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Hey guys!

I haven't been here for a long time had a lot of work and wasn't able to make any guitar.

Fortunately couple of months ago i had an opportunity to finish my 3 years old build.

This build is not usual like "ideas->photoshop drawing->building" and i want to tell the story.

Three years ago i decided to build copy of ESP Horizon guitar from the wood that is not sorry.

So for body i took mahogany and cherry (top and back). I decided to make cavities under the top as you can see on the photo.

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As for neck - i made 3pcs mahogany neck blank and bookmathed wenge freatboard (made of two pcs!).

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But the i saw Leviathan guitar on this forum (http://www.lgmguitars.com/guitars/leviathan/) and

thought that it's better two have this design :D

I absolutely forgot that i made cavities in the body and decided to reshape it to Leviathan. Here are the results:

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As you can see there are many holes on the side of the guitar which i glued with scrap wood (and you can see scrap wood on the horn)

Of course i've decided to make suited headstock!

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So finally i had this as a result:

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It was the time of finishing the guitar.

I decided to stain to with blue and then make whole guitar plain blue with transparent top.

Here are the only photos i have (sorry for bad quality):

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After finishing the guitar i had troubles again:

1. Unfortunately i've made a mistake during mixing of lacquer so the finish was soft

2. I've made a mistake with bridge humbucker position - it was too close to the bridge.

So i decided to sand the guitar. Then i glued wood block in humbucker cavity and rerouted it.

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So 2 months ago i've got an opportunity to finish the guitar.

I painted it white and this time everything was great.

The guitar is very light and easy to play and the sound is well balanced with nice sustain.

Specs:

Body - sapele+cherry (top)

Neck - 3pcs mahogany

Freatboard - bookmatched wenge

Tuners - sperzel

Pickups - SH-6+Golden Age

Here are the photos:

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Wow. What a build story. You had me on the edge of my seat.

I kept asking, what will it look like next? The guitar turned out great.

This is a perfect lesson for the new guys that is scared to make a mistake.

Sometimes, as you showed, mistakes are merely new directions.

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Wow. What a build story. You had me on the edge of my seat.

I kept asking, what will it look like next? The guitar turned out great.

+1

Love the white with that body. Im kinda seeing where you drew the inspiration for the body and I like your headstock shape Much better.

:D

Jack

edit..,.Ok Patrick pointed it out a little more directly

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reminds me of a Zachary

Yeah, but without the Zachary attitude...

Congrats on a really nice guitar

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