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  1. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    If you guys think I should upload better res photos, just say... I hate to waste others space, so I always lower the quality for faster download, but I think it shouldn't be that much of a problem anymore for most users? I see now they are really poor in a browser...
  2. Tailcutter 7 string RG

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    Hi everyone! I have a few minutes today for a quick update. Didn't have time to waste last few months, so again I wasn't concentrated on taking pics much, so I'll just put up a finished guitar. I like this one a lot, it's so easy to play on it, it's effortless. It doesn't seem them most ergonomic guitar, but the design really impressed me with how it rests while in sitting position. The woods used are, ash for body, and maple/wenge for neck/fingerboard. Orange ABS for inlays and binding, vinyl decals on body and headstock underneath 2k matte poly. Seymour Duncan Blackout on bridge, extra jumbo frets, Grover tuners. This one took me 2 months, start to finish, so I guess I'm improving So, here it is, sorry again for the lack of progress photos. Will try better next time..
  4. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    I have a few more, but it's late now, and school begins tomorrow for my son, so gotta go for tonight... I hope to upload tomorrow.. cheers
  5. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    And here's one of my older builds, I've refinished this one countless times, made a new neck for it last year... Also my build from scratch, sapele body/maple & sapele neck/wenge fingerboard; EMG 707s, 26,5'' scale... Always loved JPM Ibby, so after not knowing anymore how to finish this one, it just appeared to me one day - so here it is. Build pics got lost somewhere these years
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    You can probably notice all the differences made, so I guess I don't have to point them out more. But if anyone likes to discuss anything or have any questions, I'll be happy to answer. Here it is prior to finishing And for finishing, I masked off natural maple top as a binding, dyed the top with a rag, and shot layers of matte 2K poly until I had a nice flat finsih with closed pores on mahogany. With sanding between layers, of course. First I put in it some v7/V8 humbuckers with plastic covers, but soon acquired EMGs 60/85. I still plan to change knobs (those speed knobs are really sticking high from the body) and plastic swith plate (to cream); and also have to relocate the high e tuner 2mm closer to the edge (accidentaly hit the back button when drawing tuner locations in CorelDraw, so my tuner hole moved, and I didn't notice it until something seemed off when I was mounting tuners).
  7. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    Hey guys, been a while since my last update... Been really busy with my regular job, some work at home etc, but I didn't forget to make a mess at my workshop I started a few builds at a time, so they are all in different stages now, I switch between builds when I get bored, to keep interest in building. I also gave some attention to some older builds and brought them near completion. Altogether, I did a lot of work while I wasn't updating... I was lazy only at documenting my builds, so my topic still cannot really help as a tutorial to anything, but I still believe a few of you might like to see some photos. I'll begin with the one I started building last, and finished first, really quickly (if I may say so myself, considering my builds usually go on for few years - but hey, no one's waiting for them anyway). It is based on a familiar design, but it wouldn't be me if I didn't change some specs to my appeal... So, I'll call it a LesPaul, even though purist would probably hang me for that. I did it as a 25,5" scale, 24 frets, a lot gentler curvature of the top, wider nut, laminated and bolted on neck, scarf joint, and so on... I got a board (for at least 4 bodies) of mahogany from my friend after his dad passed, the board was laying in his workshop for some 30 years at least. I cut a 1 piece for the body, and weight relieved it, and then glued 2 piece bookmatched maple top with some really shy flames. Then, of course, missed taking photos for a while
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    Well, the Tele is not wired yet, we're waiting for both of us to have the same day off from work, to do some adjustments and wiring. The basic idea was to have P90s as an independent system, classic LP wiring scheme, except the bridge pickup is moved more towards neck to make place for bridge humbucker, which is wired directly to output jack, no pots or whatever (but we might use one volume for it though, we'll see). Switching between the two circuits will be selected using mini switch, and the big 3way toggle is for the P90s. It looks simple but building this one was really a challenge, and even though I prepared myself with all kinds of drawings and blueprints, it still gave me a lot of hard times, and I had to do so much tweaking on the way. That's why there were changes of veneers, colors etc. That's why there was veneer in the first place. But it all ended ok, I guess. It is (sort of) a prototype after all, and time will tell if we got it right or not. There's always an option to start a new one
  9. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    And here is the one I made for my friend Goran. It still needs sime fine adjustments, wiring, and cavity covers, but here it is put together for a tryout You'll probably notice I've put different veneer on the body and headstock, and a different color scheme. I would like it better if we did a burst on the sides, because I had a few spots where stain got sunk deep in the endgrain, but Goran didn't mind it, so we left it like this.
  10. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    The blue RG on the last photo is the one I made a new neck for... Finally I have finished it, but I'm still deciding should I refinish it. Maple top is so nicely figured, but the finish got darker and the flame is showing ok on daylight, but when inside, it so dark it almost doesn't show... I'm thinking about lighter shade of blue. Here are some photos.
  11. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    Hey guys! Sorry for such a long break from posting here; I'm so busy at my daily job and I've been working for weekends and almost every holiday since January, so I didn't have much spare time. But the time I had, I rather spent working on guitars then siting at computer. Not much progress photos to share, but I have better ones - finished guitars I'll start with my favorite ever, my Regius...
  12. if you have spare wood, why don't you just glue one more headstock plate over this one? That way, the piece that is now a headstock, would become scarf laminate layer, and it would give you more than enough neck length. No need for heel extensions. You have more than enough neck with, so I would just move the scarf a little further this way. You already have the neck angle, so just glue one more flat piece to your headstock and there you go. Easy Fix. It just has to be long enough to compensate for the angle. If it's hard to understand what I mean, I'll draw it, no problem.
  13. Tailcutter 7 string RG

    Again, missing a pic of neck pocket routing setup. But, I've got a nice tight fit. I drilled the holes through neck and body, for neck bolts and inserts And finally, I drilled most of electronics cavity using forstner bit on a pillar drill, and I carved the back using rasps and sandpaper. I left spare ferrules and bolts in the holes, so I dont cut to deep while rasping. I tried to get them flush with the carve. Before I started doing that, I have to route a few ferrules deeper (various depths)
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