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Old 11-29-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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Second explorer Prototype

I was so pleased with the way the last one came out, I decided to make another one.
Surprisingly there were'nt any problems or design flaws with it, which is unusual for a prototype.

So i decided to go a little bit more fancy on this one.

I finally got a chamfer bit. It looks SO much better with a thick bevel around it instead of a roundover.

Ash, walnut and curly maple top:










The neck will be a 5 piece Mahogany, walnut and rosewood laminate. Its already glued up and done, just havnt had pics of it yet.
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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Your last build has really made me want to build explorers.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Then i am succeeding!
This guitar will have a few surprises along the way as well
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #4
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:22 AM   #5
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So i had gotten some of the neck done a long while back. Got really burned out again because of another project i was working on, so this is at a stand still for a long time.








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Old 01-02-2013, 03:02 AM   #6
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Glad to see you still building them. Love the new design!

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:41 AM   #7
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Love the shape, the new bevel, and the body material. I love following your builds.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
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Love the shape, the new bevel, and the body material. I love following your builds.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. Its been about a month since i even touched it. Probably wait until around march to work on it again.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #10
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If Adrian Vandenberg played an Explorer, I'm certain this is what it would look like (in hot pink, of course.)
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:23 AM   #11
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That's so sick dude. I'm actually working on an explorer myself and can totally appreciate the process. Shoot me a message when you get the final product, good luck!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #12
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Diggin the headstock...actually the whole guitar!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:28 PM   #13
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That's sick bro!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
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Loving all the little hooks and the chamfer on the body, looks great!
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #15
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It's only a prototype you say?!?!

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Old 01-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #16
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I'm almost positive that I would overpay for just that body if it were for sale...

It's beautiful, the shape, wood grain, chamfer , everything on it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #17
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This looks like the start of something beautiful.

I.....may need a minute to myself.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #18
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Thanks guys, I appreciate all the positive comments.


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It's only a prototype you say?!?!



I called it a prototype, but i have already completed one a couple months ago. I have the hole build thread on here.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:53 AM   #19
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I enjoyed your last build a lot and this one is off to a great start. I'v thought about Explorers off and on in the past and always come up with reasons not to get one, but yours are all win.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #20
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So surprisingly, i had a little motivation to work on this today.
Only problem was, i only had a few minutes.
I did get the headstock cap routed flush and beveled to match the body. It does look pretty cool. I will get a picture tomorrow.
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