7 string ibanez-like project

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  1. SanekN

    SanekN New Member

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    Hello guys! I'm new here =) Just decided to show you my actual 7-string project for the guitarist of Weaksaw, french metal band.

    SO here we go! This will be ibanez/dinky inspired flattop solidbody, cuban mahogany for the body with flamed maple top and plain maple neck with ebony fingerboard. Also we have all black hardware : tonepros tom bridge, sperzels, some gotoh hardware, cts pot for just one volume etc...:metal:

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    my sketch for the final result :
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    SanekN New Member

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    First work day :
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    Top carving :
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    Test for the tint :
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    SanekN New Member

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    Very important part for beer-belly =)
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    faor the hand too =)
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    neck...
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    some graphite :
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    Sorry for the long post and have a nice day! :cool:
     
  4. sage

    sage twerk twerk thall

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    very very nice
     
  5. Thep

    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    Excellent work!

    Did you make those templates yourself?
     
  6. GhostsofAcid

    GhostsofAcid Suiçmez fanboy

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    Looks great! :yesway:
     
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    SanekN New Member

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    Thanx to all! Templates - no i know some guys who make it with laser using the .dwg you send them, this set cost me 45 euros =)
     
  8. eddiewarlock

    eddiewarlock SS.org Regular

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    Love the look of the guitar. although, i looked at his pictures and he plays ESP Horizons...


    Still, i like this model, did you come up with it or is it a copy of a guitar he plays?
     
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    SanekN New Member

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    Thank you! =) Actually he plays a cheap LTD SC207, I just brought my second handmade 6-string to him, he said that he loved the look of it and he wanna the same but 7 strings, ebony fretboard and black see-thru finish on the top... Esp horizon is the other guy's. Now he have ltd sc607...

    This is my second one I made with my old jackson's neck, the sound is good... =) The shape is basicly jackson soloist/ran crusher's with some little changes

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    eddiewarlock SS.org Regular

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    well i really like your design:hbang:
     
  11. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Welcome aboard and yeah! Looks nice!
    Keep the pics coming!
     
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    Thanx ppl! I will make some more this friday =)
     
  13. Munch

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    Wow, really good work! Also, I am extremely curious about the top. did you use heat to bend it to conform to the contours on the main body piece? I have wanted to curve thick pieces like that but wasn't sure what the best way to do it would be. It looks really awesome!
     
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    Thanx man, both tops are 7mm thick so it's still quite thin, I think you can make it with like 1cm thick tops but not shure about it, think it's possible! =) Firsly you must make it slowly like 3 steps of 15 minutes between each, on the both tops i bended i just put some hot water on it and heat with hair-dryer when bending, it comes on very nicely, but the body shape must be perfect for perfect feat (thanks cap!), the joins are not perfect everywhere, but acceptable, all is my fault - not enough of clamps, anyway you have this method too :

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    in this case joints will be just perfect =D
     
  15. BlackMastodon

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    Looking very clean so far, awesome work! I'm really liking that cut away on the lower horn for fret access. I also think that I would prefer to use your method of heat + water to bend the top rather than screwing it down like in that link you posted; seems much more safe to me, but then again I can't read Russian so I'm sure there is more to it than just that. :lol:
     
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    Thanx for your comment! The result is better in his way, but this is a professional and i'm just an amateur =) He put some water before binding the wood too
     
  17. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    great looking so far! keep it up
     
  18. Munch

    Munch Luthier

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    Thanks for the info on bending, I would love to try that sometime!
     
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    Very nice work, love the lower horn cutaways and the electronics cavity!
     
  20. Pikka Bird

    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Man, I would kill for something like this (no I wouldn't, but I do like it a whole lot). Very inspirationally clean work.

    What does it say under the tuners on the back of the neck?

    Also, I love that screw-down bending method shown on that other forum. A little question- you say to put warm water on the top, but how warm, and do you just pour liberal amounts of it on the outside of the top, or what?
     

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