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Ben im lovin the mahogany tele, now who do i vote for? me or you?

i really dig the perliod binding, and the only good tele is a tele with humbuckers!

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I was thinking of entering this month but I want to get some inlaying done first. Maybe next month. I'm currently looking for a small AC motor to attach a diamond cutting wheel for cutting/forming pieces.

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I think rye would have a better shot if the guitar had a bit better presentation (better pics)

The guitar looks damn kick, but those pics really aren't showing it at it's best I don't think...

rye, can you just e-mail some really good pics to Brian and let him post them here, or do a direct link? Something a little bolder, clearer and brighter than those MSN pics?

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I was thinking of throwing something in the ring this month too, and I was going to do the same thing, (e-mail them to Brian) as I'm in between pic hosters at the moment.

And I think if you're actually trying to win the contest, it just seems to come off better to have the pics pop right up in the thread here instead of linking. Probably a subconcious thing...but I think it makes a difference...maybe not...

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sent the pics to brian, maybe he'll doctor them so im a sure win!!!!!he he

i might enetr my solid bady also if i get id done in time, or i will save it for next month

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I was thinking of throwing something in the ring this month too, and I was going to do the same thing, (e-mail them to Brian) as I'm in between pic hosters at the moment.

And I think if you're actually trying to win the contest, it just seems to come off better to have the pics pop right up in the thread here instead of linking. Probably a subconcious thing...but I think it makes a difference...maybe not...

makes a helluva diiference. I mean, YOU (not drak) wants to win, and know YOU'RE expecting US to track down pics?!?!? UH-UH, no way. Thats like a presidential candidate saying "vote for me, but if you wanna know what issues i stand for, go to da and da website and sort through some crap."

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i wonna submit an entry. its all written up, and i had pics, with proper IMG tags but id did not allow that because "Sorry, dynamic pages in the %7Boption%7D tags are not allowed" as i was linking from images i posted on another forum, so address did not end in file format, like .jpeg

can anyone help me host pictures? or is there a way to post them on this forum? i couldnt find a posting box........ this forum uses different software, so i'm like :s

brian said he'll add the pics i've sent him to the galleries, so when they're up i could post up....

or is there anything else i can do?

also, if an entry does not win, can it be re-entered teh following month?

:cheers:

Roman

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go here and sighn up...smokey joe offers this free to members.

you have to upload pics and when you click on the pic it will say page not found.then you have to remove this

members/

from the url and hit enter

it will show your pic and then you cut and paste the url into the img box on the reply

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thanks........ will post up later today.

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ok i wonna enter my guitar, which took me over 8 months to make..... well i do have other things in life B)

anyway here's the story.

ok, my first guitar, the Yamaha EG112. H-S-S. Indonesian made. crap hardware. awful pickups. boring, yet another fat strat. boring colours. all boring. complete with a crap 15 watt amp.

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but on the plus side, there was the really comfy neck and loads of sentimental value.... my first ever guitar! having tried out a whole lot of axes, and having decided my was better; i decided to well..... improve it (bear in mind my teenage mind was amazed and infected with the customizing fairy idea, having read the whole of projectguitar.com inside out)

that was march this year, and lots have happened since then.

here is the list of mutilations and harm done to my axe (some might refer to this as "list of jobs done" - strange people :D ):

-removed finish by hand

-cut headstock into Ibanez like shape

-removed all yamaha logos (not a great pic, looks weird without tuners)

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-shaped and fitted a graphite nut - vital since i decided to run a FR without a locking nut, as neck was to thin to have one installed

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-installed schaller locking tuners

-cut the body neck joint shorter to enhance access....... didnt do AANJ as IMO that kills off sustain pretty badly and makes tone much 'weaker'...

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-deep scalloped the whole fingerboard, purposefully removing the mother of the toilet seat inlays - it was an indonesian yamaha :s also i love uninlayed look

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-cut a new pickguard from see-through plastic, by hand; a refreshing change

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-filled in extra holes for screws from previous pickguard

-hand routed the FR cavity - armed with a hammer and a chisel!! well a few cans of beer too :D then tidied up with wood filler

-shielded the control cavity

-installed FR

-wired up a new circuit with 5 way rotary PRS-like switching; was a bitch to do

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so the final guitar specs are:

