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Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by fretboarder, Jul 25, 2011.
Anybody know any good replica builders in the states?
Really excited about this as a potential top. Going for a caramel-lemon Nicky type finish rather than any sort of burst.
Arrived this week:
I love the aging on that. It looks very natural and realistic. Beautiful.
That looks awesome! Congrats
Hey, that Snakepit pic looks perfect! How did you do it?
I'm guessing Atlanta. Too much flame for Canada
Yup, gotta be. It's got several other telltale signs of one of his builds as well.
Congrats, I couldn't be more in love with mine!
@KOTR , I'll bet it's an awesome instrument, isn't it? Love to hear how it feels and sounds. Obviously he knocked it our of the park in the looks department. Yours also has a gorgeous quartersawn body, just like mine.
It is an amazing instrument. The neck feels great in the hand - a nice 59 shape. Defiantly has something special in the tone department. I am not good at describing tone with words. It is open and airy sounding and seems to really have nice note bloom. I was playing a little All Right Now last night and thought to myself damn this thing sounds KILLER.
The body is a really nice piece of Mahogany. Perfectly quartersawn and not too heavy - the guitar weighs 8 lbs 9.5oz.
A few more pics:
Wow. I am seriously impressed. If mine comes out as good as that I will be so happy.
Glad to hear she plays well to boot! That board is ridiculous.
@ KOTR That is an amazing guitar.
Thanks guys. The more I play it, the more I like it.
Hi my friend, well.... firstly I started by drawing the fret inlay to scale and piece for piece, so I could use it to cut the inlay and also lay it on the ebony fretboard. I simply used two sided tape to stick it to the board. Then carefully cut the snake out which I then was cut piece by piece to stick onto the MOP and abalone blanks...they were cut with a jewellers saw and a lot of patience...and quite sore fingers.
As for the maple top, it is one piece (bookmatched) i.e the snake is not an "add-on" and it was carved out by hand.
A whole variety of gauges, violin planes, scrapers and hand sanding.
For the dimensions of the guitar in general I have a couple of Gibson les paul from which I took all the measurements from for the shape and thicknesses etc..I hope this is helpful.
Thanks for the kind words
Did you document
the process? You should get an award for this. Maybe Lt. Dave will give you cake and a trophy.
Phenomenal work my friend.
This is bloody awesome... that top though # drool.. congrats man
You are too kind. I'll take cake though... haha.
Yes I did document it, but my phone on which it was documented got stolen in Mexico airport, so he or she has it...
I have started another so I will document it again and gladly share...
I'm in no rush though at this point.
Thanks you so much again.