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#1
So this would be my first build, its changed a lot from the V I initially planned on.

Alder wings w/ maple neck
Neck-thru
string-thru





#3
that looks niceee more pics plz when u get the time
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#5
ill moar pix after i sand it down a little better

the joint on the wood on one of the wings its a little not so good, should i just filler it?
#7
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What wood are you using?


Alder wings w/ maple neck

Check the first post.

BTW, nice build so far, i'm loving the headstock shape.
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#8
loving that headstock, looking good up to now.
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#9
Double cuts look sweet. Any plans on hardware or electronics?
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#10
I like. It's very Scott Ian.
Can't wait to see the clean edges
EDIT: Can I inquire as to where to bought the neck thru blank if you did buy it?
Last edited by 3lusiv3 at May 12, 2008,
#11
Quote by Green_Jelly
Double cuts look sweet. Any plans on hardware or electronics?



I've got some black hardware, and planning on covering a duncan custom and duncan jazz with gold covers to match the gold security locks i accidentally bought :P: ...

which brings up another question
i bought this and i was wondering if i needed the studs with it too. At the time of purchase i figured that they'd include them if i needed them so i didnt get any.


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Can I inquire as to where to bought the neck thru blank if you did buy it?


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#12
You can also get a similar neck at carvin, for anyone who wants to know. it's also cheaper.
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#13
im almost finished sanding the edges, just gotta do some minor stuff












im planning on making the upper horn a little skinnier
#15
hey, how hard is that to do? I'm planning on doing something similar to this this summer, so how hard is it- easy to put together or damn near impossible?
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#16
you will need studs with that bridge, so if it didn't come with them you should order some. also, if the joint on one of the wings isn't great, you can use filler, but make sure it isn't so bad that you're worried about strength. the last thing you want is half of your guitar falling off in the middle of a show
#17
re going to deepen the bottom cutaway for better access
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#18
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hey, how hard is that to do? I'm planning on doing something similar to this this summer, so how hard is it- easy to put together or damn near impossible?


From what i did, its pretty easy. All it is pretty much is glue and cut. Make sure you've got a thin enough bandsaw blade that it'll allow you cut the body pretty well (unlike mine )

Quote by rednwhiteblues
you will need studs with that bridge, so if it didn't come with them you should order some. also, if the joint on one of the wings isn't great, you can use filler, but make sure it isn't so bad that you're worried about strength. the last thing you want is half of your guitar falling off in the middle of a show


ahh thanks. The joint is miniscule so I guess I'll be ok with filler.

i plan to carve it like so


(black is carving line, red is pickguard)
#20
^ i have to say i certainly do agree with this man. no pickguard , or do like a raised gibson style one if you must.
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#21
This is looking very cool!

I agree with what people have said about the carve - a full carve would look excellent. It's your build though!

Anyway, did anyone else notice the emo core of the wood?

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#22
your guitar but i agree with what people have said, you should either do a full carve or no carve at all. imo it'll just look weird if you do what you want to do now, like someone cut a carved top gibson and a flat top fender with a pickguard in half and put them together in that guitar.

Is the pickguard to cover up the electronics? 'cos you might want to think about a rear-routed guitar if that's the case.

Just a couple of suggestions, i mean do what you want mate.
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#23
Full carve with no pickguard.

Can you really compare

With THIS beauty...

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#24
or even an ovation ultra gp
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#25
Thanks guys, I'll consider a full carve.
One of the reasons I decided on a pickguard was for its overall simplicity of it

Big question though...
Tools to carve?
#26
keep building. maybe it'll end up being better than ours:P keep an eye on where you place the bridge when you do. if the measurements are a BIT off, you're done. Any parental help with this build? Always the best kind of help.
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#27
Well there are several methods to carve, u can route "levels" or steps down/ across and then sand, i've seen that done before, then theres chizels and sanding files...
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#30
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Full carve with no pickguard.

Can you really compare

With THIS beauty...


I actually prefer the Jr.
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#31
during my two month hiatus ive sice sanded down the back, and thats about it

ill start it up a bit again in a couple weeks... darnned summer school


EDIT: actually i too like the Jr. It gives off a certain vibe only acquirable without a carve.
i might try and do a 'best of both worlds' approach and carve right up to where the pickguard will be
Last edited by overgronE at Jul 23, 2008,
#32
I've started shaping the heel and pretty much finished the edges.

Question,
How deep do the pickup/electronics routs go? and will a drill press and chisel suffice?
#33
Quote by overgronE
during my two month hiatus ive sice sanded down the back, and thats about it

ill start it up a bit again in a couple weeks... darnned summer school


EDIT: actually i too like the Jr. It gives off a certain vibe only acquirable without a carve.
i might try and do a 'best of both worlds' approach and carve right up to where the pickguard will be


erm, isn't that what you were going to do in the first place?
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#34
^ not really, what I meant was a full carve and then the pickguard will meet the carving line kind of thing


EDIT: some pics


edges almost done


heel shaped up
Last edited by overgronE at Aug 3, 2008,
#35
Hurray for drill press!





Ive gotta make the cavities deeper (and cleaner), but so far so good. I've made some dents in the top, but nothing that cant be concealed with a nice carve.
The upper horn is a little on the chubby side, so I've gotta thin it out a bit. Any tips on how, besides just regularly sanding?
#36
sanding drum ftw
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#37
Looking good! More progress... NOw! ALso... keep yourself out of summer school. I went there to take health to get it out of the way.... and it sucked. Worth paying attention and getting a D rather than failing.
#38
Pfffft, I wouldnt fail. Summer school was a personal choice. I wanted to get my next year English out of the way to free up some space for a better course.

Anyways...
Another day, another dent(s)






I won't be doing much for a bit because I've yet to order those bridge studs.
The bridge pickup cover is pretty tall and would probably interfere with the strings. Is it worth sanding it down somehow, or should I just get a new one?
#40
This would looks SO cool semi-hollow and with a quilt maple cap stained in a deep purple with a maple-colored racing stripe across the middle... But so far it's also pretty kickass!
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