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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom Guitar - Aurora Project

Ok well it has been a while since I have been on the site or time to post anything, but I wanted to reveal my new Custom Guitar I have been working on for over 2 years now ... lol

Well here she is Aurora - #BA01-8/09













Body & Neck:
Charvel Green Meanie Body (Christopher Woods),
Custom Fender Licensed Charvel Neck

SPECS

Type: Custom Charvel

Color: Natural Tung Oil

Body: Alder H/S/H configuration with Recessed Lion Claw

Pickguard : White, Single ply, Vintage Hole pattern

Pickup Color: Reverse Zebra / Black

Knobs: Black Speed Knobs

5-way Tip: Black

Inlays : White Plastic

Neck Type: Charvel Two-piece Maple/Indian Rosewood fretboard with Walnut Skunk, 10 - 14 compound, R2 nut ( 1 5/8 )

Fret: 22

Fret Wire: Jumbo 6000 .110 x .55

Neck Joint: Square Heal, Custom 2 3/16

Hardware: Chrome Gotoh Tuners

Pickups : (H/S/H)
Seymour Duncan 59 SH-1n (Neck)
DiMarzio HS-2 (Middle)
Seymour Duncan TB-12 (Bridge - George Lynch)

Tremolo: Chrome Ping Floyd Rose

Years: 08/09

Quantity:1

Note: Guitar is wired like a JEM with 5-way switch.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-30-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Re: Custom Guitar - Aurora Project

Looks amazing!! Very well done!! Congratz!
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Looks amazing!! Very well done!! Congratz!
thanks, its been a long time on this project , cause lack of funds ... but she finally done ... still breaking her in and tring to find her sweet spot with the pickups ... lovin these Seymour Duncans
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looks awesome, the only time i like white pickguards is in a single ply. love the pickup coloring combination too~!
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Re: Custom Guitar - Aurora Project

Looks great! Did you route the FR yourself, or was it already done?
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Looks great! Did you route the FR yourself, or was it already done?
The body was already routed for the FR & lion claw ..but I later did more routing to lower the position of the tone knob, as the Charvel control cavity is smaller ...
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Re: Custom Guitar - Aurora Project

I like the look of that guitar. The colors of the pickups are cool in that context. Hey where did the name Aurora come from?
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Hey where did the name Aurora come from?
lol, Aurora - alleged top-secret hypersonic aircraft ...
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Not "alleged" or "top-secret" really. The project existed, but was developed and it morphed into other projects, some of which I worked on, all of which were "secret". One project actually flew - X43-A.

The most current iteration got shelved before it even began. Some military seats got switched around as they always do, and the new guy didn't want to "waste" the money that was alotted in hypersonic technology or the new iteration of this project which was called Blackswift. You can google Blackswift and read more about it. It's nickname was SR-72 which is the next number after the Coldwar beast SR-71 Blackbird.

A reduction of funds did get alotted this year that was originally for Blackswift for a smaller program called Vulcan. We often referred to Vulcan as the "son of Blackswift".

Anyways, enough from the resident rocket scientist.

Love the guitar. Very clean and sharp. Your logo gives the impression that you have a guitar company. Do you?

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Hey courtney2018, thanks for the extra info on the aurora project ... as for my logo Blue Alien (TM) yes part is from my company but, I dont have a Guitar Company, but I designed that to go on the head stock of the guitar I put together ... but who know what lies in the future ...
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Well Get ready for second Guitar Project (Mesa Blu) - hopefully starting soon
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I love that natural finish!
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Very nicely done! I envy you guitar building skills Are you planning to put some sort of logo on the headstock?
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