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  1. KnightroExpress

    Stripy Double Cut With An F-Hole

    Looking great as usual Scott! That katalox is a lot like the first neck I did- the lighter bit will oxidize, as you suspect.
  2. Cool, looking forward to seeing more colors! I think I want to do one of my Exploders with a Dichrolam top and headstock veneer.
  3. Man, I saw that Sundari stuff a few days ago. I'm really itching to test it out soon!
  4. KnightroExpress

    Knightro Guitars 2018

    Thank you! So after a few more samples, I think I've landed on the final finish process for this build. Applying dye and sanding back before filling adds some visual separation between the figure and the pore structure, which was missing in my last sample. More soon!
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    Knightro Guitars 2018

    Seriously though, it's great to log back in to PG and read through the last 6 months of cool builds! In the interim, I've been building a lot, switched schools and job, and have been generally going nonstop. This year though, I'm going to make it a priority to take time and engage with people and communities that I care about, and I look forward to what 2018 has in store!
  6. Yeah! That top is exactly the material I'm talking about. Are you making it with any colors other than red? I showed your samples to a friend today and he was interested in seeing what blue or green would look like.
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    Knightro Guitars 2018

    It's definitely the hardest wood I've encountered, and very dense as you noted. This is my second full katalox neck, I'm hoping this one will finish to the same deep deep purple as the first!
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    Knightro Guitars 2018

    Thank you so much! Thankfully, there wasn't any hurricane damage to speak of in my area, I'm just serially bad at keeping up with stuff like this So, on to my other build of the moment. Same model as above, but with a fully bound katalox neck and ebony fretboard, mahogany body, and figured ash top with more binding. Here's a quick mockup: The finish will be black dyed ash (no sandback) with metallic silver pore fill, like so: I'm aiming to have the body sanded and ready for finish by Friday morning, and will take pics of the entire finish process.
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    Knightro Guitars 2018

    So I'll kick this thread off with a guitar I just finished today! It's a multiscale Wayfarer 6 with some of the coolest ash I've found yet. -Specs- Ash body Pau ferro neck and fretboard 25-26" multiscale Elysian Pickups Hellfire with Alnico 8 mag Hipshot bridge and tuners Jescar stainless steel fretwire Odie's Oil finish I've been playing with a really fun finish for my other current project, I'll post more details and pics on that one tomorrow.
  10. Hey! I apologize for the (massive) delay, I switched school programs and jobs in the middle of last year and haven't been nearly as engaged with Project Guitar as I would like to be. I definitely appreciate the samples, and I'm interested in talking to you more about a full top's worth of the figured carbon!
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    The Oracle - First Build in 3 Years - Glad To Be Back!

    At least it's spelled right here
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    Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    I'll be a third, then. I find that it sands quite nicely, though I don't find the smell so appealing.
  13. Being able to see your creative process is always a fun ride. Looking forward to more! I'd love to see a proper 8 string from you some day though
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    Limba 6 Multiscale Filter'Tron

    Love the pinstripe!
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    24 Magnum

    Very nice! I bet that phoenix looks craaaaazy in person.
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    Knightro Guitars 2017

    New year, new thread! I've got high hopes for this year...a lot of good projects are already underway, several are planned out, and I'm hoping to do a few wacky experimental builds. We shall see! So, on to the good stuff. Installed the padauk/wenge multiscale 8's side dots: And then went back to carving. A dash of mineral spirits here: Coming together nicely! I think I'll start the neck carve tomorrow. Thanks for taking a look and best wishes for the upcoming year!
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    Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Huh, never seen birch like that. I like it!
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    Knightro Guitars 2017

    And the padauk Pulsar is done! This stuff is damned hard to photograph properly, the red just blows out my camera's sensor at every opportunity. I'm hoping to shoot a little video demo, these pickups are delightful!
  19. Yep, my posts on forums outside of PG have all capsized as expected. I don't know who over in Bucketland thought this was a brilliant move, but I'm sure as hell not paying 400 bucks a year for image hosting. I wouldn't have minded paying something more reasonable, as I do understand that all that storage and bandwidth costs them money. So yeah, I'm just direct uploading here from now on, as I should have been doing in the first place.
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    Fretlight + Variax hybrid

    This is super cool! Any chance of a video walkthrough/demo?
  21. KnightroExpress

    Knightro Guitars 2017

    Thanks Scott! Bouncing back to the padauk Pulsar for a day, I just got oil applied.
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    Knightro Guitars 2017

    Exactly, it just sits on the binding during the initial flood coat/overnight soak, then wipes off easily after that. It's pretty much the most hassle-free finish I can think of.
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    Knightro Guitars 2017

    Back to the body for a sec. Working on bolt-ons is great, I can just finish the parts independently and bring them together in the assembly stage. The finish here is my usual Odie's Oil, applied to a P600 body by (gloved) hand with no filler. The Odie's doesn't dramatically darken the ziricote or muddy the grain, and even brings out a bit of curl that was hiding in the limba. Now I just need to leave the body alone for a few days while the oil cures. Next time: frets!
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    Knightro Guitars 2017

    The pale moon fretboard arrived on schedule, so let's get into gluing it up. Quick preview before glue prep, I think it's going to be gnarly: So. on to work. As you guys know, I'm a big fan of preplanning and simplifying various construction processes with acrylic templates. My neck templates include a set of holes that are transfer-punched into the neck face and underside of the fretboard, which are then drilled to accept 1/8" steel pins. This allows me to simply apply glue, drop the fretboard in place, and move through the clamping procedure without worrying about the fretboard sliding out of place. Neck-side alignment holes: Stainless pins secured in matching holes under fretboard: Glue, clip, clamp. EZPZ: Nice joint, no worries: Luminlay Super Blue dots: Radius smoothed out, slots cleaned, ready for frets: