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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-23-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By SerpentineGtars
Been playing around with some Quilted Maple over...

Been playing around with some Quilted Maple over the past two...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-19-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By SerpentineGtars
"Cosmo Black" is Gotoh's own black...

"Cosmo Black" is Gotoh's own black tinted chrome. Some dealers refer to both Gotoh and Schaller solid black hardware as "Black Chrome". Which is it you're after? If it's the black tinted hardware...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-10-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Following...

Following this...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy253/serpentineguitars/crash2_zps0gqjqpg3.jpg

The past six weeks have been a bit slow in the Serpentine Guitars' workshop. However, I did take...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-02-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
You may or may not remember in 2014, Serpentine...

You may or may not remember in 2014, Serpentine Guitars built an old-school style SS for Swiss airbrush extraordinaire Winy Wohlwend. Well, we have been asked to build a further two guitars; both of...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Tidy at the moment, but that picture was taken...

Tidy at the moment, but that picture was taken after I'd cleared the floor of wood dust/shavings and put everything away in its place. It's slowly getting messy now, although I must admit that it...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Yes, I did notice that myself, it looks like a...

Yes, I did notice that myself, it looks like a square-ish edge running out from the heel all the way up the neck... No, definitely trick of the light :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
The Serpentine Guitars workshop; refurbished with...

The Serpentine Guitars workshop; refurbished with new workbenches, planer thicknesser and pillar drill... Behind the camera is space for the new bandsaw (on order) and additional workbench/wood store...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-22-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Thanks MintSauce, I got the Maple from a local...

Thanks MintSauce, I got the Maple from a local guy who makes furniture.




Sorry, the neck profile on which guitar - the Walnut DC? It's my regular D-shape profile, nothing out of the ordinary.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Our workshop has just had a complete overhaul,...

Our workshop has just had a complete overhaul, including brand new machinery and tools, but you're going to have to wait to see pictures of the new shop space. Instead, as we get back into the swing...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Thanks Spykerwolk - check out the 2015 thread...

Thanks Spykerwolk - check out the 2015 thread (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1667828) for updates on new builds
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 02-05-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
We have several builds that we're working on at...

We have several builds that we're working on at the moment but here's a sneak preview of a custom DC Quilted Maple on Mahogany with carve-top that is currently on the workbench and due to be...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-25-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Thanks Ippon, does look good, doesn't it......

Thanks Ippon, does look good, doesn't it...

Weight including Gator hard case was 8.1kg
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
For photos of completed Black Walnut 7-string DC...

For photos of completed Black Walnut 7-string DC (and all future builds), take a look at our 2015 Build Thread (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1667828).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
:D

:D
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
'Fraid not. It's Wenge :p:

'Fraid not. It's Wenge :p:
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-22-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Serpentine Guitars UK - 2015 Build Thread

Hello and thank you for taking a look at the 2015 build/news thread. This year is going to be a busy one so we hope you enjoy what's to come. To start off the new year, here are a few pics of the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-04-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By SerpentineGtars
As dspellman quite rightly says; do not sandblast...

As dspellman quite rightly says; do not sandblast your guitar.

This finish is only possible on open-grain woods, such as Ash, Mahogany, etc, and will not work on closed-grain wood such as Maple or...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-03-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Although the Walnut isn't the most open-grained...

Although the Walnut isn't the most open-grained wood, I did use an epoxy filler/sealer (Z-Poxy, sanded back to 400 grit) before spraying the clear coat (2K Polyurethane).
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 01-03-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Some more Black Walnut with gloss clear coat...

Some more Black Walnut with gloss clear coat (pre-flat sanding). Should be finished and assembled in next 7-10...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Black Walnut custom 7-string DC after clear coat...

Black Walnut custom 7-string DC after clear coat and flat...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Primed and ready to go (back to Switzerland for...

Primed and ready to go (back to Switzerland for some airbrush magic); Wohlwend's custom 6-string SS with hand-made aluminium rear covers. More photos after this one comes back for clear coat and...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-16-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Another build nearing completion - this one will...

Another build nearing completion - this one will only be primed for now before shipping back to Switzerland for some airbrush magic by the Mr Wohlwend. It will then come back to us for a clear coat...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Thanks Minty, the 7-string will look even better...

Thanks Minty, the 7-string will look even better with a clear coat... Watch this space :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 12-05-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
A few new shots of the nearly completed Black...

A few new shots of the nearly completed Black Walnut custom 7-string...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-29-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Coming soon, I promise :)

Coming soon, I promise :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 11-28-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Serpentine Guitars is back online after ongoing...

Serpentine Guitars is back online after ongoing issues with Sky/BT following our recent move. It has been a busy couple of months with painting and general maintenance on the new workshop - now ready...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Maple inlay work on Indian Rosewood for one of...

Maple inlay work on Indian Rosewood for one of our current builds for Winy Wohlwend (http://www.winycustom.ch/). Winy is an airbrush artist from Switzerland, and Serpentine Guitars is currently...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-21-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
One of our current builds, custom Black Walnut...

One of our current builds, custom Black Walnut 7-string DC, on a 6-months payment plan. All "construction" work now complete, waiting for radius, dot inlays, neck profile/carve and body routs/mounts...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-16-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Necks in various stages of progress; one-piece...

Necks in various stages of progress; one-piece Wenge (scarf joint planed), three-piece Wenge/Maple/Wenge (now with binding, ready for fretboard), three-piece Mahogany (ready for truss rod channel)...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 09-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,121
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Late reply, sorry... Yes, the initial scarf joint...

Late reply, sorry... Yes, the initial scarf joint angle is cut on the bandsaw. Cleaned up with a router and jig.
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