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  1. Ash's Panacea Spec Top: Eastern European quilted maple Back: American black walnut, 1 piece, ebony control cover Neck :Eastern European walnut Fretboard: Indian ebony, quilted maple binding (use up those offcuts), Abalone lam inlays, compound radius 9.5" - 12.5" 25" sclale, 24 frets, medium nickel fret wire. Finish: Pink + green stain, clear nitro on body + headstock, danish oil on neck. Nut: Bone Hardware: Schaller Signum bridge, Sperzel tuners, nickel with ebony knobs and buttons Electronics: PRS HFS + Vintage bass pickups, master vol + treble bleed, master tone, 5 way blade, mini toggle with tuned split on positions 1 and 5. Build thread:
    4 points
  2. gDola-1 Top Wood: Redwood Back and Sides: Locally milled Cherry Fretboard: Bloodwood Headplate/Backstrap/Finger Rest: Macassar Ebony Finish: Shellac and Tru Oil Build Thread: Video (recorded prior to the finishing process, obviously): Pictures:
    3 points
  3. The Black Queen Woods: - Macassar ebony neck and body core, and tremolo cover - Swamp ash wings, quilt maple top, - Gaboon ebony fret board with silver wire starfield inlay, and pearl 'planets' Scale length: 25" Special bits: Authentic Trisonic pickups hand-made by a gentleman who builds Red Special replicas and uses the spare parts bought from the Greg Fryer restoration of the Red Special and replica builds for Brian May. Replica Red Special tremolo from RS Conversions. Hardware: Sperzel open back tuners, Electronics: Three mini switches that control phase-off-phase of each pickup. This gives a very usable approximation of May's different voicings without the field of switches. I've lost count of what I've built, I expect it's in the 15-20 range depending on what you count as a build. My first was at 16 in high school and I've never stopped. That one was a full V build of my own design and custom chrome parts that I made. People always ask "are you going to sell it?" and I say NOO!! I build these for myself to play, and they usually have some new technique I want to try or something my other guitars don't have. I build in my shop that is supposed to be a 2-car garage but has never held a car, much to my wife's dismay. This particular build was inspired by the Red Special and May's building of his own instrument. That was a large influence for me and I've always loved the sound of that guitar. I wasn't interested in building an exact replica though, and wanted to use my own design. The end result plays beautifully and sounds way closer than I thought it would. Build thread:
    3 points
  4. The Telebusker Hey Everyone! Here is my 4th guitar/1st tube amp build. This was mostly built in my basement with a few trips to visit friends and family with a wider selection of tools. Shoutout to ArcticWhite from the TDPRI for the name idea. The inspiration for this build came from mashing together a vintage blackguard esquire and champ amp. I wanted a way to play electric guitar for short bursts that didn't require much setup. I was also chasing that "cranked tube amp" tone at household volume levels. The Specs: Reclaimed Pine Body 1/4" Baltic Birch Plywood Top + Back Fender Standard Series Neck (Maple) Tweed/Shellac Finish Hot Hide Glue McNelly A5 Signature Tele Bridge Pickup 1/4W 12U7 & 12K5 Tube Amp 12V 1.5 Ah Lithium Ion Drill Battery Quam 4" Speaker Build Thread: Demo Video: Pictures:
    1 point
  5. Claymore I completed this guitar late last fall. I've been building on and off for 10 years when I get the time. I built two almost identical at the same time but with different stains. One I sold to a client and one I kept for my office as a "test drive" so prospective clients can get a feel for what I build before commiting to a custom. Build thread is Here. Specifications: Body: Honduran mahogany (maple veneer) with grain matched cavity covers. Water based lacquer finish. Neck: Padauk (maple veneers) with flame Maple binding and luminlay side dots. Tru oil finish. 25.5" scale length. Fretboard: Ziricote with MOP logo at 12th fret. Headstock: matching maple with Wenge and padauk accents. MOP inlay. Frets: Jumbo stainless with hemispherical ends. Hardware: Evertune bridge, Hipshot locking tuners, Graphtech nut. Electronics: Bareknuckle Holy Diver set with camo finish. Push-push volume for coil splitting.
    1 point
  6. Carbon 01 This is my sixth build and its a custom of sorts for a friend of mine. It breaks from tradition in a number of ways. Firstly the neck is solid carbon fibre laminate from panels that I had just hanging around in the house. Of course the rigidity of the material means no truss rod. Also there is no fretboard radius; this was a conscious decision based on the fact that the neck is totally straight. Carbon fibre laminate neck Superglue finish Design - Bolt on (actual bolts, not screws...these were needed on account of the carbon fibre. Scale length - 25. Woods used- Poplar Burl top and English Sycamore neck. Striped Ebony fretboard Inlays - gold leaf with epoxy Pickups - EMG 57/66 Locking Vanson Tuners Wilkinson Tele bridge
    1 point
  7. Three's No Crowd I've been building guitars and basses for around 8 years - many for my own use or for fellow band members but occasionally I take on commissions for folks who want something a little bit different. This is one such build. It's a shortscale (30”) headless four string bass - a commissioned build that seeks to blend a traditional look with some very modern features. It uses the Nova Guitar Parts headless system from Andre Passini in Brazil – an excellent and ‘great bang for the buck’ system – and is also fitted with the unique Super-Quad pickups from SimS Pickups in the UK. Each Super-Quad can switch, with SimS patented Tri-Logic switching system, between a split coil, single coil, and full humbucker. And some clever wizardry in the switch means there is no volume change between the options! The choice of configuration is indicated by a red, blue or green LED, although the pickups themselves are fully passive. And this bass, as far as I or SimS know, is the first one in the world with THREE of them! Here is the spec and some finished shots: Scale Length: 30” Top Wood: Walnut Back Wood: Mahogany Neck: 9 piece Mahogany and Maple Laminate Fretboard: Ebony Pickups: SimS Pickups ‘Super-Quads’ (UK) Electrics: Master volume and tone; On/Off toggles per pickup; SimS Trilogic Switching per pickup; 9v for LEDs Headless System: Nova Guitar Parts (Brazil) Weight: 7 lbs 0 oz The build thread is here: Thanks for looking! Scale Length: 30
    1 point
  8. Nomad This build was a very satisfying experience. And thank you guys. I made it with your support. Its been lots of fun. Lutherie forever! Specs: - mahogany neck-thru - ash body - finish- Tru-oil - pau ferro fingerboard radius - 10" - asymmertic profile neck - 7 string multiscale 25,4" - 26,6" - 24 stainless steel frets jumbo Sintoms - Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Set BK - 5 position switch, push-pull pot Build thread located here:
    1 point
  9. Cthulhu Woods: - Cocobolo neck - Gaboon ebony fret board with Cthulhu inlay in Mother of Pearl - Swamp ash body Scale length: Muli scale 25.5" - 27.5" Hardware: Hipshot tuners and bridge, stainless string retainer/sustain block Electronics: Tosin Abasi signature Fishman Fluence pickup. One mini switch for Fluence voicings and one for Bridge/ridge + Neck/Neck pickup selection This one has been a long time coming. I've had the idea for this inlay planned for years, and finally built up a reserve of patience to try it. The body design is from a Tosin Abasi prototype built by Vikk guitars. When I saw it I knew it was a perfect vehicle for this inlay. Build thread:
    1 point
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