New build. Single cut design.

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  1. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Senior Member

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    Chris, who did you get the inlay from?

    On a bridge note, I just noticed the Hipshot Tone a matic bridge today. It's lower profile than a standard ToM, and reasonably priced for the bridge and tailpiece. I may have to go with that on my next build.

    As always, top quality work, my friend!
     
  2. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Thanks! I still have some details to wrap up on this guy.

    Proper pickup rings. These are actually for another axe and dont fit perfectly.
    Unbleached bone nut, I still have to make one
    My usual inlayed trussrod cover with my logo in matching paua.

    Lacquer (nitro), of course. Blue to black burst like the one I did for my son.

    I get my inlays from DePaule (www.luthiersupply.com) because I'm too lazy to cut my own pearl. :)

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  3. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    OK, work kind of ground to a halt for a couple weeks because the temp in my shop was unbearable AND it was a colossal mess.

    Yesterday I spent a few hours and dealt with the mess, and did one thing
    on the guitar. The last thing before final sanding and finishing.

    Truss rod cover...

    As with my previous, its a nice piece of ebony with my logo inlaid. This time in paua abalone to match the fretboard.

    Probably 2 weeks and ill shoot lacquer and then the obligatory wait for it to harden, then sand and buff. As I mentioned before, this will be a blue bursting to black. In the very center the blue will verge on aqua/turquoise.
    Should match the inlays really well.

    Theres a slight gap here between the nut and cover. This is because the actual nut will be unbleached bone and its wider. It will fit that gap precisely.

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    KnightroExpress Senior Member

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    Man, that abalone is killer. I can't wait to see some finish on this one!
     
  5. Baylin

    Baylin Senior Member

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    Chris, I don't believe that you enjoy guitar building, nope I think you only build stunning guitars out of a desperate need for compliments. :naughty:

    Yep, you sir, are nothing but a guitar building attention whore! :laugh2:

    That abalone is rather nice btw...
     
  6. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    Once I lost my youthful good looks I needed a different solution, then one day I accidentally stumbled upon The Luthiers Corner and an idea dawned on me....
     
  7. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Chris,

    Ha! After a boast like that, we all need to see proof of "youthful good looks" ...

    :naughty:

    cj
     
  8. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Well played, Chris. I won't argue the veracity of your claim here ... but admit that we ALL look more youthful with hair! :thumb:

    Here's my "youthful good looks" pic ... supported strongly by my beautiful bride. Historical perspective: this was 1980, a few years after "Shogun" came out. On the way to our wedding in an MG Midget with the top down, a lot of folks thought that Richard Chamberlain had come to Yokohama, lol.

    Again, great retort! :)

    cj

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  10. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    So you watched Shogun and immediately said "Thats it! I'm moving to Japan. Those women are gorgeous!!!"

    I had a teacher in high school named Mariko that was pretty hot
     
  11. charisjapan

    charisjapan Senior Member

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    Moved to Japan with my family when I was 12 years old, but yeah, my first thought WAS, "The girls are gorgeous!" After looking around, five years later I met THAT one, and made the right choice.
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb

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    So, given the top color, I'm having trouble deciding on the color for the back and neck.

    The one I just did for my son was opaque black and that looked great with the blue/black burst and cream binding
    (FYI this is getting a black burst as well) but I want to be able to see the wood (mahogany) on this one though so a transparent color.
    Darker though, not just the natural color. I cant visualize anything thats going to go well with the blue...

    Maybe I'll just do black again, but....

    My sons is at the bottom...

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