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Old 04-24-2008, 02:49 PM   #41
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Oh cool, thanks a lot. I'll check them out.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:08 PM   #42
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How did you get the neck? is it the MM neck?
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:03 PM   #43
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Finally, another update. Things are finally going to start moving here! We should be getting to the actual workshop sometime in the next week or so. My dad and I are going to buy this piece of flamed maple tomorrow. I love the contrasting yet bookmatched figure.
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I believe I've finally decided on a finish. I'm going to go with a natural finish with some sort of stain, nothing too drastic. Along with that, I will have black hardware. Tell me your opinions!

To RFer, no, it's not the Music Man neck. It's a Super Seven neck from Warmoth, 25'' scale. It's damn thin too, maybe even as thin as the Music Man, but I can't be sure.

Does anybody know where I can find ferrules in sets of 7, or anywhere to buy them individually? I'd like to not have to buy 3 sets of 6.
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:46 PM   #44
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it looks cool but, 1300 is alota money 4 a school project lol, hope the guitar sounds awsome when finished!
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Old 05-17-2008, 10:51 PM   #45
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All these awesome builds are making me want to try one this summer. Nice choice of wood BTW. I think black hardware will look infinitely badass with it. Gold is a bit too normal with a nice natural finish.
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Old 05-17-2008, 11:07 PM   #46
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Haha yeah, it is a lot for a school project, but it's also mainly for me. The project was just another reason for my parents to help me out with the costs of building a guitar. It's down to around $1200 now, which is a lot better than the original $1500. We've been able to save quite a bit on certain things.

a4lrocker, I was going to go with gold hardware, but then I decided to go with a natural finish for the sake of easiness as well as saving money, and the idea just grew on me. Black DEFINITELY looks better with a natural finish.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:44 AM   #47
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Ah, there it is... A good prospect. Be sure to measure, measure again and then double-measure to make sure the sandwiched pinstripe will be at the right height on the bevels.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:29 PM   #48
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Haha don't worry...my dad and I are going to be very cautions about this.
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:51 PM   #49
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Alright, finally gonna get somewhere! Today my dad and I went to meet the guys who are going to help us out. They own a custom cabinet making shop, and have enough experience to be able to help us with all the routing. They also have materials and things we can use, and if they don't have them, they can get them for very cheap for us.

Today was basically a meeting about how we're going to do, what we're going to do, and when we're going to do it. They have a 1-piece mahogany block (about 20''x21'') that we're going to end up using as the body. It's about 20 years old. The maple should come in tomorrow, so we'll have all the wood. They also have some thin veneers that we can use for the middle layer of wood, and a vacuum table that we're going to use to glue the top on to the guitar.

In two weeks, we're going back there to make the hard template for the guitar, plane down the block of mahogany to a smaller size, glue on the top, and cut out the actual body blank. Then, I'm not sure what's going to happen the rest of that day, if anything else.

A week after that, we're gonna head back and cut out the body shape and route out all of the pickup cavities, control cavities, and neck pocket, and drill all of the holes necessary. After that, it's pretty much all up to me to file and sand down the bevels, finish the guitar, and attach the hardware. Hopefully all will go well!

Keep in mind that this place is about an hour away, and their best day for us is Saturday. I have the feeling I'm going to feel very impatient about this because I can't wait to see the finished product. Also, these guys will be doing most of the dirty work. I'm supplying the maple top, the template, and the neck, and they're basically routing out the pockets and doing all the stuff I wouldn't be doing on such an expensive build (that MIGHT not run quite as much as we expected).

I'll have pictures of the maple tomorrow, assuming it comes in. Hopefully somebody is still reading this so I don't feel like I'm wasting my time.

I still need a set of 7 ferrules...would my best bet be to buy 2 packs of 6?

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Old 05-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #50
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PICTURES!
the maple arrived this morning, it looks AWESOME! It's got a les paul drawn on it, but that'll be sanded off soon.
We also bought 2 500k volume/tone pots and 1 500k push/pull pot for the coil tap. I might take pictures of those later but I don't really think it's necessary.

The lighting wasn't great, but here they are:



theres a close-up of the grain.

Tell me what you think!

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Old 05-24-2008, 03:00 PM   #51
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:33 PM   #52
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That top would look amazing with the blue stain...
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Old 05-24-2008, 11:36 PM   #53
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^True, I might go with a slight blue accent on the top, but I might just keep it natural. I'll decide that when it's finished to see how i like it.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:53 AM   #54
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Sounds cool. I wish Warmoth offered something besides 25" and 28 5/8" scale for a 7 string neck. Too short and too long. Just give me a damn 27" neck

Looks good, though
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Old 05-25-2008, 02:04 AM   #55
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Thanks...Yeah, I wish I could've gotten like 25.5 or 27, but I can't really complain, because I got the neck and it looks AWESOME! Slightly quilted birds-eye maple with stainless steel frets and ebony fretboard, and an amazing satin finish. I wasn't going to attempt a neck build, because thats like THE most important part, and I have near no experience with woodworking.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #56
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Self bumpage...heres a lame picture of the pots: 2 volume, 1 push/pull tone.
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:17 PM   #57
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:42 PM   #58
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haha nick you see this like every day.
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:31 PM   #59
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tru but still
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Nice. Oh, I never said thanks to you haha

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