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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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DC08: GR project 'JCR#1'

hi friends...

here is my new project guitar.
this project is similar to Paul's Ghostrider guitar:





of course, the guitar will not be exactly equal (because it is very difficult without having the original), but we wanted a guitar with this style and shape, and as close as possible. but with other more nice woods, pickups, and others different details.


this guitar is made by JCR (Jaume Catalá), a good friend here in Spain.

I think that I will name this guitar DC08 GR 'JCR#1'.


Specifications DC08:

- Body: flamed maple top, mahogany back, and thin wenge between them.
- Neck: maple. bird eye fingerboard. red dot inalys. 24 jumbo frets.
- Bridge: Gotoh fixed black.
- Tuners: 3x3 Gotoh black.
- Pickups: HHH Dimarzios: Tone Zone (bridge), Paf Pro (middle), Air Norton (neck) in Red. push/pull for tailcoil the bridge and neck pickups.
- hardware: Black.
- Finished: natural.


dani.

pd: Thanks to Ayrton and jim777 for your help with this project!!!

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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

drawing the body shape contour and checking the flame maple:




here the fingerboard:

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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

your guitars are definitely something... I love the natural finished one, it's my favourite. Just a question out of the blue, how much would you charge to build something like that?

Keep up the great work, regards
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your guitars are definitely something... I love the natural finished one, it's my favourite. Just a question out of the blue, how much would you charge to build something like that?

Keep up the great work, regards
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thanks Nelson...

but in this project, I dont make nothing. I give all parts to the luthier and he builds the guitar.

I think that your are from Portugal. so if you want a custom guitar (Jem, RG, a custom, or any kind of guitar), I will contact with my luthier and you can talk with him.

cheers.

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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

Making the neck:




Gluing the fretboard with a thin wenge wood in the middle:




headstock shape:




Gluing the body woods:

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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

More, more, more!
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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

Oh man.. this is my favorite Ibanez. I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures!
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little by little... better to make a interesting thread.

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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

but here more pics...


neck with the inlays, and a little of varnish on fingerboard:




back shape:




recess on body:




body shape. checking the neck pocket. making the pickups cavities:






of course, the guitar shape may be not exactly like the original.

and the body is about 0,4 inches (1 cm) backward with respect the neck (compared with original guitar). but I like it. killer

cheers
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SUPERCOOL!!! can't wait to see it done! keep on Dani!
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fantastic!
please tell me that body will receive a trans-red paint!
showing the maple, but trans-red!
kepp it up, keep it up!
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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

trans-red Tubaraooo?

uhmm... I think that is better in natural (or may be a little ambar) finish. so the red pickups and neck will 'spotlight' or 'highlight' (i dont know how does it say in English) with respect to the body.
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Re: DC08: JCR Custom 'Ghostrider' project

more pics...

neck pocket, pickups cavities:




body contour a little rounded (still needs some sanding) :




preview:





it's cool, isnt it?

cheers
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Well, i was expecting white pickups, not red.
The trans-red i've sugested was something like those:





Since you're using red pickups, a natural top would be nice.
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thanks Nelson...

but in this project, I dont make nothing. I give all parts to the luthier and he builds the guitar.

I think that your are from Portugal. so if you want a custom guitar (Jem, RG, a custom, or any kind of guitar), I will contact with my luthier and you can talk with him.

cheers.
Hi, I'm from Portugal, well the truth is I'm Canadian but live in Portugal. How can you set me up with your luthier?

Thanks for your help, and it seems like you'll be having soon another awesome axe...

Regards,
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