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ginner

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ginner last won the day on October 19 2019

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  1. Hello Everyone, here's my entry for the October GOTM. Name; Standard General Body wood: Sapele mahogany and flame maple Neck wood: Sapele laminated with maple veneer accent stripes Fretboard: Rosewood bound with flame maple and luminlay side dots Hardware: Evertune bridge, Hipshot locking tuners Electronics: BareKnuckle Rebel Yells with coil splitting push push tone pots Other Features: Grain matched backplates, paduak inlay at 12th fret, neck volute, wenge logo inlay This guitar is for my bandmate who is in love with Gibson SGs. However with all the inherent problems with them I decided I would build him one to the same specs as an SG, but then buff it up here and there. Somethings that make it special and a little different than your "standard" SG are upgraded hardware and electronics, a thicker body (to counterbalance the typical neck dive), an added volute so it HOPEFULLY wont break at the headstock, grain matched cavity covers and custom band inlays at the 12th. This was the first guitar I have ever built that was a) 24.75" scale and b) with any sort of neck angle. It added some challenges and I really enjoyed thinking out side the box to accomplish it precisely. This was probably the sixth or seventh guitar I have built. Thanks for looking!
  2. The Cutlass (AKA Skelecaster) All wenge body and neck, with maple veneer accents in the neck. Flame maple top and rosewood fret board. 25.5 scale Luminlay side dots Grain matched cavity covers Maple side block inlays Bare knuckle blackguard 55 stagger pickups Chambered body with "skull" F-hole Evertune bridge, hipshot open back locking tuners I tried to enter last months GoTM but I waited too long to post it (Sorry admins!) so here we are trying again. I've always wanted to build a tele, but never liked the idea of a standard looking one. For this design I tried to think of some things that I have not seen before, yet keep all the basic themes of what makes a tele a tele. The one integral part of a tele that I omitted would be the bolt on construction. I really like the heel access on a set neck/neck thru and decided to try that out with this guitar and see how much of a difference in tone it would make. To me, it still spanks like a tele should spank and twangs like a tele should twang. Between the name, the shape, and the skull F hole I guess you could say this one was fairly pirate inspired. Yarr!!! Nothing says pirate like a... country guitar? I've also attached a video of a quick improvisation for you to judge if it sounds like a tele! Thanks!
  3. The Skelecaster All wenge body and neck, with maple veneer accents in the neck. Flame maple top and rosewood fretboard. 25.5 scale Bareknuckle blackgaurd 55 stagger pickups Chambered body with "skull" F-hole Evertune bridge, hipshot open back locking tuners I've always wanted to build a tele, but never liked the idea of a standard looking one. For this design I tried to think of some things that i have not seen before, yet keep all the basic themes of what makes a tele a tele. The one integral part of a tele that I omitted would be the bolt on construction. I really like the heel access on a set neck/neck thru and decided to try that out with this guitar and see how much of a difference in tone it would make. To me, it still spanks like a tele should spank and twangs like a tele should twang. Thanks!
  4. Hello Everyone, It's been a while since I posted on here. It is hard to find the time to finish some of these projects, Last year I moved into a new house and had to re setup my entire shop before finishing some of the guitars I had been working on. This one is particularly special to me as it has an inlay inspired by one of my old band logo's designs. This was my first guitar that I had done a drop top on, and it was quite a learning experience. There are some things I would do differently next time regarding that. It was also the first time I tried to do exact grain matching cover plates. Mostly techniques I learned from guys here! This is my 5th serious build, however I do not have any background in woodworking other than trying to figure out guitars. I am actually a welder/electrician by trade. Name: Titan 7 Neck: 7 strings 27" scale 12"fretboard radius Ziricote fretboard Wenge/maple/paduak neck Maple binding Luminlay side dots Graphtech nut Hipshot open back locking tuners 24 frets Paduak logo inlay Body Sapele body Quilted maple top Wenge inlaid pickup ring accents "Drop top" Grain matched cavity covers Hardware/Electronics Evertune bridge 3 way selector Coil tapping "push push" volume Bareknuckle Juggernauts I came up with a quick video just so you can see the guitar in action as well.
  5. Hey! This is my newest creation. I call it the Titan Emerald. 25.5 scale Honduran mahogany body and neck Paduak laminate in neck Quilted maple top/headstock veneer Bare Knuckle painkillers Evertune bridge Coil tapping on the tone knob Matching backplate Entirely oiled Hipshot open gear locking tuners heavy volute Something special about this one - to match the bare knuckle battle worn pickups, the top has been gouged and worn down in some spots deep. This is where you see the "lighter" green staining. Between the contouring of the top and the pickup covers, it has a really war torn feel. Hope you like it. Thanks Guys!
  6. Well, to be perfectly honest I don't have a name for this one, so for now well just call it the pink sock. - One piece Honduran mahogany body - Quilted maple top - Brazilian rosewood fretboard - Wenge and bubinga neck - Sperzel locking tuners - Hipshot hardtail - Bareknuckle painkiller set Hope you enjoy, and I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this months entries. Thanks!
  7. Thanks crazygtr! quick update, did some more spraying.........
  8. Hey everyone, just thought I'd post some progress pics of my latest build. Let me know what you think! Quilted maple top One piece mahogany back Wenge neck with bubinga laminate stripes Rosewood fretboard Matching quilted maple headstock veneer Black binding Sperzel locking tuners Hipshot hard tail bridge bareknuckle painkiller set (in chrome) Heres a preview More pics can be found at : http://s1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff482/ginner4/
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