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scorpionscar

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  1. Hi, I have a friend of mine electric guitar HSS with SPC, 5 way switch and 1 tone, 1 volume. The electronics is EMG solderless, the humbucker is a 85 but he wants to change it for a 89 (dual with the possibility of switch between humbucker or single). The tone control has a push pull with the SPC (strat presence control). The idea is to change the volume pot for another push pull one in order to select between single or humbucker. Does anyone think it is possible and any idea about how to do it? Thanks in advance!!! Accoding to the EMG instructions, the 89 has 3 conectors and goes to the
  2. Hi, I have in the shop a style guitar 345 with varitone. The task is that I'm not acquainted with this electronic. There are two green wires coming from the inside of the guitar and the task here is how to test in order verify where this two wires go in the lugs of the baritone or pots. Any help is wellcome. Thanks in advance!!! Scorpionscar
  3. Here in Spain there are a lot of builders who has lots of orders. The main problem is to secure your brand and musicians rely on your work. This is a very slow process and Internet is essential, however as you comment, the conversion is very little, is neccesary to reach much people to have 1 order. What most suitable has worked for me is sell guitars to musicians near, and others have seen the way I work and wanted me to do more orders, but I liked to have a decent level of orders through Internet. The target would be almost 8-10 guitars/year. I earn money with mainteinance, settings, paintin
  4. I'm in the same concern as you Prostheta, I'm quality control technician, and I'm always in my workshop, my free time is spent in luthery. I really really liked to start a bussines about electric guitar building full time. I think that the point here is Internet, is essential to focus on it and show the instruments: Here In Spain a custom build can reach 3000€ easily and there are thousands of potential customers musicians and professional guitarrists who are willing to pay this amount of money, the challenge is how the hell to get people know your work and end up in your website... I wan
  5. scorpionscar

    December 2019

    Very happy and proud for the win, but expecially for being a member of this amazing community where I'm always learning things about guitar building. Is a honour for me have discovered this site some years ago. Thank you to everybody and I wish a full of good things new year. Scorpionscar
  6. I read the rules of the contest and I understood I can present my guitar again. If there is no possible you can delete the post. Name of the guitar: "Warrior Extreme Camo" Specs: Body: Swamp ash & Wallnut & Maple & Ebony Top: Poplar burl Fingerboard: Exotic ebony Inlays: 6 mm MOP dots Frets: 24 Jumbo Scale: 25.5" Pegheadf veneers: Front/Poplar burl Rear/Wallnut Joint type: Glued on Bridge: Schaller Lockmeister Floyd rose system Tuner machines: Schaller Pick ups: Tokaa brand (handmade in Spain) Pots: CTS 1 Tone,
  7. I present my guitar under the name "Warrior Extreme Camo" This is the link to step by step building: Specifications: Body: Swamp ash & Wallnut & Maple & Ébony Top: Popplar burl Fingerboard: Exotic Ebony Inlays: 3 mm MOP dots Peghead veneers: Front: Poplar burl/ Rear: Wallnut Neck: 7 piece multi laminated. Combines Maple & Wallnut Scale: 25.5" Frets: 24 Jumbo Joint: Glued on Bridge: Challer Lockmeister Floyd system Tuner machines: Schaller Pick ups: N&B humbuckers Spanish handmade "Tokaa" Pots CTS: 1 Tone, 1 vo
  8. The beast is almost born. Some pics of the guitar with the finish and the hardware mounted. Scorpionscar
  9. The covers are done. the wallnut one goes half of its width recessed, because a wanted it projected a few. Didn't like completely recessed. Some pics: Scopionscar
  10. Some pics of the making of the covers for the Schaller Lockmeister bridge and for the cavity control. Usually I make them marking the shape with the help of a template, but in this case I tried to do them different. I made a table for the Dremel and used a template of plywood. Really it worked amazing and with no danger, I'm scary of doing this with the bosch router. I laminated both of the covers, one with poplar and swamp ash, and the other wallnut of my town and European mapple. Scorpionscar
  11. Some pics with the coper Schaller bridge and nut locker: Scorpionscar
  12. After some hours sandind the bevels, the guitar looks like this: Scorpionscar
  13. Today I've been filling the voids of the poplar burl with resin. Some pics: Scorpionscar
  14. Thank you so much for your words Mr Natural, really, I don't like much this agressive designs but have to say that the way I advance the work, the more I like me. Is an interesting project, expecially cause is the first time I use poplar burl and other wood combinations. Scorpionscar
  15. Don`t understand what you mean with the vacuum, this technique usually is requiered when you mix the resin with glass fiber in order to produce a composite material, in this case always want to fill the voids. Scorpionscar
  16. Any ideas on how to fill the voids with epoxy and don´t die in the attempt?? Scorpionscar
  17. I printed the planes and glue them to paperboard. Did not use a wood template cause with this shape, It's impossible to use the router, so I rough cut with bandsaw, and then sand it by hand! Scorpionscar
  18. Thank you so much for your words ScottR, always a honour coming from you!!! Yeah, I'll fill them with epoxy!!! Scorpionscar
  19. Dying the body and headstock. Dye, sand, dying again, sand...Tedious process...The tone seems to be blue, but the stain is translucent black! Scorpionscar
  20. The next step is installing the jumbo 24 frets with hammer at first instance. and with the press later to ensure the corre t installation: Scorpionscar
  21. I'm working in the neck at the same time, like to do both the body and neck at the same time so as to test critical zones like the joint of the neck in the neck pocket for example and to center the neck suitable. I rough cut the neck and headstock. For the headstock I use a peghead veneer of poplar burl, the same wood as the body. The body and the neck works are more or less advanced, so it's time to check the neck pocket: Now, I cut the fingerboard, made out of exotic ebony, and glue it to the neck. It's time for the inlays, dots of avalone of
  22. Hi, after some mounths, I come back with another project. This is a guitar in the line of Jackson with some new features in the design, in shape and expecially in the combination of woods. I begin for the neck, it is a 7 layer multilaminated neck alternating Spanish wallnut and European maple. I glue the pieces with the help of my homemade press. Some pics of the process: After 24 hours, I planed the surfaces until its definitive thickness. It's time to make the truss rod channel with my homemade jig: At the same time I prepare the body. F
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