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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Knarbens, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. shooter1371

    shooter1371 Senior Member

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    I never get tired of looking at this guitar.
     
  2. jack briggs

    jack briggs Senior Member

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    An Apollo Junior for Eddie Martinez:

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    Thanks for looking!

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    tj93 Junior Member

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    Love it! Same specs and dimensions as a 335?
     
  4. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Senior Member

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    Beautiful guitars Jack Briggs!
     
  5. jack briggs

    jack briggs Senior Member

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    Thanks!
    Smaller than 335 - 14.5" lower bout, a tad wider than a 339.

    cheers
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    I guess you'll just have to take care of it till your son is old enough to play ;)
     
  9. buyusfear

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    My latest weekend warrior project finally coming to a close.
    Pretty much my idea of the perfect Goldtop.
    Unbound neck, just like the very first '52's, P-90's, a stinger headstock, 'cause hell yes.

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  10. KnightroExpress

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    This is gorgeous!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  12. fatdaddypreacher

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    oh my. captivating. attentioin to detail and execution couldn't be better. well done, my friend.
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    I've never been a fan of goldtops, but this kinda makes me want one anyway. Beautiful work :)
     
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    MLP member for six years, and hanging around here regularly for about two years ... and now I can finally post a bona fide "guitar I built!" I've been tweaking, customizing, repainting, reshaping and repairing guitars (before I even started playing!) for almost ten years, but this is local wood, my design, my blood/sweat/tears (literally!) ... and it works!

    I want to thank @Barnaby, @Skyjerk, @Freddy, @LtDave32, @fatdaddypreacher, and a whole lotta others for direct and indirect encouragement and instruction. :bowdown:applause::wave:

    Hope I can post here again soon! :cheers2:

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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Congrats man! First of many :)
     
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    It turned out beautifully! Really great job coming up with your own thing. :h5:
     
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    Putting the finishing touches on this one. First attempt at doing a les paul and burst, finish was done with aerosol can nitro, body only. Neck has a tru-oil finish

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  18. fatdaddypreacher

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    job well done, kind sir. now that you are properly hooked, we want more, m-o-r-e, MORE!!!!
     
  19. KnightroExpress

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    Definitely not a traditional instrument by any means, but I took a lot of inspiration from classic Explorers and added my own twisted aesthetic.

    Exploder MS8
    26.5-28" multiscale 8 string
    Figured black limba body
    Katalox neck with carbon reinforcement
    Ebony fretboard with super jumbo stainless wire
    Instrumental Electromagnetics SFTY3-8 pickup set
    Hipshot hardware, nickel plated
    Odie's Oil finish

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    So the one good coat of Odie's is enough protection? I'm seriously contemplating it for the build I have going on now, just a little trigger shy given the price
     
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