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Old 12-17-2012, 08:00 AM   #21
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True that, tastes differ and if the customer is satisfied that's all that matters. I absolutely didn't mean to belittle the guitar at all though, everything looks really good except for the fretboard imo


I have to agree. With some proper figuring, that fretboard would look immense, but the piece you're using really does look like an accident with a can of stain...

But, as said, if the customer is happy then
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #22
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I have to agree. With some proper figuring, that fretboard would look immense, but the piece you're using really does look like an accident with a can of stain...


Black and white/pale moon ebony is just a bit like that a lot of the time. If I remember correctly, it's pretty rare and it's difficult to get pieces in decent sizes without defects.

Here are a few examples of some really nice looking black and white ebony.
http://www.musicianscentre.com/blog...15918128798.jpg
http://williamsguitars.co.uk/wp-con...ny-featured.jpg
http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_gu...iles/LG6Top.jpg

That said, personally I love how this fretboard looks - Black and white ebony is by far my favourite looking wood. On this guitar, it's a brilliant contrast to the blue.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #23
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Cut the neck pocket


Perfect


Finally slimmed her down a bit




Side dots and neck pocket close up


Well balanced



Both neck and body carving coming soon!
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #24
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that looks so awesome! fretboard looks cool
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:26 PM   #25
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Intrigued by your decision to put the side dots on the neck/fretboard joint and not just the fretboard. Is that how you usually do it?
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #26
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Intrigued by your decision to put the side dots on the neck/fretboard joint and not just the fretboard. Is that how you usually do it?


Just trying something different. I have a strat with that layout and thought id give it a shot. Plus the joint helps make lining them up alittle easier.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #27
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:46 PM   #28
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I'm curious, how did you make your forearm bevel?
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I'm curious, how did you make your forearm bevel?


45 degree angled router bit followed by some 80 grit on a small sanding block
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:49 PM   #30
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This thing is awesome. Id never seen ebony like that before, looks great man
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:29 AM   #31
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Great looking guitar. Fretboard is different. Nice to see something unusual.

Very nice photos as well. Can't wait to see more.

What the hell is what up with your user name? (Just kidding,I love your sig about it )
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:55 AM   #32
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Dude you are my guitar building hero. That's gorgeous. I love the fretboard and that blue. I'm not a huge fan of the head stock, but seriously amazing guitars.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #33
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Christmas slowed me down a bit but now I'm back on track with this build.

fret board leveled, fall away added, and polished




Frets



Blacked out pickup cavities


Sunken strap lok anchors

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #34
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Neck carved 19.1mm at the 1st fret, 21.04mm at the 12th




I think tomorrow I have to add my sig, neck bolts, and final sanding and it will be ready for sealer and clear!
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:38 PM   #35
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man you make some of the coolest guitars......
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #36
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man you make some of the coolest guitars......

Ditto. Looking real sharp, what kind of strap locks are you using on this build?
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Ditto. Looking real sharp, what kind of strap locks are you using on this build?


Thanks! I'm using these things on this build

http://www.zzounds.com/item--DNPSLS103
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #38
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Hey, I liked your facebook.
Your work is impeccable!
Once I get my new job you'll probably be hearing from me!


That's an interesting heel carve how did you come up with that design?
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That's an interesting heel carve how did you come up with that design?


Awesome, thanks for the compliments and I look forward to workin with you in the future!

The whole back is beveled with a 45 degree angle bit at the request of the customer and it gives the heel that shape. He is basing it off a few different designs and its actually quite comfortable!
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #40
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How to open the electronics cavity on a Robbins custom.

Step one: locate cavity cover


Step two: Insert pick til snug but do not force it


Step three: Press down ward on the pick (It will want to push back out of the slot but keeping light pressure on the wider side of the pick will keep it in place while it lifts the cover.)


Step four: Once the cover is raised use your other hand to grab and remove the cover


The cover is plenty secure and will not move even when shaking the guitar with all your strength. If you hit the guitar hard enough to make the cover come off then you have bigger repair issues to worry about. No more screws to strip or lose and its a much cleaner look.

Neck bolt anchors


My decals came in a little larger then I had expected and wont look right with this head stock design, but no worries, the back of the headstock works fine too


Every thing is sealed, sanded, and ready for finish
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