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Old 03-19-2007, 08:54 AM   #1
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My alder S7

(diverted from http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24725, so i don't hijack Heavy Ed's thread any more than i already have....)


thanks, dudes! it's routed for a Lo-Pro 7, i just did the rout really shallow to leave as much wood as possible. actually too shallow--i'm gonna have to shim the neck a bit.

that is the final finish, nitro laquer over stain, but that pic was taken halfway through the wetsanding, so the glossy shine hasn't come in yet. i need to take some new pics.

DarkWolf, the neck single is the Anderson i have, that has a big bar magnet glued across the bottom. it sounded really bright and clear when i did the test assembly. the body wasn't finished then, and i had the pickup wired straight to the output jack beacuse i didn't want to install the pots, but hopefully it'll still sound that good with the finish and the volume pot.

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:29 AM   #2
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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Whats up with the switch hole. Is some sort of different switch going there or is that just what it looks like under the plastic cover?
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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Looks nice dude. Lots of pics when it's finished.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:01 AM   #5
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Very nice, can't wait to see it finished!
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:53 PM   #7
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thanks dudes. yeah, that rectangular switch hole is what it looks like underneath the little black plastic S-series switch mount thingy.

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Old 03-19-2007, 01:20 PM   #8
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but i don't like the single pup on the neck. But it's your guitar, you have to enjoy it like you want.

BTW we want a lot of pictures when the guitar's finished!

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Old 03-19-2007, 03:45 PM   #9
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Very classy so far and I really dig single coils. Hope everything goes smoothly with the construction.

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Old 03-20-2007, 12:52 AM   #10
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I always thought Ibanez should build S series guitars from some woods other than mahogany. A maple bodied S7 would be awesome.

That guitar should be pretty damn cool.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:34 AM   #11
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I always thought Ibanez should build S series guitars from some woods other than mahogany. A maple bodied S7 would be awesome.

That guitar should be pretty damn cool.

Don't say that too loud, they'll start building them out of basswood, just to spite us.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:58 AM   #12
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That guitar should be pretty damn cool.
thanks! all the wetsanding and polishing is done; i just need to assemble it.

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A maple bodied S7 would be awesome.
like this? this one's not contoured yet, but that's on my list to do. it weighs a freakin ton!

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Old 03-20-2007, 01:09 PM   #13
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Lookin' really nice, Scott! I can't wait to see it when it's finished.

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Old 03-20-2007, 01:38 PM   #14
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thanks! all the wetsanding and polishing is done; i just need to assemble it.


like this? this one's not contoured yet, but that's on my list to do. it weighs a freakin ton!


Pretty please put a maple board on that.

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Old 03-20-2007, 01:39 PM   #15
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Isn't that a warmoth body?

If not, it looks damn close.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:14 PM   #16
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Isn't that a warmoth body?
nope, that's an S7 body i'm building from a giant maple board. it's not contoured yet, and i haven't routed for the recessed trem, so it doesn't look exactly like an S at this point. but it will be, eventually.

but not with a maple fingerboard--sorry, Drew. on bright-sounding bodies, i like a mellower fingerboard wood like rosewood.

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Old 03-20-2007, 03:18 PM   #17
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You should. You're ....ing good.
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:28 PM   #18
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You should. You're ....ing good.
thanks very much, but a lame camera and weak lighting hide a multitude of sins. i'm best at the routing, so the raw bodies look good; i'm not so great at the finishing, so they look less good the further along i get.

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Old 03-20-2007, 11:00 PM   #19
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Scott that maple bodied S7 will be stunning when it's done. It's even a SSH pickup config. I want it.
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Nice work man - those bodies look VERY nice!!! Which leads to the question of necks... Where do you plan on finding a pair of 22 fret 25.5" 7-string necks? Oh, and that alder body screams for a maple board (I agree with you that the maple body needs rosewood to make it slightly mellower).

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Nice work man - those bodies look VERY nice!!! Which leads to the question of necks... Where do you plan on finding a pair of 22 fret 25.5" 7-string necks?
thanks! actually, i already have the necks: a 540S7 neck i got off Ebay years ago and a custom neck i bought from Shawn on this forum.

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well, the point for me is to get better at doing it myself. i'm picking woods that are easier to finish, like alder and maple, and i'm picking easier finish methods. and i am getting better--the alder S7 came out nicer than my maple V7--but i've got a ways to go.

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Looking great dude! Soon you might have to be making some of us some nice bodies
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:39 AM   #24
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no progress on my alder S7, but i did spray my mahogany S7 last weekend:


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