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Hi. After a one year gap I'm building again. It is an all ash guitar with only one centeral mahogany strip and ebony fretboard. My first neck through, sixth build from scratch.

Custom ordered from a friend, a loose replica of his trusty old axe made 30 years ago by a czech luthier Stanislav Lysák.

 

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That's some very clean work! Also, a very nice wood combination. What kind of ebony are you using for the fretboard?

SR

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1 hour ago, kmensik said:

Hi. After a one year gap I'm building again. It is an all ash guitar with only one centeral mahogany strip and ebony fretboard. My first neck through, sixth build from scratch.

Custom ordered from a friend, a loose replica of his trusty old axe made 30 years ago by a czech luthier Stanislav Lysák.

 

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wow, that looks.... well..... superB!

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Thank you for the replies.

The fretboard is plain dark ebony from a luthiers eshop in Slovakia,

http://shop.sollerguitars.com/product_info.php/cPath/319_412_381/products_id/148gitarove--drevo/hmatnikove-dosky/eben/language/en/gitarove--drevo/hmatnikove-dosky/eben/eg1.html

A friend of mine made the fretboard on a CNC, we made a test piece of some light brown santos (or whatever species it is, it comes from a crate in which exotic hardwood or veneer is being shipped from overseas).

The pickups will be Duncan JB Junior. I have 3 bridge pickups branded Framus, hopefully they will play nicely also in the neck and middle position.

Yesterday we made first test with the client, strung up with one pickup. It plays awsome, as it always does when you plug it in for the first time. Neck profile confirmed, body awaiting more contouring and roundovers, then all the sanding and hardwachsöl finish.

The crab sign on the back of the headstock was also done on CNC by a friend luthier Michnov Guitars. Look how we bolted it to the machine's baseplate by the headstock. Imagine the torque.

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2 hours ago, kmensik said:

A friend of mine made the fretboard on a CNC, we made a test piece of some light brown santos (or whatever species it is, it comes from a crate in which exotic hardwood or veneer is being shipped from overseas).

Ah, that's what threw me off. I was looking at the one you had on the neck, and on ly now noticed the ebony board off to the side.

And I'll repeat it--this is a super clean build you have going here.

SR

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Well, after the play test the client wanted better access to the 24th fret, so I extended the cutaways by some 6-10mm, so all the fine carving had to be done again. The same for cutaways, he wanted them much deeper, where I lost my patience with the hand tools and reached for an angle grinder with 60 grit flapdisc. It made the concave shapes much easier to do. Then back to scraper and sandpaper. The body edges are almost sharp in the lower part and gradualy get rounder to where the arm and ribcage touch the upper part. Finaly I got to the oil-waxing, where some not perfectly sanded spots appeared. But it starts looking awsome, if you like natural wood.

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Than you, I really appreciate your appreciation.

The wiring: the three upper switches are for the three pickups, up for single coil, ceter is off, down for full humbucker.

Lower two switches change phase of B and M pickup. So you can e.g. have neck humbucker + bridge single out of phase.

On the back there is a nice tremolo stabiliser from China, a Blackbox workalike.

   

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wow, that is a 10.  particularly I love your end grain... something really attractive about it. 

how do you like that stabilizer?  got a link?

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When you see perfection even in details, what would be a better word to describe it than perfect?

Those images love to be enlarged, I only wish I had a bigger monitor than this puny 30"...

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Yep this is a masterpiece, love the creamy coffee swirls in the grain and contours and the evolution forward from the Ibanez inspiration, beautiful work.

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