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#1


"Diamond"
Paint job wont be above, but similar.
White base, blue/black swirl. Similar to the Pickguard
Custom Pickguard, Vine cutout.
Vine of life Neck inlay, MOP/Abalone
25.5" scale
Thin style neck.
Floyd Rose
1V 1T

Neckthru, Maple with alder wings.
Pickups Undecided.


Build will progress a tad slow, but i have most of the wood already.
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#2
Dec 30th
Alder wings and ebony Fboard:

Hard maple neck thru blank.



Dec 31st
Cut out:

Glued up:



Jan 1st

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Last edited by metalwarrior40 at Jan 1, 2010,
#3
:O shiny
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I lol'ed.

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#4
Wood pics added.
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#5
Your wood pixzz are backwards. You have the maple neck-thru labeled as the wings+fretboard and vice versa
build 1, finished 1/15/11

Every time I try to pick it up like falling sand,
As fast as I pick it up,
it runs away through my clutching hands.
There's nothing else I can really do...
#7
^ Thanks man (to copaman)
Design isn't final btw, might change some things as i go.
Leaves will no longer be abalone, they will be green instead.

Cam: No idea honestly, Label said ebony on it, so i got it. I can look it up if you want though.
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Last edited by metalwarrior40 at Dec 30, 2009,
#8
Been waiting for this one and that sexy 8 string to get started since you posted them back on MG boards.
Can't wait.


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#9
finish the viper first dammit
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#10
lol mikey. See it in the background?

I'll make a thread for that tomorrow, All it needs is hardware, fboard, final shaping and it's good to go.

Hardware is expsensive man
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#11
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lol mikey. See it in the background?

i just saw the pic of it on mayhem, that top looks tasty
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
#12
^ it's from the same board as tyler's. We all know how that thing looks
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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#13
Are you going to do the swirl? I've love everything swirled ever since I saw this, arguably the best Millennium swirl ever.
#14
Probably African / Gabon ebony.

Any way looking foward to this build.


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#15
littlephil: Yup, i plan on doing a full swirl on the body, and the back of the neck.
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#16
Have you done any before, or anything for practice? Its bloody hard to get a good looking swirl, I know, I did a few when I was planning my first build that never got going.
#17
Done a few practice last summer, That's how long this has been planned out
It's just matter of getting the right ratio of paint. Still not perfect though.
Finally got tools, etc so i'm starting up on all my builds atm. Currently building 3, with a 4th planned and wood ready, and 5th planned, and half the wood ready
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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#18
Haha I was planning my swirl last summer too, but I've still never got the wood I ordered for it.
Any pics? Sorry, I just love swirls
#19
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^ it's from the same board as tyler's. We all know how that thing looks


We sure do!


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#20
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Haha I was planning my swirl last summer too, but I've still never got the wood I ordered for it.
Any pics? Sorry, I just love swirls


Nope sorry man, if i can find the boards in the shed with the swirls, i'll snap some pics for you.
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#21
Swirling practice does my head in, just seems impossible to perfect.


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Absent Mind, words cant express how much i love you. Id bone you, oh yea.

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Absent Mind is, as usual, completely correct.

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Id like to make my love for Neil public knowledge as he is a beautiful man
#22
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Swirling practice does my head in, just seems impossible to perfect.

There is no such thing as perfect! Even Darren from ATD had some bad looking swirls, in amongst all the awesome ones.
This is the best I could ever get
#23
I agree, there is no perfect when it comes to this.
What paints did you use man?
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#24
Ah, lawdy. I'm excited.

DON'T PANIC! DON'T PANIC!
THEY DON'T LIKE IT UP 'EM!
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#25
Yup. That's the one that inspired it.
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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#26
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I agree, there is no perfect when it comes to this.
What paints did you use man?

Humbrol Model Enamels. Problem is i've only seen them in those really little tins (about 50ml or so) They float really well, but the black is a bit thick. I dont think I used Borax for that one, a little would probably help spread the paint around more. They do work pretty well straight out of the tin though.
#27
The swirl fun. lol. I tried practice swirl after practice swirl, finally got some good looking samples. I tried model paints, borax, no borax, spray paint sprayed into a jar, paint with thinner, without. Finally after swirling a million scrap pieces of wood, I thought I had the perfect ratio's down. I was ready.

Swirling a flat board or a stick do not in anyway mean that a guitar will swirl the same. lol. I even got the paint ready, swirled a test stick, looked good, put the guitar in, blah, crap. As soon as it hits the contours and the pickup pockets and the horns, the paint goes way different than it does over a straight board.

I hope you get it right and love your design. Just take from the guy with a pile full of technicolor painted sticks in his garage, make a mockup body in similar shape and style out of crap wood and practice on that to understand how the paint works and flows.
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#28
Will do. The design isn't final, but it's pretty close. Just a few tweaks here and there. I dont want a full redo of the above guitar, but i want something similar.
I wont be inlaying the pickguard, just cutting it out, and my fboard and inlays are different. chrome hardware too. We'll see.
Just call me Bobby
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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#30
Pics added to second post.
Just call me Bobby
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#31
You gonna wetsand and buff the inside of the monkey grip? Looks like it'd suck
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#32
Yup, and oh it deff will suck
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#33
Dude, the top half looks like it has a flame. Thats epic.
Looks good so far :p


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#34
^ Just marks from the planer. It's perfectly flat as it. Some 60 grit should remove them easily.
Just call me Bobby
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Quote by mikeyElite
you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#35
Looking good my friend. I can't say I'm a fan of Jems, or swirl finishes, or monkey grips, or the wood choice, or VoL inlay,
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...

But I'm sure it will look great.
#36
^ GTFO MY THREAD!



Just kidding. Everyone has their things. My build just happens to not have any of those for you

And i agree, i dont like the wood choice either. Much prefer mahogany, but i had this laying around
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#37
Bobby I like your headstock design but not on this body style. It looks like a 3X3 and I think this body style needs a 6 in line headstock. That headstock will look great on the Vyper you're building. Have you thought of using 2 styles of headstocks like other companies do (Gibson, ESP & many others).
#38
Quote by metalwarrior40
Yup, and oh it deff will suck

Have fun
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#39
Quote by zakkwyldefan79
Bobby I like your headstock design but not on this body style. It looks like a 3X3 and I think this body style needs a 6 in line headstock. That headstock will look great on the Vyper you're building. Have you thought of using 2 styles of headstocks like other companies do (Gibson, ESP & many others).



It looks alright on this build. I do want two styles of head stocks, but i cant think of any good designs for a 6 in-a-line headstock.

Open to suggestions though.
Just call me Bobby
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you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
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