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Lightbluemk2
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#1
YES I KNOW, what is this Matt your saying? Another build? But you have another 2 on the go already? Well shush yourself I'm waiting on parts for the others, and the right parts you want arnt always easy to get in NZ so there. I will still be updating these builds soon so dont worry folks!

New build then? Heck yes.

I saw a amazing build by a man called Scatter Lee on another forum and thought he was onto something, so I'm doing a bit of a tribute to him here, the idea fundamentally is his, but damn it's a good one, so thought I'd have a go. This is a guitar/violin mash up essentially.

Here we go!

Made some templates and got some marcrocarpa for a change and rough cut, then routed the shape.



Size comparison next to a tele template



Hollowing









Building the neck for this one, maple, 13 degree headstock





Now im pretty sure you can only add a few photos at a time in a post right? so onto another post...
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#2
Did the truss rod channel and routing to shape





Headstock



Then onto some bodywork on the back using a special jig I made up to use with my trimmer









Then after using a straight bit, switched to a bullnose bit to give it some curves



So thats that for now, what do we think so far?
Got a maple top for this one just by the way too
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#3
Wow.

Looks...awesome. Beautiful so far.
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#4
Whoa that's cool. I can't wait to see it completed.
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that is the sex!
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#9
Thats pretty whoopass! Are you gonna paint it or stain it?
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#11
Holy, fuggin shit! Really, that's one lustrous shape! ;D
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#12
****ing awesome \m/
cant wait to see the finished product and sound ^^
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#13
To answer some questions, this ones more of a test, so see how the shape would come out and so on, so if it works out next time almost everything will be changed about it but for this one at least its going to be the following;

Bridge: Black TOM and tailpiece
Electronics: 2x P90s, black covers; 1x V, 1x T, 3way toggle
Neck: Bolt on through bushings, 4 degree neck angle, 13 degree headstock, graphite nut.
Tuners: Sperzel solid pro tuners - satin black
All other hardware, screws etc in black
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#14
if ot turns out well i may be interested in buying one
could you PM me with some details and stuff?
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#15
It seems you've only take pictures of the bottom... what does the top look like?
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...
Lightbluemk2
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will42 - PM'd

It seems you've only take pictures of the bottom... what does the top look like?


Yeah man only been working on the bottom so far! once the bottoms roughly sanded (Which is going to take a considerable amount of time with all these curves) ill start on the top, which is going to be maple, carved radius top with a simliar carve around the edges as per the bottom piece
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#18
This is wicked, any idea of what color you'll paint it in?


Certainly not going to be painting this, most likely just plenty of coats of danish oil, or clearcoats
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#19
do an amber tint, do an amber tint!
Then it'll really look like a violin!
Did you just take the tele shape, and modify it? They seem so similar in size :P
Either way, i'm impressed and will be watching.
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#20
No clearcoats plz... Tung Oil would look awesome.

It will be semihollow?
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...
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#21
do an amber tint, do an amber tint! Then it'll really look like a violin! Did you just take the tele shape, and modify it? They seem so similar in size :P


Thats not a bad idea, I'll definitely take that one into consideration mate. As per the shape, I just inserted a few violin pictures and yes indeed a tele picture, into AutoCad, drew a few outlines, and then morphed them up a bit

No clearcoats plz... Tung Oil would look awesome. It will be semihollow?


Im leaning towards oiling it, but marcrocarpa, which is the back wood, isnt overly hard so ill think about it. Yes indeed it will be semihollow, made up a template a few days ago for some nice small scrolls trying to keep them proportionally sized to how they are in a violin for it's body size
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#22
Hey if you have any sketches of the body or measurements that you don't mind sharing would you? I'd be interested in trying to build something like this myself.

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Lightbluemk2
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#23
Hey if you have any sketches of the body or measurements that you don't mind sharing would you? I'd be interested in trying to build something like this myself.


Sorry I'm planning to do a couple more of these so I don't particularly want to give out any of my CAD files because their my own work, look all I did was take images of violins, and images of guitars and work from there, its all there for you really.

