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Rhoads V

1 1/2" thick mahogany body

bubinga neck

24 fret canarywood fretboard

chrome hardware

Ibanez & Washburn HSH pups

The body & headstock will be painted purple.

This one might be a slow burn, or it might get knocked out sooner than I expect. I really don't know yet.

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Man that's looking great! the neck tenon looks like it will be nice and long!

Also cool choice for fretboard wood! it will look awesome!

Good work!

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Rhoads V

1 1/2" thick mahogany body

bubinga neck

24 fret canarywood fretboard

chrome hardware

Ibanez & Washburn HSH pups

The body & headstock will be painted purple.

This one might be a slow burn, or it might get knocked out sooner than I expect. I really don't know yet.

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DiezelMonster - It'll be a bolt-on, so the extra beyond the f/b is getting cut off. I just haven't got there yet.

Valentine - I cut it from a board I picked up at Woodcraft a few months ago.

Juntunen - Recessed TOM with a V through-the-body plate. I don't do trems very often. When I do, my preference is a Kahler.

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Is the purple gonna be a girly light purple, or an evil dark purple?

No lavender for me. It'll be medium to dark.

I'm actually going to re-do the neck. I got past inlaying the dots when I remembered that I have a set of pearl V inlays I had set aside for this exact project. It's not like I can't or won't use the neck somewhere else, but DANGIT! :D I might even finish it up and put it on eBay to recoup the investment. That would make it easier to re-do the entire thing since I have issues with using the same woods in different builds.

Right now, I have a BUNCH of options.

NECK: granadillo, bubinga w/pinstripes, maple, makore

FRETBOARD: canary, chechen, makore, bloodwood

I need the neck to balance tonally with the mahogany body, and the fretboard to contrast with the inlays.

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I cut the pieces for the replacement neck today - the one that will get the pearl V inlays. It'll be a 9-piece maple/makore neck with a makore fretboard. Not nearly as sexy as the canary, but it'll show off the inlays quite well. And I don't recall seeing anyone use makore before.

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I call copy cat.

Did you do something similar? Can you please link the post?

out of curiosity why did you go with the older designed rhoads?

Because that's the template I have.

I knew you would... that's why I asked for the end results.

After sleeping on it, I think I've changed my mind. I have some granadillo & bubinga left, and they're pretty close in color to the makore. The makore is pretty uninteresting to look at. I took a look at the other woods I've used for a f/b, and they're all way harder than makore - even the flamed & birdseye maple.

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What? No purpleheart in the mix? Could look cool with the suggested mid-to-dark purple paint :D

Welcome back!

I fave PH some thought for the lams, but decided against it. I didn't think the purple wood would look alongside the purple paint. They wouldn't match up closely enough. I AM using it on a different neck I haven't shown y'all yet.....

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