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rsguitar

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    GOTM April 2007
  • Birthday 11/12/1965

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  1. Hi All, Here is my third entry, no my fourth I think anyway. This guitar is called the Revelation. This is the prototype for this model and has been in the works for several years and I finished it in Dec.07 The guitar was scheduled to go to winter NAMM in the AxeTrak booth. As I was doing the final set up on the guitar I noticed some small cracks in the ebony finger board not what a person wants to see three days before departure. I tried to salvage the neck but the glue joint would have nothing to do with that notion which left me one option. New neck. Luckily I had some blanks already glued up, and was able to finish everything up the day before I flew out. The finish is a three color burst starting with lemon yellow, vintage amber, and finally the cherry red. I hope you guys like her. Mike Revelation Specs. are as follows 5 piece curly maple/bubinga stripes Black headstock Ebony fingerboard 13 degree headstock angle 25" scale fingerboard 12" radius neck RSG logo inlay at 12th fret/MOP White side dot markers Jumbo frets Bone nut Sperzel standard tuners/ Satin Chrome Dual action truss rod Chrome Neck Mounting Ferrules /With stainless steel screws Mahogany Body with Curly maple cap Three color Cherry Burst / Nitro Finish Invader Seymour Duncan in the bridge /with chrome PU ring SH-2 Seymour Duncan in the Neck /with chrome PU ring TOM Bridge/ Chrome String through body design/ Chrome Shielded electronics cavity 1 Volume, 1 Tone Chrome Metal dome knobs Three way selector switch/ Chrome 9-46 gauge strings Here is a picture of Paul Gilbert the Revelation and Me Picture 5 Carrina Alfie Revelation and Me Picture 6 John "JD" Deservio bass player for Black Label Society Picture 7 Finally the link to the Revelation Page on my site http://www.rocksmithguitars.com/revelation2.htm
  2. My vote went to Marcovis. I have heard/read that some people on the forum think his guitars are a modified Les Paul. After seeing his instruments first hand, and I have to say that they are quite unique in many ways. The workmanship is awesome, very detailed work. I love his neck transition it is very sweet and extremely comfortable. Marcovis nice work and a great cause love the woods you used very unique. Mike
  3. I have to say that all the projects this month are awesome each with their own merits. The designs the woods the finishes and the overall composition of the guitars was quite divers. To me thats how we express our art of lutherie. If we all built the same or similar designs how boring would that be. This is truly a great place for the guitar/luther enthusiast. I hope to see more projects in the future from all of you nice job and well done everyone. Mike
  4. Thanks all for the info it looks like HuntinDoug has the cross thing down or what some awesome looking stuff . Mike
  5. i need to find a set of abalone inlays the same as or similar to this looked through the supplies section and looked on the sites and couldn't find any. Can anyone suggest a site or supplier. Mike
  6. Well here I go again I am so thrilled with this guitar. It is the first of this design and I spent a long time getting this thing just right. It was all paid for even before it was completed. It went to music store owner in Perry Iowa(Steve Parnel). It was delivered the same night that Michael Angelo Gave a clinic at Blue Rock Guitars & More. What a great night. It is named the Genesis, and the thing sounds awesome. I had been planing to use a L.R.Baggs T-Bridge for my own guitar, and when Steve said he wanted a guitar he could play both as an electric and acoustic. I told him I've got he bridge for you. Man does it sound good combined with the control-X preamp the thing screams. You can blend the magnetic and piezo together to create some great tones. I love this wood it is alive with color and changes dramatically when moved around. Well enough of that, here are the specs and pics. Genesis Specs 9 piece curly maple/walnut/cherry/walnut,stripes Waterfall Bubinga cap on headstock Ebony fingerboard bound with curly maple, ebony 13 degree headstock angle 25 1/2" scale fingerboard 12" radius neck RSG logo inlay at 12th fret Abalone side dot markers Jumbo frets Bone nut Sperzel standard tuners/ Satin Chrome Dual action truss rod Carbon fiber reinforcing rods in neck Chrome Neck Mounting Ferrules /With stainless steel screws Tung oil finish on neck Cherry body Chambered 1 1/4" deep 2" overall body thickness Waterfall Bubinga cap with curly mpl. stripe JB Seymour Duncan in the bridge/with chrome PU ring L.R. Baggs T-Bridge/ Chrome(high-output piezo pickup) L.R. Baggs Control-X Preamp String through body design/ Chrome Shielded electronics cavity 1 Volume, 1 Blend to blend Chrome Metal dome knobs Three way selector switch/ Chrome 10-46 gauge strings 100% Handcrafted in the USA Pic #5 Pic #6 Pic #7 More pics here her are Steve's words on the guitar WOW!! THIS THING IS INCREDIBLE!!! I took possession of my new Rocksmith Genesis on Friday May 11 ... and gigged it twice over the weekend. Where do i start??? I guess the best place to start is with the neck. Mike had full and free rein to give me a fast, yet substantial neck. As I have been primarily an acoustic player for 38 years, I wanted to be able to play this guitar as a stage acoustic and be comfortable doing so. I own over 30 guitars, acoustic and electric, and have yet to find the perfect neck ... until this one. This neck is definitely