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  1. Hey guys, been a while since I’ve been on. I’ve started 2 other companies and life with a 2 year old is insane so guitar build had to take a bit of a step back for a bit. I found a little time last weekend to finish this one up and figured I’d share it here. N12 semi hollow, 25.5” scale curly maple top, curly maple back, sapele body, Sapele neck, dark roasted curly maple fretboard, hipshot hardware, suhr ssv/ssh pickups, dye and tru oil finish. Ive had a few days to play on it and it quickly turned into my number 1 guitar and I’ll be keeping this one for sure.
  2. Also, the aquaburst ta28 has found itself a new home. Kinda hated to see that one go but the new owner will take good care of it and he’s a seriously amazing musician so it’s in good hands!
  3. The top was no where near being level and smooth so now I am adding coats of ca glue, level sanding, repeat repeat repeat. Once I get that to where it’s acceptable I’ll start working more on the neck.
  4. I guess I could go ahead and share some of this one, this is a commissioned build. He wanted a s22/7 with a ash body, spalted maple burl top, wenge neck, ebony fretboard, 7 string, 27” scale, Dimarzio titan bridge pickup, no neck pickup, 1 volume no tone, hipshot locking tuners, hipshot fixed bridge. He wanted it to be a carve top, I really really didn’t want to carve a burl because I knew it’d be a pain but I told him I’d do it. And let me tell you, it was a total pain!!! i put 5 coats of minwax wood hardner on and let it sit for 2 days, tried carving and while it was better than carving without hardner. I then moved to water thin ca glue which worked much better but was still a nightmare and I ended up using sooo much glue. But... I got thru it, and here we are.
  5. No sir, I buy it this way. I tried the oven thing myself a few years ago and I didn’t like the end result personally. I get my stuff from americanspecialtyhardwoods.com check them out, they’ve got some awesome stuff and really good prices. thank you Scott!
  6. Hey no problem man! I use a lot of roasted (torrefied) maple, there’s two levels of roasted maple that I use which is “honey roasted” and “dark roasted”. The honey and dark refer to the color, honey is a lighter roast and the dark is really dark like chocolate.
  7. I had some time to knock out a guitar over the holiday weekend, So here’s this s22/6. Sapele body, rock maple neck, honey roasted curly maple fretboard, 25.5” scale, Dimarzio titan pickups, hipshot fixed bridge, hipshot open gear locking tuners, dyed with a really really dark blue so in the right light it’s either blue or black (kinda cool), tru oil finish on all. Get ready for pic overload lol
  8. TA28/6 ergonomic leg cut thingy update: made up a neck today, honey roasted maple, 12* scarf joint, routed to shape, sanded neck joint to fit the body neck cavity and thicknessed the neck heel. I’ll be taking the fretboard blank to my cnc guy tomorrow, this will get a honey roasted Birdseye maple fretboard and will have a arrow inlayed into it. I’m thinking the shaft will probably be rosewood with Purple Heart/padauk feathers and a mop arrow head.
  9. I’m not to worried, the patent is very very vague and really hard to understand how someone can patent a shape. But this guitar will never be sold, I’m gonna keep it for myself so i don’t think I’ll have any trouble. And there is a lot measurement wise and shape that differs from Strandberg so I think I’ll be ok.
  10. It is! I really love bocote. Spent a little time finish sanding the fretboard and picking out the fret slots, pretty sure fret slot cleaning takes me longer than the actual sanding.
  11. Welcome to pg! Everything is looking great for only wood working since February!
  12. I don’t think I’ve posted on this one yet so here is where I’m at on it, sapele body that I made up last year, maple neck, bocote fretboard, 25.5” scale 6 string. I finished the body last year and it’s just been sitting around so I made up a neck, had the fretboard machined, glued up the fretboard and started carving the neck. This is definitely the thinnest I’ve gone with neck thickness, I had a little mishap with the router but was able to save it. The fretboard/neck thickness is at .720 which puts it just a hair under Ibanez s necks, which is what I grew up playing so I’m alright with it. But anyways here’s a couple pics.
  13. Yeah Scott it’s definitely different, it’s supposed to be super comfy and help with hand ache, we will see how it goes. As for the black limba s22 I guess it’s gone on to its new home lol, I gave it to my photographer for pictures and he said he liked it so much I’m not getting it back so he bought it lol. I’m really gonna miss that one!
  14. Got to carve on the neck a bit yesterday on the 3point0, decided I wanted to try a assymetrical carve so tried my hand at a enduraneck type thing. Still have some A lot of work to do on it but so far so good and feels super comfortable.
  15. Haha yeah I had a small heart attack when he sent me that pic. I finished up the aquaburst ta28 early this week, I’ll throw up pics later. I have family in town this week so guitar work is pretty much only during nap times lol. I got a little work done on the new prototype (model 3point0), I decided to stick with my original neck/headstock (sorry Scott), I’ll come up with something else later. Got the fretboard back from my CNC guy so glued it up, cut a piece off the cutoff from the body for a veneer and then thicknessed it down to veneer thickness and glued it up. We will see how it looks in a couple hours.
  16. Just got my pics back from the Black limba S22, they turned out pretty great!
  17. That Osage orange looks great! There’s tons of it around here in Oklahoma, I need to give it a try.
  18. Somewhat busy weekend, yesterday was spent mostly on the ta28 aquaburst although I don’t really have anything to show pics wise. Frets leveled using my katana (I freaking love this thing!), frets crowned, polished, dressed. Nut cut to height, and got everything assembled. I’m still waiting on my pickups to come in (should be here tomorrow) and then I can get this guy finished. I was contacted last week by a customer who wants a ta28 but he wants the leg cut out from the new model I’ve been working on. I really couldn’t imagine it in my head but I told him I’d give it a try. We are still working out specs but as of right now it’s sapele body, roasted maple neck, honey roasted Birdseye fretboard, hipshot tuners, hipshot fixed bridge, neck pickup only no bridge pickup, and he wants the body finished in Pelham blue. So I swung by my local wood supplier and he happened to have some sapele 15” wide so I get to do it in a 1 piece body. So today I got most of the body knocked out.
  19. Love that rbm! My band mate has a rbm10, he’s had it for most of his life. Really freaking cool guitars!
  20. Finished up a bunch of little stuff on the ta28, drilled wiring holes to each cavity, routed neck pickup cavity to depth, painted neck mounting screws and string block and painted all of the cavities. This one is ready for fret leveling/crowning/dressing and assembly.
  21. Is it just me or is that volute way into the headstock? I’d think you’d want the strength from the volute closer to the neck but it may just be my eyes deceiving me from the pics. Is that high e tuner going to be able to sit flat against the headstock?
  22. That just looks damn amazing! I wish I had the cojones to try an acoustic. Maybe one of these days.
  23. And here’s a few shots of the ta28 just for the hell of it.
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