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ok so, i am making a guiatr from scratch. Comment me or give me suggestions, and i will update on my progress.

i started with a piece of mahogany, and made a set thru neck with that, then i got pieces of aspen,poplar,maple, and some really old walnut. and i glued each piece together against the mahagony, and pressed it over nite.





Then, i created my design. i'm really into medieval stuff, so that's what i was going for, and i cut it, and here it is...







after that i made the truss rod cavity on the neck, i also made an oak cover for it





i will update and post new pictures asap, please crit.. thank you
#2
Dang man. That's really cool looking. I wonder how it's going to play and sound with all those different woods.
#3
thats awesome it has a mandolin look to it... so how are you gonna route the electronics?
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#4
man that is awesome.
good luck with that!
it looks great.
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#5
Damn. That looks pretty awesome, hopefully should play as good as it looks. What kind of set-up are you going for on it?
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#7
lol it looks quite fun! what finish will you paint on it? if you cleaned the glue on it, and clear coated it as is, it could end up being amazingly cool!


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#9
lol thanks everybody, since i have a double humbucker les paul,im going for a 3 single coil set up, with a trem.
and yeah i love all the natural colors of the wood, so i dont think im gonna paint it another color. heres a new pic after doing the headstock and rounding the edges, today











later
#10
Dammmmn good job on the headstock, that bottom part looks tough. Are you just going clear coat it and show off all your beautiful woods? Or are you going to paint it, and if so what color

And what kinda pups are you stickin in this baby?

Nice work
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#11
i love the look of all the woods, i know you say you're gna leave it natural, but, if you even think of putting any colour on it (though a stain may be acceptable) then i will come to your house and rob you of the guitar.

also, you say you're going to go S/S/S, why not H/S/H and coil split the humbuckers, if you went 3 volumes and a master tone (in a les paul style control shape) , and had push/pull pots for the 2 humbucker volumes, then you'd have all the versatility in the world really. thats what i'd do personally, but its your guitar man - have it how you want it.
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#12
Cool Headstock Buddy!
I really like this Idea, it looks great!
Can't wait to see the routing and stuff....
Will you slap a pickguard on it or will it stay as is?


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#13
How wide is your truss rod slot? It looks way, way, way to big in the pictures. Also traditionally using lots of different wood, without a main base sounds bad. BUT with the mahogany thru-neck it should have somewhat of a base to it, plus you used 2-3 other tonewoods, so that helps too. I'm very interested to see/hear how the sound turns out, looking at the woods and there placement I'm thinking some weird (and original, not nessecarily bad at all) tones coming out of it. This is either going to sound amazing or have lots of dead spots. I really hope it sounds amazing, because I like the look of it all.
#15
Thats looking sweet man

Maybe a scroll or whatever its called would have looked better for the headstock, like on a violin or cello. Still looks good though.
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#17
triple ss eh... sounds good... maybe put a plit coil humbucker on it for good measure... good luck... by the way clean the glue as quickly as possible for that beauty
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#18
holy crap, that's all i have to say is holy crap. (in a good way)
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#19
Wow....

Is this your first build?...... I'll kill you if it is........


I'll also kill you if you paint it....... just clear coat it.......... damn it........
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#20
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#21
i would say clear coat it if you can get the sanding burns off the sides. if you dont plan on resanding the sides i would say avoid the clear coat as it will look like hell. the body does look amazing tho. as for your routing i wont try to give you any tips as it already looks like you know what your doing. i cant wait to see how it looks finished. also do you plan to offset the bridge single or mount it straight across without the angle??
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How wide is your truss rod slot? It looks way, way, way to big in the pictures. Also traditionally using lots of different wood, without a main base sounds bad. BUT with the mahogany thru-neck it should have somewhat of a base to it, plus you used 2-3 other tonewoods, so that helps too. I'm very interested to see/hear how the sound turns out, looking at the woods and there placement I'm thinking some weird (and original, not nessecarily bad at all) tones coming out of it. This is either going to sound amazing or have lots of dead spots. I really hope it sounds amazing, because I like the look of it all.



well that slot isn't just for the truss rod, theres an oak cover for the trust rod that fits right in there, so...
#26
Indeed. I believe Zombat was the only other through-neck builder. That's only as far as I remember.
#28
Looks like a lefty Carl Thompson almost...

IS it a lefty? could go either way i guess...

great design, love the layers upon layers of woods, really reminds me of CT's Rainbow bass.

If you would chisel at the parts of the body and headstock to do the "scrolls" like on a Cello/violin/contrabass etc., i'd love you to death

Please tell me you're putting a nice classy trem on it? Bigsby?
#30



but seriously

any other plans we should know about? what do you plan on using this for?
#32
This is a great looking guitar. I love the look of the body and the headstock. Great job, great design. Im kind of skeptical about the tone with all the woods like mentioned before, but I can't wait for this thing to get finished. You must post clips. Keep up the good work and good luck.

Have you thought about S-S-H for the pup config? You could always coil split the humbucker. And please leave this thing natural finish.
#33
Beautiful... just beautiful...

but, i would say give it a little burst on the edges and the sides, because i'm nor sure how great the sides will look with just a clear, having all those strips of wood...

http://www.warmoth.com/paint/paint.cfm?fuseaction=dye_black 'standard burst-over' in a brown, red or black would look prety hot on the guitar, IMO.
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#38
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You know what, it does! Page, you should change your name to the shape of the guitar... c'mon, do it!
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#39
That is seriously, seriously nice.
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#40
absolutely amazing.
i agree with almost everyone else. leave it clear coat. besides the burns on the side its perfect. painting it would be sacrilage(sp?). im not really an expert of pickups but try the S/H/S. just a thought.

anyway keep up the good work and be sure to post sonudclips when possible.
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