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Skyjerk

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Skyjerk last won the day on October 10 2018

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  • Birthday 12/01/1964

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  1. Have these competitions been discontinued? There's been no movement here since the poll closed, nor a February GOTM thread started...
  2. Skyjerk

    Not Quite A Tele...

    The stuff stinks and is sticky as hell, but it's awesome. Easily creates the perfect surface on the most porous wood. your tele body looks great
  3. Thank you one can always hope, but the competition is pretty stiff. Just glad for the chance to compete
  4. Thought this thing closed automatically after a week
  5. Hi!

    Your "Ferrari" Flying-v is a gorgeous guitar and its a winner no matter what the outcome of the GOTM contest :)

    1. scorpionscar

      scorpionscar

      Thank you so much Skyjerk, your guitar is really beautiful too, really love the design and expecially the top effect!!!

  6. The Root Beer Float OK, its a stupid name, but I dont have a better one yet and my band mate threw that name out as soon as I brought it to rehearsal 2 weeks ago. The colors do have that vibe, especially in lower light settings. In brighter light (like most of these pix) its more orange looking Model: 22 Magnum Scale length: 25" Radius: 12" Construction: neck-through-body, 3-piece laminate neck, carbon fiber reinforcement Body and neck: Bolivian mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) Top and matching headstock: book-matched, quilted big leaf maple Binding: natural (faux binding) Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood Truss rod cover: ebony with MOP inlay logo Inlays: mother-of-pearl and abalone Frets: medium jumbo stainless steel Nut: unbleached bone Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB bridge and 59 neck Tuners: Schaller locking 3x3 Bridge and tailpiece: Tonepros Control cavity cover: Indian Rosewood with magnetic fasteners Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer Guts: CTS 500k pots and Sprague "orange drop" .047 cap HERE is the build thread
  7. I was the token vote for the bloody hand It just looks like Tim Burton to me and I had to vote for it At first I was like "What the...?" then as I looked closer I saw how much work went into this and how original it is.
  8. Skyjerk

    New Magnum build

    couple outside shots...
  9. Skyjerk

    New Magnum build

    Exactly In my experience, the value of having a lot of movement in the figure is so you can sit there with it in your hands turning it back and forth and saying "whoa! thats totally cool!" From a practical perspective, having some eye popping figure that maybe doesnt move quite as much while going "Whoa" is better because, for one thing, still photo's dont move at all regardless, and people standing more than 4 feet away watching you play arent going to see any movement either. In both cases they will see that eye popping figure and contrast and possibly be amazed and awed even though they wont see movement. Dont get me wrong, I like that movement. A lot. But its not the only consideration when building a guitar that may hopefully gain you some attention as a builder
  10. Skyjerk

    New Magnum build

    Its definitely more muted, but not killed
  11. Skyjerk

    New Magnum build

    Im waiting for the weekend to get some of those exact pix it was cloudy all last weekend, and the sun is too low and too red when I get home from work.
  12. You voted for a guitar thats competing with your own entry? You're allowed to vote for you own entry I believe
  13. Skyjerk

    New Magnum build

    OK, well here we go! No pix of the rest of the process. I had a lot of work wrapping this guitar up over the weekend and stopping to take pix was going to take more time than I wanted, plus its boring You will all be familiar with these steps, though. I wet sanded the top to 1000 grit, and then a run on the buffing wheel with medium compound, following by the other buff with fine compound. Finished it off with Novus #2 fine scratch remover. I still need to do a swirl remover but I'll do that once I actually buy some Anyhoo, a recap on the specs: Model: 22 Magnum (unnamed as of yet) Scale length: 25" Radius: 12" Construction: neck-through-body, 3-piece laminate neck, carbon fiber reinforcement Body and neck: Bolivian mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) Top and matching headstock: book-matched, quilted big leaf maple Binding: natural (faux binding) Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood Truss rod cover: ebony with MOP inlay logo Inlays: mother-of-pearl and abalone Frets: medium jumbo stainless steel Nut: unbleached bone Pickups: Seymour Duncan JB bridge and 59 neck Tuners: Schaller locking 3x3 Bridge and tailpiece: Tonepros Control cavity cover: Indian Rosewood with magnetic fasteners Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer Guts: CTS 500k pots and Sprague "orange drop" .047 cap A lot of these pix seem to make it appear more orange than it really looks. The lighting isnt ideal.
  14. Skyjerk

    New Magnum build

    Ok well I did my fret work last night. After dressing the fret ends, leveled with a leveling beam (400 grit paper)I crowned using a stewmac Z file. Really good product. Did the job fast and perfectly Folllwing that I polished stating at 320, then 400, 600, 1500, 2000, and then 0000 steel wool So I completed the steel wool on every fret, and then used my dremel with a small buffing wheel and green jewelers rouge (compound) and got the shine I was looking for. The usual start Used this fret end dressing file I got from Crimson Guitars. Good results. My technique needs some. polishing too, though Finally sprung for the ubiquitous purple sharpie. Now I know why they are so common in the fret tutorials I've seen. I'd used black till now and the purple is just easier to see. My fret ends look way nicer than my previous builds. Still learning, but the overall polish and smoothness is superior to previous fret jobs This baby is gonna have some smooth bending Today is a down day. The last two years has apparently caused me to start grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw in my sleep. So hard that I've chipped several teeth and fractured the root on one of my molars, which of course developed an abscess. Had the thing extracted this AM and now I'm enjoying the complete and utter lack of pain relief provided by that Wonder product called Tylenol. That said, tomorrow I'm going to sand and buff the top and headstock, and Saturday will see this build completed
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