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mistermikev

Blonde Glamour Shots...Something old, something new, something blonde, something blue!

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Amazing!! So glad you stuck with this, especially with the finish-related headaches. Worth it.

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I just noticed a feature I may have to add to my current build: The gap for lifting the plates! 

And the way you've addressed the "all access neck" - does that allow for using the neck pickup as an extra fret?

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13 hours ago, thaumgarrett said:

Amazing!! So glad you stuck with this, especially with the finish-related headaches. Worth it.

hehe, never even occurred to me that anything but sticking with it was an option!  I'm def about to give up on tru oil as a gloss tho... from here on out I think nitro.  even w a 4wk wait time to wet sand... I think it probably takes less time!  thank you for watching and your support!

7 hours ago, Bizman62 said:

I just noticed a feature I may have to add to my current build: The gap for lifting the plates! 

And the way you've addressed the "all access neck" - does that allow for using the neck pickup as an extra fret?

yeah, my gaps are rather large - as I've got sausage fingers!

afa pickup as a fret... I've often thought about an idea to make an adjustable fret on top of a pickup... it'd be pretty cool to do anyway!

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35 minutes ago, mistermikev said:

added a higher gain demo... figured I'd post both demos here as i'd love your feedback

high gain demo

 

That's basically an armada of tones, really versatile axe 🤘

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4 minutes ago, ADFinlayson said:

That's basically an armada of tones, really versatile axe 🤘

thank you sir... always a kind word and I appreciate that.

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1 hour ago, Mr Natural said:

great job man. looking forward to the blonde.

Thank you Mr Nat!  I'm working on her in the background.  the top if finished, and I'm slowly re-doing the binding.  it's slow going cause I do about 2" in the morning and 2" at night.  any more than that and it will bend away in one spot while you get it tight in another. 

my progress may have just hit a brick wall tho because I bought a mesa triaxis and am going to have to re-arrange my rack to wire it up... which has me thinking... "why not build a nice hardwood studio rack?"  the pine one does the job so... "must... resist... urge... to... build... super-rack"

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31 minutes ago, Stu. said:

Congrats on the GOTM win! 🍻

Thank you Stu.!  Means a lot to me atho I'd like to formally acknowledge that I'm very lucky to have scraped thru against the formidable @ADFinlayson!

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Congrats dude, it’s a very nice guitar. If you’ve finished blond, we could do battle again in June. En Garde! 😀

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46 minutes ago, ADFinlayson said:

Congrats dude, it’s a very nice guitar. If you’ve finished blond, we could do battle again in June. En Garde! 😀

kind of hoping for disaster as opposed to that! ;)

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Well deserved win against very strong competition.  Congrats!

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Just now, Lwguitar said:

It was a hard month to vote with both guitars being so awesome!

Exactly my thoughts!

Congrats!

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10 hours ago, Andyjr1515 said:

Well deserved win against very strong competition.  Congrats!

I agree... lets here it for @ADFinlayson 's build.  Some strong competition there.

1 hour ago, Lwguitar said:

Congrats on the GOTM!!! 

It was a hard month to vote with both guitars being so awesome!

I couldn't agree more.  We were both talking behind the scenes while we watched the lead being passed back and forth.  Had I lost I would have been honored to have lost to such a fantastic build.

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I'm late to this, been out of town, but let me add to the congratulatory noises as well!

SR

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1 hour ago, ScottR said:

I'm late to this, been out of town, but let me add to the congratulatory noises as well!

SR

Thank you scott.  you da man. 

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33 minutes ago, Splintazert said:

Even later to this, but many congrats on the win @mistermikev, it's an excellent guitar.

thank you @Splintazert - just restrung it last night and played for a while... just thrilled.

getting close on the blonde version too... did my wiring on monday.  waiting for the nitro to cure.  should be about 2 wks before I can shine it up and start assembly.  then I'll have to start thinking about a demo video.  that reminds me... I need to find some osh-kosh-b-gosh coveralls!

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here's the current state of things: working on the wiring... have some touch ups to do on the fret slot edges... and nut isn't glued down.  def need to work up some better pictures... the rosewood on the pickup covers is hard to capture.

It's interesting how a little difference in neck profile and finish (no binding) can make for a noticeable difference in feel.  This is sort of a rounded C profile... and it feels fenderish... but with a 12" radius it plays sort of fast... my mind can't quite reconcile the two!

Anywho, been a long journey but I can see the finish line:

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3 minutes ago, ZekeB said:

Mike that looks great.  Its going to have some great stage presence.

Thank you @ZekeB!  My wife says this is the one she likes best so far due to the color scheme... def very warm!

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