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I'm not gonna give you too much background on this build. The only things I'm gonna tell you about it are that I bought this schecter 006 deluxe about 2 years ago and haven't played it much at all because its a right flipped lefty and the knobs get in the way. A few hours ago I thought "this guitar is just takin up space on my rack, I'm bored I'm gonna make a new body for it". So about an hour later I started making the body. I made a template and routed and cut away.

specs
2 piece poplar body
schecter parts
schecter neck
black paint (Maybe)

pics



#2
Looks pretty good, but are those scorch marks along the horns?

I'm curious as to why you'd buy a righty flipped lefty? outrageous deal or -?
#3
I just bought it because it was a good deal. no scorch marks on this. I just rasped it and filed it. no sanding done yet. its really rough still. It's best to do no sanding until your done all your routing and carving.
#4
Can I have the old body?


EDIT:

Looks awesome so far btw
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#5
I don't know what I'm doing with the old body to be honest. It has a few paint chips and all of the hardware is taken off of it.
#6
Well If you don't want it Ill take it off your hands. Ill put it to good use.


What are your plans on finishing for this new body?

edit: I just saw black paint, reading ftw
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#7
Gloss black nitro. Maybe another color, I'm not sure. But almost definitely a solid color.
#8
This is just cruising along now. I got pretty far today. I carved the top and routed the neck pocket. The carve is much more dramatic than the wimpy carve that schecter had on the original guitar, I love it. pics!




#11
Yea, the joint is going to be contoured. the wood actually doesn't look as good as it appears in the picture, I'm not gonna go with a clear coat I think I've narrowed it to either cherry red or jet black I haven't done any work on it since I've posted those pictures, but tonight I hope to get the electrics cavity routed and maybe the bridge posts.
#12
Cherry Red!

Black is a little boring, in my opinion, but either way its going to look great. Ace work on that body so far.
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#13
wow you have skill
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#14
Anything but Black, go ****ing crazy on it but anything but Black. It just really defeats the purpose of painting it when a good deal of the 006s are Black.
#16
looks good! Go for a nice white finish.
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#17
alright, I guess its not gonna be black, I'm gonna go crazy on it. I'll have the only popolar 006 deluxe around.
#18
I know for a fact that a glossy white 006 looks rawsome! Especially with a binding.

Edit: Also, the Schecter headstock actually looks very cool reversed. I hadn't thought of that before.
#19
hey carousel, i love the carved tops you do on your builds, i was wondering how deep they are?
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#20
this one is a little under 3/4ths an inch carve my regular ones are a little under 1/2 inch. I got the back carved and the electrics cavity routed bo pictures til i get home though.
Last edited by carousel182 at Jun 3, 2008,
#21
alright, this build is in the middle of the finishing process now, here are some pics! It's gonna be painted whatever the best color they have in stock at the time i go to get paint.



#23
haha they didn't have neon green or any colors like that. so, i just went with "championship blue" it looks really cool. pics will come later.
#25
warrrgh coool

reminds me of when my uncle got a rental car (beetle!)

colour was "Techno Blue"
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#26
this color isn't really called championship blue i was wrong, i was thinking of championship white. this is just deep blue.
#28
nice! Really quick build! Are you pulling like 8 hour days on this sucker or something?
#29
nope, i actually had a stretch of 2 or 3 days that i didnt do anything on it at all. i probably work on it for 3 to 4 hours a day when i work on it
#30
Looks nice ^^

I was never a fan of blue guitars but I actually like it on this

BTW are you from Reading PA? I noticed the newspapers xD
#33
awsome, not a fan of the blue, but your speed and skill is imense
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#34
thanks, im not that big of a fan of the blue, but i don't ave any other blue guitars so i figured I'd go for something different instead of making it black.
#35
could you send me the template if u made it on a PC please. awsome build i was waiting for someone to this shape its probs one of ma favorites nice work especially with the carving niceee
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What is that big hole at the neck joint for?


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the neck?
#36
unfortunately i didn't make the template on a PC, but I could probably scan the template some how.
#37
thanks man
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What is that big hole at the neck joint for?


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the neck?
#38
alright, the finish is finished, all i have to do is wait for a few days then buff it out. I want to finish this and have it all set up by the 18th so I can play it before I go on vacation.
#39
last pictures before its buffed. i just repaired the finish a little bit tonight (had to spray again unfortunately.)

good news is that the coat is really smooth which should make wetsanding a lot less trouble than it was last time.
#40
What paint did you use? What clear coat did you use?

The color is great, really beautiful.
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