faster than me! Another unique thing about my Genesis is the versatility of sounds. The best of both worlds, you might say. We chose a Seymour Duncan JB as passive pickup and added the LR Baggs acoustic bridge. Combined with the chambering (1.25 inches deep), the piezo bridge gives me an incredibly clean acoustic sound, suitable for finger picking or rhythm playing. The JB gives me what I need for electric rhythm or for lead riffs ... and this guitar allows me to change from acoustic to electric (or even a blend of the two) with just the flip of a switch. The craftsmanship on my Rocksmith is flawless. The book-matched bubinga top is perfectly matched ... so much so that it is impossible to even see the seam. All the joints are smooth and tight. And the neck to body transition ... WOW! You can reach the 24th fret without even opening up your hand. The first time I sat down with this guitar, I could not put it down for over 2 hours ... it really IS that good! Plus, the finish is deep and rich ... I can't wait to see how it ages over time. As a guitar store owner, I see hundreds of guitars each year ... imported and domestic. My Rocksmith will stand up against the finest USA guitars I've seen and played with no problem at all. And its comparably priced with machine-made USA's. Why not get what you REALLY want ... a hand-built, high-quality, USA made Rocksmith?? Steve Parnell Blue Rock Guitars Looks like some stiff competition everyones guitars look awesome good luck to all Mike
  7. I have to thank everyone for all the votes that got me the win last month. My first win! My vote went to hooglebug - "Desiree" very ambitious carve on that beauty. Very clean work loved the entire thing. I do have to say that verhoevenc bass was kick a$$ loved the laminations and overall design. Very nice work my friend for your first bass keep up the good work..... Mike
  8. Well here is my second entry for GOTM I hope you guys like it. This guitar was a blast to build. The whole thing was born out of a piece of padauk that I had. It called to me / Not. But I split it and book-matched it and the rest of it just fell into place. This guitar has been to both east and west cost for shows. First it went to the NAMM show in California and was in the AXE TRAK booth. Then it went to the DOA(Dean Owners of America) show / party in Tampa Florida where the owner of dean guitars got his hands on it, and he was very impressed with the guitar. A good friend of mine has a store in Perry Iowa where Michael Angelo Batio is going to do a clinic on May 11th, and I am going to see if I can get him to play the guitar. Anyway here are the specs: 5 piece curly maple and padauk neck-thru matching padauk cap on headstock ebony fingerboard bound with curly maple, ebony, and padauk 13 degree headstock angle 25 1/2" scale fingerboard 12" radius neck Abalone block inlay with RSG logo inlay at 12th fret Abalone side dot markers Jumbo frets Bone nut Sperzel standard tuners/ Satin Chrome Dual action truss rod Carbon fiber reinforcing rods Mahogany body sides Padauk cap with curly mpl. stripe JB Seymour Duncan in the bridge/with chrome PU ring STK-S2 Seymour Duncan in the neck Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge/ Chrome String through body design/ Chrome Shielded electronics cavity 1 Volume, 1 Tone, and Chrome Metal 'dome' knob Three way selector switch/ Chrome 9-46 strings Photo-5 Photo-6 Photo-7 Photo-8 More Photos Here is the build thread Thanks for taking a look! and good luck to all entries Mike
  9. All three entries are as they say top shelf!!!!!! No really they are all so dam nice love the laminations and use of altenate woods keep up the great work, and I look forward to the next entries from all of you... What did PRS say about your bass??????????? good luck to all! Mike
  10. Good luck to all entries everyones stuff is awsome, and I love the puzzle inlay very cool! The cool thing about the guitar I made is the fact that it is in the hands of Richie Sambora of BON JOVI. Flew to anehiem CA last Feb. to deliver the guitar. Very cool time. Again I wish all luck................... Mike
  11. Hi all here is my first ever entry for guitar of the mounth. I hope you like it. All coments welcome. Good luck to all enrties. Specs. are :Body maple with 5/16" curly maple cap Neck, nine piece laminated with curly maple and blood wood curly maple face on head stock bacote fingerboard with culey maple and blood wood binding inlay my logo in green abalone on 12th fret stew macs jumbo fret wire hot rod truss rod graphite rods along truss rod slip stone nut standard sperzel tunner in satin chrome 25 1/2" scale 12" neck radious Elctronics, screemin demon pickup volume electosocket input jack chrome Hardware, gotoh TOM bridge string through ferrules chrome Thanks for taking a look there ar more pics at : http://pub45.bravenet.com/photocenter/albu...amp;album=34658 Mike Rocksmith Guitars
  12. Watco natural danish oil is a great product for this kind of thing. I am doing a Purple heart neck through that will be finished natural but i want the grain to stand out a bit more than just with lacquer. Mike
  13. Do you have a custom bike or car shop near you? If you do you could watch and pick thier brain a little. you can also order a dvd from carvin which shows some of thier finishing tech. Mike
  14. I have been building some guitars with laminated necks and bodies. I was woundering i anyone out there is doing the same, and if you had any suggustions on methods of laminating,tips, ect. you get the idea..... And can anyone tell me how to post pics??????
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