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  1. Wow ! Congrats to both Seb and Massimo! Great work and attention to detail! Very honoured to lose to your creations guys, they were truly unique and inspiring!
  2. Hi! Haven't posted in a while. Some time ago I made a Gretsch-o-tele project and named it after my daughter. So... This is Danae! It's close to an orange chicken , but it has a flat top and a bolt-on neck. The body was routed also for conventional string-through - body if you put a norman tele neck on. The custom bridge is floating as per vintage Gretsch. (I have an original 1966 6120 dc Nashville and got much info outta that.) Mahogany body with 5A maple top. QS chunky maple neck , bound. Ebony fretboard with real MOP "neo-classical" inlays TV Jones classics Schaller tuners Bound matching headstock inlaid "Danae" with real MOP CTS pots Switchcraft three-way toggle switch. Switchcraft jack. Orange drop .022 cap. Bolt-on neck at an angle Sawn - off Bigsby B5 Custom ebony rocking bar bridge. Finished exclusivelly with schellac!! Take a listen!
  3. Hi again! The guitar is called 'Stagones' Northern ash weight-relieved body (back chamber) Mahogany QS neck Rosewood fretboard 12" radius Black 3-ply pickguard ''Cabronita''- inspired 25.5" scale Arcade style kill button Sole volume pot - no tone knob Jumbo frets Fore arm contour Deep belly contour Tone Rider 'Rock Song' Pickups Wilkinson Tuners Wilkinson WVP6 tremolo (SUPERB! for the bux) plexi glass back cover teak oil 'distressed' finish Added a chrome cover to the neck humbucker lately Played and tested live , the guitar rocks , I enjoy it and it's really light at 7 pounds! Enjoy! P.S. The placement of the amp mike is wrong in these pix , it was corrected during the live show !! :) And a video of me playing the guitar
  4. I sure chose the wrong month to enter! Kudoz for everyone for a great job/ideas/originality! Many useful things to learn here!!
  5. Hi! If it is posicle I would like to add the following video to the Kleopatra project entry Thanks!!
  6. Hi! Long time no see , I doubt that anyone remembers me, I 'm the doc from Greece (PRS project and Esperanza). I 've started building again so for this month I have the following attempt: It s a lefty guitar I made for my best man. It's got a 2-piece mahogany body , QS mahogany neck set to an angle of 3.5 degrees, indian rosewood fingerboard and the headstock reads KLEO (ie Cleopatra the name of my wife's maid of honour and also his wife). The guitar sports Tone -Pros tuners and tune-o-matic bridge and the strings go through the body , ending in chrome vintage ferrules. It s light at about 7 pounds and has a set of tonerider alnico IIs installed. There is also a splitter switch and of course volume - tone 3-way switch. It was pore filled with wood putty and finished with teak oil. Hope ya like it! and one from the back when it was being constructed , now it has a black plastic cover http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/argytar/DSC00263-1.jpg
  7. Hi again this is another entry from Argytar!!! it s THE VAGABOND Ok I know that this is no innovation but I had to post this guitar at least to share my joy with you guys! It sounds and plays fantastic! It has tons of sustain and tone I just can t believe it! So obviously this is a Les Paul copy with the best features I could imagine! It s like the holy grail of tone, it s resonant, it pops, it screams and it growls! I made it together with our former bassman Chris Papapostolou and we call it the Vagabond! (that s also written on the headstock) Vagabond is also the name of Chris 's guitars maybe you 'll be seeing some of the stuff he makes soon! So here go the specs: One piece mahogany body hollowed on the upper bout (it s 30 years old we got it from a retired furniture maker that had these in stock and he said it s from latin America) ONE piece curly maple top (heavy stuff) Extra long tenon mahogany neck from the same slab as the body(reaches the end of the neck pickup cavity towards the bridge-really tight) Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard (old stock from munich germany) I didn t believe it but it really taps like glass!! Ebony headstock veneer with Les Paul Model sticker decal dunlop usa strap locks TUSQ man made ivory nut Tone Pros upgrade tulip tuners (nicccce!) Tone Pros locking tune-o-matic bridge with graph tech saddles Tone Pros aluminum locking tailpiece bulky neck profile WCR handmade Godwood pickup set neck-bridge (incredibly PAFy) RS guitarworks modern pots and caps set The rest of the hardware is Gibson historic originals. So this is like the perfect Les Paul for me and it really snaps for funky stuff too.. This guitar plays itself! Oh the sustain!!! I have it wrapover strung now and it 's super butter-y to play!! Hope ya like it!! http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...ar/Image221.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...ar/Image218.jpg
  8. hi again this is argytar! Guys thanks for all the comments! First of all I am going to specialize in surgery after i finish my country service! So the carving had a lot to do with surgery ...and patience!! It took me a lot of loving labour to hollow out the guitar but as i said i did it through the small backplate the f holes and the jack plate. believe it or not the guitar is half hollow. As for the finish, it is matte as most of oil finishes are i sure am no photo expert,i wanted the guitar to feel old and currently i am 'adding' some dings when i use it live.. all the other instruments are just superb!! for the people who want to see some photos of the making progress here are some links but these photos were taken with my cell phone's camera so these are a little fuzzy for sure! These prove though that the guitar is my one piece wonder!! http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...ranzascrap2.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...eranzascrap.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...cacarveplan.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a.../esperanza4.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...zarehearsal.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...zafretboard.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...nzatrussrod.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...ckupcavity2.jpg http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc223/a...ickupcavity.jpg well that s about it for now!!anyone caring for some sound bits lemme know! gotm is really exciting!! cheers!
