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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smile Stereo 8 strings

So boredom spawned an 8 string off the cuff which went badly wrong and ended up as a two eight string tandem build.

So I find a rough piece of old timber and plane it down to find a stunning piece of Pomelle Sapele

Hmm I see an 8 string in this.

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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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Re: Stereo 8 strings

I don't care for these type body shapes, but this is gonna be sinister! Totally subscribed
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post #3 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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All was going well untill I took my eye off the game and planed the waste wood off the wrong end of the neck so this is the would be neck through sawed down for a bolt on .

Glued this smoked Tulip Wood up completely then changed my mind and had to break it all away with wood chisels to separate it from the neck and top wings , Tite Bond is very strong

Upper top wing with sound holes.

Head stock glued on.

Another nice surprise exits the thickness er. Very purple looking and I don't know what it is ?
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post #4 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 02:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Stereo 8 strings

I found a small sample of this unknown wood and thinned it down for the headstock...


and hacked some B E Maple for finger boards.


I changed the shape of the horns.


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Re: Stereo 8 strings

I like where this is going. Also very nice headstock veneer! But what is going on the body? A top, a veneer or nothing?
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Nothing . The top is a nice piece of semi spalted Birds eye Maple.
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post #8 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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Oh man this is going to be sick Zoot! I love your threads!!!

That headstock wood is crazy, I've never seen anything like it
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post #9 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Stereo 8 strings

Cheers.
Progress report for today.
Bad news on this neck,I noticed it had started to twist slightly so I ripped it in half and put a purple heart center in the middle and planed it flat again, I'll look at it in a couple of weeks to see if its stable.

So I had to make a back up neck .


Clamped the back on.


Routed out for some Carvin actives.
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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear arse elec routed.


Decided to cut my finger with the jig-saw.

Hmmm LED's
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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just waiting for truss rods and frets.
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Nice!!! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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post #13 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Stereo 8 strings

Cheers.
Made a bit of progress tonight with the neck that was twisted but now has a purple heart center which has solved the prob.

Went for 2 truss rods.

This needs a bit more design to it.

Glued and clamped . Time for TV and beer
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Re: Stereo 8 strings

not my cup o tea but I love guitars so I'm watching this one!
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post #15 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-22-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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Wow man that neck with the purple heart has some major quilting in it. That is going to be stunning when it gets a little... tung oil maybe? It's a beautiful chunk of wood man
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