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2.5itim

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    Tulsa OK
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  1. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    I guess I'll go ahead and post up some pics of this one. It is a commissioned build, it's a m11/7 27" scale length 7 string, black walnut body, ash top dyed turquoise blue, Zebrawood neck, PurpleHeart scarf joint laminate, dark roasted curly maple fretboard with the Arabic numeral 7 inlayed at the 11-13th frets in blood wood. It will be getting hipshot 7 string bridge, Elysian pickup, hipshot tuners, 1 volume/1 tone. I have got the neck/fretwork completely finished and oiled in odies oil, all the wood work on the body is finished and dye job has been done. Right now the body has been nitroed and is curing for the next 10 days. once I get the body cut and buffed I can start on assembly and setup. Hoping to have this one finished within the month.
  2. Here we go again.. My names Tim, I build guitars part time under the name Arete guitars here in the Tulsa area. this is my N12 model, I was originally going to put this guitar in a local guitar store to be sold but since completing it and having some time with it I just can't let it go, so I will be keeping it for myself specs are as follows. 25.5" scale length, Sapele body, quilted maple top (dyed purple), 3 piece sapele/curly maple neck, curly maple headstock, Birdseye maple fretboard, quilted maple truss rod cover (dyed purple), Arete bridge with graphtech saddles (powdercoated white), Sperzel locking tuners, dual action truss rod, 24 nickel silver medium jumbo frets, suhr ssv neck pickup, suhr ssh+ bridge pickup, 1 volume/1 tone/3 way toggle, odies oil and odies wood butter finish, thanks for looking!!
  3. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    I just finished this pg17 up last week and got it over to my photographer. Im super happy with how this guitar turned out and the photos. specs are, Arete pg17, 25.5" scale, curly maple/zebrawood body, black walnut top, zebrawood neck with maple scarf joint, curly maple fretboard, hipshot fixed bridge, gotoh tuners, seymour Duncan Pegasus bridge pickup, seymour Duncan jazz pickup, 1volume/1 tone/3 way toggle, odies oil/wood butter finish
  4. Pariahrob's build log

    Thank you @Prostheta, it was a true slaughter lol. I have been trying to decide if I want to put the n12 back in this month or save it for later and put my pg17 I just finished up in on this month. I've got a little thinking to do. And congrats to you on the win @Pariahrob
  5. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    Well... things are gonna be delayed, not sure what happened is a huge bummer.
  6. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    My work schedule is all screwed up now that I went to nights so I only get to work on guitars Friday to Sunday, I started gluing this one up Friday morning and got it to the dying stage so I figured I'd show it off, I did a light blue to black fade on the top which I think came out awesome! The neck is all done except the mountain inlay, frets and oil. The body is all done and dyed and has now been taken to my painter for clear, I should get it back on the first and I'll get it all assembled and setup. This one and the purple one will be going off to a music video shoot July 7th so I'm in a bit of a time crunch. Specs will be, n12 bolt body shape, sapele body, curly maple top, maple neck, honey roasted curly maple fretboard, 2x4 headstock, hipshot tuners, offset black dots, Arete bridge, graphtech saddles, Elysian modern pickups, 1vol/1tone/3 way toggle.
  7. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    I'm sure that y'all are probably tired of seeing this one, but I just got my professional photos back from the photographer and wanted to share them, promise this'll be the last time showing this one haha.
  8. 28" 6 String Baritone

    Yeah, I've always been an ibanez sz player so anything that had that body style I've loved, if they made them again I'd buy one for sure. Lol. Thank you, I'm super pleased with how that guitar turned out.
  9. 28" 6 String Baritone

    I'm not sure how I've missed this thread! Awesome work so far, I also grew up lusting over the mmm1 and was never able to get one lol. Im eager to see how this turns out.
  10. Not a singlecut

    This is looking great so far!
  11. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    Thanks pariahrob! I'm super happy with how it tuned out. I finished it all up today and will it will be going off to guitar house of Tulsa next week. specs are as follows. 25.5" scale length, Sapele body, quilted maple top (dyed purple), 3 piece sapele/curly maple neck, curly maple headstock, Birdseye maple fretboard, quilted maple truss rod cover (dyed purple), Arete bridge with graphtech saddles (powdercoated white), Sperzel locking tuners, dual action truss rod, 24 nickel silver medium jumbo frets, suhr ssv neck pickup, suhr ssh+ bridge pickup, 1 volume/1 tone/3 way toggle, odies oil and odies wood butter finish,
  12. I figure I'll go ahead and try for my first guitar of the month, so here goes. My names Tim, I'm sure a bunch of you know me as 2.5itim around here. I build guitars part time under the name Arete guitars here in the Tulsa area. this is my N12 model there's a build log on this guitar that I'll post at the bottom of this post, my build log is all over the place so good luck finding it lol. this guitar will be going to guitar house of Tulsa to be sold thru them next week after I get professional photos taken care of. specs are as follows. 25.5" scale length, Sapele body, quilted maple top (dyed purple), 3 piece sapele/curly maple neck, curly maple headstock, Birdseye maple fretboard, quilted maple truss rod cover (dyed purple), Arete bridge with graphtech saddles (powdercoated white), Sperzel locking tuners, dual action truss rod, 24 nickel silver medium jumbo frets, suhr ssv neck pickup, suhr ssh+ bridge pickup, 1 volume/1 tone/3 way toggle, odies oil and odies wood butter finish, thanks for looking!! (edit) I hope that this is ok, I just got my professional photos back from the photographer so I'm going to swap my pics out
  13. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    I also got the curly maple/zw/walnut pg17 to the same place as the n12. I'm totally in love with how these 2 turned out.
  14. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    An update on the purple quilt top model n12. I've been crazy sick for the past week so trying to avoid sawdust I have been working on things in the house I finally got all the parts together that I needed to finish this one, so I painted the cavities, wired it up, assembled, made the nut, strung it and played it. The only bridge I had here at home had a floor height of .175 and I needed a .125 so I'm gonna mill that down today and then the bridge and string block will be going to get powdercoated white. Also one last thing to do is to make the cavity/truss rod covers and I'll be able to call her done.
  15. 2.5itims build thread 2017

    I haven't been doing a whole lot on the internet but I've still been pretty busy in the shop, I have a few 7 strings I'm working on I'll post a bit on later but recently I've been working on the 27" 6 string pg17 and figured I'd update a little bit on it. I'm waiting on my evertune templates to come in before I do the body carve so have mainly been focusing on the neck at the moment.
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