Originally Posted by bilbarstow
I'm likin' the dye look on the neck. Vintage-y enough without having to go through that whole relic-crap action.
I think that what you have to say about "balance" really defines this whole process that you are into - that the end result is just an instrument that has "IT" - that undefineable quality that looks, feels, plays, hell probably even smells just "right". Call it the Goldilocks effect for guitars.
But damn, man - just finish it and get to playin'. Your interested public awaits !
Believe me, I'm moving as fast as I can! The only working electric guitars I have access to are borrowed.
I'm absolutely aching to play this guitar through the Rude Mood.
Once the lacquer is on and gets to curing, all I have left to do is wire up the pickguard, really. Putting it all together after the lacquer is hard won't take but an evening's worth of labor.
Balance. To my way of thinking, you're right; it's certainly one of the defining aspects of this build.
if all the elements of this guitar work together as intended, if/when it's truly balanced, something greater than the sum of the parts will emerge. The experience of playing this instrument after everything that's happened along the way so far is something that I'm confident I'll find very, very satisfying.
Neck is coming along nicely: