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Old 03-14-2012, 05:56 AM   #1
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Voodoo Child (HENDRIX) Tribute Guitar

I'm having this made to the limit. I'll post some picks as it develops. So far here is the body. It looks more yellow (in the lighting), but the base coat is off white. The lettering will be purple and there will be yellow, turquoise throughout. The head will be bronze (like a statute). The neck will have HENDRIX in the fret spaces. The headstock will have his date of birth and death, along with a guitar pick embedded in the wood.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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That... doesn't look him. At least from this angle.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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You will rarely getting an exact spitting image of someone when carving into wood or other mediums; and once the bronze paint is added it will look more like him (right now he's an Albino).
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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This has the potential to be one of the most awesome builds ever. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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looks like it will be incredible. Casper is a really nice guy to work with. Haven't had him build me anything...YET. but even just talking about possible prices and specs, you can tell he cares about his work. Will be following this thread to see how it turns out
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:42 PM   #6
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This build is the most interesting one ive seen in a while. I cant wait to see it once you get everything.
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
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This is my second Casper guitar. I know there are many luthiers out there, but for the price, what he built me originally is quite something. I have a Slash Les Paul, a Satriani (JS2400) Ibanez, and several other guitars from other companies, and the Casper is the only one I play. The neck is the best of them all, and the tonal qualities is what I wanted in my JS2400 if I could have changed it. Once I had an idea for a Hendrix tribute guitar, Casper was my go-to guy.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
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Glad to hear you have such a positive experience with him. Once I have the cash, I'm going to try to get a custom built by him.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:01 AM   #9
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The finished body (sans pickups, etc.).
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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Wow. The paint really helped.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #11
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Once the hardware is put in, it should really take off... and once the custom neck is in place (with custom inlays), it will take on a new life. Best of all, based on the neck and the electronics/pickups, this will be one heck of a playable guitar. It's not just a showpiece.

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Old 03-26-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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Finally an update, been looking at this day after day waiting for an update. Looking good.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
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That is so amazing!! I would have liked it better if you had used pink instead of white on the "blank spots" Of the body, but this is still crazy good keep it up friend!
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #14
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That guitar is a beautiful tribute to Hendrix. Bravo.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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My focus was on his Woodstock guitar. Not sure if pink would look any good with the colors chosen... more of a psychedlic combo, as per his first album cover (although not the exact tones of yellow and purple).

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
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^I agree with logicbdj.

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:29 AM   #17
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The carver is going to add three knobs... one with a heart... one with a rose... one with a peace sign.

This should tie in all the concepts into the controls. Still waiting on the neck inlays to be finished. Also, Double Treble is doing a custom strap and I'm having a custom case done up (the case front is primed, then the artist does a black charcoal drawing, then lacquered over top to protect it).
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #18
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Here's the case done by Scott Ouderkirk.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:59 PM   #19
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I like the case, has a hand drawn in class vibe but its very detailed. I wonder how long it took him to do that case.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #20
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Apparently only a few hours at most, although there is time in priming the case for the drawing (and letting each coat dry), then finishing it off with a lacquer to protect it.
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