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Rick500
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:37 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Here's something I've been up to in addition to building my "Strat" :

(This one's going to be shesky's... Thanks, shesky, for letting me build this for you. Cool)

Sharkfin double cutaway
figured mahogany body
oil finish (tung oil or Tru-Oil...to be decided)
rear-routed
5-piece flamed black limba neck with padauk/flamed maple/padauk stripes
set neck
25" scale length
cocobolo fretboard
12" fretboard radius
3/16" offset paua abalone dot inlays
2mm paua abalone side dot inlays
22 medium jumbo frets
zero neck angle
recessed Tuneomatic bridge
strings through body
DiMarzio Mo'Joe DP214 neck humbucker, zebra
DiMarzio Mo'Joe DP216 bridge humbucker, zebra
black hardware
Sperzel locking tuners
3+3 tilt-back headstock
Carvin graphite nut
Carvin barrel output jack
Carvin 3-way toggle pickup switch (LP position)
Carvin black chrome dome knobs (1 vol, 1 tone)
Dunlop Straploks
Hot Rod 2-way truss rod, adjustment at headstock
cocobolo truss rod cover
...and a couple design surprises I'll disclose later

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:58 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Sounds like a cool one! Shesky, you're really into the small-builder
thing eh? Can't wait to see it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top


(shape has changed slightly from this first draft)


(prototype of the headstock)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:44 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Now this is cool. Gonna keep an eye on this thread... Applause

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:03 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow! That's gonna be very cool! Applause

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Gonna keep an eye on this thread...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:21 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

That is Gonna be NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:24 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I love the headstock shape,, what's the angle cut across the headstock,, a inlay going there? Maybe a darker colored wood?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Sweet! I'm going to be following this thread as well. Yeah!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:39 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks, guys. Smile

I was playing around with that carve on the headstock. I shaped it from one piece of maple, but it proved to be almost impossible to get the recesses for the tuners to the exact same plane as the cutout part of the headstock. So for the real thing, I'm either going to add the raised piece (including cutouts for the recesses) as an overlay, or inlay the cutout part of the headstock with a contrasting wood. We'll have to see what the wood wants to do once I cut out the headstock.

Here's the awesome mahogany blank that shesky tracked down:


And the neck blank glued up. You can't tell from this pic, but there's nothing there that's not flamed except those two strips of padauk:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:53 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Daayuuummmmmmm....

This thing is going to be so sweet. Smile I'll be watching the thread closely.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

No one is more excited than me (except maybe Rick). I chose the washburn p series and a few others for inspiration but really left as many things up to Rick as possible. I wanted simple woods w/o a figured top but its coming out amazing already. I choose satriani's set and am excited about that. Most of the other ideas are Rick's and I will keep it that way. He really seems to do wonderful work and he's a great guy to top it off.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:42 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Lookin good fellas. I guess this is better than guitartraq huh shesky?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:28 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the further kind words, all. Cool

Few more pics (you guys may have seen 1 or 2 of these in other threads previously without knowing what they were for Smile) :








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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Wish I had the skills to build one.

Definitely a thread to be watched.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:48 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I really like that body shape. Thats gonna be sharp. Guitar
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:42 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Truss rod slot routed:


Headstock angle rough-cut (you can see the flame in the black limba in this one):


Headstock outline (three-color flamed maple was a lucky coincidence):

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:27 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey, slow down would ya? Mr. Green I need a band saw like that. My pos cant make a square cut on 3/4'' boards.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:43 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Other than my router, that band saw is the most-used power tool I have. It's a relatively inexpensive, no-frills model, but it does its job very well.

I wish I'd had the money to buy a bigger one; it can only resaw boards about 6" wide. One of these days, maybe I'll be able to upgrade.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:37 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe I'm easily entertained, but seeing blocks of wood being turned into a cool instrument has me glued to this thread.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:57 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

SirFreakOfTheInk wrote:
Maybe I'm easily entertained, but seeing blocks of wood being turned into a cool instrument has me glued to this thread.


No puns intended?

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