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#1
Ive had a couple PMs asking me to post up this one, because i havent posted any builds for a while...


Laminated flame maple neck with Ebony veneer pinstripes


Paua Abalone shark inlays in Ebony fretboard



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#2
One piece Brazilian (Honduras) Mahogany body


Quilt Maple top being glued


Body chambered and cut to size

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#3
Back of top being carved (to match the front of the top being carved later)




Vacuum press used to glue down top. I think its 1.5 tonne of pressure per guitar.

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#4
Rough carve completed.


Final carve completed. You'll notice a hole in the top, used to guage the thickness of the top where i reverse carved it before


Pickup and neck routs

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#7
i saw this on the project guitar homepage.
absolutly stunning guitar, and amazing builder.
i love that shark F hole.
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#9
thanks guys!!

A few coats of clear seal the body, and when its nice and flat i sunburst on tinted candies to get the colour.





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#12
Amazing.
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#13








back of the neck (playing area) is satin.


Seymour Duncan 59 in the bridge, Jazz in the neck. 500k pots, Hovland capacitor, Switchcraft jack and switch. Tonepros AVT-II bridge, bone nut, and Grover locking machineheads. Side dots are Chinese Torquiose and the fretwire is medium nickel silver.

I originally started this guitar back in 2004. It was always going to be for me, and to be used as a demo guitar. Because it wasnt for a client, it got put on the back burner for a while as i was just too busy. I signed on to show some gear at the Guitar Heroes: Guitar Fest in Sydney and decided maybe i should get this one done. Apart from the rough shape of the neck, and the inlays, everything was done over a period five weeks before the show (along with another six guitars, three which didnt make it in time). I finished the guitar at 5:45pm the day before we flew out, and a client talked me into selling him the guitar an hour before we left for the airport
So, yet again, my plans to build a guitar so I can keep it for myself were foiled Oh well, i'll just build another
I still took the guitar to Sydney, and the guys from Australian Guitar magazine managed to play it (and a few others) with the view of doing some reviews in the magazine over the coming months.
The guy who bought this one (Toby) is leaving for the USA today, so im going around to 'borrow' it back for the next 8 weeks. Its booked in to be recorded with a certain Aussie artist for their new single (bluesy style, lots of hot guitar licks) that should see lots of radio airplay... cant wait.

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#14
well i just came 4 times
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#17
Perry, nice to see some more of your work up here. I absolutely love the finish, one of my favourites I've seen you done.
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#18
I think I just shit my pants.

I love the way the blue and green quilt looks like ocean water, matching the shark theme. That's an absolutely beauty of a guitar.
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#19
I remember voting for this for GOTM on Project Guitar, congrats man, beautiful guitar
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#22
may i ask how much you sold this baby for?
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#23
Thanks guys!!

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may i ask how much you sold this baby for?


Sure, It sold for the same price as if someone had ordered it as a custom order. With all the options, it came to $3800 Aussie dollars. The guy who bought it has put his PRS Modern Eagle up for sale, and ordered two more customs... one an explorer in black Limba with a solid rosewood neck and a cocobolo top, and a quilted spalted maple over mahogany SS. I dont normally have guitars for sale because everything is made to order, but ive just had some of my earlier work come back as trade-ins on new customs. Its been cool to replay some of those guitars. Some of those guitars will be getting used tonight at a local gig, before being offered for sale (although it looks like they have all been sold already)

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#24
sweet, nice work you do!
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#25
I always look forward to seeing Ormsby builds... This one is beautiful just like the others.
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#26
That's actually a great price for a custom build guitar. If I had the money, I'd buy one from you - go Australians!
#27
All your guitars are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen, but this one takes the cake..

If I ever have a couple spare grand laying around I might just contact you.
(don't count on that though )
#29
Its been a while since I have been here, so when I saw that you had built a new guitar Perry, I had to check it out. Now please dont take this wrong, I typically love your work, and this is no exception. I appreciate the artistic value of the shark f-hole. But I must say, it looks a little weird. I guess its cause I have never seen one like that. It is amazing however that you got such an accurate cut out like that. But I absolutely love the inlays and the color. The guitar is amazing as is pretty mush everything that I have seen roll out of your shop. As unusual as the f-hole is, I love it. Great job!!
#32
That is beautiful.
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#33
Thanks guys!!

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Its been a while since I have been here, so when I saw that you had built a new guitar Perry, I had to check it out. Now please dont take this wrong, I typically love your work, and this is no exception. I appreciate the artistic value of the shark f-hole. But I must say, it looks a little weird. I guess its cause I have never seen one like that. It is amazing however that you got such an accurate cut out like that. But I absolutely love the inlays and the color. The guitar is amazing as is pretty mush everything that I have seen roll out of your shop. As unusual as the f-hole is, I love it. Great job!!


Yeah i had to let the guitar sit for a while with the shark drawn on there to know it was the right thing to do. I wasnt convinced at first, but literally everyone who saw it being built when they can into the workshop, fell in love with the idea. Im glad i went with it now.

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I think some abalone in the f-hole would look cool. Too late now i suppose.


A lot of people thing this is abalone in there (its newspaper with lacquer on it):


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Does a veneer wood in the neck(like on yours and on Ibanez Prestiges) affect the stability? Or is it purely for looks.


A laminated neck is always going to be stronger than the original wood it was cut from. EG: if you had a single piece of wood, it has a certain strength. By cutting that timber into 3/5/whatever, and regluing it, it becomes stronger. This is why you see laminated beams in house construction, its stronger than the original wood. Its not the fact there is glue there making it strong (eg: the glue itself), its the fact that the pieces of timber cant bend as easily as they could as a single piece.
Adding veneer in between the laminations is purely for show. It doesnt make the neck any weaker, but the pieces are too small to really have any effect on strength (its the laminations which do that).

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#35
Pretty much one of the nicest guitars ever! The inlays and f hole really make it something special.

How does it sound acoustic?




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#36
Yeah dude, awesome guitar!!
I was just wondering if you had anymore pictures of the yellow colour guitar you built for the Australian guitar magazine article?
I love that guitar..
#38
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Yeah dude, awesome guitar!!
I was just wondering if you had anymore pictures of the yellow colour guitar you built for the Australian guitar magazine article?
I love that guitar..



heaps of photos on the website

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