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ShatnersBassoon

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  1. What can I say? Stunning work! True mastery on display Scott! Congrats
  2. Decided on a ‘double binding’ of aluminium and walnut. So far so good. I got the metal from a friends old caravan Hard to make out the fact it’s metal from the photo, but when it’s all radiused and polished up it should look pretty nice
  3. Not a bad weight either, 4.5 lbs before any routing. Pretty good considering it’s 37 mm thick.
  4. So spent ages yesterday on the guitar refining minutiae such we getting the area where the nut goes nice and snug, nothing worthy of photos. I have however decided on a nice fret inlay, which I will be doing with the same aluminium as what’s on the headstock cap. It’s a Phoenix...that mythological bird. I think it looks damn cool
  5. Awesome bass in the current GOTM comp I’m toying with the idea of putting an aluminium inlay on the fretboard to match with the headstock cap theme. Do you think there would be any drawbacks? I’m thinking of when it comes to me putting the 12 inch radius in it, would the metal get in the way too much and inhibit the sanding? Also I’ve heard it might scratch too easily?
  6. So a friend of mine, noticing a couple of my builds has decided to buy a bespoke guitar off me . He doesn’t have hugely exacting requirements, he told me he likes the feel of both his Epiphone Les Paul and his Vantage Strat, and that he loves the look of the PRS guitars. I therefore figured why not combine elements of all of these guitars, Fender scale length of 25.5, Gibson/Epiphone fretboard radius of 12 and PRS shape....so that’s exactly what I am doing. Got some nice woods for this build, Limba neck, English Sycamore body, Stripey Ebony fretboard and Poplar Burl top. At the moment the combined woods don’t quite add up to the right body thickness so I’m either going to shave off a bit of the neck at the heel end or I’m going to get a bit of contrasting ‘sandwich’ wood. I got some Ziricote for the headstock cap and inlayed my logo in there with some 2mm aluminium...took ages Probably finishing the Poplar Burl in Z Poxy and oiling the rest of it. Put a bit of mineral spirits on there and it really pops! So looking forward to this.
  7. Congratulations Andy! A gorgeous guitar for sure! I really must get some Yew some time
  8. What a gorgeous selection of woods! Will be watching this one for sure
  9. As you can enter again with the same guitar, I may as well So I’ve been building a headless recently and now it is complete. It’s neck through design...was so close to a one piece in terms of the thickness of the Wenge blank! Oh well. This gradually evolved in to a Strandberg inspired build. One unusual is the scale length of 23.4 and the deliberate lack of a fretboard radius. Combined with the jumbo frets and skinny neck (almost Ibanez Wizard profile) its ended up quite an interesting guitar. First time using Glu boost as a finish, I like it! Although the poplar burl top was very ‘thirsty’ for want of a better word. ‘Dark Ember’ Frets- 21 Radius- Flat Pickups- EMG 57/66 Frets- Jumbo stainless steel Body- Wenge Top- Poplar burl Weight - 5.2 lbs Pickguard- Carbon fibre Finish- Glue boost Build thread-
  10. Congratulations Mike! You always enter something beautiful and this one was no exception. Definitely well deserved
  11. So I’ve been building a headless recently and now it is complete. It’s neck through design...was so close to a one piece in terms of the thickness of the Wenge blank! Oh well. This gradually evolved in to a Strandberg inspired build. One unusual is the scale length of 23.4 and the deliberate lack of a fretboard radius. Combined with the jumbo frets and skinny neck (almost Ibanez Wizard profile) its ended up quite an interesting guitar. First time using Glu boost as a finish, I like it! Although the poplar burl top was very ‘thirsty’ for want of a better word. I don't know why, but some of the images need to be clicked on in order to get the best quality, so worth bearing in mind Build thread - Dark Ember Frets- 21 Radius- Flat Pickups- EMG 57/66 Frets- Jumbo stainless steel Body- Wenge Top- Poplar burl Weight - 5.2 lbs Pickguard- Carbon fibre Finish- Glue boost
  12. All strung up with the glu boost on. Just making a panel for the back now...ofcourse me routing for a trem left an annoying hole...I changed the bridge plate for a spare piece of Ziricote, looked classier to me and gave me chance to add a little logo. Hope everyone is well!
  13. I think you are downplaying this build a bit by calling it a kit build, you made all the parts after all. Looks fabulous and kudos for revisiting such a neglected design.
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