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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Ok, some time has passed and due to lack of...

Ok, some time has passed and due to lack of camera for the past week, I've been unable to update my online threads with any progress shots. Therefore, we jump straight on to the current state of this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-19-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
What a week! Serpentine Guitars will be...

What a week! Serpentine Guitars will be relocating in the very near future and that's been keeping me busy, along with the start of a couple of new builds... and this one, of course!

The carve-top...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-12-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
A new week in the workshop and some new progress...

A new week in the workshop and some new progress photos for the Kingravi build;

Frets hammered...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-09-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Picking up where we left off yesterday, the 12th...

Picking up where we left off yesterday, the 12th fret Ophicracy "O" was inlayed before a 17" radius sanded into the Ebony...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Moving on with the 7-string custom build for...

Moving on with the 7-string custom build for Ophicracy (https://www.facebook.com/ophicracy) guitarist, Ali Kingravi, we have the fretboard slotted and glued on, neck tapered and 12th fret inlay...
Forum: Gear Ads 05-08-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Setup and ready to go (including COA and transfer...

Setup and ready to go (including COA and transfer of warranty to new buyer)...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10307239_439491049527580_7307217458796772046_n.jpg
Forum: Gear Ads 05-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By SerpentineGtars
The brand new, custom made "Distressed"...

The brand new, custom made "Distressed" DC has now been reduced in price by the current owner; original price 1395, now selling for 1000 including aluminium hardcase and UK/European shipping....
Forum: Gear Ads 05-02-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 95
Posted By SerpentineGtars
UK FS: Ran Crusher 6-string MINT, 620 UK

FOR SALE: Ran 'Crusher' 6-string

Mint condition.

Specification:

25.5" scale length
Mahogany body
Mahogany 3-piece neck
Macassar Ebony fretboard with 15" radius
Forum: Gear Ads 05-02-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By SerpentineGtars
FS: Serpentine Guitars Custom Made DC - 1395 UK

FOR SALE: Serpentine Guitars Custom Made 'DC' 6-string, Serial #MH0314

Brand new (build completed April 2014).

Specification:

25.5" scale length
Alder body
Maple one-piece neck
Birdseye Maple...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-30-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
This guitar is now complete and here are some...

This guitar is now complete and here are some pre-setup photos.

With regards to the confusion over the change to original finish; the guitar was a custom order from an existing customer who is...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Build is a custom order, fully paid for, but...

Build is a custom order, fully paid for, but there has been a change of circumstances so the buyer won't be keeping it... Giving me a little flexibility on how I finish it.

The guitar will be up on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Do you mean you think it should be distressed...

Do you mean you think it should be distressed some more, or just has more character than the solid black?

This finish was an experiment for me so any thoughts would be useful.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-25-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
A little change... for the better? It was...

A little change... for the better?

It was decided that the clear coat finish would go and we'd experiment a little with a "distressed" finish (black stain and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Body (routed to final shape) paired up with Ebony...

Body (routed to final shape) paired up with Ebony fretboard blank and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Cleaned up the scarf joint (glue squeeze-out on...

Cleaned up the scarf joint (glue squeeze-out on the neck face) and installed the truss rod this...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
A little further progress, including 12 degree...

A little further progress, including 12 degree scarf joint...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy253/serpentineguitars/KIN0314/10_scarf_joint_planed1_zpsd35b8ef9.jpg

Close-up of planed scarf...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Kingravi 7-string custom build

Already revealed the beginnings of this latest commission, but for those who haven't seen it, here's a...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-30-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Latest SG news; we have just started on a new...

Latest SG news; we have just started on a new custom build for which I will start a new thread over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, here's a hint of what we'll be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Clear coat...

Clear coat...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Solid black stain applied to the Alder body, now...

Solid black stain applied to the Alder body, now ready for a 2k PU clear...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
This guitar will be finished with an opaque black...

This guitar will be finished with an opaque black stain finish (as close as).

Fret wire is Sintoms 280140 (Jumbo) in Nickel Silver - customer's request.

:)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-16-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Thanks guys :)

Thanks guys :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Serpentine Guitars UK build update

Serpentine Guitars has been offline again for a while, at least where forums are concerned, whilst the website is revamped and I work on some new body/headstock shape designs (which can be found on...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-13-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Switching from 9s to 10s means the string tension...

Switching from 9s to 10s means the string tension will be different, regardless of which brand you switch to. This means neck relief, action (string height) and intonation will all be affected.

You...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-13-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Agree on the Sully videos, but also one that...

Agree on the Sully videos, but also one that never gets boring is Ormsby's multi-scale diary. Ok, you probably won't want to start off building multi-scale guitars, but the general building process...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-23-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Check your Profile PMs

Check your Profile PMs
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Are you PM enabled? I will resend via your profile

Are you PM enabled? I will resend via your profile
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-20-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Check your PMs :)

Check your PMs :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-16-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Try WD Music UK - Google them

Try WD Music UK - Google them
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-14-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 212
Posted By SerpentineGtars
You could paint over the existing finish if it's...

You could paint over the existing finish if it's solid and chip-free.

Scuff sand it back with some 400 grit wet & dry. Shoot with primer and sand that back flat, checking for any defects.

If all's...
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