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#1
Finally, my dads friend made up his damn mind and decided to get a guitar from me. He wants a lefty strat, he doesnt really care whats in it and all that crap. He is a wood junky, so i have the best stuff set aside for him. ridiculously curly maple top (near exhibition grade, almost **** myself after that went through the planer)... The neck will be a curly hard maple/rosewood 5 piece neck-through construction. Body similiar to my other neck-through build, just not as thick (1 3/4'' thick). He doesnt care if the headstock is angled or if its straight. I cant really decide what to do, it will likely be angled due to the ease of construction and i will be able to put a headstock veneer on it. Probably 3 on a side PRS style headstock?? not sure, we will see how it works out. i cut out the neck lams today. picking up the mahogany tomorrow sometime.

#4
I love that maple!

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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

#6
Looks amazing. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
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#7
Color me excited
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Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#11
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didnt spend a fortune on wood for nothin =]

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LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
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Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
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#12
Amazing!
ESP Eclipse-II VTB (With 18v Mod)
Randall RG75
Tapco Mix60
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#14
Holy clamps batman. Looking good. I love 5 piece lams. Not too over the top, but still draw attention.
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#17
Oh my god... man that is so nice! I can't wait to see this!

I think the guitar I'm building might turn out the twin of yours sorry. I want a 5 piece neck like that, and it is a strat haha. Well, mine is mahogany...

Looks great man.
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#19
Well really all I want is any dark wood (in contrast to the maple) . Mahogany, rosewood, wenge, whatever really.
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#24
Wicked
ESP Eclipse-II VTB (With 18v Mod)
Randall RG75
Tapco Mix60
New Zealand
#27
Finally some updates, basically after i glued up the curly maple, he decided he didnt like the white/yellow color contrast, and i finally got another batch of sapele... so here we go :



Has one very interesting curl/quilt in it... haha. has a major crack on the back, but i placed it on the spot where the belly carve is, so i can only pray i can carve it out. it is the only piece on the whole 12 foot board with a crack, lame.
#28
Ok, Sapelle and African Mahogany are the same thing right? Also, it looks great.
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Walker Rose.
#29
no, not the same thing. sapele is african mahoganies hot-sexy-step-sister. same genus or whatever, but a different tree, very similiar in many aspects, sapele is slightly more dense, takes a better shine, you get alot more figuring out of it because the grain refracts light alot better due to the density. its mahogany with a high-end bite, basically making the best tone-wood ever.
#30
Oh darn, I thought I lucked out...
Quote by asfastasdark
+1. This man knows his ****.


Walker Rose.
#31
Wow man, that thing is looking great!

I can't wait to build her twin. All I have to do is call my cousin about getting the blank you sent me thicknessed. He knows a guy, so thats handy.
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#36
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Uber-sexy.

You meant the cat right? LULZ

That cat has a short tail! Got full pics!?!?!?!?!?!? I'm totally distracted now

Dayum man. Get this finished I wanna seeeeee it. And get your cat to pose with it!
ESP Eclipse-II VTB (With 18v Mod)
Randall RG75
Tapco Mix60
New Zealand
#37
^hahahahahahahaha that made my day


looks amazing so far...i need to make a sapele guitar....
Gibson SG Faded
Epi VJ Stack


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They stopped asking
#39
^ Is it just me, or does the body look unusually long?

I think that odd section of figuring is playing with me eyes...

Anyway, looking great man!

(PS, I get my sapelle blank planed on Sunday , I just need to make some templates. Any ideas on transferring the design you put onto something I can use for a template?)
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