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Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 04-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
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: 4
Views: 309
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: 4
Views: 309
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: 4
Views: 309
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: 9
Views: 505
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: 9
Views: 505
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Clear coat...

Clear coat...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
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: 9
Views: 505
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: 9
Views: 505
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Thanks guys :)

Thanks guys :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 03-16-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
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: 199
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: 270
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: 418
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Check your Profile PMs

Check your Profile PMs
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
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: 206
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Check your PMs :)

Check your PMs :)
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 10-16-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
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: 177
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...
Forum: Gear Ads 09-19-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By SerpentineGtars
FS: GraphTech Resomax Wraparound Bridge, NW1, Gold

For Sale:

Brand new GraphTech Resomax NW1 wraparound bridge in gold finish.

http://www.serpentineguitars.com/styles/$(KGrHqEOKo4FIfY+!tPRBSL!6oDIFw~~60_12.JPG

70 inc UK shipping

PM me for...
Forum: Gear Ads 09-19-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By SerpentineGtars
FS: Skervesen 'Raptor 101' 6-string Sapele/Walnut

For Sale: SKERVESEN RAPTOR 101 6-STRING

Specification: Sapele body with Walnut top, Pau Ferro/Ebony 5-piece neck, Ebony fretboard, Ivoroid binding, Hannes bridge, Hipshot locking tuners and Bare...
Forum: Gear Ads 09-19-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By SerpentineGtars
FS: New RAN 'CRUSHER' 6-string Mahogany

For Sale: RAN 'CRUSHER' 6-STRING

Specification: 25.5" scale length, Mahogany body, Mahogany 3-piece neck, Macassar Ebony fretboard with 15" radius, 24 frets (Dunlop 6100), 42mm nut width, neck...
Forum: Gear Ads 09-19-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By SerpentineGtars
FS: Joe Barden (JBE) HSH 3x PICKUP SET 2 Two/Tone HB + 1 S-Deluxe

I have a brand new HSH set of JBE pickups - (1x) HB Two/Tone Bridge pickup, (1x) S-Deluxe Bridge/Middle pickup and (1x) HB TT Neck pickup - for...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-28-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Kahler 2317 is a 7-string bridge with fine-tuning...

Kahler 2317 is a 7-string bridge with fine-tuning and can be locked into position so it effectively becomes a fixed bridge
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-24-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Acoustic guitar? In which case it's not glue so...

Acoustic guitar? In which case it's not glue so much as it is a double-sided adhesive film.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-20-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Does look more like padauk than any of the other...

Does look more like padauk than any of the other suggestions here - it's definitely not Sapele or Mahogany though.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 06-10-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Don't use wood filler - larger holes should be...

Don't use wood filler - larger holes should be plugged with suitable hard wood dowelling and smaller holes/dings can be filled with a wood dust/superglue mix (or 2k auto repair filler).

As for the...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-29-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Looks like two or three cracks there - the scarf...

Looks like two or three cracks there - the scarf joint and the fretboard-to-neck glue join. Needs to be assessed properly so I would advise that you take it to someone who knows what they're doing.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By SerpentineGtars
I'd go with Meguiars compound and polish. 3M also...

I'd go with Meguiars compound and polish. 3M also make some great polishing products too.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-21-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By SerpentineGtars
+1 The blemish can be sanded out with any orange...

+1

The blemish can be sanded out with any orange peel - don't sand the blemish out separately beforehand and then sand that same area again when flat sanding, you'll end up cutting through your...
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-20-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Depends how deep. A "bit of a smudge"...

Depends how deep. A "bit of a smudge" might well sand out before you get to the polishing stage, something deep might not.
Forum: Gear Building & Customizing 05-19-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 690,942
Posted By SerpentineGtars
Serpentine Guitars - Completed Builds Showcase

Hi

I'm a UK based guitar maker, recently registered on the UG.com forum, and I thought I'd introduce myself properly with some examples of my finished work.

Enjoy!

The first guitar showcased is...
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