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  1. All are marked down to $70+shipping http://shop.ebay.com/soundat11/m.html
  2. AX84 Hi-Octane tube amp head: Handwired by Chris Hurley, the founder of the AX84 project and he's no longer selling them. This is all Point-To-Point Wired. Controls are Volume-Treble-Mid-Bass-Gain 1-Gain 2. It has 2 Ei 12AX7 tubes in the preamp and the option of either 1 EL84 output tube (7 watts) or 1 6N1P output tube (1 watt). Tonewise, I'd put this amp as somewhere between a Vox and Marshall with the EL84. Very bright and chimey when clean, all the way up to pretty crunchy and aggressive when distorted. With the 6N1P tube, it becomes very warm and thick (very brown) sounding. You can truly get this amp down to whisper quiet, even with a 2x12 cab and can crank it all the way up to deafening volume levels. It has outputs for 4, 8, and 16-ohm speakers. It comes in a pine head cabinet that I built for it. I'll include a stack of 6N1P tubes, enough to last you a lifetime. $500 http://cgi.ebay.com/AX84-Hi-Octane-Tube-Guitar-Amp-HANDWIRED-ptp-EL84-head-/140492464139?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b600e00b
  3. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140493404728 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140486708768 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140490252215
  4. Here we go: 4 body blanks to start with: http://shop.ebay.com/soundat11/m.html All of these are solid wood and thick: 13 3/4 x 21 x 1 7/8 Worldwide shipping
  5. Thanks Chris! I have 4 of these available if anyone is interested. All were cut from the same board so they look similar, although two of them are flashier than the one posted in the eBay listing: orange streaks! They are $90 apiece. Buy more than one and save $5 on each. Shipping costs are separate (I will ship outside of the US too). I'll post some detailed photos over the weekend. Will
  6. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=140470011652 1 solid piece blank (2 available). They're 13 3/4" wide x 21" long x 1 7/8" thick. They are extremely stable, have no cracks, and are flat as can be.
  7. Clear sustaining tone, density, and good looks are it's Pluses. Negatives would be it's course, open-pored feel. Great choice on the purpleheart and limba, btw, both are great tonewoods that match well. You might consider Wenge for the fretboard. Think of it as a darker looking version of Zebrawood, but it's a little smoother and has more bass to it.
  8. I'm sorry to hear that, Mike. That's troubling to imagine not being able to work with wood without becoming ill. I get covered in Mahogany and Limba sawdust several times a week, for the past 9 months. No problems yet, but I do wear a respirator, goggles, and ear protection, plus I'm not allergic. You may need to stick to buying premade guitars or Warmoth ones :-(
  9. I feel qualified to give a response, as I've cut up approx 1,000 BF of Mahogany, Limba, Purpleheart, Ash, Walnut, and Maple (mainly the first 3) in the past 6 months for my online wood-selling business I don't have any allergies to begin with and with _constant_ exposure over the past 6 months (ie saw, plane, and sand a few times a week, store all cut blanks in my house in a spare bedroom, move them around to photograph, and ultimatly pack them for shipment, I've gotten nothing more than an occassional stuffy nose or sneeze. My roomate has had no problems from any of the dust in our house (and believe me, the lumber room smells like a kiln). I do, however, wear a full respirator with canisters and prefilters that covers my mouth and nose, along with ear-protection, and full goggles when cutting/planing/sanding. I generally where pants and long sleeved shirts (or a jacket during the winter) when working with the lumber, I dust them off completely outdoors, and immediately change clothes and shower after I return from woodworking. My friend, however, that occassionally volunteers to help, uses no protection and always ends up with a sinus headache and caughing the rest of the day. For particular wood types, I haven't had any of the above mentioned woods give me rashes, itching, or watery eyes at all. If anything, the worst I've encountered is when I had a cabinet shop do some fine finish sanding on some of my lumber, the dust was so fine that as soon as you walked into the building you'd start sneezing and caughing, it actually dried out my throat. Anyway, to sum it up, for regular guitar building, just use a respirator, some ear-muffs, and goggles, along with long sleeves, pants, and boots (with sturdy toes to protect against falling lumber), remove all your gear outside, dust off, shower and change clothes when you get indoors, and you should be fine. Then the worst thing you'll have to worry about is splinters :-)
  10. Good points, Greg. Honestly, my current neck-thru guitar doesn't sustain "infinitely" (as I'd wish), just on par with a good set neck guitar. My main line of thinking is a few points. I figure that the more glue in my guitar, the more potential for robbing vibrations of the pieces of wood I'm joining. By that logic, a 1-piece solid maple guitar with it's maple fretboard, would be the ideal......of course, it'd weigh a TON and be ear-piercingly bright. Next, I figure if the neck and body are one literal piece of wood, that all vibrations will be transmitted clearly between the two. I'll be doing direct-mounted p'ups and strings-thru the body, so having the pickups being mounted to this fully resonating body would be the ideal guitar. I personally don't like the design or effort to put together bolt-on neck or set-neck guitars. Neck-thru's aren't too bad, I used dowel rods between the neck and body to line them up for the clamp-n-glue process. But even better, having no neck joint at all, with this 2-piece carved guitar, would be easiest, because, there basically is no "joint" to speak of. Lastly, cost isn't much of an issue on this one. I paid $200 for my Carvin neck-thru blank and $30 for wood on my current neck-thru homemade guitar. Someone buying a Warmoth neck+body is looking at $400 as well. Two slabs of $30 mahogany would be $60, grab a $20 fretboard, and your trussroad, and you've got the essentials out of the way for a little over $100. Like you said, have plent of spare mahogany left over, or just stick it on ebay and recoup some of your expense.
  11. I've got a crazy idea: a 2-piece guitar. I picked up a 1 3/4" thick, 6 1/2" wide, and 4' long peice of Mahogany at the local lumber store ($30). I'm considering getting an identical sized piece, joining them in the middle, and litterally cutting a guitar out of the entire board (one continuous piece, no seperate neck and body). Has this been done before? Do you think the neck (let alone the guitar) would be stable on something like this? Soundwise, would this be the uber-sustain, tone-monster I'm imagining or just heavy, dead guitar? I'd have to route and install my own trussrod and fret a pre-cut fretboard (might get a luthier friend to do it for me) How hard is doing the trussrod? FWIW, I've built a previous neck-thru guitar using the Carvin neck and building the body (routing, wiring, finishing, and setup) and have also refretted a neck.
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