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Unread 09-02-2008, 10:31 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

Wow, this could possibly be one of the best guitars ever built.
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Unread 09-02-2008, 10:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Wow, this could possibly be one of the best guitars ever built.
Exactly, some badass job in there!
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Unread 09-02-2008, 10:52 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

a lot of people wouldn't do what you guys are doing for MLP. and a lot of those guys wouldn't get together and co-operate on a project such as this. and a lot of those people wouldn't go out of their way and pick the finest materials they had on hand to build the guitar. they would instead use what was cheap and something they could save money on. i say you're someone special. whoever wins this puppy is going to have something very special in their hands and i'm sure they'll treasure it always.
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Unread 09-02-2008, 11:01 PM   #34 (permalink)
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...whoever wins this puppy is going to have something very special in their hands and i'm sure they'll treasure it always.
+1 Looking at just those pics, we can taste it.

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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

wow, I cant wait to see the end product and the winner when they get to play it!
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Man this is incredible. It's going to be definitely something to remember, it's almost legendary already, dammit!
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Roman is class, Bobbo is Class. This whole place has a lot of class.
You guys rule!

Roman this is gonna be a new guitar with instant mojo... sick.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 05:06 PM   #38 (permalink)
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This is going to be one wicked cool guitar, Roman. Thanks for your good work, and for the progress shots. Can't wait to see her all together!

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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

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i say you're someone special. whoever wins this puppy is going to have something very special in their hands and i'm sure they'll treasure it always.
Absolutely!

This is going to be a VERY special guitar. (I'm gonna have to buy some more tickets.) Juniors are my favorite.
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

We are going to rough profile the fingerboard.

For myself, I like the "two tone look", but I think most prefer a dark Brazilian board .

We are going to trim it down.

First I take my trusty LP fingerboard pattern, which I might add I stole from MAX, and lay it down on the board.




I have now laid some tape down so I can see my markings, and I draw a line to cut off the excess.



So here we go, everything on the outside of the line will be gone.
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Unread 09-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

Please excuse the next set of pictures.

It's a bit difficult to be working power tools with one hand, while I am taking a picture, so they are a bit out of focus.

Here I am trimming the excess on a scroll saw.



Once the excess has been trimmed, I clean up the cuts a bit on the belt sander.



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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

Thanks Roman love the History behind the board
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Neat trick to use white masking tape when marking the board!
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Unread 09-04-2008, 09:26 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Neat trick to use white masking tape when marking the board!
Yeah, that's so you can SEE!
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

sweeeeeeet nectar.
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

The tape comes off, and now we have a roughed-in fingerboard blank of very aged Brazilian rosewood.

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The tape comes off, and now we have a roughed-in fingerboard blank of very aged Brazilian rosewood.

http://www.mylespaul.com/gallery/dat...pecial_010.jpg


Nobody out of this forum would understand what that little piece of wood is all about
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

how wide is that board, Roman?
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

i dont know if its the angle and lighting but it looks like the fingerboard fades lighter in color where the higher frets would be. if so that would look real nice on a burst seeing the fingerboard itself is almost bursted
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shoot! the wood's older than I am! Man! Gotta start buyin' tickets.
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

contrary to popular belief, i am not anti-social .. people just tend to *@#$^ me when they open their +*^%$* ..

that said, although my shop is closed down and everything is either in storage or the local dump (you dont want to know) i am going to contribute what little i can, the 12th fret inlay ..

i will say that i appreciate the invitation (thanks roman and flick) to contribute to this guitar and to the forum and i hope this guitar does what all handmade instruments are supposed to do: inspire the player ..

excuse me but i've suddenly developed a nose bleed and must take leave .. ..
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contrary to popular belief, i am not anti-social .. people just tend to *@#$^ me when they open their +*^%$* ..


excuse me but i've suddenly developed a nose bleed and must take leave
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

OK, I've got a question.

Is this guitar gonna have a "open book" headstock?

Oh c'mon, quit laffin...
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OK, I've got a question.

Is this guitar gonna have a "open book" headstock?

Oh c'mon, quit laffin...
That would be illegal
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Is this guitar gonna have a "open book" headstock?

Oh c'mon, quit laffin...
have you seen Romans headstocks? Gibson should copy those.
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contrary to popular belief, i am not anti-social .. people just tend to *@#$^ me when they open their +*^%$* ..

that said, although my shop is closed down and everything is either in storage or the local dump (you dont want to know) i am going to contribute what little i can, the 12th fret inlay ..

i will say that i appreciate the invitation (thanks roman and flick) to contribute to this guitar and to the forum and i hope this guitar does what all handmade instruments are supposed to do: inspire the player ..

excuse me but i've suddenly developed a nose bleed and must take leave .. ..
Max, I thank you for your contribution, as well as your friendship.

As to some of the adventures in the shop, and out of it.............................well, we'll just leave those alone for now
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Did anyone elses left hand just go into a cold sweat?
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Re: "The official MLP Rist Guitars build thread"

Roman the only inlay will be the MLP logo right? Cuz drilling dot holes in that thing would be like a sin!!!

That is simply gorgeous. God i want one. lol.
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Did anyone elses left hand just go into a cold sweat?
nah, my left hand did something else and it was naughty. Made the right hand jealous.
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MLP Special GAS attack!!

That's a stunning fingerboard! Must...buy...100s...of tickets...agh!
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