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Old 11-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #61
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For the most part I find those shapes to be boring, but something about the rich colors use in tome of those tops just get me, the blues on PRS single cuts used to be my favorite but this just topped that.

Thank you sir for making me gas for something I like better than PRS at a fraction of the cost.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:40 AM   #62
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Viban, It's funny that you say that. I got this at my local guitar shop and they also carry PRS. I was gonna get a PRS SE 245 but then they got some Michael Kelly's in. Once I saw this one and found out it was almost $300 cheaper. I had to get it instead. I love the shade of red, they call it blood red, and the flame looks killer. It plays great too. It does need better pickups, which it will get before long.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:46 AM   #63
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Still a beautiful hue I must admit, and that top is beautiful, if you add that to good playability, I think the $100-$200 in new pickups would definitely be worth it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:08 AM   #64
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Nice looking guitar Zakkwyldefan. Love the color.

Nice to see a thread going over here. Hopefully more people will join in.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #65
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this is what i did yesterday.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:00 PM   #66
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Jesus, somebody has a good camera! How was the shooting?

I haven't worked in the workshop for a couple weeks now. My dad and I are slowly clearing out and tidying it. I can't wait for it to be tidy, it's going to be amazing.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:33 PM   #67
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shooting was fun. that thing has some serious kickback. shoulder still hurts.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:34 PM   #68
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shooting was fun. that thing has some serious kickback. shoulder still hurts.


50BMG?

Sadly I was going to go shooting with coworkers today but I have waaaayyyyy too much work. I wanted to make it rain lead.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #69
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Canstar Arms .50 caliber sniper rifle.

also did some pistol, shotgun, and rifle shooting.

not bad for my first time ever holding a gun.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:52 PM   #70
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Okay, so now that I have 2 guitars under my belt, I want to get moving on a 3rd, but I don't have the cash or reason to do another for myself. I was sort of hoping to slowly move into building by commission, starting with having a customer pay only materials cost. what do you guys think about that? Is it even worth it, or should I actually charge?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #71
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I think that before you sell something to others, you have it mastered first, it'll save you alot of money in **** ups and other things. Granted if I build something for someone, I won't give it to them until I have it to a professional standard.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #72
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So would you consider building for the cost of parts selling (even to a friend)? and what would you say i need to do to get my work from where it is now to a point where it could be sold?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:32 PM   #73
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yeah, i started selling mine way to early, and it tarnished my record and i've had to go back and fix those sorts of things. taken a lot of time and money to right those wrongs.

hold off until you have your product 100% ready, even for a friend.

friends and family are still customers.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #74
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If I were to get my work on par with what I'd consider professional good, I'd just work on my routing skills, and fretwork, and all of those other essential skills until I could do them in my sleep.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #75
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Cool, thanks for the advice guys!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:09 PM   #76
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Hey guys, I got a new toy today. It's a Michael Kelly Patriot Decree. What do you guys think?

i love michael kelly guitars. every one i have played was great. im suprised that i dont see them more often since they arent really expensive and are very good instruments.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #77
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Hopefully not any fret buzz.


Or 50-cycle buzz from the pickups
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:32 PM   #78
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i love michael kelly guitars. every one i have played was great. im suprised that i dont see them more often since they arent really expensive and are very good instruments.

My local shop hasn't had very many. I don't think they are an offical dealer. They only get 2 or 3 at a time and have a total of 7 or 8 over the last 2 years. I've liked every one that they had. All have had great build quality with nice finishes and played great. They have also sold really good. When I saw this one I just had to have it. Even though I really didn't NEED another guitar. I already had 7 and 2 basses. Anyway... I've already put the Seymour Duncan JB, that I took out of my LTD EC-400VF, and put it in this guitar. It sounds better than the stock pickup, but I'm still not a JB fan. So I'm gonna change it again later on when I have the cash. Not sure what I'm gonna put in it yet though.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:59 PM   #79
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Guns are evil. I don't understand the primitive obsession with them.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #80
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I've never understood peoples' primitive obsession with attempting to assert their assumed moral and intellectual superiority due to not partaking in a particular hobby or activity.
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