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#1
Started these a while ago.

Walnut/flame maple/w/fm/w Necks.
The first has a walnut/flame maple/walnut top
The second has the same, but with ebony stringers.
First fretboard is undecided
Second is flame maple w/ebony binding. (ripped it myself )
Body wood undecided.
Bridge undecided (black hardware though)
Ebony binding on the second.
Oil finish

Opinions on what the bottom should be? I was thinking some nice ribbon sapele, But I'm open to other suggestions.

Neck blanks:


Walnut for tops:


Top's glued up, ready for planing:


Top's plus neck blanks:


Fmaple for #2:


Neck for #2 glued up:
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#2
Neck #2 front:


Neck#2 rough shaped:


..and that's where this ends so far. I'm still not decided on #1, might do flame maple for the fb, might do walnut. Need a truss for that as well. Also need to decided on a body wood for both.

Opinions would be appreciated!
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#3
For body woods are you looking more for looks or tone? For tone, maybe ash or alder to even off all the walnut w/o making it too bright? But for looks, something darker would be better, the sapele wouldn't be bad, maybe bubinga or koa, definetely something darker.


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For body woods are you looking more for looks or tone? For tone, maybe ash or alder to even off all the walnut w/o making it too bright? But for looks, something darker would be better, the sapele wouldn't be bad, maybe bubinga or koa, definetely something darker.



Right now, the maple and walnut are balancing out pretty well tone wise, so I have plenty of options. Because of this, I'm more concerned about looks.
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#8
Do you guys think i should do another flame maple fb on the other neck, or do walnut? I could always do the flip on this one-walnut w/flame maple binding. I'm thinking i might do that. Deff leaning towards the walnut board at least, not sure on binding.
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#10
I think you should do birdseye for the other fretboard. Birdseye+ebony binding=I need ot change my pants
#11
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I like the idea of opposite, but are you going ahead with the ebony binding or would you change it to walnut to be truly opposite?


#2 will have ebony binding, to match the fb.

If i did the opp on #1, i would have to do flame maple binding, since it's pointless to put walnut binding on a walnut top.

I'll consider birds eye as well.
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#12
These look awesome! The maple looks great with the walnut... it's hard to judge without seeing the two together.

Question: Do you slot the fret board by yourself, or do you order it pre-slotted?
#13
I slot mine myself. I use a stewmac fret saw, and a miter box i built myself. There's a tut on here on how i built it if you need one as well.
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#15
So, do a walnut board with flame maple binding on the thing?
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#17
It has been decided then. I shall slot the board today, and rip some binding. Just need to get another truss rod.
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#20
No progress on this as of lately, got sidetracked doing a small inlay commission for a fellow UG'er.
Now that it's done and ready for him, I worked on this today. I ripped some flame maple binding, planed the edges down on the walnut fretboard, and printed out my templates. The binding is a tad thinner (.06) then i wanted (.08) but not that big of a deal. The flame is a little wider then i planned as well, but no big deal. Gonna glue the template on, and start slotting. Then i'll taper and glue on the binding.

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#22
what did you do the binding on, a bandsaw? And did you use any sort of guide?


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#23
Table saw, and i just use the fence on it.

Believe it or not, i dont own a bandsaw
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I make due without one.

I think i've decided on ribbon sapele for the bottoms. Koa sounds nice, but my place has none in stock
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#27
High-five for no bandsaws. Looking good, Bobby.
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#28
might be leaving the no band saw club, depends if a 9" band saw will do what i need it to, if not ill just save up a lil more

anyway, this is gonna be really nice. I like twin builds
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#29
nice fret saw bobby
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#30
Well fretboard taper has been cut, slotted and the edges bound. Just need to do the bottom bit when the sides dry.
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#31
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#32
Bobby,

Where do you get your wood from? I live in Owings Mills and typically go to Freestate Timbers in Towson/Lutherville area. I can usually get some good prices on their off cuts that have no value other than to be used as laminates in guitar necks but would like to see what else is out there.

thanks
#33
I go to Hardwoods Inc, in fredrick. They have decent prices on most woods. There flame maple is super cheap too. The only thing they dont have is quilted maple, but he does get some real exoctic stuff too.

SalsaSwords, another maryland UG'er, goes to one in annapolis, though i dont know the name of the place. Both have websites, I'm sure a quick search could bring them up.



Oh, and the fretboard is bound and radiused, i can put up a pic if you guys want? Not much to do really until i can order some sapele and a truss.
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#34
I was gonna say a bookmatched Flamed Maple body >> Koa or Tassie Blackwood would be amazing for the bodies.

BTW, if you see any Figured Swamp Ash come in, let me know Bobby.

BTW2: Why can't I find your list of available woods on your site any more?
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Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
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#35
I took the list down for a little while. I'm waiting to get a car before i start selling wood again.
If he has any, i'll let you know.

And i wanted to use Koa, but he doesn't have any, and either does LMII
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#36
Ah, makes sense. Good luck!
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#39
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When don't we want pics?


In the spirit of the 4th of july, i give you pics!
Finished sanding/shaping the neck, then wetsanded that and the other fb to 600.
Enjoy.








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#40
I really like that ebony binding, it looks classy, and I just noticed, but is that fretboard bookmatched?

And we need a shot of the maple binding from the side and the 2 necks/fb's together, just to show us the epicness.


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