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    Or the 'Why I Can't Play Worth a Damn' thread. If I spend as long playing as I do making dust, I'd be....well, I'd still suck....but I might be better. A little.

    Specs-
    25 1/2" scale, 24 fret
    Set neck
    Ash body (two piece from one board)
    Hard maple neck (scarf and heel block from same piece as neck)
    Pau Ferro fingerboard
    Brass dot fingerboard inlays
    Long tenon (a bit shorter than it could have been, ultimately; I was contemplating routing for a P90 in the neck)

    Thinking of a simple gun oil on the neck and either tung or shellac on the body. It's never going to travel, so I can go for 'feel' rather than protection.

    Pix-
    Rough Routing


    Test fitting neck


    After Neck Set





    I'm hoping the ash/maple combo gets a bright, sort of 'ringing' tone with a nice medium hot humbucker in the bridge. I'm going for a nice, 80's superstrat rock sound; any pickup suggestions would be welcome.
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    Looking good!

    Ash and maple will sound awesome! I would get a set of pickups from Brian - just been playing the "smoke stacks" I got about 6 weeks ago... they sound great but I wanted to play them a while before I made up my mind. Nail the 70's rock tone.

    If you want hotter (you did say 80's?) just get him to overwind them some more..

    I love watching a bunch of wood come together to make a guitar. Awesome!

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    • #3
      Cool for the thread, man!!!!!

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      • #4


        Looking good!

        Ash and maple will sound awesome! I would get a set of pickups from Brian - just been playing the "smoke stacks" I got about 6 weeks ago... they sound great but I wanted to play them a while before I made up my mind. Nail the 70's rock tone.

        If you want hotter (you did say 80's?) just get him to overwind them some more..

        I love watching a bunch of wood come together to make a guitar. Awesome!

        AJC


        Wow, AJ, from you that's very, very cool. Thanks!

        I'd like to get a set from BG-gotta' check with the boss.
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        • #5
          that Fretboard is BEEEUUUUTEEEFULLL!!!!!
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          • #6
            that Fretboard is BEEEUUUUTEEEFULLL!!!!!


            The wood for that fretboard cost me...wait for it...

























            $8.



            And thanks.
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            • #7
              That's looking awesome Larry! I love the fretboard markers - so tiny! Also - do you plan on shaving down the countour of that neck further or is it pretty much done?
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              • #8
                Yeah that fretboard is badass!

                Love that wall o windows too!
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                • #9
                  Good job so far. I really like how it went from really rough to really clean looking.

                  Can't wait to see the finished product.
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                  • #10
                    Looking good
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                    • #11
                      great thread! For 80's rock, I'd throw in a Dimarzio Super Distortion.
                      Originally Posted by Zozobra


                      I'm sure that a similar tone can be generated by putting a dildo in a metal trash can and kicking it down some stairs. It'll cost $800 less and thats if you buy a totally ****************ing sweet dildo.

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                      • #12
                        Oh man, you're making me want to drop everything and get into my shop to start building! That is going to be one very nice guitar! Nice work so far. Keep us posted.

                        Did you slot and radius the fretboard yourself? (it looks almost flat)
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                        • #13
                          amazing as always. Great job
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                          • #14
                            So far...looking gorgeous! Maybe a SD Custom Custom in the bridge?
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                            • #15
                              Looks great so far! Thanks for sharing

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