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Old 05-12-2007, 02:02 PM   #41
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looks preety good. keep it up and youl have a fantastic guitar.may i suggest a honey-burst paint job on it? it would look awsomme
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:22 PM   #42
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just out of curiousity, how much is this going to cost overall? im really considering making a guitar over the summer, and was just wondering cost, and also if you encountered any problems or anything like that that maybe i should watch out for?

it's ending up costing more than I was hoping (probably about $700), but it's going to be a seven string, so that brings up the price of all the parts. If you're planning on a six string, then I can't really give you an idea of how much it'll cost, and it also depends on what type of parts you're putting into it. If you're planning on just building the body and buying a neck like I am, you can try to find a decent used neck either off the internet/ at a local guitar shop/ second hand store if you're worried about money. and no problems so far, but I'll keep the thread updated with how everything's going.
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looks preety good. keep it up and youl have a fantastic guitar.may i suggest a honey-burst paint job on it? it would look awsomme

I still haven't decided on what colour finish to put on it, but now you've given me another colour to consider. I'll probably start a thread with a poll for the colour of finish when I get closer to that step.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:09 AM   #43
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(personal opinion) dude before you go and put that awful bridge on to that, I think you should go tune-o-matic, It would add a touch of class to it and not make it look like a cheap guitar, in my personal opinion I think that a gold or even a chrome tune-o-matic would make or break this guitar.



sorry but i think the hardtails look cllassier, especially in black.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:53 PM   #44
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Looks really nice dude, I look forward to the finished product. I definately think some kind of black/dark blue finish would look good.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #45
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Looks really nice dude, I look forward to the finished product. I definately think some kind of black/dark blue finish would look good.

Thanks, and yeah, I'm leaning towards the dark blue finish, but still haven't completely made up my mind as there's a bunch of good colour schemes I could go with.

And now time for some more pics!
Lower side sanded to a smooth round edge:



Upper side cut roughly to an angle:


And where I left off today, both sides are rounded and pretty smooth, aside from a few inches at the back, I left them flat so it'll be easier to clamp a router template on
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:54 PM   #46
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Nice guitar, it'd look awesome in a trans black finnish
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:59 AM   #47
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looks great ill keep in touch with this thread cant wait till its finished.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:39 AM   #48
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With those last pics, it seems to be coming a long really well
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:17 PM   #49
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that thing is thicker than hell...you should thin up the maple top to a half or mebe quarter inch...less weight.and it will look like half ur guitar has a bound body...unless u paint teh sides and back dark red to hide it.... but it acually looks very impressive for a homeade. how do u make flamed maple anyway? carve grooves in the maple?
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:33 PM   #50
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^ I'm probably going to make the top the trans whatever colour I chose, then have a burst to dark/black, with the back and sides black/ whatever dark colour I choose.
And the maple has the flame to it because of a growth defect in the tree, making the grain wavy, so even when the top is sanded completely smooth you can still see the flames or waves.
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:31 AM   #51
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White with black hardware?

Or natural with black hardware?

Or that trans black does look very nice... Nice to see this is coming along very quickly. Have you ever considered the rustey cooley mod with the lower horn? release the inner shredder from within
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:23 AM   #52
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Looks VERY good.
I just hope that the lower horn is not as fragile as it looks.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:46 AM   #53
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^ I'm probably going to make the top the trans whatever colour I chose, then have a burst to dark/black, with the back and sides black/ whatever dark colour I choose.
And the maple has the flame to it because of a growth defect in the tree, making the grain wavy, so even when the top is sanded completely smooth you can still see the flames or waves.


Dude! Trans blue burst *drool* I want!

Seriously, the blue from the first page is so sexy, I'd buy it and I'm a cheapskate...
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^ I'm probably going to make the top the trans whatever colour I chose, then have a burst to dark/black, with the back and sides black/ whatever dark colour I choose.
And the maple has the flame to it because of a growth defect in the tree, making the grain wavy, so even when the top is sanded completely smooth you can still see the flames or waves.
Yeah I think it's because the trees get so huge and heavy, they start to compress the lower, older wood and it develops the flame figure.
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:47 PM   #55
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White with black hardware?

Or natural with black hardware?

Or that trans black does look very nice... Nice to see this is coming along very quickly. Have you ever considered the rustey cooley mod with the lower horn? release the inner shredder from within

probably not white with black, as the flame maple will need a transpaent colour, but natural is another of the many finishes I'm still considering.
As for the Rustey Cooley lower horn mod, I have no idea what it is... care to show some pics?
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Looks VERY good.
I just hope that the lower horn is not as fragile as it looks.

Thanks, and the lower horn is pretty solid, I think just the angle the picture was taken from makes it look thin, although it's not all that huge, it's not super thin.
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:21 PM   #56
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really like the shape, its beautiful actually, perfect imo.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:20 PM   #57
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looking nice so far dude best of luck

I can't see why people are against that bridge and the humbuckers should be sweet! Finish wise its your choice, but I've always like the purple/black finish on that pic of the Viper that's been posted.

can I ask what color hardware you've actually ordered? and this is a slightly dumb question, but what type of neck your going for? dumb sounding question but you don't know if you don't ask right.




and to they guy that said about the Rusty Cooley(sp) sig yes minus the floyd but that's a personal thing.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:07 AM   #58
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It probably is a bit late to do this mod at this stage of the build but you may wish to consider it for another build.

Rustey cooley sig, note extended lower cutaway
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:33 AM   #59
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Does the upper horn look that bulbousy in real life?
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thats the angle of the picture will
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