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Im being kicked out my workshop sometime over summer coz were having it converted into another bedroom so I got a couple a builds I wanna do before then. This is the first-

Basically very simular to the mahogany one I did about 18 months ago-



Heres the spec

One piece Brazilian Mahogany body.
One piece figured bubinga top 20mm thick with deep carve.
One piece Indian Rosewood neck and fingerboard. 25" scale.
3 a side headstock or 4+2 unsure yet.
Possibly Gold T.O.M and stoptail with Gold locking Sperzels.
Pickup wise probably BareKnuckles.
Might end up all black parts and EMG's though lol

I'll get some pics up tomorrow.
#3
I cant say I'll be suprised if it ends up with black hardware and EMGs

Why are you converting a workshop into a bed room? Thats basically a sin...




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Why are you converting a workshop into a bed room? Thats basically a sin...


Got another baby on the way due 3rd July and we've only got one bedroom. I've got a plan though, it involves having a purpose made workshop build in the garden somewhere. I just need to find the money! lol
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Got another baby on the way due 3rd July and we've only got one bedroom. I've got a plan though, it involves having a purpose made workshop build in the garden somewhere. I just need to find the money! lol


Build it out of blocks, but if you do that, planning might be an issue (so stupid, you have to have a fireproof roof too?WTF?)

Has to be 5m from the house and no closer to a highway than the house, max height of 4m if it has a pitched roof.

Or get a Tiger Sheds Workshop...stunning...ebay dude!
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#7
Tiger sheds you say. . . . hmmmmm

To ebay . . . . . . . .

I want something like this-

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#9
£600 seems quite cheap for a shed? may be I'll get one my garage is very crowded




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£600 seems quite cheap for a shed? may be I'll get one my garage is very crowded



That is a 10x8, not sure of there is an extra delivery charge or not (think there is)...yes there is £45.

Very nice shed though.


Look at the advert for where they deliver to.
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£600 seems quite cheap for a shed? may be I'll get one my garage is very crowded


I imagine it gets very complicated with damp proofing, and getting flat stable ground etc.


(Don't quote me on that - I've never built a shed before )
#12
The ones I've been looking at are about £3000! they need a solid concrete base, have electric to em, insulating and a floor. There about 15 ft x 30 ft. I might even move in once its done!
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The ones I've been looking at are about £3000! they need a solid concrete base, have electric to em, insulating and a floor. There about 15 ft x 30 ft. I might even move in once its done!



By those standards, I reckon if you phone Tiger, they could do just as good for less. Or, are you looking at super duper workshops?

Any workshop really needs a concrete base anyway.

Electric to them...subjective. They may be pre wired to an internal consumer unit, but you will still need a supply direct from your consumer unit with a 30Amp fuse, with armoured cable if it goes underground, to the internal fuse board and probably a local earth spike.

Insulation is good, that is what I want in mine.
#15
what wood is that top guitar?
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Ash




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And, since January something in a recent year (2006?) you have to inform the local council if you run power to anything in the garden. If you look at a water feature with electric pump in BnQ, it tells you in there.

Still, no bother, but it is to ensure it is done properly and safely.

I'm not an electrician, but I know a bit about these things.

Wish I could have a big workshop. As it is, a 12x8 is gonna pull 2 feet extra off my garden space.
#18
just sell a guitar or two and workshop away
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#19
Heres the top with the fingerboard and the body. Was thinking of goin with a bubinga fingerboard too but I dunno. What you guys think?



#20
wait, im confused. Are you either showing off the two guitars at the top, building a bubinga top RG, building a Flying V or building/ buying a shed?
#21
He's showing off the guitar in the first post

He's thinking about getting a shed

The wood with the V on it it is being used as the back for the Carved RG
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#23
I assume it's that way.

Or I'm a psychic.
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woah! How'd you know all of that?
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Bubinga fretboard would be cool




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#25
idk i'd stick with the rosewood because i think that since bubinga is so distinctively (?)figured that it might be a bit over the top to have it as a fretboard aswell?

But im not good with picturing these kind of things.

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#26
bubinga fretboard on a bubinga guitar might be a bit over the top, but on a solid color or dark stain it would be sweet
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#27
looking great!
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how would a spalted maple fingerboard look on a bubinga top?

Won't work. Spalting is rotting of the wood, and the wood will be too brittle.

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No bubinga board. The contrast is beautiful
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Won't work. Spalting is rotting of the wood, and the wood will be too brittle.

You can get acrylic impregnated wood for fretboards

Here are two spalted maple fretboards

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2679929099_4815dc752e.jpg

and a book matched one

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2735615855_33a9eb78a2.jpg




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#32
That ash ( gross assumption on the species here... ) RG on top looks absolutely stunning. That is the best looking ash guitar I have ever seen!
#34
Price?
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#35
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Its for sale



Although I haven't got the greens for what I think you will charge, I am curious to know what you might charge for a guitar like that.


I'm with bv310, what's your price?
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Although I haven't got the greens for what I think you will charge, I am curious to know what you might charge for a guitar like that.


I'm with bv310, what's your price?



I'm gonna say £900, but there was a thread a while back where a guitar was being discussed and I think that was less than that. I know his Rosewoods ones were about £2000
#37
i reckon around £1500


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I'm gonna say £900, but there was a thread a while back where a guitar was being discussed and I think that was less than that. I know his Rosewoods ones were about £2000



that was one of the first guitars he made so it would have been cheaper
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#38
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I'm gonna say £900, but there was a thread a while back where a guitar was being discussed and I think that was less than that. I know his Rosewoods ones were about £2000



That's actually not that bad at all. If I wasn't into modding/building myself, and if he was selling it for that price, I'd be thinking about investing in that axe pronto!
#39
Heh heh, coz its one of my early ones and a little rough round the edges, its been well played as its been my main guitar in the house I want £500 for it with case.
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Heh heh, coz its one of my early ones and a little rough round the edges, its been well played as its been my main guitar in the house I want £500 for it with case.



That is the one I thought it was, but I didn't want to say that low in case you had had a change of heart!

I am still looking for some bit's of wood dude, if you ever fancy letting me know what you are happy to lose buddy.

Got some big bits of mahogany (2 boards 12x2 by 7ft) so ...looking at tops and neck laminates.

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