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This is the guitar that was built for the six part series featured in Australian Guitar magazine. It recently was offered up for sale, and sold within 48 hours. Gotta love that!

Specs:
Body: One piece old growth Brazilian (Honduras) Mahogany
Top: 5A Flame Maple
Neck: One piece old growth Brazilian (Honduras) Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Sharks tm
Neck Joint: Set neck (glued)
Pickups: Ormsby Handwound 'Old School' Humbuckers
Scale Length: 25.5
Nut: Bone
Frets: Jumbo Nickel Silver
Hardware: Tonepros wraparound bridge and Grover locking machineheads





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Perry Ormsby

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#5




The 'other' guitar i built along side the Flame guitar, was the Shark guitar (see it on this forum somewhere, check my signature)

Regards,
Perry Ormsby

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#6
Quote by LP Addict
i also nip the tangs of my frets before i put them in, love it!, do you fill the holes with epoxy/superglue + dust? ive heard of that being done, have not tried it yet.


I use a putty made from titebond, pigments, and sometimes the dust from sanding.

the bandsaw


the flame top


Bandsaw meets flame


bandsaw defeats flame


bookmatched!

Regards,
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#7
ah cool, love the bandsaw, ive got a big 24'' Jet for the bookmatching, i use a big edge guide i made for the cutting though, i dont trust myself enough to push it through if im expecting 3-4 bookmatches out of a piece, haha. its worked fien before, but im not much of a risk taker. looking good as always perry. cant wait to see it done, hopefully i can find your shop when i go to australia this year.
#8
wooo more Ormsby porn! You've been kinda quiet lately


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#9
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wooo more Ormsby porn! You've been kinda quiet lately

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#10
Not quiet, just busy working on stuff that isnt ready to post up yet

Some Braz Mahogany.


Surface planing one side


and thicknessing the other



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#11
This should be good but even though everything you do it good and i love when you do the Shark inlays they are just win!

If i ever get a custom from you Ormsby I'm gonna get you to make an ocean inlay

EDIT: I find it amusing lately that i keep posting then there are more pictures above me like 1 or 2minutes before i post.

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#12
Getting a nice square true edge on the flame maple top


glue!


The Ormsby Top Joining Jig (TOTJJ!!)

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#13
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skills, you have them.


He has no skills...


he has t3h sk1||z0rz!

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#16
I love the inlays.
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#19
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KIck ass as usual, but why do you link to your website twice in your sig?


Because its worth looking at twice :P

Marking out the shape







Regards,
Perry Ormsby

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#20
Quote by carousel182
hey,

I noticed you didn't use a fence to book match, why not?


Why?
Because i couldnt be bothered changing the blade (wider) to bookmatch one top, so i wanted to have more control over the cut. Thats not possible with a fence. And, in the time it would have taken me to set up the fence, i could have cut out another top

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#21
Do you live at your shop or something Perry?

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#22
Perry if i ever want a custom guitar i will travel to australia to see you, or make one myself using as much of your expertise as i can from looking at all of your builds
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#23
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Do you live at your shop or something Perry?

haha, NO
We are considering moving again next year, into a factory large enough to have a house on top. Sounds weird, but on paper it looks good. Id get heaps more done if I lived closer to work.

Quote by Jimbleton
Perry if i ever want a custom guitar i will travel to australia to see you, or make one myself using as much of your expertise as i can from looking at all of your builds


Phone calls and emails are cheaper, and will leave you with more money to spend!

Regards,
Perry Ormsby

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#24
Quote by ormsby guitars
haha, NO
We are considering moving again next year, into a factory large enough to have a house on top. Sounds weird, but on paper it looks good. Id get heaps more done if I lived closer to work.


Phone calls and emails are cheaper, and will leave you with more money to spend!


how many people work at ormsby guitars?
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#25
Perry, when you glue down the fretboard do you use smaller radiused blocks than the radius of the f/board so they clamp down at the edges more or just the same radius as on the f/board?

That make sense? lol
#26
Quote by Jimbleton
how many people work at ormsby guitars?


Myself 6 days a week, + Sundays for emails and catching up on paperwork, and my assistant, 20 hours a week.

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Perry Ormsby

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#27
Perry is THE man.

