#2







Used to seal the crack at the end.


Family Shot #1


Family Shot #2

For those interested in the entire process of building this, the link in my sig will take you to the GB&C thread I made in January.

Specs:
-Black walnut body
-Soft flame maple/black walnut 5-piece neck
-Hipshot hardtail bridge
-Grover mini rotomatics
-Bare Knuckle Aftermath pickups
-25.5" scale
-Stainless steel gold jumbo frets
-14" radius

It was originally my dad's idea to make me a guitar for a graduation present. We started working on it in January and the deadline was originally set for May. Well, 7 months later it is finally finished! Over 150 hours were put into this guitar over the span.

Review: Honestly the best sounding guitar I've ever played. The Aftermaths are extremely crisp and defined, but I can still get a very impressive clean tone with them. The guitar has a ton of sustain to it and weighs on the heavier side of 7 pounds. The only slight mistake we made was having the bridge off by about 1/8"-1/4", making the B and E strings about a quarter tone off when you intonate the guitar. However, that's barely noticeable.

Working on this taught me a ton of useful information about woodworking and using common sense. I'd love to build another one soon, but I'm going off to college and officially have $0 left for guitar toys. Also, I can't record any clips of it unfortunately, but let me just say that this guitar screams.

Enjoy!
Last edited by polishedbullet at Aug 17, 2011,
#5
That just looks stellar. Was that your Walnut build?

It honestly is gorgeous.

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#6
That's a nice looking guitar.

I like how the tone controls and pickup selector are in the body like that.

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#11
Wow, awesome! That neck is SICK!
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#12
Amazing
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#13
Holy hell. That is quite possibly one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever seen.
#15
I would like to know, why is there a kind of wave in the top of the neck? I'm just curious

By the way, this guitar is absolutely gorgeous!
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#16
You need to go pro and make those beautiful instruments available to the rest of us.

It looks spectacular! HNGD!
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#17
That's beautiful. Kind of like a PRS, but better. That woodgrain on the neck is absolutely gorgeous...
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#19
Ugh why do people always forget about the most important part of ngd threads?

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#20
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#21
Wow, beautiful. Great job.
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#22
Amazing!

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#24
...Mother of God.
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#25
DAT NECK. No but seriously, that's gorgeous! And the experience that you received in making this will really benefit you. HNGD my good sir!
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#26
im sure it was worth more than waiting the 7 months man!!! once again, the neck is sick!
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#27
Thanks everybody! I take it everybody likes the neck!

Patrick, that wave on the neck is a self-made volute that just sorta acts as a first-fret marker for my fingers. Plus it gives the neck a bit more support where it's cut at an angle.

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#29
That is absolutely ridiculous. Also the fact that you have that little plate with the memento from your dad on it is pretty awesome. That's gonna feel awesome to play on stage and show off when you're your dad's age
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#30
wow that's sick ! I hope it plays as well as it looks, and if it does, it must be one hell of a guitar !
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#31
one word, WOW.
i love that inlay and that wooden control plate, heck i love it all. if this was in a store i'd buy it no matter if i had no funds even just to hang it on a wall. what would you compare it to feel-wise?
#32
Wow.

That's all I can think of to say. Superb job.
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#33
that's pretty amazing

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#34
oh wow. that is... beautiful
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