Post Guitars You Built

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

  1. Alex Dovnar

    Alex Dovnar Senior Member

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    Couple of Les Pauls. The process of nitro finish and relicing can be seen here, who will be interested. And many more photos.
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  2. the great waldo

    the great waldo Senior Member

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    I got the heads up from my friend who gigged with the guitar after only having it for a few hours. He said it sounded great (phew!! as I made the pickups as well)and the guitarist from the support band also gave it a thumbs up. A minor niggle with the d and g holding tune ( I cut the nut for 10's but the owner uses 11's tuned down) so a nut file might be called for or possibly a nylon nut like the originals had. With a 17 degree headstock nylon might not be such a bad idea.
    Cheers
    Andrew
     
  3. SlingBlader

    SlingBlader Premium Member

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    Thanks, that's very nice of you.
     
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  4. Esel

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    fatdaddypreacher V.I.P. Member

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    great job. you do excellant work. look forward to seeing more of your builds.
     
  7. pshupe

    pshupe Senior Member

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    Here's one I just finished up. A replica of the prototype of the Explorer. 1957 Futura - black limba one piece body, mahogany one piece neck with rosewood fretboard and tortoise shell headstock overlay. Essentially an unfinished complete build. Ready for finish. A very fun project but very challenging.

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    Cheers Peter
     
  8. archey

    archey Senior Member

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    Very cool!
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    IMG_8083.JPG These two bad boys are done, took me 3 hours on and off to wire up The one with the darker fingerboard, I couldn't figure out why the controls weren't working.

    Checked the pots, checked the switch, replaced the switch.


    Turns out I wired the neck pickup straight to the jack lol in my defence the wires were the same colour

    New owner picks up Tuesday
     
  10. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Senior Member

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    Finished this burly beast a few weeks ago, owner is really happy with it.

    26.5-28" multiscale 8 string
    Ziricote top, sapele body
    Wenge/sapele multilam neck
    Ebony fretboard, headplate, scarf accent
    Elysian Pickups hot modern wind, alnico/ceramic hybrid
    Hipshot bridge and tuners

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    Thanks for checking this thing out! I think I'm the only MLP member that hasn't done the requisite LP build...it'll happen soon, I promise!
     
  11. WhiteEpiLP

    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Andrew i dont care if you ever build an lp. You build some awesome guitars and have your own style that works.
    Keep up the good work.
     
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  12. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Senior Member

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    I think we'll let you have a pass. I've only done one LP. I can't hardly bring myself to build the same thing twice. For me, it's all about the exploration.
     
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  13. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Yep. I only built one LP myself. First build. It was hardly a standard LP being neck-through and all.

    I do throw a Strat or two in now and then, but mostly different stuff.

    I would like to see the Knightro take on an LP though :)
     
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  14. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Senior Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Ah, I'm sure you can imagine how it'd go... slightly different shape, goofy frets, natural finish.

    I'm actually tempted to go fairly traditional and only alter the exterior contour and neck join, maybe even play with UV fading. We'll see what 2018 holds!
     
  15. fordmugg

    fordmugg Senior Member

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    Just finished this one... mahogany body birdseye maple top, 5 piece black limba/walnut neck, rosewood fretboard

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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Thats gorgeous, man :)
     
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  17. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Senior Member

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    Very nice! I really dig the birdseye.
     
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  18. Manton Customs

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    A couple of the more unusual ones I've finished recently.

    Midnight blue Sirius, Cherry body and neck, Hornbeam fingerboard, EMG pickups

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    Echo MK II Barncaster, Seymour Duncan P90 pickup, barnwood (Beech) body, figured Ebony fingerboard.

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  19. geoffstgermaine

    geoffstgermaine Senior Member

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    Love it!
     
  20. Pesh

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    Well I have spent a few hours going through every page of this monster thread and I love it. My build will be up here soon, upon completion.

    And sorry to necro what might be the oldest post on here, but dude - do you still make these and how can I get one? ;)

     
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