#1
So i started a build thread a long while back with my basic plans, and then never really updated it...the guitar is done now. here are pics and specs!









i'll try to record some stuff next week maybe.

White Limba body, 2 hollowed out on both bass and treble sides
Blistered Maple top - blue trans finish.
Birdseye maple neck.
Rosewood fretboard
Stewmac Golden Age Pickups
Bigsby B70 with roller bridge.
2 vol, 2 tone, 3 way switching.
#2
Damn thats sexy, the wood looks like it has tyre tracks on it.
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#3
What a beauty! How does she play?
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#4
it plays really well. i put 11s on it and the intonation is perfect, and after setting the neck angle the action is nice and low.

it's very well balanced when i play it standing up...the biggest downside is it's HEAVY! like rediculously heavy. i will weigh it sometime when i get a chance.
#7
awesome... i searched barred blistered maple and you're the only one that used it man!
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#8
Nice i am really diggin the faded blue look. Really like how you can see some natural grain color coming through a little bit. Did you use a silver color first?
#9
cn t ttypess keysa st icky


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#10
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cn t ttypess keysa st icky




ummm... then why did you post?
#11
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ummm... then why did you post?



here we go, follow these instructions ok?

1. take your hand, either will do.
2. now put it on your forehead
3. now heres the hard part, brush your hair back with your hand, like your pushing something out of your hair.

4. now say really loud while doing this "VAAARROOOOM"
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#12
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here we go, follow these instructions ok?

1. take your hand, either will do.
2. now put it on your forehead
3. now heres the hard part, brush your hair back with your hand, like your pushing something out of your hair.

4. now say really loud while doing this "VAAARROOOOM"


Umm. How about no?
#13
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ummm... then why did you post?
He's implying that he splooged all over his keyboard.
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#14
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He's implying that he splooged all over his keyboard.


thank you, +1 to you for common sense.

sweet guitar anyways (so this isnt spam)
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#15
Whats that truss rod cover made of?
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#16
it's a left over piece of the figured maple top. i made it using a jig saw and a spindle sander.

thanks for all the good comments....and orgasms i suppose.

edit: for the finish question, no i did not do a silver. the reason it came out so trans is because when i applied the clear some of the stain lifted with it due to it being a water based clear and the fact that i brushed it on.
Last edited by mikiedaman at Feb 19, 2009,
#19
It looks like an ocean.
Sick guitar. Excellent job.
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#21
Imagine how heavy it would be if you hadn't hollowed it out.

Nice job.
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#26
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Finishing_supplies/Colors,_tints,_and_stains/ColorTone_Concentrated_Liquid_Stain.html

i used the black as my first coat to make the figure "pop" and the blue as my final coat. then for the clear coat i used minwax water based polyeurethane clear coat high gloss.
#27
blistered maple? Never heard of it before....

Looks very nice though, what pickups did you use?
#28
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electronics,_pickups/Pickups:_Guitar,_electric/2/Golden_Age_Pickups.html

with the nickle covers obviously. this was a total stew mac build, i ordered all the hardware from there. the wood i bought from a place in Cambridge, ON. called a&m wood.

I had never heard of blistered maple either. it looks similar to quilt, but slightly different. i'm sure it is caused by the same growth patterns as quilt but just has smaller figures to it.
#29
Looks like a hybrid between quilt and burl.
Looks incredible! To be honest, when I saw the first picture, I thought it was a Grestch that you were going to model your guitar after. Then I realized it was the guitar you built.
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it's all coming back

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#35
Just looks like quilted maple but really small figuring.




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#37
I was talking to the person above you who said it might be birdseye




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