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flashbandit
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#1
Well, sort of. I thought it'd be a neat resource to pool everybody's custom builds into one thread for new luthiers (like myself) or curious on-lookers (me too!). So post links to your threads and I'll edit them into this one!

Thanks to UniverseZero for arranging this stuff!

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Double Neck project
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192705
Unfinished, Based on: Fender Telecaster.


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Neck Through Strat Build
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=637790
Finished, Based on: Fender Stratocaster

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Mike's Explorer Thread
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=319934
Finished, Based on Gibson Explorer

Mikes 2nd Build
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=588642&page=1
Unfinished, Based on: BC Rich (Custom Shape)


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russian war machine (guitar finished)
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267690
Finished, Custom Shape

Russians Finished Neck Through
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=328451
Finished, Custom Shape

Russian Bass Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=454902
Unfinished, Based on Gibson Flying V

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Metal0's Build
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=585298&page=3
Unfinished, Based on: Fender Mustang/Duosonic


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Kobain Mustang Replika Projekt
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=645618
Unfinished, Based on: Fender Mustang

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UniverseZero's Metal Tele Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=614030
Unfinished, Based on: Fender Telecaster


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Alexander_BR's Jem Project
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=581904
Unfinished, Based on Ibanez JEM

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ADMBWR's Ibanez build.
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=628838
Unfinished, Based on: Ibanez S


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*Really Sweet
Custom Electric with On-Board Effects
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=576206
Finished, Based on Matt Bellamy's Manson custom guitars.

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Camo SS Custom
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363687
Finished, Based on Fender Stratocaster

METAL series custom - baritone
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363697
Finished, Based on: X style guitars (Looks somewhat like a BC Rich Beast)

SS-7 Custom
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363692
Finished, Based on: Ibanez Superstrats


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LedZepRule First Custom Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=583858
Finished, Custom Shape

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FlashBandit's Custom
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=665734
Unfinished, Based on: Violins


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Black/White guitar build by ultraturtle0
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=657407
Unfinished, Based on: Parker Fly

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AlGees Carved Top LP
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=625440
Unfinished, Based on Gibson LP


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Evil_Magician's Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=615867&highlight=guitar+build
Finished, Custom Shape

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Nicks build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=522571&highlight=nicks+build
Finished, custom Shape

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Senor-Penguins Hardcore Tele Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=631695

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Clomon's Johnson Strat Rebuild
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=515477

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mutated_riff's Custom Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=225347&page=1

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apollo718's Strat
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=554087

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loonyguitarist's Randy Rhoads V Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=11265184

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jemrg's jem/rg build
http://ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=679404

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Macaroni's Custom King V
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=723983

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Dance_of_Death's Custom Strat
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?p=11753645&posted=1#post11753645

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James4's Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=569729


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Copaman's Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1141743

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Scowmoo's Build
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...48&page=1&pp=40


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Rockingbird's Fretless Bass
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/Rockingbird/pictures/gear/803158/


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MonkeyLink07's Build
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1272182

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!!! PUT YOUR BUILD HERE !!!

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Last edited by flashbandit at Mar 27, 2010,
Diamond Dave
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#2
darthbuttchin
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#4
great idea man. much easier for lurkers to find the builds without wading through all these how do i.... threads etc.
admbwr
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#5
^hahaha yeman.
nice to see mine on their, is there anyway i can change my thread title ?
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flashbandit
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#6
^Yeah, what do you want? I kind of want to keep the luthiers name, and guitar type in the title so it's easy for people to remember/access though

EDIT: I had no idea there were this many builds on UG until I started hunting them down! Keep em coming!
admbwr
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#7
well my builds started as an RG and now its an Stype ibanez.
so something like 'ADMBWR's ibanez build'
or something cheers.
this threads a great idea, if you find all the old ones and add them i'l never get bored lol
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carousel182
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#8
wow, that neckthrough strat build is pretty cool someone really good mustb e making that
admbwr
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#9
^yeah i agree its amazing lol
so is that RG/s470 build
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neptune1988
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#10
I would want a custom rig.

For the body,a cross between an SG and a Jaguar. The body would have a graphic of an underwater fortress in the middle of a huge battle. With knights on seahorses and mer-people with spears made of iron, and shields of hardened coral. This image would be carried on (uninterrupted) over the pickguard and pickups.

For the neck, the Epiphone SG set-neck in a kind of blackish blue swirl color, with gold trident in-lays, with a sick-looking trident jutting out the top of the headstock. I would also want an anchor-chain wrapped around the trident a few times, and then hanging off the trident by about 6in.

The pots and PU switch would be in the usual place, but painted to blen in with the scene.

The input chord, would also be like a chain.


Pretty Awesome huh?

Pretty Expensive too.

For the guitar, how much would it be?

High hundreds, or a few thousand?


Sorry, I don't have a picture. I kind of just thought up spurt of the moment. Just kinda try to visualize it.

Everyone post please with suggestions, tips, etc.

Thanks.
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#11
Quote by carousel182
wow, that neckthrough strat build is pretty cool someone really good mustb e making that

I know what you mean, I'm really digging the double neck that's being built too!
Double Neck Project - Winner of 2006 GB&C "Best guitar build from scratch", "(Best) Most expensive build" and "Best Idea" awards - FINISHED!

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XibanezedgeX
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#12
I can't wait to get started on my next build!
Just need moneys for the supplies...
Teaser: Neck-thru mahogany Ibanez JS style body with a 24 fret (medium frets) ebony board and off center MOP inlays, maple neck (perhaps walnut stripes, depends on money) natural finish, gold hardware, two Humbuckers and a gold FR.

