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Old 06-09-2008, 06:43 AM   #61
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I'm sure if you compared them in real life they would be pretty different
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:57 AM   #62
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Double posting FTW!

Alright time for an update...

Everything is going swimmingly (well as much as a first build can anyway )

Glued the Fret Board to the neck, this went well in everywhere but two places where there was hairline gaps where there wasnít enough clamp pressure which is annoying (in the process of repair as we speak/write/read), but otherwise incredibly clean joints.




Finished article...




Here the neck is drilled and marked ready for carving...




and bolted on...




I also made a new truss rod cover as I wasnít satisfied with the old mahogany one, this time out of ebony cause it looks classy as f**k! It was a solid block, I drew on the shape, drilled the holes, cut it out and shaped it with a sanding disk on a dremel...



Its great but the tip chipped a bit just as I was finished carving, which sucks, but other wise I love it, I'm probably going to inlay is with the roman number 1 (for first build) if I can work out how to do it with out messing it up lol


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I would also like to point out that solid block of ebony + plus a lot of sanding = health hazard, I didnít think there was much to be worried about until I picked my nose (we all do) later on and found black bits in it...

and the solution is one of these bad boys, a filtering face mask, which until now I had only used in the garage, but will now be using for mostly any sanding I do. A lot of us are kids and we canít afford to ruin our lungs now



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Old 06-18-2008, 12:24 PM   #63
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the gaps you got were becuase of your method of clamping!

use a board on the fretboard to even out the pressure along the neck and stagger the clamps.
like so:

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Old 06-18-2008, 03:09 PM   #64
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pretty ballin' buddy, totally feeling that headstock shape, especially with the stripe. get carving that body! it shapes up SO much!
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:19 PM   #65
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its looking good but the body looks way too think imo
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:31 PM   #66
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Once its contoured I dont think it matters if its comfortable, its not exactly as thick as an LP lol
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #67
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I filled the gaps with slow epoxy & epony dust mix and it worked a treat, so thats that done
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Old 06-22-2008, 04:20 PM   #68
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Not sure if we get told off or not for double posting, but I have some blood red basin material coming next week, and I'm going to make some dots out of it for position markers, and prob have my name at the 12th fret.

Heres a pic of what it is, I think it will compliment the swirl nicely, I didnt want boring white dots on my FB

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #69
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Very nice to see you going to the effort of original inlays.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:47 AM   #70
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Not sure if we get told off or not for double posting, but I have some blood red basin material coming next week, and I'm going to make some dots out of it for position markers, and prob have my name at the 12th fret.

Heres a pic of what it is, I think it will compliment the swirl nicely, I didnt want boring white dots on my FB




You're on the UK guitar builder forum aren't you? As Neil
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:54 AM   #71
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I go by many names...

(+1 to the reference )

But yeah that threads mine, and I'm Neil Beith on PG
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #72
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Roodie(sp?) from that episode of the Mighty Boosh?

on topic, your guitar build is sweet. I hope i can match the quality when i attempt mine next year...
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:00 AM   #73
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haha yeah, have you seen the live show they did? He lists all these different names for ages its brilliant

and cheers! just take your time, planning is the most important thing before you cut anything, making sure its guna work lol, but yeah patience when working is a big thing, you f**k up less
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:56 PM   #74
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That looks fvcking Awesome man! That's gonna be sick when it's finished.
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:41 PM   #75
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Hey thanks for the support man
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:12 PM   #76
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damn, better than i could ever do

keep it up, cant wait to see final product
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:33 PM   #77
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Oh man, I didn't even realize who's build this was until just now

Looks awesome, can't wait to see it finished. The color scheme looks sick. I might steal the recessed jack idea as well..
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I'll sue your ass!

Thanks for the kind words

Should have an update soon, experimenting with inlays atm.
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Old 06-29-2008, 08:52 PM   #79
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Liking it so far.

At first the really disliked the headstock but its actually quiet cool!



Cant wait to see it finished.
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Don't sue my ass!

I kind of wanted to do some cool inlays on mine, but methinks the clean look of straight ebony is bitchin-er, and I wouldn't want to screw it up
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