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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-15-2008, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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My BAW Universe project

Hiya,

Thought you might be interested in this. I know I've lifted the idea off another chap on the site, but his guitar was so beautiful I pulled Ernie off my PAW replica and onto this, the PAW will be next, so this is the BAW - black and white - Universe replica.

Body is Australian Mountain Ash - I own a 77BRMR, an EJ Strat, 2 Eggles - Maple/Maple and Mahog/Maple, and after long discussion we thought the ash would be a nice complement to my range of tones. According to Ernie its "snappy like alder (not quite as agressive) but has more lower mids". I'm expecting a nice mid scooped tone and plenty of bottom end.

So without further ado, here's some pictures of the blanks, CNC and swirls.



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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-15-2008, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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So the next step is to get the body clear-coated, and get a set of locking studs and fit to the body.

Ernie will start on the neck for me soon, UV neck dimensions, 3-piece laminate, wenge skunk stripe, and ebony fretboard.

Black headstock and clearcoat, white (2 types) MOP front & sides pyramids, and disappearing to black MOP.

Hoping to receive the parts in about a month, perhaps 2, and have her built in 3.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Wow....I love that black and white swirl! Very nice indeed! You did the swirl? Or did someone else?
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ernie at ET guitars. The pictures are quite low-res but you can make out a kind of marbling sectioning of the swirl which I love, its very unique.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-17-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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great swirl ! Let's see more pics as it gets finished
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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Yeah, After I posted, I saw Ernies thread. So what type of shipping costs are you looking at? His rates seem very reasonable.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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Looks awesome. I love the black and white swirl. Oh and ash is a great choice for a 7. What pickups will you use?
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-18-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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major GAS i love that thing looks tight
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-19-2008, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm not sure on the shipping costs, about 60-70 USD we think. Hardly a strain.

Pickups, I'm planning on the Blaze IIs I think they are, original Universe stock, in black. Or Blaze 7s from Rich. I don't know what the difference is.

For the single-coil, I'm not 100% sure yet. I'd be happy to take some advice on pickups.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 01:03 AM
 
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Re: My BAW Universe project

That looks awesome. Can't wait to see it when it's finished. Would look very cool with black and white pickups, zebra style.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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Awsome man! i'm in need of a body and neck myself to get started on my dream 7 who did the body?

Zebra pups definately
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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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JohnnyRG1527, check our website from the banner link at the top of the page, ET Guitars, we're based in Australia. Feel free to send us a spec dude!
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Updated pics below. THis is like a year behind.

The guitar has some issues to sort before it gets be-hardwared:







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Looking forward to seeing her assembled!! Looking good too!!!!
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