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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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8 string build

Paintjob: Hopefully a Diablo swirl (Red, black, and white)
Fretboard: Bubinga with black plastic side dots
Neck wood: 3 piece Wenge/Bubinga (BOLT ON/AANJ)
Scale length: 27" tuned to F#/B/E/A/D/G/b/e
Body wood: 2 piece Alder
Body shape: Ibanez RG
Pickup: EMG 45-DC
Hardware: Chrome

I will post pictures and progress as much as I can.

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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 09:08 PM
 
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Re: 8 string build

Sounds like it will be a great axe. I hope the swirl comes out like you want. Have you done many custom builds or have any other build threads?
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post #3 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-03-2008, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 8 string build

I've done one build before this (well two, but the first one failed hard ) Here is the link to it on Project guitar. http://projectguitar.ibforums.com/in...4&#entry349114
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post #4 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 8 string build

Glued the body blank. Tomorrow I will glue the neck blank! And cut the shape out hopefully.

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post #5 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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Re: 8 string build

Just where in Canada are you?
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post #6 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 8 string build

I'm in brutish Columbia. Also check out http://lctguitarbuild.wordpress.com/ for more updates.

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post #7 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-09-2008, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sorry about double post, updates at http://lctguitarbuild.wordpress.com/ comment here or on the blog.
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post #8 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 8 string build

The template of the head now has tuning machines; and I have to say.. It looks BADASS. The belly cut and arm contour are also done.

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post #9 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-26-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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Re: 8 string build

Where in BC are you? The Island by chance?
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post #10 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 8 string build

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Where in BC are you? The Island by chance?
Nah, I'm in maple ridge. About 4 hours from the island.

More work on this today. Got the scarf joint cleaned up, and the fretboard slotted, and tapered.




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post #11 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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Nah, I'm in maple ridge. About 4 hours from the island.

More work on this today. Got the scarf joint cleaned up, and the fretboard slotted, and tapered.
Ah cool. I used to live in North Van. Nice guitar, looking forward to more pics.
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post #12 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-28-2008, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ah cool. I used to live in North Van. Nice guitar, looking forward to more pics.
Thanks for the kind words! There will definitely be more pictures soon! I just found out that one of my teachers is staying in the school until june 30th and he will be in the woodshop all the time. So hopefully I can get a lot done; I just need my bridge to come in. Been almost 5 weeks now
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post #13 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 8 string build

Since this, the neck wood has been trimmed flush to the fretboard.


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post #14 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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Now that's scary.
At first sight, looks like a 12-string neck or something (don't let Meshuggah guy read this LOL).
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post #15 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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Re: 8 string build

hi i checked your other guitar build and it looked great but i never saw the finished guitar? have you any photos that you could post please. cheers.
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