Making my own guitar - photo essay

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bancika
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Hi!
Not long ago I (and my father) started working on my guitar, buying parts (funny part), etc. I'd like to share some photos with you guys from this rewarding expirience. I mean, it's not finished yet, but feeling when you take almost-finished neck in your hand is really cool, I can imagine how it is when it's done :)
these two are taken before gluing fingerboard
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this is neck with fingerboard set with major parts
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these are taken few minutes ago. We finished side dot inlays and back shape. It just requires some fine sanding and edge beveling.
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I will post here more photos from next phase :)
cheers
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ooooo, me likes, me likes!!!

what's the pickup configuration on the body?

and can you post full specs too?

if ya want i can post full specs on my custom rhoads tomorrow .. or maybe the san dimas strat replica, if that strikes your fancy

i <3 guitars (just dont let my girlfriend know ;)
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Pickups are PafPRO and ToneZone
Full specs:
-1pc ash body, shape like fender showmaster, will be natural finish
-maple+ebony, 25.5", 24 frets, jem-like back shape, 10->16" compound radius, 2 carbon rods + steel truss rod
-Schaller Floyd
-tuners gotoh
-black pearloid pickguard
If you need further details of guitar or building process just ask :)
You could post your specs
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Very cool thread bancika. I will definitely be checking in on this one for your new posts.

Much more practical than a triple neck guitar... yah. Is your dad a luthier or what? The work on that neck is hella impressive. Guitar specs look pretty damb good too... I see the hand of someone what knows what they are doing here. yah.

Thanks for sharing this experience with us. Looks like your guitar is off to a great start! Good luck the rest of the way... hope it goes smoothly.
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I love it Bancika.....The thrill you will have from playing a guitar you built...I know the feeling.

Can't wait to see phase II.
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ok, here's my full specs:


BODY
Construction: Set neck with contoured heel
Body: Rhoads shape
Body wood: Alder
Body binding: None

NECK
Neck wood: Maple
Fingerboard wood: Maple
Headstock: Regular Jackson type
Inlays: Side dot markers only
Nut width: 1" 3/4
Neck profile: J Frog back shape
Fingerboard radius: 14"
Scale lenght: 25" 1/2
Number of frets: 24
Fret Wire: Dunlop 6100
Neck/Headstock binding: None
Truss rod: Double expanding truss rod

PARTS
Bridge: Original Floyd Rose
Nut: Floyd Rose locking nut
Jack type & location: Strat type, lower horn
Strap buttons: Standard type
Tuners: Schaller
Hardware color: Chrome
Knobs: Metal dome
Pickguard: None
Truss rod cover: Standard black
Pickup mount ring: Chrome
Control knobs: One volume, one tone

BODY ROUTING
Pickup Route: One humbucker
Control route: Les Paul type
Bridge route: Standard Floyd recess

FINISH
Body finish: Blood red (better, think of a nice aged Bordo, or merlot ;) )
Finish option: Unpainted bevels
Neck finish: Unpainted satin
Headstock finish: To match the body color
Headstock options: Silver logo near the 'nose'

OTHER
The whole guitar is to be finished in satin as we discussed.
The pickup is a BKP Nailbomb, and i'm going to put an order through Tim, so he will have it ready when you need it.



there ya go.. here's a mock up of the guitar done in the jackson generator (the color came out real shitty though):
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This looks extremely good! I haven't seen too many self-made guitars with locking tremolos. I'll be also checking this thread very often for updates. Keep 'em coming!
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Igor: cool specs :)
Lo Lo: Thanks man :wink:
Miker: my father is more in repair business, mostly fret jobs and re-finishing old instruments.
Before this project we started one, but in the middle I decided not to go with fixed bridge so then we started this one. I hope we'll finish this one as well cause it could be cool :)
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It's painted by my aunt, who's professional painter, but it was here first guitar painting :) It's front side is better, I'll take picture if you want. It has 22 frets, fixed schaller bridge with fine tuners, two humbackers, etc :)
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that is ... diferent.

how does it look from a distance?


it realy is art. not bad, not bad at all..


but i'm partial to 80's graphics meself hahaha
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It's not still polished, so it looks kinda bad :)
I'll try to make better pic later. It's hand painted with very small brush, took more than a month :lol:
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yea.. i know what a pain in the ass it is to do something like that

be sure you use a clear coat laquer that is compatible with the paint used.. the last thing you want is your laquer fucking up the paint.

spray it on real nice and buff it out :D shiny guitar art goodness
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So does the red fox mean anything?... kinda cool looking paint job. See now cool is a rule, but sometimes... bad is bad.
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Actually, it's all egyptian stuff there, when I send better pic you'll see, 100s of them :)
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here are some fresh photos

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looks so damn good 8)
I think it's really nice to have your own guitar hand made... you're really lucky bancika :wink:
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