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#83
Personally I've always preferred the more minimalistic knobs unadorned with pearloid or the like. I typically find them garish, and they tend to cheapen a guitar for me. Thus far this build has been phenomenal and I'd love to see it with something that I find classier such as wooden or plain nickel knobs. Nevertheless I'm loving what you've done and can't wait for completion!

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Last edited by Don't Panic Ok? at Sep 13, 2012,
#84
Use a chain link for a knob. That would be sick.
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#85
Quote by ExDementia
That compass rose inlay is the sickest thing I've ever seen. I can't wait to see this build finished.

This.
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#86
Wow that's a nice inlay! REALLY like the look of it!

I agree with the plain chrome knobs, they tend to look somewhat better on most guitars I find. I didn't even realise they were pearl topped ones in that picture though until I read Don't Panic OK?'s post
#87


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#88
Quote by Kevin Saale
Use a chain link for a knob. That would be sick.

Or get a really small chain done up in a stack wrapped around a smaller guitar knob, like it is around a dolphin/mooring, you could even get some silver chainmail done up like it

#89
Quote by BirdRiverCustom
Or get a really small chain done up in a stack wrapped around a smaller guitar knob, like it is around a dolphin/mooring, you could even get some silver chainmail done up like it


With little golden anchors hanging from it!
#90
this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen........
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#91
Quote by BirdRiverCustom
Or get a really small chain done up in a stack wrapped around a smaller guitar knob, like it is around a dolphin/mooring, you could even get some silver chainmail done up like it


Actually, a specially made knob shaped like a capstan would be awesome. Maybe one without the levers in place, though.
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#92
^ That could be cool. TS, do you have a lathe?

Edit: Oh weird, there's something called a capstan lathe, what a coincidence!
#93
Looking awesome!




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#94
Great job on the inlay, this is a really stunning bit of work TS.
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#95
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^ That could be cool. TS, do you have a lathe?

Edit: Oh weird, there's something called a capstan lathe, what a coincidence!


I do have a lathe but no idea how to use it and its probably older then I am.

Regarding the vol/tone knobs, I'm not really worried about them right now. The guy who I'm building this for chose those so that's what I'm going to put on there for now. They are easily swapped out if he decides to go with a wooden or plain chrome option down the road.

Thanks for all the comments every one, I'm glad you are diggin it so far! Here is todays progress:




In hind site I should have done both inlays at once but I jumped the gun cause I was excited about the rose






Opened up the top of the truss cavity


I'm going to make the truss cover out of walnut and inlay my raven into it. Still havnt decided on a shape though.
#96
Nice. I think I would have left the 'N' off personally, I like the minimalist look. Still, doesn't make much difference and it's very nicely inlaid. The raven is a nice idea too, but personally I'd be worried about cluttering the headstock up too much. Whatever floats your (or, at least, your client's) boat though.

no pun intended

Edit: I've looked at the pictures again and changed my mind. That headstock is big enough for anything. Slap that bitch on, I say.
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Last edited by NeutralFan at Sep 13, 2012,
#97
Quote by NeutralFan
Nice. I think I would have left the 'N' off personally, I like the minimalist look. Still, doesn't make much difference and it's very nicely inlaid. The raven is a nice idea too, but personally I'd be worried about cluttering the headstock up too much. Whatever floats your (or, at least, your client's) boat though.

no pun intended

Edit: I've looked at the pictures again and changed my mind. That headstock is big enough for anything. Slap that bitch on, I say.

The raven is going on the truss rod cover
#98
Oh my god, that is the sexiest headstock I've ever seen.
EH


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#99
Quote by \m/slipknot\m/

I'm going to make the truss cover out of walnut and inlay my raven into it. Still havnt decided on a shape though.


Is tombstone shape too Edgar Allen Poe?
#100
Quote by whoomit
Wow that's a nice inlay! REALLY like the look of it!

I agree with the plain chrome knobs, they tend to look somewhat better on most guitars I find. I didn't even realise they were pearl topped ones in that picture though until I read Don't Panic OK?'s post

On most standard non-custom guitars that you find.

This is a fvcking anchor, and it's underwater. Why NOT had MOP topped knobs to go with the seafaring theme o f the instrument?

Duh?
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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Last edited by Shinozoku at Sep 14, 2012,
#102
This thread just gets sexier and sexier everytime I go to it. That headstock, is sex. pure, dirty *****ish filthy sex. And I like it.
#104
Quote by ExDementia
The raven is going on the truss rod cover

I know that, I was just worried that doing so would put too many details on the headstock. But then I changed my mind.
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#105
Quote by NeutralFan
I know that, I was just worried that doing so would put too many details on the headstock. But then I changed my mind.


There's nothing on the bottom of the headstock at the moment. He has to put his logo somewhere
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#106
Quote by eddiehimself
There's nothing on the bottom of the headstock at the moment. He has to put his logo somewhere

Yeah, the headstock is bigger on second glance than on first. I do say, slap dat bitch on.
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#108
Gorgeous!!!
Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Ibanez S320 Black
Epiphone AJ-1000

Future Gear:
Epiphone Les Paul Custom Alpine White
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
#110
Quote by \m/slipknot\m/
Neck carving day! It's still a little rough but I'll clean it up later.


That neck grain looks beautiful! What are you using to carve the neck? Do you have a gauge or anything or is it all just freehand?
#111
Quote by BirdRiverCustom
That neck grain looks beautiful! What are you using to carve the neck? Do you have a gauge or anything or is it all just freehand?


I don't have any sort of gauge yet but I should probably look into making one. I shape it by looks and feel. I use a couple real aggressive bastard files to get the bulk of the wood cleared, then I use a combination of a spokeshave, DA, and oscillating sander to get the shape I'm looking for.
#112
I made a simple template for the neck pocket that gave me not only the correct fit but the 3 degree angle I needed.

Start by marking a line that is 3 degrees or what ever angle your going for on a piece of scrap then cut and sand it straight as you can.


Once you have your angled edge take another piece of scrap wood and place it against that side. Then you can run the opposite edge, the straight one, along a fence and the saw will transfer the 3 degree angle to the piece of wood. I just held the wood against the template but it might but a good idea to use double sided tape to keep it in place while you cut.



Once you have two angled pieces you can double sided tape them to your neck pocket template and make your cut





This might be common sense but I had trouble figuring out how to make this cut when I first started so hopefully this will help some of the newer builders.
#115
Quote by whoomit
This thing is looking absolutely GORGEOUS!

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#118
I've run out of testicles thanks to this thread. Anyway, time to choose a finish!

(by which I mean, time to paint it dark transparent blue)
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