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scorpionscar

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scorpionscar last won the day on September 5 2019

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  1. Here in Spain there are a lot of builders who has lots of orders. The main problem is to secure your brand and musicians rely on your work. This is a very slow process and Internet is essential, however as you comment, the conversion is very little, is neccesary to reach much people to have 1 order. What most suitable has worked for me is sell guitars to musicians near, and others have seen the way I work and wanted me to do more orders, but I liked to have a decent level of orders through Internet. The target would be almost 8-10 guitars/year. I earn money with mainteinance, settings, painting etc, but want to focus on building. Scorpionscar
  2. I'm in the same concern as you Prostheta, I'm quality control technician, and I'm always in my workshop, my free time is spent in luthery. I really really liked to start a bussines about electric guitar building full time. I think that the point here is Internet, is essential to focus on it and show the instruments: Here In Spain a custom build can reach 3000€ easily and there are thousands of potential customers musicians and professional guitarrists who are willing to pay this amount of money, the challenge is how the hell to get people know your work and end up in your website... I want to dedicate my life to do what I love. Is not easy, but not impossible either!!! Scorpionscar
  3. scorpionscar

    December 2019

    Very happy and proud for the win, but expecially for being a member of this amazing community where I'm always learning things about guitar building. Is a honour for me have discovered this site some years ago. Thank you to everybody and I wish a full of good things new year. Scorpionscar
  4. I read the rules of the contest and I understood I can present my guitar again. If there is no possible you can delete the post. Name of the guitar: "Warrior Extreme Camo" Specs: Body: Swamp ash & Wallnut & Maple & Ebony Top: Poplar burl Fingerboard: Exotic ebony Inlays: 6 mm MOP dots Frets: 24 Jumbo Scale: 25.5" Pegheadf veneers: Front/Poplar burl Rear/Wallnut Joint type: Glued on Bridge: Schaller Lockmeister Floyd rose system Tuner machines: Schaller Pick ups: Tokaa brand (handmade in Spain) Pots: CTS 1 Tone, 1 Volume Finish: Polyurethane Link to the whole build here in the forum: Scorpionscar
  5. I present my guitar under the name "Warrior Extreme Camo" This is the link to step by step building: Specifications: Body: Swamp ash & Wallnut & Maple & Ébony Top: Popplar burl Fingerboard: Exotic Ebony Inlays: 3 mm MOP dots Peghead veneers: Front: Poplar burl/ Rear: Wallnut Neck: 7 piece multi laminated. Combines Maple & Wallnut Scale: 25.5" Frets: 24 Jumbo Joint: Glued on Bridge: Challer Lockmeister Floyd system Tuner machines: Schaller Pick ups: N&B humbuckers Spanish handmade "Tokaa" Pots CTS: 1 Tone, 1 volume Finish: Polyurethane Scorpionscar
  6. The beast is almost born. Some pics of the guitar with the finish and the hardware mounted. Scorpionscar
  7. The covers are done. the wallnut one goes half of its width recessed, because a wanted it projected a few. Didn't like completely recessed. Some pics: Scopionscar
  8. Some pics of the making of the covers for the Schaller Lockmeister bridge and for the cavity control. Usually I make them marking the shape with the help of a template, but in this case I tried to do them different. I made a table for the Dremel and used a template of plywood. Really it worked amazing and with no danger, I'm scary of doing this with the bosch router. I laminated both of the covers, one with poplar and swamp ash, and the other wallnut of my town and European mapple. Scorpionscar
  9. All elements are aged cooper!!! Scorpionscar
  10. Some pics with the coper Schaller bridge and nut locker: Scorpionscar
  11. After some hours sandind the bevels, the guitar looks like this: Scorpionscar
  12. Today I've been filling the voids of the poplar burl with resin. Some pics: Scorpionscar
  13. Thank you so much for your words Mr Natural, really, I don't like much this agressive designs but have to say that the way I advance the work, the more I like me. Is an interesting project, expecially cause is the first time I use poplar burl and other wood combinations. Scorpionscar
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