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bigdguitars

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bigdguitars last won the day on June 9 2015

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About bigdguitars

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    can't we all just get along
  • Birthday 04/14/1977

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  1. hey peeps, I know its been many many years. how many of you caught the gibson play authentic Mark A video before it was pulled? How many of you have been bullied by them in the past few years? Doing some research here...... send me a PM.
  2. Its been a long long time... Doing more vids than anything else at the point. This neck is on a upcoming entry...
  3. go for a bigger band saw, you can get away with a bench top drill press. Here is my favorite router:
  4. Gibson L5 Build Hello, wanted to try something different so I went the full luthier route and built an archtop. Lots of fun to build, based off Bob's book and some Gibson L5 plans. Handcarved spruce top and flame maple back with flame maple side. ebony board with mop inlays, turquoise inlay logo and ebony headstock, I also bound the fretboard. Here is a video of the building process: Here are some pics:
  5. thanks for the comments. guitar sounds great. after the move I had to build something to setup shop so this was the result. the chile and spyder guitars are awesome. I love new concepts. I just don't have a creative mind like that. I will see if I can get the explorer I am working on into this month. we shall see.
  6. Been a long time since I have been on here. Moved and had another baby so guitar time is limited at best. I built this guitar to resetup shop. Took about six weeks in all. I documented the whole process on youtube. Take a look here for the vids: http://www.youtube.com/user/thebigdguitars?feature=mhsn This is a Les Paul Style Guitar with a 5A Flame Maple top and a two piece african Mahogany Neck and 1 Piece Back. Ebony Fretboard with block inlays and PRS Pickups and of course one of my varitone switches. The Guitar is finished in Tru-Oil about 6 coats in all. I wetsanded wit
  7. Sorry the knobs make it worse I tried a couple of different sets and plain gold was well plain. I tried to keep the natural look but that means I should have turned my own knobs, which would have been the thing to do. I didn't want to do a cheesy big d logo because it's the wrong this to do. This top was really spalty and I Didnt want to do the epoxy mess. All the guitars are nice again great job to all
  8. just completed this one... a natty lp completely built from scratch including doing the custom gold inlays and doing the back control plates. Its a spalted maple burl top that has a sweet carve, with a 1 piece mahogany back. Its a three piece maple neck with a hard maple center stripe and birdseye maple outers. Then African blackwood fretboard, head plate, control covers and truss rod cover. Dimarzio pups and gold hardware. Guitars action is very low and plays unreal. The finish is tru-oil and shellac with a couple of coats of wax. thinner neck profile but still has a little m
  9. my pictures stink, wanted to get this up before I had to start doing the holiday thing... guitar plays like a dream. the entries are really nice. I remember back in the day one or two would stand out. now its on with all of them. great job to all.
  10. been a while... baby and business keepin me busy. Custom blackburst les paul clone. Got the headstock and fretboard off ebay all nos stuff. all standard specs. classic 57 pups which are unreal. fretboard was all cracked up so I aged the binding the same way by staining it black with a lacquer thinner based black dye. Aged it a little bit to get an older look. So I sanded the black off in a couple key spots. Exact carved top. How I got here. was highly figured flame top stained black and sanded back. then I did a burst in black and clear coated the guitar. weighs in about
  11. Been a long time since I rocked and rolled... custom dc with ebony board and inlays. all done from scratch. 5 piece neck w/scarf joint and burl wood veneer. 5A top & back dimarzio pups. this is a metal machine! http://www.bigdguitars.com/tele-ebay/IMG_2695.jpg
  12. Godin, this is the good money shot: http://sorberaguitars.com/pics/guitars_2180.jpg nice, I like the upper bout shape the lower round is odd but interesting.
  13. personally I like c-bug... nice for a 1st time. I love the mustang retro vibe slick. LP is sweet. everyone had a nice entry. godin has really clean work very nice but... not a fan of the control cover? would have made a custom one out of wenge it kinda ruins the vibe he has going. looks like stained basswood thats unfinished? Would have like to see a full on shot of the guitar.
  14. You may think I have gone away... Still lurking everyonce in a while, stop me if I entered this one before??? Its been sitting around for a while till I found the matching strap and completed it. Black and Natural Gold Tele Flame Birdseye maple with a birdseye maple neck, rosewood board, honduran mahogany back. Stained yellow with a touch of red on the sides to bring out a little more color. Slash pickups, wired with a single vol and a varitone. very lp ish with a tele scale... Finished in Nitro
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