8 string crazy build

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  1. anthonyferguson

    anthonyferguson SS.org Regular

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    ok so,

    I'm abuot 20% of the way through this build and decided to do a thread on it...

    i think i'm going insane.

    The neck blank-maple and ebony

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    The Fingerboard-note the fanned frets marked out :agreed: rosewood wooo
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    This is where it gets crazy... the CNC routed aluminium body connectory base thingy. the areas with holes in that have lines drawn on are where there will be wood.

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    The bridge I made with my very hands. oh did i mention its going to be headless?
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    The general arrangement drawing. This is a school project btw. oh and i hadnt decided on doing fanned frets then.
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    parts layed out...
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    going to be sweet if this badlad works. not looking forward to doing the pickups though :ugh: magnets came in the post today and they could probably lift up my house if it was made of steel.:squint: shiiiiiiiiit! so yeah! am i going mad? this is my second guitar... out of depth? yeeeeeees :hbang:
     
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  2. Meshugger

    Meshugger SS.org Regular

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    Holy shit! :lol:

    Now this might turn into something special. Keep up the good work :yesway:
     
  3. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars

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    more plz.








    now.

    :yesway:
     
  4. Bungle

    Bungle Sir Roger Moore, KBE

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    Holy shit! Just holy shit! :bowdown:

    If this is your idea of a school project I'd love to see what you've got in store for us later on :yesway:
     
  5. Empryrean

    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    This is Crazy!!:scream:
     
  6. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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    F'n A Cotton...

    F'n A...

    Seriously awesome. can't wait to see more! :hbang:
     
  7. lefty robb

    lefty robb Shred like a mofo

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  8. Waelstrum

    Waelstrum All Fourths Advocate

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    That design is going to look awesome. I wonder what sonic qualities aluminium has, and also, won't it be a little heavy?
     
  9. lefty robb

    lefty robb Shred like a mofo

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    There's been tons of guitars and musical instruments made from aluminum. It has incredible sustain.
     
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    Waelstrum All Fourths Advocate

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  11. Xanithon

    Xanithon Headbobbing Galore

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    Dude that looks FUCKING cool!
    I can't WAIT for it to be finished.

    Be a dear and post some clips when you're done ;)
     
  12. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Very cool! I love the departure from tradition. How is that pickup going to be suspended there? And how will the neck be fastened?
     
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    Apophis Banned

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    Amazing, one of the more unique designs I have seen :yesway:


    posy more pics please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. ZZB

    ZZB Son of Mogh

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    The title pretty much sums it up, that's just crazee!

    Need more pictures!
     
  15. thesimo

    thesimo SS.org Regular

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    that IS crazy
     
  16. Ruins

    Ruins SS.org Regular

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    wow coool idea with that aluminum part there i really like your bridge its big looks futuristic and it is self made!
    this is absolute win for me!!!
    like every one else said, please post more pics.
     
  17. anthonyferguson

    anthonyferguson SS.org Regular

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    thanks! im going to have to, the deadline is in a few weeks :( im spending all my time on the fucker and i cant sleep anymore.

    lol :p im staying on as a gap year student next year i think, so there should be more to come!

    YEAH :scream:

    thanks :D neither can i!

    naaaaaaaaah if anything itll be a bit lighter than a normal body. and yeah it should be pretty resonant if everything stays together properly.

    thanks! i cant wait either. im going to but please escuse in advance my shit playing.

    thanks! and yeah i decided to do something a bit out of the box this time round.
    hope this helps!
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    thankyouuuu! i will when i make some reasonable progress. sorry to everyone i havent put any more up beforehand!

    thankyou! the bridge took a good month, i had to make so many prototypes that just failed miserably. i still have to put some saddles on infront of the tubes for intonation but the main work is done.


    so yeah, thanks for all the positive comments :D i probably wont reply like i just have now every day cos this took me like..... half an hour lol

    If anyone has any questions ill do a doodle or explain it or something and ill upload pics as it progresses, but im waiting on a truss rod atm.

    incidentally, does anyone know where i can get a truss rod ~510mm/20in in the UK?
     
  18. vansinn

    vansinn ShredNeck into Beck

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    Vey interesting :agreed: Resently I've played a lot in my mind with a part-aluminum body; very cool seeing others do it. Very neat work on those tuners.
    WRT weight, I can't see this getting too much more heavy than solid wood, because the alu part is of limited dimentions.

    You don't think the two rails will provide too little vibrational coupling between neck and body?
    I'm not normally a fan of rosewood boards, but this piece looks really great! How hard is it?

    Great sketching, an art I'd love to be better at.
     
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    Very cool project! I like the creativity, courage and attention to detail on this project.
    Respect!
     
  20. anthonyferguson

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    thanks :) yep i dont think weight will be an issue. its a bit of a stab in the dark though in terms of balance, but im hoping since its headless it should be alright.
    im using maaaaaassive bits of aluminium bar. like 36mm/15mm. and theyr a foot or so long so theres lots of metal in contact with the body and the neck. should be alright, but you can never really tell if its a new concept, plus cba with doing maths.

    the board is like a rock! its about 9mm thick atm but im going to plane it to 6 eventually and put a pretty flat radius on it. nothing too round. and thanks for the compliment! :metal:

    thanks! :hbang: honestly im really encouraged and stuff by all the compliments
     

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