#1
Basically I'm the weird sort of guy who plays twangy pop-rock on a 7-string. I built a HSS 7-string last summer, but although it sounded and looked great it just didn't have that great playability or tuning stability... and since I'm in a hurry to record a full-length album, don't have time to build another one (and possibly failing again) or waiting/paying $3000+ for a custom, I decided to mod instead.

I like the feel, features and unplugged tone of Schecters, but the EMG's are useless to me. So I decided to buy a C-7 Hellraiser and just mod the sheisse out of it, re-route for new pickups, redo the finish, shave off the neck a little... here's how it went!

Original guitar:




I had to fill the neck pickup route, but all the wood I had had been lying outside the whole winter, thus shock-full of water which would not be good to put in the guitar.

So I look around the house for some dry material...



Bingo! The gunstock from an old Mauser, cirka 1906. Br00ts and such.


And we're on our way:




First try at bursting, but I wasn't too satisfied and due to shitty masking tape I got some black paint leaking onto the binding...
#2
I'd also ordered "Silver Abalone" vinyl, which on the website looked like this:


But in reality, it looked like this:


So my plan to do faux inlays and a body decal matching the binding was out. Do over, do right. Bye-bye binding!





There we go, stringed up! All that's left to do on these pictures is mounting the pickups and soldering the electronics.



And here's a few pics of my mate Scott taking it for a test drive:



More pics and videos to come when the guitar is wired!
#3
sweet guitar. But tell your mate to take his hat off next time. He's indoors, for Christ sake, he looks like an a-typical emo tool.
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#5
Quote by drawnacrol
That looks pretty damn good, was really skeptical at the title but it turned out awesome. What pickups did you fit it with?


Cheers! 2 Lollar Blonde singlecoils, which sound amazing! Instant SRV and Eric Johnson tones, very sparkly with a bit of mid-scoop. The humbucker is a DiMarzio Paf7.