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Sorry guys, I'm gonna have to call this a dead thread. I'm working on a prototype and will be focusing mostly on the sevenstring.com forums and try to get some orders. I'll check on here once in a while and add the link to that thread if any of you are interested. The community is much more alive over there.

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It's not just the buying aspect, it's that I actually get comments over there. Hate to sound like im looking for attention, but it is a pain for me to upload to photobucket, attach them all here, annotate, and then have no comments for weeks on it. I'm all for learning and sharing, but that takes comments to do.


On that note, I just changed the inlay game forever. No more headlights, flashlights, or weird positions to see what your doing! I swapped from mahogany to acrylic plexiglass to hold my dremel. I can see everything, and got some of the cleanest routes I've ever had.
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I think there's more players, wheras here it's all luthiers. I guess on one hand their all too busy building and managing their threads to pay attention to the other new guys. I need to start selling things as well, so I hate to say Im motivated by money but passion won't pay rent by itself.

I guess since Im posting there anyways, I'll copy it over to here as well.

[yada yada yada]

So here we are, I just started this yesterday. I would like to have it construction wise, all done by the weekend. Yes, that means that after april(when school done) I can build a guitar with a turnaround time of 5 weeks or so.
Hopefully you like what you see! Feel free to comment or ask me anything about it.
Specs
Neck
Construction: Set
Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood
Scale Length: 24.562
Radius: 12”
# Of Frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid
Nut Size/Material: 44mm bone
Veneer: Body wood
Headstock Angle: 13
Tuners: Grover Sta-tites
Body
Wood: Ash
Top Wood: Mahogany cap
Bridge: Gotoh TOM and ferrules
Electronics
Configuration: H H
Controls: 1 vol 1 tone, maybe 2 tone
Switch: 3 way toggle
Knobs: Speed
PICTURES!
(I'll try my best to take some, I usually get too focused and forget to.
Original Sketch
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CAD Mockup
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3hr's of inlaying. All the pieces fit in the board so well that it had the "frosty" effect. (Yes, I have a ghetto light set up for inlaying until I can get myself a good desk lamp)
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Neck time
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Glueing
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Mock up (suggestions for controls? I have 4 pots to use and a 5 way blade switch. Open for ideas)
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Headstock
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Lay out
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And I got this far cutting it out before my mom says "it's midnight. I need to sleep!" so the shop was shut down for the night. My bandsaw cannot handle 2" of ash so jigsaw it is.
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Nice balanced design. The lines all flow nicely with each other. Are you going to be able to curve the end of the fretboard like in your mock up?

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Unfortunately not, since I'll be putting a neck humbucker in this one. I was thinking a slanted single coil would be nice but I do not have one on hand, or the funds to go and buy one.

Aaand another 12 hours later
Body planed, cut, routed, hollowed, and planned out the electronics.
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Top panels planed, jointed, glued, planed, cut out, and routed to size. Body is now drying overnight and I might put an F hole in it....not sure.
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Neck fretted, tuners drilled + recessed, and started the carve.
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I still have to do the side dots. I was thinking glue+ash dust or something. I'm out of white plastic but also have some abalone dots but they probably clash with the pearloid.
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snapped a quick pic before school. 2 hours of quick steel wool and then buffed with the course compound, and dry fitted everything. I may have a group of people to show it to on thursday so I thought I'd quickly put together. Broke a strap buttom screw and one of the knobs trying to put it together and lost a washer for the tuner so a vol. pot washer has to do. Left horn also needs to be redesigned and thinned out. Any tips on cleaning the fret board? It's poly or oil that seeped through the fret ends/under the masking tape. I guess superglueing the fret ends will become a necessity from now on.

