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divinorum69
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FINISHED PICS PAGE 9

Simple build, yet my first one.

Specs:
Mahogany Body
Bolt on Guatambu Neck with Ebony Fretboard.
Dual Humbucker
Akkord hardware
Lace Pickups

Kisekae Mock Up:



Getting the body wood tomorrow.

My advantages: Wood is cheaper here than in the states. 100GBP is quite a lot of money at least here.

Cheers.
Last edited by divinorum69 at Apr 26, 2010,
deftonesordie
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this thing should rock the living hell out of some 100GBP builds (namely mine... :sad

Pics!
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divinorum69
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Quote by deftonesordie
this thing should rock the living hell out of some 100GBP builds (namely mine... :sad

Pics!


Tommorrow Ill post wood blank pics!

im quite excited, its gonna be my first build. Ive been practicing routing all day long on scraps, im dirty and quite tired but im improving
deftonesordie
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Good! Practice makes perfect!

as well: Templates make EVERYTHING easier. If you can, make a plywood / MDF template before you start, it'll make the routing process much easier.
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chuckflan333
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#5
I be excited. I'm looking forward to this, and starting mine.
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i'm voting for the non-bridge plate one. Your build is gonna rock mine
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Quote by divinorum69
I like everyones enthusiasm.

I made a template, have to smooth it a bit yet, with some sanding paper. I took the **** wood out of an old school desk.





will do the bridge humbucker once I decided which bridge to use.
Options:



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OMG that loos like an ipod somehow or am i the only one seeing that (it would be a pretty kickin ipod at that ) good luck dude
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chuckflan333
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That was random.

I vote traditional tele bridge. Looks so much better to me.
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nice!
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Nice! Now that you mention it, the Tele HB bridge does look like a new iPod nano.
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When making templates for any straight parts it is best to use doublestick tape to stick a piece of wood where the line is and use a top mounted bearing bit (the same you would use for routing the cavities in the guitar) that way it's perfect. The neck pockets where you want it the best. If it's covered up by a pickguard , cover or anything it really doesn't have to be perfect at all but if your like me it will bother you.
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do you have many leatherbound books? hahaha

looking good my man, moar pics =
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Quote by deftonesordie
do you have many leatherbound books? hahaha

looking good my man, moar pics =



WINNER

Anyways, this is going to be a lot of fun to watch!
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what do you plan on planing it to? (just curious)
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#21
how much did you end up getting the wood for?

Also i vote traditional tele bridge but in black with chrome saddles
Nice looking mahogany too!
divinorum69
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expensive, 50. But its because its imported. Ill save with the neck since ill use a national wood.

Im gonna take it to a woodshop tomorrow, gonna pay for the planing

(by planing im referring to the thing you do to take wideness of the body. For example im going to take almost 5 mm, so from 52mm I go to 47mm.)
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The planer would affect thickness.
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Epiphone Valve Jr.
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no worries,
thats a pretty good price, its no lumber yard price but its good for internet price (it is from the net right?)
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say fack next time. for some reason it amuses me and makes me laugh


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5kg! Wow. that's nice
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thats looks very nice, it think you should do a clear coat or stain
divinorum69
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Quote by LeviMan_2001
no belt sander or anything? wow impressive. I vote tele style bridge, i like classic style stuff. Whats the story with the neck wood? i've never heard of it.


No belt sander, all done by hand.

Still havnt got the wood. Will be Guatambu, Argentine wood. Similiar to maple, Semi-Hard wood.



Thats a crappy national guitar with that wood, though it does not mean the wood is bad. It is very much used here for lots of things. It a lot cheaper than maple since maple is northern hemisphere wood, and we are in the southern Hemisphere.
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How cheap do you get it?
I can't seem to find cheap wood anywhere, except pine
divinorum69
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Okay got tehs ebony for the neck.





and some hardware I finally went with bridge plate, sorry to disapoint some people it just looked it was gonna be easier to finish
ebony cost me around 12 dollars, its B quality, but I compared it to an AA, or at least what they claim in the shop and it was the same, very little difference in cosmetics and feel but price was higher, 28 dollars. So went with B and im proud of it. Also bought a radius sanding block which cost me a alot (20 dollars) because there impossible to get here, as I said before no EBAY, no StewMac, no warmoth and all those places which simplify a luthiers life in work and money wise

well thats all for today...

Cheers



EDIT: maybe ya cant tell but I sanded and I filed handwise all the left side of the guitar and the horn. Took me about 6-8 hours of hot work, its hot here, we are in summer 25-35 °C depending on clouds and wind
Last edited by divinorum69 at Dec 9, 2008,
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wanna trade? we're -15°C right now, I'd kill for a warm day again

Looking good, do you have any rasps or a spokeshave? it might make the finishing process a lot easier for the edges
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divinorum69
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Quote by deftonesordie
wanna trade? we're -15°C right now, I'd kill for a warm day again

Looking good, do you have any rasps or a spokeshave? it might make the finishing process a lot easier for the edges


None of them. Ill never trade for cold, i prefer sweating hot than freezing cold!

cheers