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Old 08-10-2011, 07:38 AM   #21
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Wooden pickup rings, perhaps? You know you want to, hm?
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #22
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Wooden pickup rings, perhaps? You know you want to, hm?

dude. yes.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #23
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Wooden pickup rings, perhaps? You know you want to, hm?

Seconded.

That's fantastic for a first build.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #24
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How the heck is this only your first build? Its awesome. I can tell you did your research, you did everything correctly so far.
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:04 AM   #25
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This is dope!

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Old 08-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #26
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everyone else has already said, very ambitious for a first build. way to jump into it!
one thing i noticed. did you cover the truss rod before gluing the fretboard? didnt look like it, i could be wrong. but all that glue will go straight to the rod and glue it in place, not a good thing! although numerous people have done it that way. i just did my first one, and it just takes pushing a little tape down and over the truss rod to keep it clean =)

i have to admit, every few pictures i was like "ohhh crap heres where it takes a bad turn..." , but suddenly in the next picture the issue would be cleaned up nicely!

thumbs up for your first build!
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:25 AM   #27
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Wooden pickup rings, perhaps? You know you want to, hm?

Very tempting!

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everyone else has already said, very ambitious for a first build. way to jump into it!
one thing i noticed. did you cover the truss rod before gluing the fretboard? didnt look like it, i could be wrong. but all that glue will go straight to the rod and glue it in place, not a good thing! although numerous people have done it that way. i just did my first one, and it just takes pushing a little tape down and over the truss rod to keep it clean =)

i have to admit, every few pictures i was like "ohhh crap heres where it takes a bad turn..." , but suddenly in the next picture the issue would be cleaned up nicely!

thumbs up for your first build!

The first time I actually did cover the truss, but I forgot to do so this time. It moves perfectly though.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:07 PM   #28
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Inlay blocks! They're about the size of the 1st fret, so plenty of material to work with. 10 pieces.

After trying out some inlays I've decided to go with a pulse which goes to a flat line and into a pulse again. Something about an accident I had earlier this year.

Other things I came up with were the ten plagues of Egypt. But that turned out way too busy to look at. Then I went with pistons but that just didn't really work out.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:34 PM   #29
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i dig this build! but one question... what's the additional triangle on the headstock for?
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:48 PM   #30
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when do you think it will be done? :P
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:09 PM   #31
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F'in sweet! You have made some great choices for your guitar. Good wood working skillz too.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:15 AM   #32
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i dig this build! but one question... what's the additional triangle on the headstock for?

Nothing except for kickass looks. It's the Ken Lawrence headstock.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:33 AM   #33
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when do you think it will be done? :P

I have no clue. But I'm close to the finish.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:56 PM   #34
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So I just made the inlay for the 1st fret. It was a real hassle to make it. Took me like an hour to cut it out completely. Also snapped a bit on the left side of the inlay.

I just need to get used to the fretsaw and it'll come more easy then.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:39 PM   #35
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Wish you luck! The look of the inlay blocks is really amazing.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:59 PM   #36
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Cant wait to see what the inlays will look like at the end...
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:53 PM   #37
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Hey Droste impressed with your build so far, nice work.

I'd love to have a crack at the fibre optic fret dots idea, can you tell me where you got you're F.O cable?

Cheers
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:23 PM   #38
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This is looking really sweet so far. You wouldn't mind if I used the fiber optic idea, would you?
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:19 PM   #39
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^I don't think it's his idea, to be frank.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:29 PM   #40
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Hey Droste impressed with your build so far, nice work.

I'd love to have a crack at the fibre optic fret dots idea, can you tell me where you got you're F.O cable?

Cheers

Sure! I bought them off Conrad electronics. Conrad.com

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This is looking really sweet so far. You wouldn't mind if I used the fiber optic idea, would you?

Ofcourse you can! Like Pikka Bird says, it's not actually my idea. Good luck!

I didn't show it on the photos but I used tiny heat shrinks where a new fiber would join the bundle. So in stead of the tape I used the first time I put heat shrinks on those locations. I did not heat shrink them but just took the correct size to keep them tightly together.
I tested a fiber with a heat shrink around in and put a lighter under it but the fiber started oozing and then it won't carry light. Still, I have no clue if it is a plastic or genuine glass fiber. But I don't care too much, the result is cool.

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