No disrespect to you or anything in saying that
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#24
No, I understand. I probably wouldn't give them out either :P

I can't wait to see the finished product though. Good luck with it!
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#25
This thing looks awesome, maybe a french polish?

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#26
Awesome shape.....gotta hand it to ya.........I'll be watching this till the end.
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#27
Hey guys you may remember from the build 'Oliver', my city of christchurch had a 7.1 earthquake back in september.

Today we have had a new earthquake apparently on another fault, and are enduring numerous and very strong aftershocks routinely. The quake was a magnitude 6.3, 5Km deep, at around 12.51pm when the city was very busy. The city has suffered severe damage, and many fatalities are expected from people trapped and crushed in buildings.

All work on my build threads will be postponed and will not be updated until we get back up on our feet again.

Here is a NZ news website with details of the quake

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4688231/Deaths-destruction-in-Christchurch-quake
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Last edited by Lightbluemk2 at Feb 21, 2011,
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#28
whoaa how have i not seen this on the news yet. hope you and your family and friends are okay man.

edit: okay now its all over my news. thats terrible man, really hope things dont turn out too bad for you.
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Damn, thats terrible. I hope everyone is alright.
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Good luck with the clean up and i'm so sorry to hear the bad news, it's terrible. ♥
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im srry about the PM reply i didnt read ur last post just take you're time with the clean-up and i hope everything is okay
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#32
So the routing stuff's on the bottom.. What are you doing to the top? And are you doing anything else with the pattern on the bottom? Or just leaving it as is?
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#33
*me being an asshole*
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Lightbluemk2
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#34
you are cursed dude, seriously.


76 people have so far been confirmed dead, with that number expected to rise, 300 people are missing or unaccounted for, so no, I'm not cursed, I'm actually really fortunate that myself and my family are all okay and we have a roof above us, but you are bloody disrespectful, don't you dare bother posting if your just going to post bullshit like that
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man, hope a lot of those missing people turn out ok. thank god you and your family are in good shape with a roof over your heads. stay strong!
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Quote by Lightbluemk2
76 people have so far been confirmed dead, with that number expected to rise, 300 people are missing or unaccounted for, so no, I'm not cursed, I'm actually really fortunate that myself and my family are all okay and we have a roof above us, but you are bloody disrespectful, don't you dare bother posting if your just going to post bullshit like that


sorry man, i didn't mean any disrespect. That was a very disrespectful thing to say reading back on it and i'm sorry.
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#37
Thinking of all in NZ, Shocking stuff, best wishes to you and yours.
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#38
Thanks a lot for all the messages of support and your condolences everyone, they really help. Weve been given a lot of help through this from people throughout the world both here, and aboard and im really thankful for that. Ive been spending most days with my mates helping dig out peoples properties throughout the city that have suffered heavy damage and silt/mud liquefaction throughout their homes. Everyone in the city is banding together to help each other like this which is great. I've witnessed some really scary things in the past few days though, homes, and lives devastated, bodies lying in the street under rubble, whole streets destroyed and covered in liquefaction, holes in the road the size of small cars.

The death toll has risen to 145 confirmed dead, hundreds still missing. Some of my fellow engineers have been called to start inspecting buildings and businesses premises in town, and its been attained that 1 in 3 buildings in the central business district will have to be destroyed. Our city will never quite look the same again, our city was rich in heritage buildings that have been here since people first settled here in the 1800's which have all been destroyed, and now its evident that all the people under the rubble have run out of time.

As our prime minister John Key has said, this is 'our darkest day'. I hope myself or anyone else doesn't have to go through this ever again, even though that is a pretty foolish thing to say.

But once again thank your for the words of support, their very much appreciated. Luckily I'm in one of the better parts of town, and have suffered little damage, so my workshops almost back to normal now and I should hopefully be able to get back working soon.
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#39
dude i know theres nothing i can say
but best wishes and so forth
im afraid the best advice i can give is what i know, and thats when in times of trouble "keep calm and carry on" which is what your doing, seems like your helping alot which is just marvelous, your a good fella and glad to know your allright