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Old 09-08-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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JEN Custom #3

Ahh.. It's this time of year again. Just finished my last build so what could be more perfect time to start another? This will be the first guitar I make for someone other than myself. My little brother is the lead guitarist in a metal band (why does it seem to me that nowadays every ~20 year old has a metal band? ) and so I thought I'll make him a guitar for his 25th birthday. He's only 22 at the moment but I'll ignore that fact for now. Anyway, it'll be something like the last one but with a bit more edge and 'metal' to it. Specs and pics will follow.

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This one is now finished. For final pics, look at post #191.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #3
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #8
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:33 PM   #10
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:19 AM   #11
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I've really liked your previous guitars, OP, just felt like lurking more than posting :v
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:21 AM   #12
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... My little brother is the lead guitarist in a metal band (why does it seem to me that nowadays every ~20 year old has a metal band? ) and so I thought I'll make him a guitar for his 25th birthday...
A 7-string?!?

Yes!

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Old 09-09-2010, 02:38 AM   #13
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:05 AM   #14
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its definatly and 8 string baritone fanned fret neck-through with 27 frets,
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:08 AM   #15
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:54 AM   #16
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its definatly and 8 string baritone fanned fret neck-through with 27 frets,

this do it nao
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:01 PM   #17
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AWESUM!!! I love ure builds! there sowell thought out and look amazing will sticky!
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:47 PM   #18
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Wow.. you do have some high expectations Remember I've only made two before.

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A 7-string?!?
Nope, sorry.

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its definatly and 8 string baritone fanned fret neck-through with 27 frets,
Well, not this either. Despite the fact that it's coming owner is a metalhead, it's not going to be a über-brutal church-burning war axe. Anyway, to compensate for the lack of pics here's how it's going to be (more or less):

- body shape similar to JEN Custom #2
- 2pc body made of European Black Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
- Flamed maple top (flat top with armrest)
- 5pc neck from the same block than the neck on #2
(flamed maple with 2 wenge stripes)
- PRS'ish 3+3 headstock with volute, double action truss rod
- ebony fretboard, 25,5" scale, 24 frets (6100 or 6105)
- no idea on inlays yet
- H/H pickups, not sure about make/model yet, could be actives, could be for
example Irongears with active preamp
- wenge pickuprings
- graphtech nut
- Schaller Hannes fixed bridge
- probably Schaller locking tuners

Next week I'll be planing and glueing the body and making templates. I'll have to wait for the top for a while since just won it on ebay.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:54 PM   #19
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Great! I'm excited for this.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:40 PM   #20
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Judging by the quality of your previous builds, your brother will NOT be disappointed.

Sounds amazing, and he's very lucky to have you as a brother, I'm sure.

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