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Spaztikko
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#41
Quote by JustRooster
You should build me stands for a few things. Beer stand, girlfriend stand, other girlfriend stand, dog stand... the essentials.


Exactly. He should make stands.

HAND STANDS!!!!!!111!!!
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#43
That IS a nice stand- again, something I wouldn't mind paying for, especially if I wanted to really show off a particular guitar.
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Dave_Mc
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#45
that stand's killer too
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#46
Jeeeeesus... that is one hell of an instrument dude, serious work for a first build!
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hminh87
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#47
I completely finished my build with only Tru-oil. Took me half a month with one coat each day. Sticky and messy as hell to wash off every time but the result is so wonderful.
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gregs1020
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#48
whoa.

that's ridiculous.

Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
randomguy2000
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#49





seriously, great stuff
Quote by kangaxxter
Tone is in the fingers.

What you really need is a new amp.

(Anything I missed?)



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W4RP1G
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Join date: May 2010
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#50
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! Makes me even more eager to start on my next build
Quote by Malazan66
Nice, Also, damn MAN, do you sell those stands?

At the moment, no. But I intend to sell them, or at least something similar, once I have refined the design a bit and have access to a CNC router. Hopefully by the end of the year. I have a design in my head for a multiple guitar stand as well.
W4RP1G
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#52
Quote by triglide5
That is really something to be proud of.
How long did it take start to finish?

Thanks. I believe it was roughly 3 1/2 months from start to finish.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
3,265 IQ
#53
Quote by W4RP1G
Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! Makes me even more eager to start on my next build

At the moment, no. But I intend to sell them, or at least something similar, once I have refined the design a bit and have access to a CNC router. Hopefully by the end of the year. I have a design in my head for a multiple guitar stand as well.


If/when you roll out a commercial version of the stands- or the guitars, for that matter- at least PM me if you don't post a thread on the announcement!
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alhaq369
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AGrimmDemise
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#55
Jebus Krist!

That's your first build?

Hell, I'd buy a custom guitar off of you instead of getting my stuff from BC Rich and Dean if only I had any money, lol.
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mattrusso
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#56
Dude, you built that?! And it's your first one? It looks like it could be some kind of expensive custom shop job. Not a really my style, but for what it is, it looks amazing! Awesome job!
Doogy-Style
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#57
amazing... I love green guitars, and this is killer !

I wouldn't ever have a use for a shredder, but if I did, I would like something like that.
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#58
Quote by dannyalcatraz
If/when you roll out a commercial version of the stands- or the guitars, for that matter- at least PM me if you don't post a thread on the announcement!

I'll definitely let you know when I get rolling with that. I don't know if the mods would let me make a thread advertising a business I'm starting, but I'll definitely have a link in my sig.
Boonnoo666
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#59
Awesome! How did you make such a lovely guitar for $410? o.O Where'd you get the bits 'n bobs for it?
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#60
Man this is making me want my custom so much more...

Awesome build man, came out great!
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McLeod
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#62
Looks great, looks even better for a first build. I love the shape.

When can we start ordering them?
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#63
Quote by Boonnoo666
Awesome! How did you make such a lovely guitar for $410? o.O Where'd you get the bits 'n bobs for it?

let's see...

Wood 100
Hardware 85
Parts 45
Electronics 90
Finish 90
------$410

I mostly saved money by buying pickups that had been damaged in shipping(they were new, but one of the mounting brackets had broken. I epoxied it back on with plastic repair epoxy) and wood from a local store. That maple top isn't AA-AAAA maple, it's actually $5 bargain-bin figured maple. The cool thing is that I still have enough wood for at least 1 more build.

Quote by McLeod
Looks great, looks even better for a first build. I love the shape.

When can we start ordering them?

Thanks! I'm sure it will be years down the road before I feel like I'm ready to start selling guitars.
gregs1020
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Join date: Dec 2007
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#64
you really did a great job, i'm blown away that this was your first effort.

you clearly have a talent that you should continue to develop.

my hat's off to you for the amazing first build.

keep at it and please post a link in your sig to your next build or anything you decide to work on.

literally blown away.

Quote by Roc8995
I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

Quote by JustRooster
The slugs in the pickups for telecasters are from old winchester rifles, which is why they sound so country.
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
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#65
let's see...

Wood 100
Hardware 85
Parts 45
Electronics 90
Finish 90
------$410


If you ever decide to go commercial, don't forget to figure in some kind of hourly rate- compare to skilled labor in your area- for your time in calculating your costs.

That will help you accurately gauge how much to charge.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
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#66
Quote by gregs1020
you really did a great job, i'm blown away that this was your first effort.

you clearly have a talent that you should continue to develop.

my hat's off to you for the amazing first build.

keep at it and please post a link in your sig to your next build or anything you decide to work on.

literally blown away.


Wow, thanks greg! I think i have found the right trade for me. Took many years and many different attempts at other things. I'll definitely make a thread when I start on my next build, and use a better camera than I used in my last build thread.
Quote by dannyalcatraz
If you ever decide to go commercial, don't forget to figure in some kind of hourly rate- compare to skilled labor in your area- for your time in calculating your costs.

That will help you accurately gauge how much to charge.

Definitely. I didn't log the hours on this one, but I would guess it was probably around 500. I can see why luthiers say that there is no money in this. If I spend 3 months building a guitar like this and sell it for 3k, I'd make less than 1k month, and that's working over 40 hours a week. Lutherie would only be realistic as a second, low-paying job. I'll definitely be trying to build a CNC router in the next year though, so that should be pretty helpful.
JokerGrin
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#67
Much as I dislike teles, that could easily convert me. Congratulations

That neck looks so damn sweet...
dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
Join date: Dec 2008
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#69
Definitely. I didn't log the hours on this one, but I would guess it was probably around 500. I can see why luthiers say that there is no money in this. If I spend 3 months building a guitar like this and sell it for 3k, I'd make less than 1k month, and that's working over 40 hours a week. Lutherie would only be realistic as a second, low-paying job. I'll definitely be trying to build a CNC router in the next year though, so that should be pretty helpful.


CNC, practice/task familiarity and multitasking all help speed the process

I also think that what you're saying about prices and second jobs are key to the price differences between what American and UK luthiers charge: I know several American luthiers who sell guitars right at $1000, whereas the least expensive luthier I've seen in the UK was £1000. I know that all of those American luthiers have other jobs; I don't know about the Brits.
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Phoenix V
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#70
The finish on that is nothing short of fuken amazing. Ive seen factory finishes hanging on guitar shop walls that dont match that

really well done. you should be proud
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#71
Why do people keep digging up old threads...
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#72
Quote by hminh87
Why do people keep digging up old threads...


Im sure OP won't mind somebody popping by to praise his work
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#74
Quote by Phoenix V
The finish on that is nothing short of fuken amazing. Ive seen factory finishes hanging on guitar shop walls that dont match that

really well done. you should be proud

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Thank you

Quote by Wesbanez
Im sure OP won't mind somebody popping by to praise his work

You're damn right I don't mind

Here are some more pics I took a while ago, but never posted(if anyone is interested)




dannyalcatraz
Black Cherry Jello
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#75
Still gorgeous- the guitar AND the stand!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

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alhaq369
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Dave_Mc
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#76
^ +1 :d
Quote by classicrocker01
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#77
Very nice guitar, I am thoroughly impressed.

Congratulations.
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