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Ok Ive been waiting on parts for my 8-string explorer including the neck so thats on hold untill that works its self out BUT for the time being Im building This new guitar Its a 27 3/4 scale build the Body is purpleheart and black walnut its a super strat based on my DAMIEN design http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...MIEN/New-36.jpg

I now have a shop with all the tools needed to Build my own necks So ive started that process again and Im really haveing Alot of fun :D

This is what I have sofar

The design

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1279.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1280.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1278.jpg

The Neck and fretboard

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1234.jpg

The Body Blank

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1293.jpg

The Body Cut out and rough sanded

IMG_1312.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1316.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1313.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1314.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1317.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1318.jpg

Next I'll be working more on the neck, I'll should be cuting the fretslotes on monday if my Jig works out than I'll be working on the trussrod

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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What gauge strings are you planning to use?

I found that a .070" tuned to f# at 28.5" was a little loose for my liking, went up to .079", now I can take it down to E with no trouble. And its so much nicer to play tuned to F#. Feels more like a guitar than a bass.

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What gauge strings are you planning to use?

I found that a .070" tuned to f# at 28.5" was a little loose for my liking, went up to .079", now I can take it down to E with no trouble. And its so much nicer to play tuned to F#. Feels more like a guitar than a bass.

to tell ya the truth Im not even sure yet! I want to do alot of experimenting With tuneing and String gauge

but I think to start off with I want B,D,E,A,D,G,B,E Tuneing But I want to play with F#,B,E,A,D,G,B,E And F,Bb,Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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sweet hows the purpel heart work like is it hard to work with ?

79 was flopy for me i use a 80 or 85 for my f

Well Its going great sofar but ive not started any shapeing of the body yet and sanding has not really come in to play yet :D But I dont see any problems

On with build progress, Today I'll be sloting the fretboard

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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can we see a bunch of 3D designs of what it might look?

Sure! The guy that does them is working on this design this up comeing weekend

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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Perry, you just made me laugh so hard I spewed coke all over my keyboard

I dont see what was so funny :D

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what happened to the other 8 you were building?

Check out the very first post :D VVV

Ok Ive been waiting on parts for my 8-string explorer including the neck so thats on hold untill that works its self out BUT for the time being Im building This new guitar

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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not making your own neck on the explorer? or whats the deal with that?

I dont know if you knew this but I just got in to a shop, i moved away from my shop 2 years ago and Ive not had the tools or set up to build necks and for a while it was hard to even get a body done, but thats not a problem now and I have a shop and tools and Im building the necks again, My Problem was the same as the one your haveing right now! lack of tools

I hope to see you start that 7-string soon man its going to be wicked :D

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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not making your own neck on the explorer? or whats the deal with that?

I dont know if you knew this but I just got in to a shop, i moved away from my shop 2 years ago and Ive not had the tools or set up to build necks and for a while it was hard to even get a body done, but thats not a problem now and I have a shop and tools and Im building the necks again, My Problem was the same as the one your haveing right now! lack of tools

I hope to see you start that 7-string soon man its going to be wicked :D

!!METAL MATT!! :D

nope, didn't know that, but i can definately sympathize lol

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Truss rod is routed out and ready to go

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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Ive started shapeing the neck, I still have A lot of shaping and sanding but this is where its at, Im going for a thin profile with a bit more meat on the bass side

IMG_1611.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1606.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d177/dea...ar/IMG_1607.jpg

!!METAL MATT!! :D

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looks nice!

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