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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom 7 string

Ok heres the deal. I have an idea for a 7 string body I want custom made. I know a guy named Jack that I would like to build it. He is an excellent woodworker and pays very close attention to detail. But he is not a luthier and has no experience with guitars. Is having him build my guitar body a good idea or no. Please give me your thoughts.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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Re: Custom 7 string

No offense, but how in the hell are we supposed to know?
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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well failsafe, its pretty clear that you don't know JACK!
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Re: Custom 7 string

Hmm,
well, you do say that he pays very close attention to detail, so therefore, I would imagine that the success of this project will depend on the details supplied

heh, I know that is more obvious than anything, but I would say that if you eliminate factors such as wood type, and supply with the exact measurments etc,he should be able to pull it off easily.

Hope this kinda helps
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well failsafe, its pretty clear that you don't know JACK!
Ba-dum... TISH!!

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If the guy is really good, then a body shouldn't be a problem as long as he does research and listens to what you want. A neck is what would a be a problem if he is not a luthier, but as you just want a body, you should be ok.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Custom 7 string

Ya I am just going to put in a Universe Neck or something. Il find one off evil bay.
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Ya I am just going to put in a Universe Neck or something. Il find one off evil bay.
You do know how difficult they are to find, right...? As in, you'll be looking for a good year or so.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are you serious? I knew they were hard to find but not that hard. Is there any kind of store that sells necks or anything.
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Rare as ****! But you could always ask Rich
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Are you serious? I knew they were hard to find but not that hard.
Well, how on earth do you think Universe necks come up for sale?

Not many people take them off their Universes, and no-one really trashes a Universe.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 04:56 AM
 
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CLick on the ET Guitars lick and see if they will do one, you may even be able to get some reverse headstock action going on!, Let me know how you get on as I was about to ask them the same thing.

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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do the ET guitar necks feel like universe necks? Do they pull it off well?
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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1. if u get the body blank from any numberoud guitar parts suppliers just find the grain direction u want, and have him route it out

no big deal, usually u want 2 peices to be glued in the center really well(comes done on the body blanks), and the neck pocket routing and pup routing goes strait down the center glue line

anybody can measure and dremel a body out if they wanted

2. go to warmoth...get the neck and body u want, and YOULL KNOW FOR A FACT after u tell them ur specs and everything, the neck pocket angle and the fit will be EXACT

u can get them to make a uv style neck.. ommit the holes, and get the bodt u want, and omit the holes

then shave off the bottom of the neck and the heel contour and have ur wood worker line up with neck and bodt, and drill the appropriate holes, seeing as though he has attention to detail....

sometimes if u wana know if something will fit right, just get it done to fit right

long live warmoth
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Rare as ****! But you could always ask Rich

Rich may have one or two; he did have some last year but who knows what he's got now. Shoot him an email, he's very easy to deal with.
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