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#1
This thread is for the guitar im building for a guy named Derek. Derek is the lead singer in a local band called Survived the Zombies.( www.myspace.com/survivedthezombies ) I think they are awesome. After a show i added Derek on face book and became a fan of the band and went to a lot of their shows. Derek saw my paduak guitar, decided he wanted on for himself. And here we are.

well, lets get started. the name should be obvios.. it has a lotus on hit.. Derek likes lotuses..

Specs.
BODY :African Mahogany
TOP: Flamed Maple
NECK :Maple
FINGERBOARD :Rosewood, 24frets
INLAY : dots
SCALE : 24.75
JOINT : Bolt On
TUNER : Grover Full-size Locking Tuning Machines - Chrome, 3L/3R
BRIDGE : Locking Roller Bridge with Bigsby B70 Vibrato - Chrome
PICKUP : Golden Age Humbuckers set
CONTROL : Volume,tone,Volume,tone, pup selector
HARDWARE: chrome.
FINISH: http://toguitars.com/images/Gallery/sugi-1/1-380.jpg
OTHER: Semi hollow body, Lotus shaped sound-hole

Rough Mockup sketch:



FINISHED PICS START POST 117


start time:

September 24th, 2009

Finish time: Jan 1st, 2010

total time: 100 days
Last edited by Jason Jillard at Jan 4, 2010,
#3
You're busy haha this should be nice.
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#5
24.75" scales make me a sad panda...

This'll be awesome though. Whats with all the custom guitars you're making, and how can I haz one?
#7
I have to pay money D :

Deals off IMO. How much are you charging though?
Last edited by MadAudioMan at Sep 25, 2009,
#8
price is determined beforehand.. since these are my first 2, they are cheap, especialy this one, its kinda a favour for the guy whos doing me a favour by letting me build him a guitar and hes spreading the word about it. im not making much off of it, and msot of the profit is going to tools i need for it anyways. the other one is being sold for 1600, on the cheap side, especially for a lefty. alot of that profit is going into tools aswell.


so depending on the complexity, and materials chosen...anywhere from 1500-2000+
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#10
2 grand for a custom?

Thats... not much
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#13
Looks like a great build. I loves me the bigsby.
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#15
I wouldn't mind letting you build me a guitar.

It'd say "I got this guitar on UG. UGFTW"
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#16
I love your builds because of your great attention to detail and the fact that you always do something that isn't "normal". Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
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#17
whoa, awesome. totally stickied
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#18


OK so... frustration. here is the body blank, measure out TO SCALE, and the section to be hollowed out is nicely marked and everything fits and it took me a long time.

YEAH. i then realized i need to plane it before i hollow it.. this will effectively get rid of all my pencil lines. so i have to draw it again afterwards. i did not want to draw it again in the same day.. so i moved on to the necks instead.



#19
thats a cheap price for a custom

i might PM you up in the future
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#20
whats a cheap price... i know this one is 1100.. but im never doing a guitar for that cheap again.. my next guitars will be at least 2k+, depending on whats wanted..the simpleist stuff will be around 2k.. and il actually add in cost of good wood into the factor.. if you want good wood.. ittle cost more lol
#21
^still 2K is not that much.....

BTW *sticked* this and the other one.
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#24
lol the two leaves coming off the stem in this pic create an evil face

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj92/CurlyJTJ/IMG_3691.jpg


but the build looks good




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#25
wow, that's awesome. Can't wait to see more. The finish is gonna look sick.
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#27
really nice man.
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#28
SO, i got the Lotsu filed down, (took forever, broke a file in 4 peices)
then i hollowed out the body, and rough cut it.







sooo, it will be 2 inches thick total after i get the top peice flat, and after the carve it will just be 2 inches in the middle.






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Last edited by Jason Jillard at Oct 19, 2009,
#30
lookin sexy my good man.
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#36
a big forstner bit.

and a smaller forstner bit.. for a couple spots...


aside from the area that can be viewd through the soundhole... i doubt im going to clean any of it up.. hes not paying me nearly enough for that kind of work lol, although, do you guys think i should paint the sourounding area under the soundhole black? i think that will give it mroe depth and contrast.. look.. deeper and darker inside.
#37
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aside from the area that can be viewd through the soundhole... i doubt im going to clean any of it up.. hes not paying me nearly enough for that kind of work lol,


It's the little details that count more than you'd think. Plus, if you have access to an orbital sander, some 60 Grit could get that cleaned up in no time.



although, do you guys think i should paint the sourounding area under the soundhole black? i think that will give it mroe depth and contrast.. look.. deeper and darker inside.


EDIT: looked at the finish you posted. Yes, you should. Maybe black with some kind of sliver shimmer in it or something? Do you even know what I'm trying to say?
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Last edited by Copaman at Oct 20, 2009,
#39
Dude, your work is so sexy. I cant wait to see the finished product.
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#40
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nay on the silver, il porbably just paint the inside black.

and yoru right, its the little things that count, if there paying me for them, the inside will never be seen.. so all the spikes are staying.


I didn't mean straight silver... I meant like auto paint. How it's black when you look at it, but when the light hits it there's like sliver glitter in it. So it's black AND sparkly. I apologize for my insanity.

What if the guy opens the back? He's gonna look inside, see that it looks like shit, and be like, Wow, Jillard couldn't even be bothered to do a little sanding? WTF dude., and there goes some reccomendations. I just don't see not doing the small amount of sanding required as smart from a business standpoint.
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
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it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
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