I'm accepting dontaions
mcw00t
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#13
Quote by XibanezedgeX
I can't wait to get started on my next build!
Just need moneys for the supplies...
Teaser: Neck-thru mahogany Ibanez JS style body with a 24 fret (medium frets) ebony board and off center MOP inlays, maple neck (perhaps walnut stripes, depends on money) natural finish, gold hardware, two Humbuckers and a gold FR.

I'm accepting dontaions

same

neck thru, string thru, king v style, mahogany wings, 5pc maple/mahogany neck, one bridge humbucker, one slant neck SC, natural finish, chrome hardware, possibly brushed stainless binding and SEVEN STRINGS!!



i shall be following your build very closely XibanezedgeX

EDIT: might i add, that i managed to get the mahogany and maple for free
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XibanezedgeX
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#15
Quote by mcw00t
same

neck thru, string thru, king v style, mahogany wings, 5pc maple/mahogany neck, one bridge humbucker, one slant neck SC, natural finish, chrome hardware, possibly brushed stainless binding and SEVEN STRINGS!!



i shall be following your build very closely XibanezedgeX

EDIT: might i add, that i managed to get the mahogany and maple for free


Lucky! where can I get some?
Your build sounds pretty awsome

I have 3 dream guitars I want to build in the next 25 years...
The one I mentioned before
An Exact replica of Paul Gilbert's Custom Orange PGM (as seen in the GOOMY video)
A Tele '69 Thinline with a P-90 in the neck.
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#16
MODs you should sticky this thread its pretty useful
http://www.myspace.com/shadeokay
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#18
Get awilcox's builds up here asap. Just search for the threads, that's his exact nickname (minus the 's).
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flashbandit
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#21
*updated

I didn't get awilcox, if you have links I'll post but 2 minutes searching didn't give me anything, and I need some sleep. Also, didn't psw do something or was he just a big modder?
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#22
This one guy built two awesome burst guitars, one was a singlecut and the other was a doublecut. Can't recall who it was though, but the burst was beautiful.
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#23
I still think this deserves a group. And one a member has complete a guitar the leader thinks is aceptable, they may join.
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#24
i think there should be 2 groups:

* 1 for those who build from scratch and
* 1 for those who assemble from parts and paint (like alexanderbr)

my buddy Ippon has posted 3 mods and he shares his stenciling or mask and paint techniques quite a bit. check his projects -

1. crazy Stenciling (front and back of guitar): https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=426217

2. Stenciling, painting plastic, upgrading electronics, etc.: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=407416

3. his 1st painting/upgrade project: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380936
Zex.
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#25
No, don't really like that idea... Why not just have one Customs Shop group... Two just wouldn't make any sense. Making a custom can be both refinishing and building from scratch.
flashbandit
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#26
Quote by Zex.
No, don't really like that idea... Why not just have one Customs Shop group... Two just wouldn't make any sense. Making a custom can be both refinishing and building from scratch.


I'd perfer having one custom shop group too. What would starting a group entail? Just putting something in your sig or avatar? I'll do it! I haven't finished my guitar yet, but I will soon!

Important Note: Some may argue that the stickied guitar customizations thread covers these grounds, but I hate it cuz it's full of random crap like "I changed my tone knob", or "I put a sticker on it". This thread would be full of only approved, legitimate, difficult projects like building a guitar, or rebuilding one. I don't know if I would even include refinishes, but I don't know. The important difference to this idea you all brought up is that each thread (or most) would include starts->finishes so that interested readers could follow the life of the project. Put it to a vote?
admbwr
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#27
^ i agree, refinishes not allowed thats what the ultimate Refinishing thread is for.
this threads great, i can now kill time in college without the hasstle of looking through lots of pages,
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flashbandit
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#28
Please, if you use this thread, don't let it die. I don't say that because I want a popular thread or anything, screw that (please don't misjudge my intentions). I really just want to see other people's creations. Assembly line guitars can be pretty enough but to see new designs made by one person, and two hands is unique. So, post your works to this thread, post your ideas, or feelings on this kind of stuff. Build and let build.

PS I'm in a sentimental mood because I just worked about 9 hours straight today trying to carve my new guitar's top (with chisels and rasps no less). Seriously, when I close my eyes I see walnut grain, no joke.
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wow. 9 hours took me less than 1 hour to carve my last one i hope it came out good, im looking forward to seeing it
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#30
thread in my sig

I think you should put them organized according to the guitar model/company its trying to copy and maybe finished and unfinished threads.


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admbwr
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#31
Quote by flashbandit
Seriously, when I close my eyes I see walnut grain, no joke.


hahahahaha.
yeah this thread shouldnt die though, it should be stickied or something.
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#34
can i sig the link for this thread? its easier to find lol
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flashbandit
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#35
^ ha ha, easier to find. of course, spread the word. out of curiosity, does "admbwr" mean adam bauer? I love 24, so that's what I think every time I read it.
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#38
Quote by flashbandit
^ ha ha, easier to find. of course, spread the word. out of curiosity, does "admbwr" mean adam bauer? I love 24, so that's what I think every time I read it.


its adam bower lol thats my name pretty good guess though
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flashbandit
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#39
huh... good name... bump...

Actually, I just updated my build (see sig) and I need everyone's opinion on something, I'm cutting tomorrow.

Also, if you have a build you want included in this thread, just post it in here, along with any suggestions etc. I want to organize this, and make it look purty, but I'm kind of busy. If you have a free minute, you can do it, PM it to me and I'll post it

I kind of want this to be stickied, and a few others have suggested it to, so I guess if we made it look good we'd have a chance, thanks!

Also, there's was talk of a luthiers club...?


Take it easy, and keep up the good work!
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#40
^ man your build is nice, very nice.
around christmas time i might have another build going too, this time a from scratch 7 string of some kind. i was thinking like a steve vai 7 string jem but i already ruined one jem haha.
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