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not much done. cut the neck and headstock profile out, truss rod channel, glued in carbon rods (which FINALLY came) and cut out the control cavity and cover. did a bit of carving today the good old fashioned way with a rasp, a file and a spoke shave. takes a year longer than with an angle grinder, but a lot more satisfying

 

treble side is pretty much done but lots more of the bass side to do

 

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that is looking very sexy! The grain really is wonderful, it'll look simply stunning under the matt or satin finish.

Did you say you were going for satin? I think satin will look soooo good (the sort of 'good' were you can't find the right words to describe it!!!)

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i was thinking about it yeah. i guess i shall see what it looks like when i get to that bit. still havent got the fretboard or frets yet so im kind of dawdling till i do

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i was thinking about it yeah. i guess i shall see what it looks like when i get to that bit. still havent got the fretboard or frets yet so im kind of dawdling till i do

 

ok, i see.

I think satin would be the best alround, possible last the longest without showing up the slight marks/ buckle rash etc.

 

Also high gloss polyester would look amazing, the grain would be glowing! You do often get nice contrasts through polyester. Could also look good on the head stock, neck, back and side of body.... satin on top. Just a thought.

 

*edit*: probably satin!!

Edited by brian27

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managed to get some more done. my computer broke so i havent been able to post anything. luckily i had all my images and files on a dongle thing cos iv lost everything that was on the computer. damn it.

 

anyway, got the fretboard on, fretted (no work done on the frets yet), and neck rough carved. i asked for a slightly stripey bit of ebony, and thats what i got. s'nice

 

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oh, necks bound with ebony too so no ugly fretends

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that headstock is also awesome. let's not neglect it's loveliness!!!

 

seriously though, that's really coming along nicely. That's shit about your pc, but these things happen. a friend of mine doing his repeats lost everything too, but fortunately, like you, he had the important stuff on an external hard drive.

 

cant wait to see the finish on it

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VERY nice, what wood is that on the body? looks like swamp ash or spalted maple or something i can't really tell

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Oooh never heard of that wood, (didn't spot the fact it was a neck through either ha).

 

Looks gorgeous though!

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its the same stuff as korina - the wood the original flying v's and explorers were made out of. korina is white limba

and yeah, on the front its a pretty good match - happy accident rather than by design tho hehe.

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Ahhh I see, yeah its nice figure on that top indeed.

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got the burst done yesterday. was going to do the clear today only my spray gun is leaking out of every orifice so im going to have to get a new one.

 

i went a bit black happy on the neck, but ah well. also, theres not the huge difference in brightness of the neck and back as there looks to be in the pic either

 

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got the burst done yesterday. was going to do the clear today only my spray gun is leaking out of every orifice so im going to have to get a new one.

 

i went a bit black happy on the neck, but ah well. also, theres not the huge difference in brightness of the neck and back as there looks to be in the pic either

 

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Very nice! Great work! :D

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got the burst done yesterday. was going to do the clear today only my spray gun is leaking out of every orifice so im going to have to get a new one.

 

i went a bit black happy on the neck, but ah well. also, theres not the huge difference in brightness of the neck and back as there looks to be in the pic either

 

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Looking very nice indeed

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finally got this one wired up today - taking a break from the 'glittery beast' as someone put it hehe.

 

havent got any strings yet, should get some tomorrow i think, but the wiring all seems to work. im excited to hear it. its a bit of a mess in the control cavity, but this ones gonna have to be for me anyway so it doesnt matter.

 

its gonna have to be for me cos the neck angles not enough. i did it 2.5 degrees, and its just not enough for the bridge im using. it looks like it should be 3 or maybe even 4. but ah well. its another example of a shape i havent done yet so it serves a purpose at least. i guess in the future i could inset the bridge or take the fretboard off and put a thicker one on, but then it would still have to be for me. o well.

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yeah its a bugger. iv managed to get the action down to pretty much how i like it by filing the bridge saddles a bit. its still what a lot of people would consider medium-high i guess, but i like it. and it sounds great. really really nice.

 

in my annoyance and unconcentratey state i managed to cut a couple of the nut slots too low so that was a pain. new one coming tomorrow tho with some mini knobs, as normal ones look massive on it

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its done and up on my site

 

linky

 

the pickup selections are:

 

parallel

 

5-way

 

neck

neck+middle

middle

middle+bridge

bridge

 

5-way + push/pulls adds

 

neck+bridge

neck+middle+bridge

neck+middle phased

neck+bridge phased

neck+middle+bridge phased

 

series

 

blend pot

 

blends between neck+middle - middle+bridge and includes all three on together

 

push/pull on vol (introduces bridge in parallel mode) takes out middle pickup in series giving neck+bridge in midway position of pot.

 

push/pull on tone phases bridge pickup as per parallel

Edited by hooglebug

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I like the guitar. I am looking at the pics on your site and either they are shit quality or FF isn't renderring them properly. What browser do you use?

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i use explorer and it works fine for me. i havent put any themes or effects on my site.

 

heres some of the pics for anyone that cant see them

 

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