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  1. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Thanks as always. I'll go check it out.
  2. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Did you use the iron on wet wood method to bend the maple cap? I know its a shocker, but here's another clean looking build. Do me a favor and post a pic the next time you have some router tear out so that we know you are human. Haha
  3. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    It’s definitely a compliment! You do badass work brother! Sorry man, I wish I could, but that Les Paul drained me. Still though, I’ll keep my eye out. I’ve got you followed on eBay so there may come a time.
  4. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Beautiful build. I saved this image for inspiration for my next build. I haven't built a neck through yet. It's so classy. I really like the ebony veneer between the cap. It really sets it off. True story. I listed my 58 Custom Shop Strat on reverb a few weeks ago just to see what I could get for it. I thought I had over priced it to the point that I would only get offers. The next morning, I woke up with the sold email and the funds. The first guitar I thought of purchasing was your Pinky. That guitar really spoke to me as most of your builds do. In fact, I've even 'borrowed' heavily from you on my current build. Anyway, I kept watching ebay looking for Pinky and my wife found the money from the Strat. Oh well, I did buy a Les Paul eventually to make up for the loss of the Strat, but man your guitars are so good!
  5. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    That’s a great save. Are you going to go with Pink again?
  6. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    I appreciate it. The neck I'm working on now has a lot more flame going on, but minus the knots, I'm curious to see how much of the flame show up once the finish hits it.
  7. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    The current state of my latest build. I’m hoping to finish the neck off this week. This one’s going to have a Floyd and DiMarzio Super Distortion and a PAF Pro in the neck position. I’m still deciding on finish options.
  8. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    Now for the one I finished. The unique this on this one is the neck radius. It’s 6.5. I had a 58 Strat with a 7.25 inch radius and though why not try some even rounder. This also is the debut of my new headstock logo.
  9. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    I was lucky enough to get a lot of time in this weekend. I was able to finish one up and fret a neck I’m working on. First the fretting, taping and pics
  10. 24 Magnum

    Wow! I'm still very new to this stuff, but the skill that you have on display in that build is insane.
  11. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    Thank you for tip on the router! I will certainly do that next time. The gash on the horn was the backside. I was hoping to leave it on the flat side. I'll put a coat of sealer on it when the time comes to see how it looks. I may carver it out more if it patch-up stands out. The body carve is almost done now. I didn't mean for it to happen, but it's basically the same carve that's on the PRS S2 Custom 22/24. That's not where I was going with this at all. This was supposed to be a Charvel/Jackson/JEM inspired type of deal, but I just carved too much.
  12. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    I’ve got my first scarf joint neck progressing. It’s been a little bit of a struggle, but it’s coming around. The neck has a really heavy flame on the back. I’m hoping to have it fretted by the end of the weekend. I ordered the pickups for it too. It’s going to have DiMarzio Super Distortion and a PAF Pro. Of course it will have a Floyd too to continue the theme. The stuff around the nut area is a glue sawdust mixture to hide the veneer I overlayed. It will be sanded off of course. if you guys see anything I’m doing wrong, let me know. I’m an absolute newb.
  13. Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2

    Thanks for this! I'm off to find a US vendor. This thread is full of win!!! One quick question though. how do you attach those types of inserts into the wood? Do you use Epoxy?
  14. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    I finally finished this one. It’s been at 90% done for the last month, but I was working on other projects. It sounds and plays great, well better than my first one anyway.
  15. Solly’s Guitar build diary

    Today I drilled out the truss rod channel to help the router. Then a cut two fretboards blanks. Somebody call the fire dept because I see flames! 🔥 A little sawdust and Titebond fixed up my goof.