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Old 01-21-2013, 11:31 AM   #41
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THanks guys.

SH,
I do just sell them on ebay.
The fretboard is also ash, i just grainfilled it so the grain was highlighted.

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Yes, it will be grainfilled as well.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #42
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Double post.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #43
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Huh, I didn't know ash was durable enough for a fretboard. Good to know, I might do that in the future.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #44
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Huh, I didn't know ash was durable enough for a fretboard. Good to know, I might do that in the future.


There are 2 different types of ash. Swamp ash is NOT suitable for a fretboard.
This is northern rock ash. It is what baseball bats are made out of. It is insanely hard and stiff.

Neck is fretted. Just have to carve the neck, then it will go pretty quickly.





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Old 01-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #45
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That fretboard is gorgeous
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #46
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That does look nice. In the second picture the grain makes the fretboard look really wide to me.

Is a woods suitability for a fretboard just determined by it's density?
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #47
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Yes, density, hardness, stiffness.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #48
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Well from what I could find on the internet, European Ash is more dense than that White Rock Ash.

Might have a go making a fretboard with it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:23 PM   #49
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I've got a big plank of it now. Do you mind if we steal your idea?
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:32 PM   #50
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Nah, go for it if you guys want to.
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I've got a big plank of it now. Do you mind if we steal your idea?

I've got a loftfull of it

It's a fantastic chance to use up some of the planks that are split.

Thanks a lot man, it's a fantastic idea, and it looks great
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Thanks Explorerbuilder. I had almost no fretboard wood, and now it turns out that I have quite a lot

And like Whoomit said, it looks fantastic.
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No problem guys.

Got the neck carved














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Old 01-25-2013, 05:20 PM   #54
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Wow the wood looks awesome on the neck. Very nice job.

Do you ever make other, explorer derived shapes? Kelly's, or the LTD EX shape for example.
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Thanks.
I havnt made either of those before. They arnt as popular, and dont sell as well.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:26 PM   #56
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I didn't know if you had tried a one off at some point just to give yourself something slightly different to build.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #57
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I usually just stick with what sells and what is in demand. This will probably be the last of this shape i will make too. Still cant sell the other one after almost 4 months.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:10 AM   #58
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I've never been a fan of the Gibson Explorer, but I really like the small details that you've added to the basic shape.

Looking forward to seeing the finished guitar!
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:50 AM   #59
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that is wonderful look guitar Great Stuff =)
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Wow, that neck is beautifull!
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