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Unread 05-09-2012, 03:43 AM   #1
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Only 6 strings, my third project.

K3 PROJECT: FOREST BERSERKER:
Fist of all, let me exuse for my english i use web translators and my few knowledge of that language. Hope that we can understand on my first thread.


I introduce my most ambitious project. If in the previous two pretended develop certain stages of the process (construction of a body, assembly, finishing and settings) on this I intend to combine all the acquired knowledge and make it from zero with some personal modifications.


I have over 300 photos so I will try to summarize.


It all started during the month of March 2011 when a friend told me that he was working in a wood warehouse (thanks Peter). So we went to a visit. At times, he said, that business had been quite important
However, I found a treasure in a small annex warehouse:




Wengué neck and two pieces of Bubinga.




With a few precious veins.


As they were so heavy woods i need a design wich.i can carve to lighten the guitar. And then between my archives i found the definitive one: ESP-Forest.
This is my tribute






The guitar has 21 frets, but I wanted 24 so i took the necessary measures, the scale length and pickups placement and added the three missing frets.


I'm going to make “her” neck-through and to take advantage of the grain of the Wenge, giving stability and increase the difficulty: laminated with Maple.




Ebony fretboard and natural Abalone inlay






The templates and mockups




Cutting






Gluing and leveling the neck,














Now comes another new process, scarf-joint for the angle of the headstock to 17 degrees...








Sand progress and gluing








Now it takes some few wood for the headstock final shape




Y empieza el trabajo fino con el diapasón, la linea central y el trapecio que será definitivo. En trabajos posteriores cortaré el trapecio cuando ya le haya dado el radio (consejo de mi maestro Frasco)


And it starts fine work with the fingerboard, the central line and the Trapeze. In later works i will cut the Trapeze when radius has already given.






I download a StewMac template of frets, and check it with my Yamaha, although the optical effect they are good.




24 frets!


My diy jig for cutting fretslots




I routed trussrod channel and the headstock shape




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Unread 05-09-2012, 03:55 AM   #2
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And more pics.


I am presenting the pre-sloted fretboard, on the left are the templates of the frontal and side of the neck.



Some titebond





Then i used the router and the templates to give the shape







And the next modification, the fingerboard as an acoustic style












Then the radius, 14´ as Wilkingson Roller Brass bridge
















another two maple sheets







And testing templates on the wings, already is looking like something...







And with this diy jig i prepare to make the inlays, which is another of those processes that had not ever done, an unconventional layout.


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Epoxi with ebony dust...



Sanded





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Now fretting







Next, the neck. I fixed a depth curve




And then with a rasp...





And in a short time I have something like that
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¡¡Level Up!!
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Unread 05-09-2012, 03:59 AM   #3
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awesome work mate! keep it up

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Really awesome clean work, man!
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You´re welcome Thrash, the project is already finished and that´s what is next:




Now she should be flying: The Bubinga wings




I have enough for the two wings with a single piece of wood




¡POP!










Jejeje...


Carving, pickups, electronics, bridge...










Leveling frets and re-crowning










Detail






I´m going to finish in nitro...






Twelve hands of nitro with compressor






After dryed and polishing



















Specs:

Neckthrough construction
Neck:5 pieces Laminated (Wengue,maple,wegue,maple,wengue)
Single action selfmade trussrod
Body: Bubinga wings.
Pickups: GFS crunchy rails (neck & bridge ) high output
Electronics: CTS pots and orange drop condenser
Bridge: Wilkinson Roller-brass
String trhough body


Thank you for your time, now i´m very motivated to start my first 7 string.
See ya soon


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Question: Could i paste a vimeo vid? And how?
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Holy shit.

Amazing build my man! How long did it take?
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Great work on the inlays and damn that carving/shaping looks good. Very nice!
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WOW. All these sweet builds inspire me to try my own. However I lack certain carpentry skills
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Impecable trabajo! Love it!

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Awesome awesome job man. Hope to see some original designs soon as well.

De nuevo, bienvenido al foro.

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WOW. All these sweet builds inspire me to try my own. However I lack certain carpentry skills
fwiw I had never even cut a board in 2 before starting my first build.

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Thanks to all, let´s try this:

prueba 2 cover "in the end" on Vimeo

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Wow, good job, man. Very nice work

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Damn I love when people post the whole process so I don't have to wait haha!

Very awesome guitar!

The body reminds me of an ESP Antelope and I think those are so gorgeous!
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Beautif build! I love the inlays and the way the body shape works with the wood choices. Excellent work!

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Holy shit.

Amazing build my man! How long did it take?

Thank you Stomp, it takes about 5 months only working in the afternoons...

BlackMastodon, it´s a honor, thank you for your comment.
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