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Old 07-11-2004, 06:11 PM   #21
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Great shape on the body, looking good!
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Old 07-11-2004, 07:12 PM   #22
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The way it's contoured, it looks like it will be very comfortable.

You did a great job, I can't see any flaws in it. Have you done this before?
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Old 07-11-2004, 08:06 PM   #23
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Chris - thanks

Dark_guy - Thansk!

TGM - It is very comfortable ... the point at the end allows for much arm support and clean strumming ... or at least from what I can tell so far.

I've never done this before.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:15 PM   #24
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It looks kind of like a... ****ing... I dunno James Hetfield used one at the end of the MTV Icon thang.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:23 PM   #25
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It looks kind of like a... ****ing... I dunno James Hetfield used one at the end of the MTV Icon thang.



kind of like a what?
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:09 AM   #26
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that was an ESP. and looked nothing like this.
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Old 07-12-2004, 04:28 PM   #27
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Updates: Routed out the tremolo cavity, drilled holes for pots. Tomorrow I rout out electronics cavity, make covers for electronics and for trem cavity.



Can someone with chrome covered humbuckers do me a favor and measure out the height that they protrude off the body?
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Old 07-12-2004, 08:38 PM   #28
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made the cavities for the switch, pots today. Very pleased with myself. Tomorrow I make covers for each, then its on to how I'm going to drill holes to wire it. once that is done, then it'll be time to stain the beast,wire it and put it together.



argh. does anyone notice that the stupid ads take up so much bandwith that they make typing slow down? its really annoying.
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Old 07-12-2004, 09:46 PM   #29
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thats looking very nice man. you are doing a very professional job on this. i think you are gonna be really happy with it.
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:45 PM   #30
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think you are gonna be really happy with it.


Are you kidding? I'm dying to play it!!
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:57 PM   #31
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wow man, congradulations
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:12 AM   #32
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im still wondering how you gonna drill for wires
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:15 AM   #33
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im still wondering how you gonna drill for wires


Yeeg, me too. I'm thinking a really really long drill bit at a low angle from switch cavity to humbucker to humbucker to pot cavity. or something. SUGGESTIONS WOULD KICK ASS
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Yeeg, me too. I'm thinking a really really long drill bit at a low angle from switch cavity to humbucker to humbucker to pot cavity. or something. SUGGESTIONS WOULD KICK ASS




that is exactly what you are going to have to do. Go in at as shallow of an angle as you can. Drill as far as you can without coming out of either the fron of the back of the guitar.

Then if the hole doesn't reach all of the way, drill another hole from the other side and make the holed meet up.



there is really no other way to do it.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:09 AM   #35
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that looks sweet except if it all gets messed up doing the wiring i would want to do smeothing like that ..

how much did it cost so far?
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:49 AM   #36
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OH, if you just drill a hole from the pups to the cavity, makes sure you do this:

When you wire the guitar, attach a piece of string with a wight (needle) to the wire. Thread the needle through the hole, then pull the wire through. It will save you alot of time trying to push the wire.
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:58 AM   #37
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chrisb - Darn ... fun!

spiderman - about 500$

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Old 07-15-2004, 04:11 PM   #38
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My dream is starting to be realized.

I've drilled all necessary holes. I've got to plug up a hole that had to be made in order to connect the electronics to the pickups. Then I've got to sand it to hell, sheild the cavities, and stain/finish it.

Its stunning to me how close I am to finishing it...
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Old 07-15-2004, 04:24 PM   #39
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That looks ****ing kick-ass man well done!! Have you done this before?? What did you use to shape the headstock??
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Old 07-15-2004, 04:27 PM   #40
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That looks great. I can't wait to see the finished product.


yesterday IU was talking to the guitar tech at my local shop about the finshing of guitars. He was very knowledgeable and was telling waht was necisary to do a good jod.


It seems to be very complicated. The wood has to be sealed before the stain goes one. Then stain, then clear coat. Be careful when clear coating. Theses things called fish eyes can appear in it. The are like little bubble and they cannot be gotten rid of.

The humidity needs to be very low. That is what cause fish eye, high humidity.


I am in about the same place as you with my project now. I can't wait to finish
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