  9. hi there people! This is my second build , I call her 'ESPERANZA' because I made this guitar while I was expecting the time to pass so I can be hired at the hospital. I am a young physician. I used a chisel to double carve the top and back and to hollow out half of the guitar. The guitar is made out of ONE large piece of african mahogany. YES it s one piece, no glued parts (except for the rosewood fingerboard). I hollowed half the guitar using a chisel and rubber hammer through the f-holes ,the jack hole and the small back plate. The guitar has sweet sustain and great resonance! The sound unplugged is almost acoustic! No feedback problems though, this guitar can rock out and give sweet overtones!! To sum up Esperanza has: -ONE piece african mahogany (no glued parts body and neck are from the same uncut piece of wood) -Wilkinson gold aluminum wraparound bridge which also functions as a normal bridge because i added string through construction ferrules (adds bottom end and sustain) with locking studs -Wilkinson gold EZ lock tuners -Schaller gold strap lock buttons -2 cream SEYMOUR DUNCAN vintage p-90 neck and bridge (wax potted with sweeeeet tone ) -golden knobs with green pearl dome -cream coloured 3 way switch -the guitar is finished with teak oil which makes it super resonant and the neck carve is fat ,the way i like it. the strings go either through the body or they can be top loaded to the wraparound bridge! cheers ! argytar ,greece ,europe hope you like it!!
  10. hi all! verhoevenk thanks for the good words, I really appreciate it! I just came from a ski trip and I m very pleased that some people have liked my project ,thank you all so much!!! and of course congrats to the winners!!
  11. hi again! it sure is a neck through i sculpted the whole thing to look like this! the center part is visible in the photo of the rear. the middle part is dried out mahogany (really old) and i just painted it to look like the neck was set in, but no it s a neck through and i got the pics to prove it! )) but where should i upload them??? maybe i should have just applied a clear coat but i wanted a gold top , this is my first build and the guitar is a present from me to myself, the band i play in is very happy with the sound by the way!
  12. thanks, i would appreciate it if someone should help ,so at least people can see the guitar and say an opinion. it is my first built and fourth guitar i own. any ideas on where i could host the photos?? i have uploaded at a yahoo group named bootypest (from an exchange trip to budapest when i still was a med student now i m a doc) anyway thanks again you guys mm'kay?
  13. really ???? you still can t see my pictures??? they are visible with my browser! what s going on?? can an operator help please? thanks
  14. hi ! this argytar sorry for the mix up with the pic links!! As mayden69 told me i ll post them here to the vote area so you can all see them... here goes.. by the way the nickname of the guitar is also 'goldie'.thanks again hope this solves the problem! http://f1.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/8FsERjbIHGB-6...Ej/DSC01143.JPG hope it s ok now. I think my pics are visible in my last reply.maybe you should delete the first one with the broken links or replace them with these ones (they were broken after i resized the pics) thanks!!
  15. hi y'all! My name is Argyris Krommydas from Greece ,Europe and I am new to this forum and site! I just finished making my fourth guitar so i thought why not post it here to the forum! It is inspired by the PRS guitars but it is actually a neck through guitar. For the middle section I used a dried piece of mahogany that has been sitting around for about 25 years! (resonant) and for the wings I used two pieces of gambon type mahogany (lighter coloured but still mahoganoid). The hardware is mostly from PRS: eg the fixed bridge (i used vintage steel Tonepros studs for better coupling) the pickups are two prs dragon II pickups treble and bass (coil splittable via a push/pull tone pot) . I wanted to make a gold top guitar with chrome pickups, the binding is natural. I made the finish matte and on the headstock 'Goldie' is inscripted in silver that s the nickname of the guitar. The tuners are sperzel locking tuners and the guitar sounds Greeeeeaaaat awesome sustain and versatility of tones. Oh ! i almost forgot,the fingerboard has inlaid roses made by antoniotsai of taiwan. So, enjoy! I resized the pics for easier view. with kind regards argyris ,greece
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