What's on YOUR workbench right now?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 73Custom, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    If you are referring to the router bit, I got it for a hundred bucks on Amazon
     
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  3. geoffstgermaine

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    A freshly routed neck pocket.

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  4. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Thats gorgeous :)

    What is that top wood?
     
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    Thanks Chris! The top’s Cocobolo. It’s the 2nd one I’m doing from a couple of billets I picked up shortly before The CITES changes for all rosewoods went down.
     
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    Working on this right now...

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  7. Ripthorn

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    Just mocking some stuff up before drilling and routing:

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  8. Skyjerk

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    For some reason I thought this was going to be multi-scale.
     
  9. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    image.jpg This one is going to be hammered charcoal, it's for my cousins friend. Also the bass that I'm doing is going to be the same colour
     
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    That was my original plan, but then decided I would just go single scale length on the proto. I like multiscales, but they can be a pain in the rear end sometimes.
     
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    I'm glad. I think the screwey frets would be too much with all the other unique lines of this build. IMO it would make the guitar too...chaotic looking
     
  12. Ripthorn

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    This guitar was inspired by ergonomic designs, most all of which are multiscale, so that was the original intent. There were a few contributing factors that led me to not do so on this one, even though that is how I drew it up originally.
     
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    Dont get me wrong, I really like this design. Its unique, and it flows without looking like its trying too hard to be different.
    You've incorporated a couple Tele-like features, but left out the ones that I personally dislike ;)

    I'm just not a big fan of multi-scale. They really screw with my OCD I guess and look "wrong" to me. Just a personal preference, so I hope you'll forgive me for being glad this doesn't have it :)
     
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    I've got no problem with you having an opinion different from mine :). There are a lot of guitars and features out there that I have a hard time with. Ergonomic guitars challenge my sense of aesthetic, which is one reason I decided to try this design, to try and take something that I don't particularly like and try to make something in that vein that I really do like. I'm glad you like the design, I quite like it as well.
     
  15. KnightroExpress

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    Oil day is always a good day!

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    This guy finally got off all of my many benches. Some cosmetic issues and the last few days have seemed like 1 step forward, 1 and a half steps back. But I finally got it. Sounds awesome with a cheap Chinese P90 that I swapped magnets for an A8 and a UOA5. Give it some dirt and it's the stuff that classic rock is made of.

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    IMG_8224.JPG Got working on this, I realise why Freddy says to do the pup routes after you get the neck in. Silly billy here measured for a 34 inch scale instead of the 30 that this neck is.

    Good thing I'm painting it.

    Also it was too hot to spray the charcoal guitar. I suppose I should update my thread
     
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    Oil day, pt. 2!

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    IMG_8232.JPG IMG_8233.JPG IMG_8234.JPG After issues with paint I'm glad it's coming along, and also after brain farts the bass won't be too far off getting the same colour paint


    And I know the contrasting wood is off centre lol
     
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    First coat of Gorilla Vanilla
     

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