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  • 3 months later...
It's about time I start building guitars again, and what better way then to start the summer off with not one, but two builds! The body is my original shape inspired by superstrats/Chris Brodericks signature. 2 builds, and specs are as follows.
Remember to check out my facebook page as well, as I will be uploading all the pictures I take onto there, and only post some of them here.
#1 Specifications
Body Shape - SRS6
Hardware Color - Gold
Neck
Construction - Set Neck
Wood - 5 Piece - Wenge/Flamed Maple/Wenge/Flamed Maple/Wenge
Fretboard - Rosewood
Scale Length - 25.5" (Fender Scale)
Radius - 12"
# Of Frets - 24
Fret Size - Med/Higher
Fretboard Bindings - White Plastic
Headstock Bindings - White Plastic
Inlays - 4mm Dots and F hole @ 12th
Nut Size - 44mm
Nut Material - Bone
Headstock Shape - Futura (3x3)
Veneer - Body Wood
Headstock Angle - 13° - One Piece
Tuners - Gotoh Keystone
Finish - Tru Oil+Poly (depending on how much it builds up)
Gloss Level - High Gloss
Body
Wood - Sapele
Top Wood - Nogal
Contouring Carved Top + Belly + 45 Chamfer
Bindings - White Plastic
Bridge - Wilkinson VS-100 Trem
Strap Buttons - Standard
Finish - Tru Oil+Poly
Gloss Level - High Gloss
Electronics
Neck - Golden Age Overwound - Zebra
Bridge - Golden Age Overwound - Zebra
Controls - 1 vol
Switch - 5-Way Blade
Knobs - Dome
Misc
Side Dot Color/Material - 3/16 White Plastic
Truss Rod - Spoke Nut (Adjusted At Heel)
Truss Rod Cover - None
Output Jack Style - Football Plate
Control Cavity Materials - Nogal
#2 Specifications
Body Shape - SRS6
Hardware Color - Black
Neck
Construction - Set Neck
Wood - 5 Piece - Flamed maple, walnut, flamed maple, walnut, flamed maple
Fretboard - Rosewood
Scale Length - 25.5" (Fender Scale)
Radius - 12"
# Of Frets - 24
Fret Size - Med/Higher
Fretboard Bindings - Zebrawood
Headstock Bindings - N/a
Inlays - 4mm Dots and F hole @ 12th
Nut Size - 44mm
Nut Material - Bone
Headstock Shape - Futura (3x3)
Veneer - Body Wood
Headstock Angle - 13° - One Piece
Tuners - Gotoh Schaller Style
Finish - Tru Oil+Poly (depending on how much it builds up)
Gloss Level - High Gloss
Body
Wood - Ash
Top Wood - Zebrawood
Contouring Carved Top + Belly + 45 Chamfer
Bindings - N/a
Bridge - Hipshot Hardtail
Strap Buttons - Standard
Finish - Tru Oil+Poly
Gloss Level - High Gloss
Electronics
Neck TBD
Bridge TBD
Controls - 1 vol
Switch - 5-Way Blade
Knobs - Dome or Ebony
Misc
Side Dot Color/Material - 3/16 White Plastic
Truss Rod - Spoke Nut (Adjusted At Heel)
Truss Rod Cover - None
Output Jack Style - Football Plate
Control Cavity Materials - Black Plastic

Pics! (I'm trying my best to take a lot this time around - all taken with Galaxy S3 so don't mind the quality)
Some of the rough lumber
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Body template made from 1/4" Masonite
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CAD File of the headstock
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Mock up of #1 - will be getting a gold VS-100 trem
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Mock up of #2
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Neck for #1 all cut up, it's currently drying now. Still deciding on what to do for #2
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  • 3 weeks later...
Some more updates. All glueing (minus fretboard, neck, and headstock caps) should be done this weekend, and then after this work week I can start on the subtraction stage of these builds.
Mahogany glueing up
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#2's neck all planned out
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Mock up of #1 with its top
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#2's neck is glueing up
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#2's ash core is glueing together. I changed the center line (less jointing work) so the body will be the inside outline.
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I also added a flamed ash veneer under the fretboard for #1, to add a touch of class and it'll work well with the flamed maple stringers. Debating doing it to the neck for #2 as well.
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