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  1. Beautiful guitar @Dmitry Sushkov , thanks for sharing your creative and inspirational build with us. Hope you get some more orders on the back of that. And yes, it's a monster!
  2. Hi chaps. @curtisa There are a few errors in the HTML and CSS code on the site. Things like the dropdown menu with "<<Guitar of the month entry/vote archive" will throw a wobbly on many devices. The less-than signs are 'unescaped' which is potentially why some browsers will stop processing or misinterpret information at that point. I'm a web developer so this is definitely the first place I'd start. If you must have those signs then try replacing them with &lt;&lt; Happy to help by PM or email if you need it. In the short term, to help browse the site as a user, you can either try installing another good browser (Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Brave) or using the browser menu to 'Request desktop site' or similar. Edit - I noticed you have tried a few browsers but some are more forgiving than others.
  3. Wow, that's a great spray booth! Do you spray one guitar at a time?
  4. Even later to this, but many congrats on the win @mistermikev, it's an excellent guitar.
  5. That's beautiful, intricate work @Dmitry Sushkov
  6. Very nice guitar @ADFinlayson, thanks for sharing the build with us.
  7. Very nice, I can see what you mean about keeping the brown, it does look good. Looks like it'll pop well when you put the sealer/finish on. Any colour going on the back?
  8. Fantastic work and very original. Bet your eyes need a rest after that!
  9. Good vids @DannyR. Maybe crank up the voice volume a bit (invest in a lapel mic), but otherwise keeping it real and showing any mistakes along the way as you have done is generally respected. It'd be nice to see more hand tool usage, for example on the neck shaping. This would probably give some better consistency to the overall neck depth too rather than just using the belt and hand sander. It's quite rewarding as well and much easier on the lungs. Make sure you wear the right safety gear or the comments will be full of PPE protesters rather than people keen to chat about your build. Good luck!
  10. Well, I can't see what's wrong at first glance (unless it's the jack-plug hole or knob positioning), but I think I'd probably struggle to get my hands up to the higher frets through that cut-out. The concept and shape look good though, what's the scale length?
  11. Lol, I have spent the last hour glancing at my calculator thinking "shall I try typing in 58008 just for old times' sake?". That's more nips than nibs though...
  12. Looking great Norris. More importantly, the headstock logo doesn't spell anything rude when it's upside down. I thought it looked like a binding rout at first @ADFinlayson but the frets are a bit short for that aren't they? You generally bind before fretting too unless you're adding those pesky nibs (ambitious but do-able). Might be an optical illusion or maybe Norris will be showing off more of his talents!
  13. Excellent work @Dmitry Sushkov, this will be a beautiful guitar I'm sure.
  14. Only just got to read this @ScottR and it's a remarkable set of progress shots that show a truly unique piece of work. You must have some incredible patience, but I also suspect you really love doing carving like this too. Thanks for sharing. Any Osage Orange left to make Sammy the Sun?
  15. Very nice and very brave with the font, that 'S' looks like a nightmare to do. So what's the story behind the 'O' design then?
  16. Lovely work so far @gpcustomguitars. I generally have 20mm thickness on my slimmest & fastest necks, measured from the fretboard to the highest point of the neck curve. Don't think I'd go much below that. It works well for my "strangler's hands" but your mileage may vary! Definitely start bigger though, as you can't put that thickness back (unless you raid your scraps bin again of course ).
  17. It's true, the inlay is excellent, but the tight scribing and precision routing/chisel work really makes all the difference. Nice one Norris!
  18. Yep, very sexy carves and a finish that accentuates them very well. Excellent work as usual Scott.
  19. Excellent progress and an interesting build @ADFinlayson My Black and Decker Workmate is great for working outside when the sun shines (or in the sunroom when the wife is away!).
  20. Yup, that's a nice shape and definitely has economical use of the body wood. Good luck with the project.
  21. Some very nice images and excellent work @scorpionscar , it seems you do things to a very high standard. Thanks for sharing your build process with us.
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