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  1. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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  2. Darell

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    Thanks to all the people on here that post their builds; I wouldn't have been inspired to try this. This is my first build. I started with a Pit Bull Explorer kit. I routed the body and fretboard for binding and routed the fretboard for block inlays to replace the dots. I split the 12th fret inlay to cover the two dots. I made the nut from a blank, re-wired a pair of Epi Probuckers to two conductor, used vintage push back wire, Gotoh bridge and stop tail and Switchcraft jack and switch. I wanted to do a laminate on the headstock but ended up painting it black instead. I learned how to use a router, install binding, remove and replace fret wire and made a fret wire bending jig. The kit was good quality to me however there is no neck angle. I should have made it 3 degrees with a shim or trimming because when I assembled it the string height was way too high even with bridge all the way down on the body. I ground the bottom of the bridge a few mm and it plays fine now. IMG_0665.JPG IMG_0666.JPG IMG_0685.JPG IMG_0692.JPG IMG_0702.JPG IMG_0720.JPG IMG_0758.JPG IMG_0839.JPG IMG_0840.JPG IMG_0845.JPG IMG_0849.JPG IMG_0850.JPG Gonna do an SG in sea foam green with a maple fretboard next.

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  3. guidothepimmp

    guidothepimmp Senior Member

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    apologies for all the pics. a tele style i done from a couple of planks and a big ol piece of ash. turned out ok, took me forever to get the fret work to where it should be
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  4. Esel

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    Just jumped off the bench.
    Purple Raincaster.
    Redesigned Harley Benton TE-30 (45$)
    Quilt Veneer, Eastwood P90, Binding, new Dots.
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    Absolutely stunning beauty:applause:
     
  6. guidothepimmp

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    cheers Esel

    very kind of you
     
  7. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Looks great :)

    Good job working a solution for the neck angle. I actually built the bridge on my 22 Special that way on purpose. I like the bridge low.
    I find a tall bridge and tall rings to be visually unappealing, and from a playing perspective not real ergonomic (for me).
    My personal opinion is also that a tall bridge can be less stable over time (leaning) and will not conduct vibration as well
    as a low, more solid bridge.

    I didnt grind the bridge though. I planned the neck angle so that the bridge would be low with the bottom of the bridge just barely
    above the wood, and I counter-sunk the posts. Worked out perfectly.

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    This one should go home today; I'm waiting on a replacement Pigtail wraparound.

    '71 Trella for Stevie D (Buckcherry/Josh Todd and the Conflict)
    Mahogany body/maple cap, mahogany neck/ebony board
    Stainless steel frets, 12-16 compound radius
    Paint/relic work by Billy at Rock N Roll Relics.

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    Good times!
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    For those that might not remember, I built this guitar in memory of my firstborn son Chris who passed away Feb 18, 2017. He was 24 years old

    Its called "Phoenix"

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    Chris, you did a great job. That's a awesome tribute.
     
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    as one might expect.....absolutely stunning. the style, the colors, and as usual, the execution. I pray you get a sense of peace everytime you see it, and for sure when you play it. well done, sir.
     
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    Chris,
    Beautiful work as always, and a wonderful tribute.
    Nothing can undo your loss, but with time I hope that you will remember the good times more than the loss.
     
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    Very, very nice!
     
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    Here is a 24 fret Bass I built a few years ago Cocobola and Roasted Flamed Maple with Ebony board with Flamed Maple blocks , Ken Smith pups , bridge and 18v circuitry sorry for so many pics !
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    That looks delicious!

    It sounds delicious too, for that matter. Sounds like a tasty dish on the menu of a fancy restaurant :)
    "Cocobola and Roasted Flamed Maple chutney with Ebony board with Flamed Maple vinaigrette"
     
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  16. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_7877.JPG IMG_7879.JPG This fella has a new owner, it's a shame I kinda wanted to keep it
     
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    I already posted pics of this guitar, but it ended up in a music video (guy to the far right), so I figured I'd share :)

     
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    cool, dude. congratulations
     
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    That's SO cool, Knightro! Although....where did they plug in?? :D
     
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  20. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Sweet. Thats very cool :)

    I liked the song but it was lacking a phat guitar solo :)
     
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