I do believe you have quoted a price before. How much would it cost to say, ship a guitar similar to this one in build to the states after all said and done? The price of some ormsby love+the guitar+shipping?
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#28
Quote by kool98769
Perry is THE man.
The price of some ormsby love+the guitar+shipping?


Didnt realize you were a Gigalo too Perry ! lol
#29
Wow, once again the shark inlays look amazing. A few questions about building: I noticed you glued the top together separately from gluing it to the body.. I have a bookmatched top (not on a guitar yet, build is in my sig...), and I was wondering is it okay to glue the top together at the same time as when I glue it to the one-piece mahogany? We're going to be using a vacuum table (don't know the exact word for it, unless it's just called a vacuum table) where there is a sort of plastic sheet laid over the top and all the air get sucked out from under it in order to firmly hold the top to the guitar as well as gluing the top together.

Another thing, about mahogany. I know the mahogany we're using is a very dark color (from what I remember...it was over a month ago last I saw it). Most mahogany I've seen isn't quite as dark (once again, I may be mixing thoughts together...he had a walnut strat body sitting there as well). Getting to the point, how can you tell if it's a good piece of mahogany?


Lastly, what color is this going to be? I assume it'll look good no matter what color it is...Can't wait to see how it looks.
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#30
Quote by 6DgOfInTb
Wow, once again the shark inlays look amazing. A few questions about building: I noticed you glued the top together separately from gluing it to the body.. I have a bookmatched top (not on a guitar yet, build is in my sig...), and I was wondering is it okay to glue the top together at the same time as when I glue it to the one-piece mahogany? We're going to be using a vacuum table (don't know the exact word for it, unless it's just called a vacuum table) where there is a sort of plastic sheet laid over the top and all the air get sucked out from under it in order to firmly hold the top to the guitar as well as gluing the top together.

Another thing, about mahogany. I know the mahogany we're using is a very dark color (from what I remember...it was over a month ago last I saw it). Most mahogany I've seen isn't quite as dark (once again, I may be mixing thoughts together...he had a walnut strat body sitting there as well). Getting to the point, how can you tell if it's a good piece of mahogany?


Lastly, what color is this going to be? I assume it'll look good no matter what color it is...Can't wait to see how it looks.


I would rather clamp the top seperate, so there is zero chance of it slipping/sliding in the vacuum bag. No need to take risks, right?

Quote by kool98769
Perry is THE man.

I do believe you have quoted a price before. How much would it cost to say, ship a guitar similar to this one in build to the states after all said and done? The price of some ormsby love+the guitar+shipping?


Well, depends on where you live of course. Its about $300 for the delivery, to the USA, per guitar, for 2 day air, insured, trackable, etc.

Quote by jscustomguitars
Perry, when you glue down the fretboard do you use smaller radiused blocks than the radius of the f/board so they clamp down at the edges more or just the same radius as on the f/board?

That make sense? lol


Use the same radius, otherwise the middle isnt getting a good clamping. Use cork tiles, cut to the correct size, if you are worried about good even pressure.

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#31
Alright...I'll see how it goes then. Thanks
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#32
have you got an obsession with sharks? i love all your builds but im not too fond of sharks..

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#33
Quote by metallicafan616
have you got an obsession with sharks? i love all your builds but im not too fond of sharks..


Its my trademark, and what my clients ask for.

Cutting the top out


glued down


routing to shape


done

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Perry Ormsby

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#34
Nice Perry nice! I would love one of these and a EVH Replica by you.

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Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Carvin V3 and Marhall 1960A cab
2 B.C. Rich Ironbird Pro
Schecter Hellraiser 6
Boss ML-2

#35
That's one thick top you got there!

Top notch.
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#36
wow, that's gonna be a beast.

can't expect anythng less than the best from Mr. Ormsby!
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#39
wait a second... You mean to tell me you have one of the best guitar shops in the world.... and You only have 1 assistant who works part time!

... well on a side note that does make cents, because if you want a job done right you better do it yourself.
Excellent build man. Still surprised by the lack of workers... but still excellent build.
#40
This is gonna look great Perry! I cant believe you can cut those inlays by hand, truly great work man.
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