-graphite nut

-scalloped rosewood fingerboard

-unfinished maple neck

-'worn' agathis body

-a 42mm sustain block 1986-made OFR

-smaller enhacing playability heel

-schaller locking tuners

-3 fender 80's brass knobs

-DiMarzio Evolution humbuckers, with 5 way rotary switch, tone pot (500k), volume pot (500k)

nice before/after pic

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the guitar actually sounds amazing, with the evolutions... i went with the neck series/inside parallel/inside series/outside series/bridge series wiring.... tone change isnt as big as if you had say a dimebucker and a '59, its rather subtle, but perfect for getting the desired tone 'just' right. can get a whole lot of classic strat sound, hendrix, tele tone, even funk works great........ but of course this is the for shredding \m/ i can swear i can sweep upto 20bmp faster on this guitar than on my otehr ones, just due to the scalloping (checked with a metronome)

the OFR sustains really well, and the scalloping allows freedom i have never experienced before....... oh and did i mention this is a dream for divebombs? btw the graphite nut/locking tuners dont go out of tune one bit.. in fact i'll go as far as to say this is a more versatile system than the traditional locking nut :D

now the body issue. as soon as i took off the paint i knew this wasnt maple or alder, emailed yamaha and they confirmed my suspicions and told me this is in fact agathis. i was quite disappointed, knowing the importance of wood in the tone, but decided to try it out, and in case it disappointed me, just make a new body for the project. and well, i can say this now; from first hand experience, agathis isnt muddy tone wood at all; its in fact rather bright and it sustains better than my basswood Washburn CP2003. how much of that is really to the hardware, is anyone's guess, though i am sure that agathis is being severely underrated, because its not as in-demand = cheaper = ending up on crap guitar *ahem*pre-project yamah* = having crappest hardware + p-ups possible = rubbish tone = gets branded a rubbish wood in comparison with alder made USA fenders complete with hardware worth over $500. hmm; i wonder.....

actually this axe has somewhat turned out to be a fusion of my heroes' sig axes, subconciously; i only chose Evo's coz they are my dream shred p-ups, and did the rest as i went along: - vai's pickups, yngwie style scalloped fingerboard fretboard, with vintage (small) frets and medium high action (how i play), and sort of satch look because the body edges are fairly rounded.

ah yes, before i finish, i'll address the finish, or therelackof. when i was sanidn away the paint; i sanded too hard on some areas, mostly the corners/edges, so went through the orange sealer to reveal the bare wood.... i thought it looked quite cool, so did it a bit more round edges, emphasizing this beat up look. combined with the see-though pick-guard - minimalistic, bare styling; sort of having the essentials only. it looks unusual, and i love it so.......

(not the case of being lazy :D i actually prepared a AAAA bookmatching maple top, but liked this better)

so it turned in a custom dream shred machine from a crap yamaha. phhhhhh cinderella....

8 months of hard work.... so what do you think guys?

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[for some reason i could not get the pickguard to come out how its in life in any of the photos :s )

btw the other two entries are stunning... :huh: so i dont think i'm with much of a chance..... but had great time doing this, so just glad to share it with everyone

:rock

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mm, i like it, which i find odd...not really my style of guitar, but i still like it...

plus, i like the fact that you showed us all how to do it.

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Streamline....I thought I had patience. Holy crap batman! You actually removed that finish by hand?!?! I just refinished 2 Yam 112's for resale and had a heck of a time with sander!

No offense to anyone who enters this month (cause they too are stunning works of art!) but I have to give "Stream" this vote. A lot of hard work + a ton of originality = a kick a&& guitar that plays well for him and gets a vote from me!

Great Job! :D

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OK this is my OFFICIAL entry for this month!

This is my RH1 prototype-

IT is a hollow Mahogany carve top, with walnut back. Three layer binding work wich consists of maple/black walnut/bass wood. the fret board, pup rings and truss rod cover are all Wenge.

i used a Gotoh 510 bridge and Vintagevibe humbucker sized soapbars. two volumes and one three way switch.

grover tuners and erinie ball reg. slinky strings.

this guitar has a very nice med. hollow sound with a little bit of a growl when really driven. the neck pup is placed so that it does not have to much low end wich i find really annoying, this has a very nice warm neck position though, and the bridge possition sounds very SG ish but with the hollow tones too. (ive never played a 335 so i cant compare to that?) i finished this off with Behlen nitro laquer i think it was 14 coats? i lost count!lol rh1.JPG

i also included a "signature" logo out of one peice of ebony, i dont think this is gonna be my final design though? and i also used a graph-tech nut. the Wenge fret board is very nice! it has an ebony feel but looks beutiful! Wenge is close to the same density as ebony so its a nice alternativei hope you enjoy the pics as much as i enjoy this instrument!

Oh and if your wondering how it plays? well i leave my PRS at home now when i do shows, so that should give you an idea!

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Here is another pic, sorry they are soooo big! i am getting photo shop soon so then i can shrink them down. thanks wes for telling me how to do this.

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gotta love those P-90's!

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