7 FF Single Cut Neck Through Build

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  1. TylerRay

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    Very excited about this build.
    Specs (some are subject to change):
    -5 Piece Neck Through:
    -Bubinga/Maple/Palisander Rosewood/Maple/Bubinga
    -Mahogany Body Wings(Purple Heart veneer between wings and neck)
    -5A Maple Top
    -Macassar Ebony Board
    -MOP Inlays
    -3 Ply neck/Headstock binding:
    -Maple Veneer/1/64 Black ABS/Ivoroid
    -2 Ply Body Binding
    -1/64 Black ABS/Ivoroid
    -EVO Gold Fretwire
    -EMG 57-66 7H Brushed Black Chrome or Brushed Gold
    -Novax Individual String Bridges
    -Graphtec Hexaphonic/Ghost Piezo System
    -Black Hardware (aside from pups-depending- and fretwire)
    -Scale length: 25.5-26.25

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    Some other parts:

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    Or Chrome?

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    Gonna be epic.
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    I vote chrome, but then I wouldn't have gone with gold fretwire either. In any event, really excited to see how this progresses!
     
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    I've done gold fretwire on a few refrets and I really like the look of it, it's a little less hard compared to stainless but still harder than nickle. I've only worked with stainless once, and it pretty much destroyed my tools haha. Things may change, but we'll see.
     
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    Amazing, subbed!
     
  6. Cloudy

    Cloudy Dunvegan Guitars Contributor

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    Id grab the gold covered EMGs, it'd match well.

    Sick build dood! you've got some skills.
     
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    I vote gold! Looking great so far! :yesway:
     
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    Progress continues. Found some time to trim the headstock to size as well as carve out the rough neck profile.:hbang:

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    Another awesome build thread. Subb'd fo sho.
     
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    looks so tasty....this makes me want to build my 1st guitar.
     
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    Ivoroid binding came in. I really like the look of this stuff.

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    callankirk Woodporn Whore

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    Great build so far! That bubinga is awesome, and great looking flamed maple, too. What's your headstock angle? Doesn't look to be more than about 10 degrees.
     
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    Yeah I think I had to make it about 10 degress, I was gonna go a little more, but I didn't have enough material without doing a scarf joint.
     
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    My lovely girlfriend scored me some parts for Christmas! Graphtec acoust-iphonic+hexpander kit![​IMG]
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    I'm making progress! I picked up a new oscillating spindle/belt sander with a leftover Christmas gift card! Love this thing, it made shaping the body pieces way easy haha. Anyways, Things are coming along, the body is shaped and I started binding around the fret board starting with a strip of maple veneer.

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    Lookin' good, mang
     
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    Update! Alright, so I've cut the top to a rough fit around the end of the fret board and I've cut most of the slots into my fret board. :hbang:

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    Payday! Just ordered a truss rod and a couple of carbon fiber rods and their corresponding router bits from stewmac.

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    I've made a lot of progress today. I've finished slotting the fret board, bound that bitch in some ivoroid. Trimmed the excess off the sides of the neck, and fitted the maple cap around the neck joint. F***! I can't wait to play this thing!

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    Dude thats looking sick!

    What model is that sander. Me wants.
     

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