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#121
That is just beautiful. unbelievably beautiful. I love how the headstock turned out, and how the body looks, and the fretboard. oh man. so beautiful.
#122
All the inlay work is just stunning. The design would be very nice if it was simply painted, but the fact that everything is inlaid is just breathtaking. Simply stunning.
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#123
Ive been looking for away to get my logo onto the headstock and I finally ended up ordering this Dass sauce stuff and im pretty happy with the results. Heres the test run:

You mix the concentrate with alcohol and let it sit for 4 hours, then you have the transfer solution that will take an image printed, by your standard printer, from the transparency to another surface




I think this will be where I will put it
#124
If its a custom wouldn't it be more proper to put the logo the back? Either way, I think that would clutter up the headstock too much, theres a lot going on there already.
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#125
Designed the pups I'm going to be winding


Very nerve racking to say the least


Creating the fall away



sanded to 3200 but lets keep going


12000





I ran out of time to fret today but just so my holder dosnt fall over and mix them all up I just used a piece of tape to keep them in order, just in case
#126
12000 grit? You have way more patience than me, my friend. Looking great though.

I agree with the guy above though, putting that signature on there might leave the headstock a bit cluttered by the time you get the machine heads on and everything. Where else to put it though? You call, anyway.
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#128
Good idea. I think it will look good there.
EH


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#129
I forgot my camera at home last night so I dont have pics of the actual fretting but heres the end results.


30 degree bevel


Taped up to protect the board while polishing


I brought each fret up from 400 to 12000 to get that mirror shine. Each one took about two and a half minutes.


Heres a comparison between a fret at 400 and one at 12000








#131
Humbucker time




Finished this bobbin with 6500 turns and broke the start lead wire while removing it from the winder making it useless. Had to cut it all off and start again.



leads soldered and coil taped


I use a layer of copper tape around the coil itself to help shield it




Grounded to the base plate
#132




soldered and taped




I ordered bare nickle covers by accident and I kind of like the finish but its not the best quality. There are a few blemishes. I may order the ones that are shinier to see if they come out better, if not I will have to call mojotone and yell at them haha.


#133
I understand the N/S poles and the resistance of pickups but what is all of that other math you've got going there?
#134
The total resistance of the humbucker needs to be divided between the two bobbins and I usually do the slugs with a few more winds the the screw just because they are non adjustable. Once I have the resistance I am aiming for for each bobbin I put those numbers into an online calculator that tells me roughly how many winds I will need to get what I'm looking for (the numbers that are lowest on the pyramid thing are the number of winds). Its very tricky and you basically have to guess at it and record your results then down the line you'll be able to look back at how many winds gave you what and you can become more accurate. I've only done 10 buckers so far so its still hard for me to be exact.
#135
Looking good, though as far as pickups go I can offer no opinion. I can barely solder, let alone wind them.

Any thoughts on the finish?
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#136
Wow, it's pretty cool that you're custom winding the pickups for the guitar!
Also, the guitar continues to astonish with it's beauty
#138
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did you buy that winder or build it? if you bought it where did you get it?


Well, it looks like a modified electric sewing machine to me...
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#141
Eddies right, the wider is a sewing machine that I tore apart. To buy a winder its like 400 bucks or more and I made this for less then 40 and it works well. If you want to make one just google it, there is all kinds of info about how to make them, and of course feel free to ask me anything and ill do my best to help.
#145


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#146
Dani Evans from Alestorm needs a guitar like this haha looks great man
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#147
Been following this for ages. It's amazing.

Any updates?
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#148
Sent the guitar to the shop to be cleared today hopefully Ill have it back within a few days. I'm just gonna leave you guys with a little teaser now. I put some naptha on to show what the woods should look like with a finish. These will be the last pics of the guitar until its complete.



When I make a new jig or come across one that works really well for me I like to show it off with the hopes that it can help someone else who might be having the same difficulties as me. Up until now I have been cutting the fret board tapper free hand and spending a lot of time sanding it to get it perfectly straight. Today I made this



Its a board with two hold down clamps from rockler and a rail on the bottom that guides it through the saw blade. Its zero clearance so what ever you line up with the edge of the platform will be cut. You simply mark your fretboard taper, line it up on the platform, clamp, and cut. Cuts a perfect taper every time in seconds.
#150
No more pics till finished? you mean I'm going to have this boner for days?

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#151
Ran into a slight problem today. I got the guitar back from being cleared and as I was putting the hardware on I realized the pickups don't fit at all. I used a template for a humbucker with out a cover and since these have covers it doesn't fit. I now have to make the cavities bigger which is not that hard but I'm going to be freaking out trying not to mess up the finish. I'm going to tackle this tomorrow and hopefully not ruin everything, wish me luck!
#153
Holy cow this is the best looking LP I've ever seen. Good luck man, don't keep us waiting!
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#156
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Just to let you know, everything went well with the re-rout. Should be playing it by tomorrow afternoon with pics to come shortly after!


Just to let you know, ****ING AWESOME!!!!
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#157
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Just to let you know, everything went well with the re-rout. Should be playing it by tomorrow afternoon with pics to come shortly after!

I expect to spend tomorrow afternoon with a tab featuring GB&C, and frequent use of the F5 button.
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#159
Hey guys I'm running late for work but I promised pictures so here she is all strung up!





It plays and sounds fantastic even before I gave it a proper set up! I'm very happy with it and almost sad to give it away haha.

Ill post the other pics I have that led up to the finished product tomorrow and a friend of mine will be taking profession pictures within the next few days. I will also try a get one of my friends who can actually play guitar well to do a demo for me so you guys can hear it for yourself.
#160
HOLY ****. This is nothing short of INCREDIBLE. Wow. Amazing build. Why do you have to give it away though? And what's the scale length on this thing?
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Quote by SYLrules88
im not very good with that harmonic thing. i get them to match perfectly then i play a chord and it sounds like hellen keller singing


Music Man
PRS
Mesa Boogie