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Old 06-29-2008, 09:27 PM   #81
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hey, I've noticed a few people on this forum just have a flat neck before carving with no heels and volutes cut out. when the back of your necks are flat from heel to headstock do you just rasp it down until its shaped properly? I do it a different way, which is why Im confused about the way a lot of you guys do it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:31 AM   #82
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At first the really disliked the headstock but its actually quiet cool!
Thanks man, its definatly an aquired taste, but I just thought metal guitar needs metal head stock, and I think I achieved that, and it looks great on RGs IMO


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but methinks the clean look of straight ebony is bitchin-er,
Yeah I was thinking of doing that, but I've never played a guitar without inlays before so I didnt know how I would take to it, so I opted for inlays just incase I'm still a guitar n00b


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hey, I've noticed a few people on this forum just have a flat neck before carving with no heels and volutes cut out. when the back of your necks are flat from heel to headstock do you just rasp it down until its shaped properly? I do it a different way, which is why Im confused about the way a lot of you guys do it.

This is my first build so I have never done it before, but yeah I was going to shape it between the neck and volute after I have fretted it, with rasps and hand sanders
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Old 06-30-2008, 08:42 AM   #83
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Good job so far! This is one of the best RG builds i have ever seen. :P
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:57 AM   #84
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Having no inlays wont be a big deal as long as the side dots are still there, at least that's my experience.
Doesn't mean you're still not a guitar n00b, heh

I should probably stop spamming this up with mindless conversation.

Any estimate on when you should have this finished?
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:34 PM   #85
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Good job so far! This is one of the best RG builds i have ever seen. :P

I wouldnt go that far but I really appreciate it

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Any estimate on when you should have this finished?


Construction should be finished in the next couple of weeks (depending on how long carving and fretting takes) but painting will probably be longer (gotta acquire all the materials and learn to swirl first)


I will be making an update tommorow showing the inlay process, it turned out pretty well, I might even be able to get the bridge drilled and recessed if I'm lucky.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #86
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^awesome!

You should be able to knock the neck carve out in around an hour or two because its your first time. Its not a hard process.
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Old 07-15-2008, 06:27 AM   #87
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^ i gotta agree, my first neck went from a piece of wood with a scarf joint to a truss routed, tapered, headstock shaped and carved neck in about 4 hours, its not completely done, just needs finishing up to the right feel when i get the fretboard, but yeah shaping is relativly easy
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:59 AM   #88
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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 07-15-2008, 11:09 AM   #89
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yeah and mine lmao,

England FTL!


Just drilled the bridge, going to drill the ferrules in a minute, may be even finish the contouring today, which would mean that everything except the neck is done
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:48 PM   #90
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So yeah update

The inlaying is nearly done, I am waiting for some black superglue from a guitar building site based in the UK so I can get it all glued in, when it is I will radius and fret it, and then carve the neck.

As far as the body goes the bridge is drilled, I need to wait for the fretting to be complete to see if the bridge needs recessing (the action doesnt look to bad atm, but It will probably need a lil recess) and when I know where the bridge will finally sit I can drill the ferrule holes (I cant drill them now because if I drill them too close the the bridge the strings might hang up on the side of the TOM which I dont want)



Bridge Installed



Cover Installed (with magnets fo shiz)



HS looking metal as phuck



Back of the headstock



Heres some inlay stuff,

if you are in the UK get your inlay stuff from www.smallwonder-music.co.uk

the postage is a bit of a rip but the packaging is immence, check it out.



You get your own lil carrying case, for inlay shell? wtf lol



woah what is that



Blood Red Basin, re constituted rock in epoxy, I thought it would go well with the colour scheme I had to cut dots out of that and shape them, which is hard lol
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:59 PM   #91
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and for an additional touch, I though NEIL at the 12th fret might be kinda cool

Heres how I did that...



peice of metal sheet, scored on it is the 12th fret size and the letters within that fret



Cut out the letters



stick the template to the wood and dremel out the middle (you can also see the dot markings)



The inlay family, as you can see the dots taper down in size.



The Neil, I might redo the I its not tight enough.



The neck

looks pretty swish for a first time inlay, at least personally I think its cool


I was pretty pissed that even though I market it all out etc, the last couple of dots are not perfectly inline, but what can you do.


I cant work on this for a while now, because I cant finish the neck with out the superglue hopefully my mum will find me some borax (shes a pharmacist) so I can start getting the finish perfected.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:40 AM   #92
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If any one wants to commision this guys bigger brother I'de REALLY appreciate it

I'm dying to make a 7 string 27" scale version of this guitar with blackouts

I will when I have the cash.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #93
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Wow great choice for inlay material. Cool idea for the 12th fret as well. What size magnets did you use, and where did you get them (for the cavity cover)? I was going to do that at first, but I didn't know what kind of magnets to use or where to get them.

Everything is looking awesome dude. FINISH NAU PLEESSE
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:04 PM   #94
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Unfortunately I canít finish it for much longer than anticipated

I might just bite the bullet with the ferrules and just hope they donít hang up on the bridge.

The magnets are just 10mm diameter magnets, one glued into a hole into the body, and another (matching the polarity, or the cover would just float above lol) fits in the same recess and is glued to the cavity cover, they were just on a notice board we have in our house, I hope no one misses them
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #95
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I don't like that headstock at all, but to each his own.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #96
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Stolen magnets FTW!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:52 AM   #97
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Update

only 8 holes left to drill (pup rings) and only the neck left to do.

My mum bought me some borax, so I can start experimenting with swirling!



Top ferrules and bridge drilled, arm rest carved.




Back ferrules drilled, tummy cut and AANJ carved.




Another look at the carving (technically its just sanding)




Mock up

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Old 07-21-2008, 12:31 PM   #98
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wow that is looking awesome im definetly going to bookmark this thead, I hope it all goes well for you.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:37 PM   #99
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Damn, dude. Looking awesome!
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Update

only 8 holes left to drill (pup rings) and only the neck left to do.

My mum bought me some borax, so I can start experimenting with swirling!



Top ferrules and bridge drilled, arm rest carved.




Back ferrules drilled, tummy cut and AANJ carved.




Another look at the carving (technically its just sanding)




Mock up

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Dude that is techincally SEXY!!!
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