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Hot off the presses this evening - a 7 string Destroyer made of mahogany, korina and leopardwood. I just finished cutting it out and doing a rough sanding on the sides. Thought I would show you all what's in store.

It's going to have a Dimarzio D-Sonic 7 string pup in the bridge and a PAF7 pup in the neck. I ended up going with the pup configuration that the Destroyers have mainly kept to, which is two humbuckers. However, I'd love to do a humbucker in the brdige and two singles - one in the middle and one angled at the neck.

I've got a Hipshot 7 string bridge in black. It should help set this thing off pretty well.

I need to decide whether to do 3 knobs or 4 knobs. I cut the cavity to accomodate 4. Also need to drill holes for the switch, the output jack and the wiring, but that's it.

I'm going to be doing some necks next. I've got a few other customers at the moment needing some necks, so that's next up on the list. I'm probably going to be doing a 5 piece neck for this beast with maple and purpleheart.

I know you can't see it really all that well but the leopardwood looks awesome! The lighting that I had to take these pics wasn't all that great. Like I said, I just finished up and it's dark out.

Anyways, I wanted to show you all one of the things that I'm working on. I know there's been a fair amount of talk about a 7 string Explorer or Destroyer. I've wanted to do one for a good while as well, and today I did.

I don't know if I'll get to doing anything else with this body tomorrow or not. I've got quite a bit of other stuff to tackle, so it might be Thursday or Friday before I can mess with it and get some tung oil on it. I can't wait to see this thing all sanded up with some tung oil on it.

Anyways, enjoy the pics.



 

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It's going to be 25.5" scale. For the neck I'm going to cap the headstock with some leopardwood that I have left over.

 

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Here's some updated pics. I didn't do anything to it today. It's like it's a tropical storm going on outside today.

I just stuck in the pickups and laid the bridge on top. The neck is obviously a Ibanez 7 string for a fixed bridge. I'll be doing a neck for it. Here's a link where you can have a look at what my necks look like.

The grain of the leopardwood shows up much better in these pics. Once it's all sanded smooth and tung oil is on it should really stand out.



 

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Thanks all! It's been a mess here the past couple of days. Will probably be next week until I can continue on with this build. I've got some other orders to do first.

I can't wait to get this thing done though. That leopardwood is really just going to rock I think. :D

 
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