaked his ebony...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
Here's a better picture of the board fully...

Here's a better picture of the board fully cut.

As you can see, the ebony is consistantly black across the board. Anybody who works with ebony regularily knows that it is very rare nowadays to find...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
I managed to find some pictures of the fretboard...

I managed to find some pictures of the fretboard being worked on, yay ^^

I decided to pick up a very select piece of ebony (AAA+ grade), from my good friend Joseph, at joszi lakk guitars (if you're...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
Sadly again i don't have many pictures at the...

Sadly again i don't have many pictures at the moment.
The control cavity was routed for, allowing space for one tone, one volume, and a three way switch.

I used to always swear by having to volumes...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
I tested out a bit of red stain on the sweet...

I tested out a bit of red stain on the sweet chestnut.

I had an offcut lying around so I mixed an alcohol based stain and applied three coats.
One thing that is amazing about this wood is the cross...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
as you can already see, I have gone for a two...

as you can already see, I have gone for a two humbucker system, I'm planning on using a seymore duncan 59' set for the first time ever, looking forward to it, as I used to always use Dimarzio pickups...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
Right so. I managed to sand down the binding...

Right so. I managed to sand down the binding afterwards, as there was an overhang of imm around the entire guitar. I used a bobbin sander, because honestly, you would spend ages doing that by...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
after making these rough cuts on the neck, i...

after making these rough cuts on the neck, i moved back to doing the body. I decided to use black plastic binding on the guitar, to provide contrast with the light top.

Some of my friends in the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
Next up, I cut the rest of the neck. Straight...

Next up, I cut the rest of the neck. Straight forward job here, cut it on a band-saw etc.

I decided to stick to the tried an tested at stay in the region of a 3.5 degree angle on the neck. FYI, i...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
Right, well next I worked on drilling the holes...

Right, well next I worked on drilling the holes into my headstock. As you can see, i designed my own headstock. I veneered the headstock to match the cap on my body, sweet chestnut.

The headstock...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
I eventually started to go mad during a long day...

I eventually started to go mad during a long day and realised that from certain angles....my guitar looks like an angry squid o.O

so here we go, a little doodle for comic relief ;)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
Sadly i don't have pictures of what I did on the...

Sadly i don't have pictures of what I did on the body.

I chambered the sapele body, because it felt dense and heavy enough to have it's own gravitational pull......the chambering really helped ;) I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
I next decided on the parts after designing my...

I next decided on the parts after designing my guitar. I decided to go for a three piece neck, made of two walnut strips, and a maple core for stability.

I can tell you now for a fact....walnut is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
ok, so as always, great ideas start as a...

ok, so as always, great ideas start as a drawing.

I started by tracing the outline of a prs, and then changing curves, changing random lines, getting a compass and rounding the body...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-31-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By Hunter2081
My first self-designed guitar

Hey guys, it's been a while :)
Here's my new build thread, but if you want to check out my previous build, here you go; http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1625680

Gunna post the...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 02-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Hunter2081
Bump.......surely somebody has got to know...

Bump.......surely somebody has got to know something about this amp?
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 01-28-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Hunter2081
Opinions on ross amp 25c?

well, as the title suggests, i'm looking for thoughts on the ross amp 25c.

I already have a fantastic amp, that gets me every sound i need (blackstar ht60), but it's a tonne weight, and i feel bad...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Hunter2081
yeah, even just what it's like to work...

yeah, even just what it's like to work with.....for example I recently used walnut as a binding.....and I wouldn't recommend it after my experiences of trying to bend it with a bending iron...i got...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-21-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Hunter2081
*takes notes* wenge -> evil daggers,...

*takes notes*

wenge -> evil daggers, undesirable penetrative force....

hehe, thanks for the info....looking forward to this being delivered.
Make's me wonder if an ultimate tonewoods thread should...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-20-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Hunter2081
checked out tonetech, but i think exotic...

checked out tonetech, but i think exotic hardwoods is where i'll buy, i'll be buying tonight i think, thanks for giving them the thumbs up, i don't think i know anybody who dealt with them before so...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Hunter2081
that's good to hear, especially considering that...

that's good to hear, especially considering that i have particular interest in buying some wenge to work with :)

I've worked with zebrano......what a nightmare......beautiful wood but it cups and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-19-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By Hunter2081
Help finding a fretboard wood supplier (europe)

hey guys, gunna be building a few new guitars soon, but I'm having trouble finding places with a good selection of exotic woods (outside of the trio of rosewood, maple and ebony essentially).

I have...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Hunter2081
strangely enough, i think i might get one of each...

strangely enough, i think i might get one of each of the following; wilkinson zebra pickups (the paf clones), IronGear tesla sharks, and whatever kent armstrong pickups that come close to paf...

I...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Hunter2081
would you reckon that the kent armstrong stuff is...

would you reckon that the kent armstrong stuff is much better than the wilkinson pickups? *in terms of budget*

The guitars I'm doing up, I don't really want to spend big bucks on getting them back...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Hunter2081
thanks for the suggestions -Mintsauce- hopefully...

thanks for the suggestions -Mintsauce- hopefully i'll find everything between those websites, i'm itching to get these guitars playing again ;)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By Hunter2081
Help finding wilkinson parts in europe

hey guys....hopefully i'm posting this in the right place....

does anybody know of any shop online in Europe that I can buy wilkinson parts off of?
I'm doing restorations for 3 cheap strats and one...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-20-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hunter2081
Yeah, it is one of those jobs where you need the...

Yeah, it is one of those jobs where you need the right set of tools, millimeter precise work, and a bit of experience. With my neck I had a luthier overlooking all of my work, and I owe the success...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-18-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hunter2081
It's demanding work to be honest. You have to be...

It's demanding work to be honest.
You have to be very, very precise with your work on the neck pocket and cutting for frets.

Its not too hard, but you have to be very careful doing it.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-17-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hunter2081
I've only ever heard of one other place that...

I've only ever heard of one other place that teaches it in ireland, it's based in athlone....
Very difficult to get proper tutoring around ireland innthis trade, good luck with it

:cheers:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-17-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,192
Posted By Hunter2081
I did the course in st johns college, cork. They...

I did the course in st johns college, cork.
They have a 2 year course, but I've been supplementing that by working with jozsi lakk guitars in frankfurt germsny, you will need to do an apprenticeship...
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