#1
Heya guys,
Posted a thread earlier in the year about a darkfire based guitar with onboard effects (Fuzz/Distortion) while also integrating phase switching and coil tapping for both pickups :tongue
It's now almost finished and heres the pics i promised back then :biggrin:

Aight so heres the Details

-24 Fret Figured Maple Neck, Pre-slotted Rosewood Fingerboard with Graphtec Nut.
-Paua offset Dot Inlays
-Silky Oak body, Figured Maple carved top.
-Using 2 Humbuckers from Guitarfetish.com (fat paf & 59's)
-Not sure on headstock shape yet, might need templates.

-Installing a Silicon Fuzzface created for under $10 (Andrew_k)
-I'm aiming to install 2 miniswitches to activate Phase On/Off and Coiltapping.


Heres the Finish im aiming for


A Pretty Bad Mockup of what it'll look like (minus the gibson headstock)


The Neck Wood and Trussrod!


Silicon Fuzz Face


Parts from Guitafetish + Australian Luthier Supplies


Pickups



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Last edited by betajosh711 at Jul 27, 2009,
#2




Damn these frets were a pain in the backside to work with. Didn't have anything that could cut them well so i had to dremel cut, grind and file these!

The cavity covers, mdf veneered and bound in veneer. The ones in the picture had a repair job which is why you can see some dark wood hanging off the corner.
The extra rectangular section in the cavity is to place 2 extra knobs and a switch on a perspex 'wall' so that i can control my 2nd effects from the back of the guitar without having to place unnecessary clutter out front.
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Last edited by betajosh711 at Jul 27, 2009,
#3

Truss Rod Cover Outlined, It's been formed and now being glued to a veneer with my keyboard as a clamp/weight right this moment :tongue

Some markings for the humbucker routs. Had to chisel these eventually, 3 casual days of work opposed to 30mins on the router =/

3 days..

Heres the control cavity, you can see a small hole which is the wiring trench running all the way up towards the switch.

Some tools and a whole lot of leftover wood for finish testing.

Orientating the knobs

Drilled all pilot holes, pot holes/recesses, everything!


Tuners roughly shoved in, the top one might need a bit of filing as i've placed it too close to the lower one.

All that's left to do now is sanding then finishing!
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Last edited by betajosh711 at Jul 27, 2009,
#4
~Reserved for finishing pics.
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Last edited by betajosh711 at Jul 27, 2009,
#5
I need to convert this 5 way switch into a 3 way LP type. Wandering if anyone could help :S

Gonna add an additional modified schematic onto there afterwards.
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Last edited by betajosh711 at Jul 27, 2009,
#6
Who made the guitar in the reference pic for the finish, or where did you find the pic? I love that finish!
#9
Oh ok, thanks. I can see it now. I saw the logo originally but the type was too small for me to make out what it said. lol.
On another note, your guitar looks great! I admire the craftsmanship and attention to detail the most.
#10
Quote by betajosh711
I need to convert this 5 way switch into a 3 way LP type. Wandering if anyone could help :S
Gonna add an additional modified schematic onto there afterwards.

Easy. Same site, different diagram.
#11
Quote by I_Am_Blashyrkh
Oh ok, thanks. I can see it now. I saw the logo originally but the type was too small for me to make out what it said. lol.
On another note, your guitar looks great! I admire the craftsmanship and attention to detail the most.


Haha thankyou guys, but there's quite a lot of mistakes i've had to fix up. First guitar helps you learn quite a lot =D
Even the neck pocket isnt a perfect rectangle. it angles in a bit toward the top as the neck was built that way =/

Cedris thankyou very much! it totally bypassed me that a pushpull pot was essentially a pot with a switch =P i had ignored it thinking i 'had' to have particular pots haha.
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#12
Quote by cedricsmods
Easy. Same site, different diagram.


However i'm not entirely sure how i am going to wire that bridge pickup without that volume knob as i am using a single master volume situated after the pickup selector.
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