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ginner last won the day on December 29 2018

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. Hey guys, I've been here a heck of a long time as well and this is also my first time entering. Lurking this forum for damn near ten years, I've learned a lot from everyone on here. What to do, how to do it, and what not to do! I appreciate all the help this community has given me, and am finally proud to present a project of my own. Let me know what you think! I call this one Azure. -Honduran mahogany body -Frazer valley flame maple top -Wenge neck with padauk laminate, maple veneer accent strips -Truss rod cover made of matching woods padauk/maple/padauk/maple veneers -Rosewood fretboard with figured koa binding -Cavity cover made from matching top billet -Padauk headstock inlay -Natural wood body and headstock binding -Jumbo frets -3 way pickup switching -Volume and tone control -Schaller straplocks -Hipshot open locking tuners -Evertune bridge -Bare Knuckle pickups (Painkiller matched set, nickel covered) -25 1/2 ” scale length -12” radius fretboard -1 11/16 ” nut width Good luck guys! Thanks!
  6. Hahaha Thanks Scott! The only drawback I can say for the evertune bridges is that they take out a hefty part of the body, a la floyd rose style. However, the pros heavily outweigh the cons. These things are super easy to set up, intonate and feel really smooth to play on. The fact that they keep your guitar in perfect tune at all times is unreal. I've never been happier with intonation in my life. Some people complain that you can't bend or vibrato, but thats not the case. You can set each string so its just before the breaking point of equal tension and still have perfect tuning as well as the ability to bend and vibrato. Unless I'm doing a commission build for someone and they want something else, all my future guitars will have this bridge.
  7. Finishing off with a template bit. Using a jointed 2X4 as a router guide I put two angled channels in the body before gluing the top for pickup wires to easily be pushed through the body. Thickness planing the headstock veneer. Getting ready for the top..... After drilling for hipshot hard tails, I was convined to install evertunes instead. Very impressed with these bridges!!! Throwing in the veneer. Paduak. (marquetry?) Staining process! Basically following the same process as most guys "prs" style. mostly black stain (some of your color added) added, sanded back, and then another of the actual color, sanded back again, and a final stain of the actual color. Grain filled with system 3 epoxy. Sanding sealer added and then water based lacquer on top. all from wood essence in saskatchewan.
  8. Body blanks. Honduran mahogany! Na na na na na na na na bat maaaannn Using two screws located where the pickup cavities will go, I mount a template to the body. Countersunk screws into the template let the entire project glide.
  9. Hey guys, it's been a long while since I posted. Recently I just finished some new guitars, and wanted to post the build experience. I've learned so much here over the past 10 years. Slowly but surely, I've put together all the priceless knowledge I've gained from lurking these boards for hours and hours coupled with countless time in the shop experience the true taste of "trail and error". I want to thank everyone on this board for helping me get to where I am. Verhovenc, Drak, Prostheta, ScottR, Westhemann are just a few of the brilliant dudes on here that inspired me to strive for the best I can achieve and always ALWAYS be trying to improve my skills. This is one online community I have always followed, have been extremely proud to be a part of, and respected the members of greatly. I really want to share some of my techniques for building. There is probably better ways of doing most things I'm posting here, but hopefully I can give somebody who is trying to learn some step in the right direction. Here are some pictures of the build process! Hand Selected timbers from a local wood enthusiast and owner of one of the largest exotic hardwood emporiums in all of North America, Gary Chanin. Two different design ideas I was considering between. Some early planning of templates! Getting some laminates ready! My fairly crude jig for rough cutting headstock angles. Gettin the truss rod channel cut! Squaring the top laminates with my trusty and always sharp Veritas plane Gluing up the top.
  10. 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!
  11. Thanks crazygtr! quick update, did some more spraying.........
  12. 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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