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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Custom Build :D

I haven't posted up a build here for a long time. Hope to see some old friends in here!

Specs so far:

Ash Body/Burl Maple top
Maple & Ebony neck
Stainless Steel T-nuts and machine neck bolts
Macassar Ebony fretboard
24 Stainless Steel frets
16" radius
Hipshot hardtail bridge
3 way switching
1 volume with coil tapping
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-26-2016, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Custom Build :D

Cavities routed, fretboard glued up, SS frets installed





Here it currently with the neck carved almost ready for finish sanding



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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 04:47 AM
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Re: New Custom Build :D

Looks amazing!

love the belly carve....looks like ti should for for a six pack rather than a beer gut....
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Haha! Thanks man.... It does work pretty good with my beer gut

I got to do some fret work this morning on it. Time to start finish sanding the body and getting some dye going on...

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 09:42 PM
 
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Good work as always
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey LP thanks man! How ya been down under?
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-28-2016, 04:19 AM
 
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That's going to be beautiful - keep us updated please!
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-29-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Re: New Custom Build :D

Nice looking carve, I'm gonna have to tackle that part of a build soon myself.

Fret ends look great, what files do you prefer?
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-30-2016, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nice looking carve, I'm gonna have to tackle that part of a build soon myself.

Fret ends look great, what files do you prefer?
Thanks man, carving the neck is my favorite part of the build. It's like meditation for me

For files i just use a regular mill file to smooth and taper the cut off ends. Then i go back with a tiny flat needle file with safe edges to shape the ends.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-05-2016, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Put on the first coat of oil today...



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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-05-2016, 05:50 PM
 
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Sweet stuff as always!
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sweet stuff as always!
Thanks man I appreciate it!!!

Started putting it all together this morning...



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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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nice to see you back man!!! where have you been?! Amazing work as always! killer top on that guitar
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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nice to see you back man!!! where have you been?! Amazing work as always! killer top on that guitar
Thanks man! I've just been really busy with the building and running a business... no time left for fun stuff like jemsite
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 01:50 AM
 
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Looking sweet as!
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