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Pariahrob last won the day on June 27

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  1. Pariahrob's build log

    Thanks all. Good to be back in the saddle! I love the width of the wenge. It's not the most suitable material for thin strips. It's properties for tone wouldn't show much and it's hard on tools. I think this slab will work well. I like how dense it is. Good balance with the maple plus it looks cool! @Zoltar I really like working with tulipwood. Some blanks can be a bit green and soft. If you get one like that a gentle baking can work well. If you get a thoroughly dried one it's really good. Machines very well, is lightweight and sounds well balanced.
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    ...Meet the Brollichan. It's still rough in places but getting there. Very pleased with the deep cutaway. Might encourage me to play up there more.
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    Hi all. Well the last couple of months completely got away from me. I got another Harrier built for a client but have mostly been travelling with my day job. But im back now and the superstrat is well under way again. It’s also changed a little. Final plans are: tulipwood body with splayed maple cap maple/wenge/maple neck reverse headstock. 10 degree angle with volute and a maple/ebony veneer. 22 jumbo frets. Jescar wire. Brass eye 12th marker. Either a slight brown burst or ‘dip! With hand burnished nitro clear finish in satin. All black hardware. Hipshot and locking tuners bill lawrence l500xl and volume only. Set neck (biggest change) with wide and low profile. Not too flat like a jem but enough for comfortable playing. So so that’s my spec. To follow are some progress shots...
  4. Pariahrob's build log

    Thanks everyone! I've not been able to either do much building or get online the last couple of weeks but really appreciate the support. Superstrat build is is progressing very slowly. Fingerboard is slotted and glued on. I might even trim andcradius it today. If so photos will follow.
  5. Pariahrob's build log

    No way!!!! i just saw I won guitar of the month! That's so amazingly exciting. Thank you so much to anybody who voted. I'm seriously touched.
  6. Pariahrob's build log

    Thanks so much Andy. Was amazing feeling to see. The feedback from the artist was amazing too. Tomorrow im meeting Cerys Matthews bassist to talk about building him one!!!!!!!!!
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    Back to current builds and the superstrat I'm building continues after a break. I'm currently slotting the finger board. Love this ziricote!
  8. Pariahrob's build log

    Thanks guys! I was pretty nervous about it. Had thoughts if the neck falling off mid set and all sorts. He loved it though so all good and has definitely given me more confidence in my abilities.
  9. First Acoustic. Not exactly a guitar...

    Good wife indeed! i know a chap who gets great results on basses and cellos by putting them in a tanning booth. They come out looking suitably aged Instruments. Not wives.
  10. Pariahrob's build log

    Well that went well. Feedback was it sounded clear, deep and punchy. Played well with lovely neck, so can't ask for more. Heres a snap of Marshall I Henry playing it on the pyramid stage! Very humbled to have one of my instruments used here not just in my little studio.
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    I'm a fan too! Just picked up a goldtop les paul with p90s and it sounds plain rude. Absolutely love it. In in other news my jazz style bass has been reworked and will be on the pyramid stage at Glastonbury tomorrow and then in a special set for the BBC at 7pm if you're interested in seeing and hearing it. Not sure if I posted pics already (and too lazy to search my thread) so here it is in all it's glory.
  12. Pariahrob's build log

    So I applied some very thin ca, based on tests on offcuts and I think that's a better solution. Alm good now and the body is ready, other than some small refinements. Started marking out hardware but question for you all. I was going to go for a single bl500xl in the bridge position but I have a lovely p90 that I'm debating for the neck. Still not sure which way to go. Thoughts?
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    I decided to continue testing on offcuts from my top blank. The thinned shellac seems to have penetrated a fair way but after routing a test pickup cavity ibthink it could do with the ca too. Routers aren't kind and the added stability can only be good. Lesson on learned. I think the shellac method would work perfectly for drop tops but this is way thicker. Onwards!
  14. KEA 2017 builds

    Very nice work. The build is great but I'm most impressed by the finish. Really vibrant and smooth.
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    Thanks for the thoughts guys. It was a spirit based application which was very thin. I have piecebif scrap that he tested and that now feels very solid. Mum more than happy to apply some ca if it's needed but I think he was right. All feels super stable but I'm yet to route any cavities. That will be the telltale moment. Fingers crossed! ps. I'm still undecided about the monkey grip. Argh!