#1
Here’s the latest off of the bench, T’Burd.



T'Burd, Loosely based on a mid-60s Guild Thunderbird
5 Piece Laminated Neck Through (Purpleheart, Maple & Mahogany) All re-claimed wood
Body is Mahogany back, Roasted Maple front, 1/4" figured Maple accent layer
Hand rubbed Tung Oil finish
Eric Johnson Strat® neck profile & 24.75" Scale
Figured Maple Fretboard with a 12-18" Compound Radii & laminated Purpleheart, Mahogany & Maple binding
24 Medium High Frets (+ Zero fret) &44 mm Ebony Nut
3 mm Bi-coloured LEDs Fret Markers & 2mm aluminum tubing with Fibre Optics for side dots
Wilkinson Easy Lock Tuners (Black) & Wilkinson Tune-O-Matic Roller bridge (Black)
String Ferrules front & back (Black)
Bizzar Humbuckers with matching bobbin tops
Roasted Maple Pickup Mounting Rings
2 - 500K Potentiometers (Neck Volume & Master Tone)
2 - 500K Pull-Pull Potentiometers (Master Volume/LED Colour & Bridge Volume/Phase)
4 Knobs (made from neck laminates with an ebony cap and Maple indicator dot)
Mahogany, control cavity cover, attached with rare earth magnets
2 - DPDT on/on/on mini toggle switches (North/Humbucker/South for Individual Coil Selection)







Here’s the case I made for it:

On the other hand, you have different fingers.
#2
Please add some build thread content or something of teaching value. Threads made just to show a finished product are not allowed.
#3
wow very nice
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#4
It looks well made, I'm not a big fan of the shape though.

how does it play
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
T’Burd Build

I was approached on behalf of David Cutler of Arms of the Girl, with a request for a custom build.
He wanted something similar to a Guild Thunderbird.



I offered a ‘Bizarified version



But he thought it was to ‘aggressive’ for his tastes.
So I toned it down a bit and tweaked it some til we came to a solution.
The original Guild design in orange, and the tweaked version in black.



David Cutler Signature Specs
5 Piece Laminated Neck Through (Purpleheart, Maple & Mahogany) All re-claimed wood
Body is Mahogany back, Roasted Maple front, 1/4" figured Maple accent layer
Hand rubbed Tung Oil finish
Eric Johnson Strat® neck profile & 24.75" Scale
Figured Maple Fretboard with a 12-18" Compound Radii & laminated Purpleheart, Mahogany & Maple binding
24 Medium High Frets (+ Zero fret) &44 mm Ebony Nut
3 mm Bi-coloured LEDs Fret Markers & 2mm aluminum tubing with Fibre Optics for side dots
Wilkinson Easy Lock Tuners (Black) & Wilkinson Tune-O-Matic Roller bridge (Black)
String Ferrules front & back (Black)
Bizzar Humbuckers with matching bobbin tops
Roasted Maple Pickup Mounting Rings
2 - 500K Potentiometers (Neck Volume & Master Tone)
2 - 500K Pull-Pull Potentiometers (Master Volume/LED Colour & Bridge Volume/Phase)
4 Knobs (made from neck laminates with an ebony cap and Maple indicator dot)
Mahogany, control cavity cover, attached with rare earth magnets
2 - DPDT on/on/on mini toggle switches (North/Humbucker/South for Individual Coil Selection)

The neck laminates glued up using a steel beam as a straight edge

On the other hand, you have different fingers.
#6
Body layers and fretboard mock up



Truss rod and fillet glued



Fretboard slotted, marked and test fit



Body layers



LED test and first mounting rings

On the other hand, you have different fingers.
#7
First mounting rings and pickups



First knobs with purpleheart tops test fit in curved and flat bottomed recesses



Second knobs with ebony tops



Headstock taped off for spraying



So Shiny!

On the other hand, you have different fingers.
#8
Mock up with knobs and switches



Humbucker baseplates & specs



Tuner test fitting



Test fitting the back decals



Picks

On the other hand, you have different fingers.
#10
This is very much an early-'70's "Hippie Sandwich" style guitar. The LED's began to show up on guitars in what, the early 90's? And that fretboard looks as if it has a lot smaller radius than 12" at the top and 18" near the neck pickup. Very curvy.

Love the picks.
#11
Quote by dspellman
And that fretboard looks as if it has a lot smaller radius than 12" at the top and 18" near the neck pickup. Very curvy.

Yeah, I had the same thought.

Still, impressive build
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