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Here is the start of my second build. My own design I drew up. The wood has been dried in a kiln which is nice. The body is Honduras Mahogany with a 1/4" African Zebrawood top. These pics are just after I planed down the wood and glued them up.

This will be a 28.5" baritone build with 1 vol 1 tone, 1 pick-up (Bridge) Seymour Duncan SH-6 w/ gold cover, grover strap locks, gold grover locking tuners, all birsdeye maple neck and fingerboard, abalone dot inlays, gold fret wire.

This will also be a string through the body, the strings will pass over a Brazilian rosewood tailpiece (hump) then over a locking tune-o-matic bridge with graphtech saddles. the body thickness is 1 5/16" the mahogany is a little over an inch thick. Well heres my wood. Should be cut out this weekend and start the routing.

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#3
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Ever since seeing this one particularly sexy piece of Zebrawood at the local lumberyard I've been trying to think of a guitar to put it on, and it's kinda cool to see someone actually doing it. Also kudos for the baritone build, I'd love to build one eventually. I personally think a maple/wenge neck and a dark fretboard would look best, but I like the gold fretwire and hardware. I'll definitely be watching this one!
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#5
Ever since seeing this one particularly sexy piece of Zebrawood at the local lumberyard I've been trying to think of a guitar to put it on, and it's kinda cool to see someone actually doing it. Also kudos for the baritone build, I'd love to build one eventually. I personally think a maple/wenge neck and a dark fretboard would look best, but I like the gold fretwire and hardware. I'll definitely be watching this one!


Hmmmm.

What about a laminate Maple/Walnut/Maple with the walnuts grain reversed and a Walnut fingerboard??? or is that too much?
#6
you should do wenge instead of the walnut and make the neck a 5 peice lam instead of 3 peice and you'll be good
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Hmmmm.

What about a laminate Maple/Walnut/Maple with the walnuts grain reversed and a Walnut fingerboard??? or is that too much?

Reversed grain? I don't believe that means anything unless you're using three laminates from the same board...

I love your shape, man... Is the rosewood hump just for looks?
#8
^ im guessing the rosewood is for some type of string-thru...

lookin nice dude!
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^ im guessing the rosewood is for some type of string-thru...

Yeah, he said that the strings would pass over the rosewood hump, but I'm wondering if that has any effect at all. Also, where would the string-through holes be located relative to the hump and stuff? Because to my eyes this is a detail that can end up making or breaking the look for me.
#11
Wow, that's real nice The body won't be too thin will it? I reckon 1 5/16 is pushing it if you're planning on any sort of significant sanding and the like, but you probably know better.
#12
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Yeah, he said that the strings would pass over the rosewood hump, but I'm wondering if that has any effect at all. Also, where would the string-through holes be located relative to the hump and stuff? Because to my eyes this is a detail that can end up making or breaking the look for me.

im gonna just say that if your gonna run the strings over the rosewood, make sure there is some kinda metal protector.
why?, because i got a string thru guitar from a 2nd hand shop, one major problem was that one of the ferrules was missing, on the high E string (thinest).

because of the thickness of the string, and the amount of tension they are under, the string was cutting thru the body, very bad. infact it made the string sound horible.

so i advise you not to run the strings over a BARE piece of wood... but if it has some protection, should be fine!
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Wow, that's real nice The body won't be too thin will it? I reckon 1 5/16 is pushing it if you're planning on any sort of significant sanding and the like, but you probably know better.


itll just be like those super skinny ibanez's
#14
For the bridge im saying he should do it like a normal string through, but with the rosewood covering the ferrules, i.e.- he sandsout the bottom of the rosewood and makes it almost like a tele's ashtray over the ferrules...
Anyone get me?
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Hmmmm.

What about a laminate Maple/Walnut/Maple with the walnuts grain reversed and a Walnut fingerboard??? or is that too much?



I'm personally a fan of 5pc laminates, but 3pc ones look sweet too. I don't know how well Walnut would work as a fingerboard, but you could do a rosewood one with some dye, or ebony.
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#16
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itll just be like those super skinny ibanez's

Neat.

I'm looking forward to seeing this build. Good luck TS
#18
I was gonna use the string through and have the rosewood be there so the strings would lay over it then onto the bridge.....

But now Im thinking of recessing the tune-o-matic bridge, and just using a brass plate for the back for the string to anchor to then just gold string ferrules for the top???
#19
Looks nice, body style looks remind me of Washburn Idol series. Zebrawood has nice deep grain contrast!
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#20
Wow, that's real nice The body won't be too thin will it? I reckon 1 5/16 is pushing it if you're planning on any sort of significant sanding and the like, but you probably know better.


No, all the pieces are planed so I just have to cut out the body shape and do the final sandings. The only thing that is getting carved is the tummy contour and the bottom cutaway, this will be a flat top guitar.
#21
I'm fairly sure that rosewood hump wood get cut into by the strings.
Othewr than that, I love the shape and that topwood is GORGEOUS.


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#22
No, all the pieces are planed so I just have to cut out the body shape and do the final sandings. The only thing that is getting carved is the tummy contour and the bottom cutaway, this will be a flat top guitar.

Righto. Looking forward to seeing the process of you making this guitar (as well as the many pics that I'm sure will accompany it wink wink ) - it looks to be a real keeper
#23
UPDATE


I dont have a 1/4" blade on the band saw so I have to get that tomorrow, Was also thinking I made a template of the shape for the pickups and if I ever wanted to route out the wings for a hollowbody which I want to make this winter too.

Was looking at a router bit with a template cutting and a top bearing, it will just follow the template and cut out the body, no having to final sand the shape! So Ill need to post pics of this process.

I have a cool idea with the top, idk was thinking about putting a radius on the toop to kinda round it to the body, or just keep it flat? still dont know...

Does anyone know of a push/pull pot that is very short and does not need much height in the cavity?

I decided on an ALL birdseye maple neck and fretboard with gun stock oil finish like in the MM axis.
Last edited by TylerW09 at Nov 21, 2009,
#25
"When you route the body flush with the template you still need to sand it."


Yes, but I never cut right on the line, so I have to sand it down to its final shape, with the router bit I dont have to sand it to its actual shape, but yes I have to sand it.
#26
Looks nice. I'm getting some zebrawood myself, been eyeing a peice at the lumberyard.
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Looks nice. I'm getting some zebrawood myself, been eyeing a peice at the lumberyard.



Nice man, I love maple tops and everything but its soo overrated and everyone has it, want something that no one else has or is really popular
#28
I love exotic tops, but there so expsensive usually.

I really want a Beeswing Spalted Mango top, but there really pricey, and rare.
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I love exotic tops, but there so expsensive usually.

I really want a Beeswing Spalted Mango top, but there really pricey, and rare.



yea those look nice,


I was looking a bubinga, African cherry, Spalted Ambrosia I can get that the pieces are really nice! And theres a guy around here that every once in awhile can get some giant sequoia! but thats very rare cause you cannot cut them down.


I think the next guitar Ill make will be the hollowed out basswood, with a koa block for the bridge, and a ambrosia top. But I need to finish this! lol