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OK.

The cards are down, the specs are in.

I am, in the next few weeks going to start my first build.

Its gonna be a 7 string flying v - tremolo, EMGs, hipshot tuners - the works.

Heres the kit.


Hardware:


Pups (plus a certain someones hand)


Me lo-pro (minus the bar and springs ect.


Me inlays (they dont really shine ATM due to the plastic wrapping)



And me initials (Meant for the headstock)



Theres everything minus the tuners, wood and neckplate + the neck which I am getting made.

I am thinking of getting a custom neckplate.


I am no expert but I am lucky enough to have one behind me.


The bodys gonna be mahogany with a maple veneer coated in a transgreen. I might not use the control knobs and instead make my own out of some of this lovely dark wood, the name of which has slipped my mind that is gonna be my fretboard and *perhapse* my control cavity covers.


EDIT: EDIT: Done!

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#2
The pics don't work :/
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#3
how do you apply those inlays on the neck?nice stuff too good luck!
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#4
That aint gonna be my job lol!

AS i say I am getting the neck made. I think that its a chisel job though.

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#5
Most people on here use a dremmel for inlay work
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#7
WOOOO! This build looks great already.
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Wow - This is shaping up to be dam impressive
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#9
I have been wanting to do this exact same thing, except with a maple body/neck. What kind of V are you going for? King V, Offset V...?

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By the way, who did you get your trem from?
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#10
Lookin' nice man. I've always wanted to own a 7 string what scale length are you shootin for?
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#11
Thanks guys!

Its gonna be a none-offset (theres gotta be a better way to say that) v, with sharp corners, rounded edges below the flat of the body and some of the bottom planed up and laqured clear to show off the mahogany.

Scale 27.25 inches and I got the trem from langton electrical music - my local ibanez dealer.


It is, I am afraid. gonna take a while since I am making it at school.

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#12
Just call it a King V, I think that's what you're describing.
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#13
but king Vs have more of a curve inside, this would be closer to a BC Rich Speed V

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#14
How are the Hipshot tuners? I've been considering putting them on a new build of mine.
#15
Thanks, Blind that makes a lot more sense.
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#16
Sorry I have been away for a it.


Yes! It is alot like that!, but the cutaway is only on one side (guess which).

The hipshots look good - they arrived today so I can finialise the designs.
I am thinking a 2" thick body.

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OK. I am currently trying to find some mahogany in the uk. I need three bits of these measurements:610mm Long x 132mm Width x 45mm Thickness

Any help = Hug.


And as far as the shape goes this should give some idea!




Any ideas on how to snazz up a headstock with that 'spear' shape?




EDIT:Changing image sizes! - done

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Any ideas on how to snazz up a headstock with that 'spear' shape?

Maybe split it up into two points? Sort of like this.
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#20
make the headstock like a ken lawrence?
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make the headstock like a ken lawrence?






Looks good - and hard to make...

I could lengthen it say 1/2 a cm wider and 1 inch longer to accommodate the extra tuner. Then my initials could go where the ?inlay? is on dat.

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how do you apply those inlays on the neck?nice stuff too good luck!

you have to route a tiny bit out of the neck, no more then 2 millimetres, then glue them on
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#23
I has a question:

What wood.

I have a choice between sapiele, brazilian mahogany and utli mahogany

The spellings are not right. They are phonetic.

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#24
Brazilian if its genuine.


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#25
African Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), is the wood used by Gibson, and most other high end guitar makers.


Brazilian isn't a bad choice, but if you can get African go for it.
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African Mahogany (Khaya ivorensis), is the wood used by Gibson, and most other high end guitar makers.


Brazilian isn't a bad choice, but if you can get African go for it.
Brazilian is more stable than african mahogany

The reason Gibson use african mahogany is because Brazilian mahogany has been used up and is there for CITES listed, so they cant use it any more.

African is not better than Brazilian.


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Brazilian is more stable than african mahogany

The reason Gibson use african mahogany is because Brazilian mahogany has been used up and is there for CITES listed, so they cant use it any more.

African is not better than Brazilian.


Where did I say it was better? Its all up to personal preference really. African is not quite as hard, and is more porous, which gives a really nice loud sound acoustically. Its also the most common among the big manufactures. Most people that have played a Mahogany guitar have played African. Its pretty much the standard for high end guitars. Which is why I told him to get it. Not because its better.

That said the differences in sound you hear aren't going to be night and day. Either will be a fine choice.
#30
I got the utili (err with the spelling again!0- Here a pic (-:

Gluing this Tuesday (-:



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#31
Here be it glued (at this point it wasn't but that's how it was glued) - along with my new template that does not looks as if it has passed through a dog innards.


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#32
Glues my book matched maple top (not figured) today and sorted out the routing template for my pups.

Any one know if there are any measurements floating about for a lo pro 7's routing?

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#38
The headstock a BIT like that but not quite as long.

But, on the other hand, its a 7 string so has a H/S slightly longer than normal.

I do like the finish on that thing though.

As far as progress goes I am stil working on the routing template on 2d design and will be planing up and gluing the mahog/maple tomorrow. I will try to remember to upload a few pics.

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#40
Big update/s

Neck still not arrived.

I have planed the mahogany.

Me half way through it:




And the maple being planed. (I have checked that the body avoids the nasty bits!)

I know I am going cross-grain but thats the back and it had a giant dip in the middle so I followed a tip from a teacher and got it as flat as with only 1 and a bit hours!

Gluing em tomorrow.

I am only opposed to have 30 hours for this. So far I have used about five just to plane it - not counting the glueing and stuff.

I think that I am gonna have to bribe my teacher

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