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Old 05-21-2007, 03:36 PM   #61
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its looking sexy
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:52 PM   #62
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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.

Thanks, and I've ordered black hardware for it already. The neck is this one from warmoth, with maple back, ebony fretboard and no inlays.
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thats the angle of the picture will

most of it is the angle, but it does kind of bulb out in real life. I'm not too concerned about it, as it's really very noticable from certain angles, but I'm going to flatten it down a bit more tommorow.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:19 PM   #63
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woot!

the Tone Zone arrived today, so I can start making a router template tomorrow. I hope that the rest of the stuff comes soon...
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:35 PM   #64
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hey do a laiho-caster, im gonna do that with my strat when I buy my RR3 (or V Blade)

i want something like this, but on a strat, and in your cas, in a 7 string, and you con put the black burs at the back and this as a small background:

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Old 06-03-2007, 07:42 AM   #65
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The "laihocaster" is FUGLY.
Your 7 string, however, is absolutely jawdropping.
Keep us the amazing work!!
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:10 PM   #66
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A rounded edge RG... Why didn't Ibanez do that from the beginning?

Keep up the good work
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:16 PM   #67
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The body shape is reminding me of a standard RG but with all of the great smooth features associated with the S series

Keep it up, its looking fantastic.



Pity your in US, i'd get you to make me a custom 7 to my specs
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:37 PM   #68
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thanks again for the compliments everyone.
unfortunately the days my woodshop teacher has been at meetings or I've been away made up more than half of last week, and no more of the parts aside from the tone zone have arrived yet, so I haven't been able to do a whole lot more work on it besides making the router template for the pickups and making the upper horn a bit skinnier. Tomorrow I should have the pickup cavities routed and hopefully I'll have a bit of extra time to finish off rounding the edge I left flat to clamp on the template.

and why do people keep thinking I live in the US? I'm from Canada!

...but either way I still wouldn't be able to make a 7-string for you, hmmm_de_humm... way to live across the ocean... [/sarcastic tone]
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:45 PM   #69
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how much would u charge for a guitar like this?
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:21 PM   #70
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how much would u charge for a guitar like this?

I really haven't thought about selling it, so I don't know...
Although I wouldn't get you're hopes up towards buying a custom seven string off me, I'm definately keeping this one for myself, and most likely won't have constant access to a decent woodshop until next school year unless I can use my dad's friend's shop that I've only been to a couple of times, or I buy the needed tools for making guitars, which I highly doubt I will be doing in the near future. I'd talk to someone on here who has more experiance and the right tools if you're seriously thinking of getting one custom made. or you could take a shot at building one yourself...

so to end my rambling, I don't know how much I would charge....
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:28 PM   #71
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dude...good luck man...you really gt some talent there...and its looking good bro...its gonna be one heck of a guitar...good luck...
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:35 AM   #72
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I've always thought about making my own guitar but always back away from the idea because I'm scared it won't be perfect in some way. Always concerned about the action - I have to have it very low and hate having high action. I was thinking about saving up some money and buying everything from Warmoth and just putting the guitar together myself. How much does Warmoth charge for shipping to Canada?

And just curious, what school do you go to in Brampton?
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:41 PM   #73
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thats some snazzy building. very cool. i think if i tried it would break. cool idea though.
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:31 PM   #74
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Nice guitar, im gona make a tele style this summer.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:17 PM   #75
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I've always thought about making my own guitar but always back away from the idea because I'm scared it won't be perfect in some way. Always concerned about the action - I have to have it very low and hate having high action. I was thinking about saving up some money and buying everything from Warmoth and just putting the guitar together myself. How much does Warmoth charge for shipping to Canada?

And just curious, what school do you go to in Brampton?


Shipping costs would be more expensive if you were to buy the body from warmoth as well, but you can call or send an email to warmoth and ask them for a quote.

and I go to North Park... why, where do you go?

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Nice guitar, im gona make a tele style this summer.

thanks,
If I get this finished and eventually start a new one I'll probably make a tele.

and I'll update the thread with some pics after dinner... I'm hungry...
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:03 PM   #76
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Here's a few updates:

So far I've (nearly) finished rounding all the edges, including that bit that I had left flat for a while, and I've also made the pickup cavities. I made the pickup cavities shallower than needed for now, because I'd rather take more wood off later than fix taking too much off.

Unfortunately, while I was sanding and went to grab another grit of sandpaper, someone moved my project off the sanding table onto a bunch of tiny woodchips, and I stupidly ignored that it had been moved, and started to sand some more, to later find several little indents in the backside of the guitar....
They're pretty hard to see in the pictures, but that's mostly just because I've been using my phone to take all the pictures so far.
There's one dent in the back of the upper horn:

A group of smaller dents to the left of where the control cavity will be:

and another small group where the tummy cut is:


I'll probably just end up putting a bit of filler there, then painting the back a solid colour (with a burst on the frontside fading to the solid colour), or will it work if I just let the paint/ whatever finish I do fill the dents? they're not that big or anything, so I would assume I could do that, right?
Tomorrow's the last day of school, so I can't do any more work until I can use my Dad's friend's woodshop once I get the neck and other hardware, aside from any sanding that I can do at home.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:35 PM   #77
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thats pretty damn sick dude! I couldnt really see any of those tiny dents messing up the painting process, but thats just my hypothesis. To be safe, I would probably smack some filler in there though. Such a significant amount of filler couldnt do any harm. But if those pictures are with a phone, PLEASE TELL ME WHAT PHONE YOU HAVE! lol!
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:54 PM   #78
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I've got this phone, it's pretty good, especially because it only cost $20, although it doesn't have expandable memory....
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:14 AM   #79
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veryy nice phone! i have the w810i version


and nice job with the guitar...i cant wait to see it finished
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:27 AM   #80
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post more pics ^^

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