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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2001, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scored!!! - Flame Top Mahog Soloist.

Over the moon about this one.

Went to Craft Supplies this weekend to grab some more Zebrano.
Unfortunately they had none cut as they had a 3 day show on and didn't have the time.

I looked around the stores and found pretty much all the usual stuff (ash, alder etc...) that I didn't want (they did have some purpleheart blanks, but oh my god they weigh twice as much as the mahogany ones)

So I thought I'd check out their sale items and lo and behold I found a Mahogany body (soloist shape) with a rosewood top and on top of the rosewood was a 3/8" 4A flamed maple top.
How much???
Only the amazing bargain price of 40!!!
But why?
A few scratches in the mahogany on the back (which can be sanded out no troubole at all), the top is in A1 shape.

Check it out...

Front shot - http://www.guitarkarma.freeuk.com/fts.jpg
Overhead - http://www.guitarkarma.freeuk.com/oh.jpg
Side Shot - http://www.guitarkarma.freeuk.com/side.jpg
Pickup Routs - http://www.guitarkarma.freeuk.com/pr.jpg
Back Shot - http://www.guitarkarma.freeuk.com/bsmb.jpg

Just need to rout the electrics cavity at the back and the jack.
It's gonna be a hardtail so no need to rout a trem.

Also picked up a nice Indian Rosewood fretboard, which looks superb and very purple for some reason

It's been a good weekend!

Cheers
Steve
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-02-2001, 05:26 PM
 
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Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Um er, way to go!
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drool drool drool, man does that body look nice! Translucent finish time me thinks. 40 is a steal as well! Good weekend? I'd say so! It's just makes you salivate looking at the pictures!

How many projects have you got on the go now?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks chaps!

now..... translucent purple, green or Caribbean Aqua blue styleee

Jobs on the go at the mo are the Mahog RG I built (STILL awaiting hardware), another neck (JS styled), a couple of fretboards and now this (which come to think of it may get the JS neck)
Lots of other little bits going also.

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Translucent purple sunburst! Although the other colours will look damn good too! (but purple is and remains a favorite for translucent finishes...)
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nice one!

fantastic bargain at 40!

cool, look forward to seeing it

Simon

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yesh i think transluscent purple sunburst too, that or normal oiled finish
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-03-2001, 04:35 PM
 
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Wow. What a sweet body. And what a STEAL!

My recommendation would be Tiger Eye or Tiger Eye Burst, like on these two Tom Anderson guitars.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 05:51 AM
 
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Well that doesn't suck. I guess it was a good weekend.

I suggest painting it black. OK maybe not. I like the aqua blue idea. It is less common than purple. Please keep up posted on this project.

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