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Dmitry Sushkov

The Wahlgaard II project.

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Wahlgaard means walnut guard in Sweden. The customer is Ragne Wahlquist, guitarist and co-founder of old and well known Swedish metal band Heavy Load, performed a reunion for an album release and several shows across Europe in 2018. Wahlquist means walnut leave in Sweden. My very first build in 1995 was a walnut explorer. So you know what a walnut smell means for me after a year of repairs. A new build. I allways preferred something unusual. This time it's 9-strings baritone solidbody carved top instrument with some interesting wiring ideas. Stay tuned, I'll post every progress step here.

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made some walnut shavings a while back and my entire garage smelled like pot pouri.  it was awesome so I can def relate!

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The first version of Wahlgaard was built through 2017 as a prototype (fully functional though). Based on this experience we made some adjustments and improvements for new version build.

 

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8 hours ago, Dmitry Sushkov said:

Hi there.

Just started new project and want to share the full story here. 

Chatpter I.

Walnut smell.

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Walnut is also awesome for adding to the coals to add smoke flavor when you are grilling.

SR

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1 hour ago, ScottR said:

Walnut is also awesome for adding to the coals to add smoke flavor when you are grilling.

SR

dang didn't even think of that!  will have to try - good call!

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Nice top! :)

I had a similar cut of walnut with the dark figuring and quilting on one of my acoustics.  Once it was sanded and the finish applied everything just popped out!

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I get the feeling yours will come out similarly but with the additional bonus of the devils head :)

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On 12/23/2018 at 9:32 AM, Dmitry Sushkov said:

Do you see the devil's head?

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oh, man, that's cool.  is a shame to lop off the horns but cool none-the-less

 

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On 12/20/2018 at 7:39 AM, Dmitry Sushkov said:

No one producer made 9-string pickups. Do It Youself then.

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Are you rocking a wooden CNC?!

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On 12/28/2018 at 5:46 PM, Stu. said:

Are you rocking a wooden CNC?!

Yes, it's MDF construction with true mahogany tool holder 😉

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pretty impressive stuff.  kind of surprised you didn't use some matching wood for the pickups?  either way pretty sweet.

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3 hours ago, Dmitry Sushkov said:

I wanted. Ragne didn't

well, that explains that!

 

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