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#42
Very nice! how is the neck joined? there are no bolts, is it glued or not finished yet?
#44
The 14th 15th and 16th frets look out, actually a lot of them kinda do. Could be the photo but I'd say they are off.
#45
Quote by Tempoe
The 14th 15th and 16th frets look out, actually a lot of them kinda do. Could be the photo but I'd say they are off.


Yeah, the highest frets seem to be spaced wrong..
#46
hmmmmmm you guys are right, a few are definitely off, I have been too trusting of my fret template I made awhile ago. oh well, ill fix it tomorrow, no worries. Thanks for pointing that out though!

Also the neck is not attached yet, I'm gonna add the color to the body then glue the neck in.
#47
Didn't feel like tackling the fret slots just yet so instead I decided to add some color today!

used sanding sealer on the beveled edge to creat a natural maple faux binding.


dark blue under coat for the lows


then sanded back


then added the purple and blue dye


I turned the lights off and took a photo with the flash, this is closer to the actual color


sorry this is a little blurry


all dried up


and a nice clean edge.


I'm pretty happy with this considering it was my first stain/burst attempt.
#48
That thing is looking sexy. That is hard to believe that is your first burst attempt
#52
Quote by thenextkirk92
I would own the shit out of that. **** manliness, that is gorgeous.


Can't agree more!

Girly or not, it's a beautiful looking guitar. Keep up the good work!
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Last edited by Carl6661 at Nov 7, 2012,
#53
lovin the comments, lol you guys rule.

I need some help though. I had this same issue with the anchor guitar. I only have the ability to print my logo in black but I'm afraid it will be very hard to see on the dark violet headstock. I think if I could get it done in white it would look perfect but I cannot find anyone with the capability to print in white ink. Do any of you know a place I could send a file and have them print a decal or a transfer image thin enough to be under the clear coat? Any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated.
Here's a few pics from this morning:

Beveling the edges of the sound holes to make them stand out better



Also added the faux binding bevel to the headstock


I have decided to skip the pick guard because it would be a crime to cover up any part of this top wood. I also plan on recessing the control plate so it sits flush with the body.
Last edited by \m/slipknot\m/ at Nov 7, 2012,
#54
awesome job beveling the sound holes. That looks incredible! What color are the sides and back going to be? or are they going to stay natural?

#56
Quote by \m/slipknot\m/
I need some help though. I had this same issue with the anchor guitar. I only have the ability to print my logo in black but I'm afraid it will be very hard to see on the dark violet headstock. I think if I could get it done in white it would look perfect but I cannot find anyone with the capability to print in white ink. Do any of you know a place I could send a file and have them print a decal or a transfer image thin enough to be under the clear coat? Any ideas at all would be greatly appreciated.


You could try vinyl decals, they can be done in almost any colour. Basically it's a sticker cut from vinyl and you can clearcoat over it. It does take more coats to get it perfectly flush but it's not too hard to do. I ordered mine from an ebay store of a signmaker.

[EDIT] awesome tele btw
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#57
Those sound holes look great.

For decals just look for places that do them for model trains or cars, they seem like the best places to go and often do white.
#58
Looks great. I liked the pickguard design but you are right, the wood is too nice. If you play easy and don't strum hard the wood should be ok and not scratch. you could maybe try a clear pickguard if you tend to scratch. Also make sure the control plate is parallel to the bridge, looks a bit slanted
#59
The bridge and the plate were just sitting on the guitar, they probably moved a bit out of place making it look weird. I will be putting this guitar in my local guitar shop for sale, I'm not worried about me scratching it up with my crappy playing lol.

Plate recess



Sanded back just a bit to reveal the lightest lights, hopefully this will add even more depth to the figure once cleared



My signiture Raven



Frets and line fret markers




and side markers
#61
I'm pretty sure I need this guitar...
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#64
You never fail at making a beautiful guitar man
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#66
Ingenious setup, doesn't it hurt to hold onto the wire as its being spooled? I would have thought gloves were needed.
#67
Quote by BirdRiverCustom
Ingenious setup, doesn't it hurt to hold onto the wire as its being spooled? I would have thought gloves were needed.


Doesn't hurt all. You have to hold the wire so lightly so that you don't break it, that it does not generate any kind of friction that you can feel. I have noticed moisture makes the wire more resistant to sliding between fingers so make sure your hands are dry if you are going to give it a shot.
#68
Quote by \m/slipknot\m/
More progress!
I got the neck pocket cut and every thing lines up nicely. I also rough carved the neck. I cant wait to weigh this thing when its done its insanely light!


I love it when people weigh their new guitars. It's sort of like when you get a new baby or something
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#69
Neck glued in


Adding some sealer


Number 2


I emailed a place about white decals and they took to long to respond so I just painted it and I'm really happy with the white!


The maple butterflies got some blue dust on them from sanding and I just couldn't get them as clean as when they were first filed so I decided to really make'em pop with white


So close!
#70
That thing looks amazing i would play that thing into the ground! Great job man!
#76
Man that looks great. The detail is really nice I can tell you know what your doing.

How does it play/sound?

Is it me or is the lower bout smaller than a typical Tele? or is the uper non horn area a little bigger than a normal Tele?
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#77
The Single coil is bright and crystal clear. The humbucker provides a nice contrast with a thicker/ warmer tone and I also ran it through a push pull vol pot so I can split it to a single coil. It has a decent range of tones you can get out of it so its a little difficult to describe. Like I said, Ill try and get a video of one of my friends who can actually play well to demo it for you guys.

I didnt want to copy the Tele shape exactly so I made the horn smaller which could be why the opposite side looks bigger. I think I used my strat for size when I drew it up.
#79
Those inlays, as well as the rest of the guitar, look absolutely astounding.
Top notch work! I look forward to the video.