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  1. Yeah, it scoots down on the right hand side. I think I'm going to end up prying up the staples and straightening that out, it's too bothersome to leave it be.
  2. Got some tolex on there, cane grill cloth, leather corners and handles. Tolexing, I'm discovering, is quite a struggle. This was far from perfect, lots of learning to do. Still have to make face plates for the chassis and a logo.
  3. Been forgetting to update this; the amp has changed a lot since I posted the video above. I decided to move this into "amp I'm actually gunna play live with" territory, and my buddies and I mostly play covers from the 60s/70s/80s/90s, stuff like Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, AC/DC, etc. so that's what the changes are aimed at. OD channel is warmer and more "classic" sounding, lower gain, with an effects loop as well. I also added a clean channel based on the Deluxe Reverb, but with independent pre-phase-inverter gain and master, along with a framus-style mid control and a tilt-shift EQ knob that covers bass and treble. The pre-amp circuit is currently structured somewhat like this: I'll sound demo all the changes once the whole thing is finished, in the meantime I've been building a simple pine headshell for it to live in. Very simple/crude dowel joinery. Just kinda hacking this thing together since it will all be covered and I don't really care what it looks like underneath. Going to do tolex, leather corners, cane grill, etc.
  4. Thanks! Right on about the water - I wasn't exactly sure how this bend would work, or if it would at all, so I figured I'd try to set the bend a bit before hand on the scrap body so the clamp up with glue wasn't as wet, nor as extreme a bend.
  5. Welp, can't have a month go by with no entries, right? This was my first "real" commission build - I sold some guitars that I built a long time ago, but never took someone else's design from the ground up and made it a reality, so this was a new experience for me. He's a big fan of PRS guitars, and his design choices obviously reflect that; it's the Custom body shape with a flat top, basically. He had a Strat with a neck he really loved, so I took some contour gauge and caliper measurements of that and duplicated the thickness and profile as closely as I could. Specs: - 25.5" scale, 24 Jescar stainless frets, abalone position and side markers. - Indian rosewood fretboard. - African mahogany body. - Curly maple top with natural faux binding. - Curly maple one-piece neck with 2x carbon fiber reinforcement rods. - Seymour Duncan Custom 5 and 2x Classic Stack pickups, 5-way blade, volume/tone/tone - Gotoh tuners. - Hipshot bridge. Didn't get a long demo recorded or anything, but this is what it sounds like through a 1987 Mesa Mark III+ And that's about it! Cheers my dudes.
  6. Here’s a quick bit of noodlin’ I recorded before sending it off - not exactly a proper demo, but i didn’t have much time.
  7. Thanks so much guys! It was pretty satisfying to try my hand at a high gloss again, it's probably been 10-12 years since I've done it. I remember why I stopped doing them (tons of work) but it sure does look purdy.
  8. Thanks guys! Happily the customer was thrilled. He’s still sending me clips of him playing it as we speak
  9. Okie dokie, that's a wrap! This is really my first proper commissioned build, and I'll be delivering it to its new owner later this evening. Really hope he digs it! I sold some guitars I built a while back, somewhere around 12-14 years ago, but I've never taken someone else's "dream design" all the way from sketches to finished guitar before. Honestly it was a pretty nerve-wracking experience. This is probably the best sounding guitar I've ever built though, and has a looot of natural/acoustic sustain for some reason. I'll post some video/audio in a bit.
  10. Great to see you pushing ahead on this project - reading through the years has been fun!
  11. Thanks for the kind words! I’ve gotten away from the flat gloss as well, really don’t do it anymore unless it’s specifically requested. I think the more woodworking I’ve done the more interested I am in leaving the wood be, pores and all.
  12. None used - I shoot finishes as thin as possible and don't normally fill pores for matte and satin finishes. I wanted to see what it would look like if I didn't fill on a gloss finish, as I prefer no filler for matte/satin, but in my opinion it looks odd; high gloss and raw/natural are somewhat aesthetically opposed, don't think I would do a finish like this again.
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