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  1. 5 points
    Purple Haze This is my third working guitar, it’s definitely the best one so far. I would say it’s heavily based on a Jackson dinky with some inspiration from ESP. This build had a lot of firsts for me: First time Maple walnut laminate neck First time binding and my own laminate binding at that First time doing inlays First time adding a top First time staining anything Certainly a learning experience but very, very pleased with the results. Specs: Flamed maple top with limba body Flamed maple with walnut laminate neck Maple and walnut laminate bound ebony fretboard with abalone acrylic inlays 14” radius neck with jumbo frets Gotoh tuners Original Floyd Rose with some upgrades such as a brass trem claw (for looks not sound), fat brass block and turbo arm. Emg Het Set pickups And a couple of video clips put together very rushed to show the dirty and clean sounds. Please pass no remarks on the playing! Or the weird faces I make when playing ...didn’t realise I did that till now https://youtu.be/awuYWO38V1U https://youtu.be/ZHkQYJyWoW8
  2. 3 points
    Sissy Sissy's got a black limba body, maple burl top and HS cap, East Indian rosewood neck and cavity cover. She's got Gotoh 510 Delta tuners, Graphtec nut, stainless steel jumbo frets, Klein '59 PAF pick-ups and a Babicz bridge. SR
  3. 3 points
    The SwiftGuitar I present to you "SwiftGuitar", sometimes shortened to SG It's an 'in the style of' Gibson's iconic classic but with a few tweaks along the way. I've been building guitars and basses as a hobby for around 7 years: sometimes for my own use; sometimes for friends or fellow band members; once for a Nepalese buddhist who played in heavy metal band; occasionally commissions This one is for a friend, Matt, and has used mainly wood that I had accumulated over the years and pickups that Matt himself has wound or modified. Spec is: Timbers: Top -Yew; Back -Sapele; Neck - Mahogany & Purpleheart; Fretboard - Ebony; Inlays - Mother of Pearl Scale: 24.75" Fretwire: Jescar Evo Gold Finish: Body - Ronseal Hardglaze Polyurethane Varnish (brushed on); Neck - Danish oil slurry-and-buffed Weight: 8lb 6oz There is a (long) blow by blow build thread (link below) for anyone in Covid lockdown and who's finally run out of things to do : And here it is:
  4. 3 points
    Ziricote Stoptail Specs Top wood: Carved Ziricote 18mm Body: 1-piece black limba 29mm Control cover: black limba Neck: 1-piece blank limba, 20mm D from nut to 17th fret Headstock: Ziricote with white mop inlay Fretboard: Ziricote, MOP 2-headed snake thing inlay plus 2mm white mop dots and mop side dots and Ziricote binding Scale length: 25" Frets: 24 medium jumbo nickel silver Finish: - Body: natural satin poly clear coat - Neck: Danish oil Bridge: PRS adjustable stoptail Tuners: Sperzel trim lock 3x3 chrome/gold Nut: Graphtec, 43mm Pickups: PRS 57/08 neck, HFS bridge Pickup selection: 3-way toggle + individual coil splits Controls: 1 vol w/treble bleed, 1 tone and switchcraft toggle, ebony lampshades, ivory style pickup rings and switch-tip Weight: 8 lb 4oz Build thread: http://www.projectguitar.com/forums/topic/49493-hi-starting-building-6/ Demo video:
  5. 1 point
    Scroll and Burl Body-- Black Limba Top and HS cap--Maple Burl Neck and cavity cover--East Indian Rosewood Fretboard--Cocobolo Tuners-- Gotoh locking Frets-- Jumbo SS Bridge --Babicz Switch-- 5 way blade Pickups--Klein high wind P-90s at the neck and bridge and a Klein high wind single coil middle wound and wired for a strat. Build thread:
  6. 1 point
    The Sweet Spot - Blue MATERIALS: Neck is flamed maple sourced locally from Superior Hardwoods The body back is 1 piece khaya mahog sourced locally from Peterman Lumber The top is 1/4" quilted maple I got from Downhomewoods The fretboard and headstock overlay are gabon ebony from Allenguitar Mother Of Pearl inlays were pendants I bought on Etsy SPECS: 25" scale length | 12" radius | set neck | 17 degree headstock | heel adjust via fretboard | 30" radius top | Tru Oil finish PARTS... PICKUPS: a mix from 3 different handwound sets from Bootstrap Pickups. CONTROLS: 1 volume, 1 rotary 6 way, and a push-pull active-mid-boost. Bourns pots, oak Grigsby switch, Stew Mac 6 way, Switchcraft jack FUNCTIONALITY: 6 way mode switch serves up all sorts of parallel/series and inside/outside combos... approximating Tele, Strat, Les Paul and PRS like sounds. TRUSS ROD: Allied Lutherie spoke wheel double-action TREMOLO: Gotoh/Wilkinson VS100 2 point TUNERS: Sperzel trim lock FRETWIRE: Evo gold medium jumbo NUT: Graph Tech TusqXL AMATEUR/PROFESSIONAL... I build for the love of it. Building is my "shelter from the storm", my therapy (about the SM price and a better value IMHO)! This is scratch build #3 for me, so in short... I'm all amateur! BACKGROUND... I have some woodworking experience as a young man, have built 10 or more partscasters. BUILD LOCALE... This was built mostly in my garage... assembled in my home office, and finished mostly in my kitchen (thank you honey and sorry about the table)! BUILD GOALS... This was built for me... I wanted to pick features that would challenge me (nailed it!). The radius top, the binding that would move in two dimensions, the truss access via the fretboard - these were all things I had never done before and wasn't sure I could do. There were times I wanted to ask questions, but forced myself to think on it and see if I could solve it. There were times I gave up and asked for help (BINDING among others!). Fortunately, when I've stumbled, many of the members here have lifted me up, encouraged me, and even cheered me on! Thank you all! INSPIRATION... I've wanted to do a 4 pickup strat for a long time. The idea festered in my mind for a while and finally worked it's way out! My favorite positions on a Strat are 2 and 4... aka the "sweet spots", but I also like a high output bridge pickup and hum cancelling for when I do heavier noodling. I've tried higher output bridge singles in a Strat but that seems to compromise the mixing of the coils (the higher output coil always dominating). I've put in a Strat sized humbucker, but they don't sound as good split. I've used a full sized humbucker with two singles, but it feels like you compromise that Strat 2 position a bit. All perfectly great solutions by the way. I chose to compromise a little more on the humbucker sound (after all, there is the physical separation and the magnetic poles instead of bar mags). I felt like there might be less compromise in terms of the Strat 2/4 sounds with a four single coil setup. SEE MY BUILD THREAD BY CLICKING HERE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION (click play below - would love your feedback!):
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