A Teaser

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by JaeSwift, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. JaeSwift

    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    Randyrhoads123 Got a 7

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    :yesway: Nice! That fretboard looks really great! Are you going to put a gloss finish over that blue stain?
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    You'll have to wait and see :p I've got some nice surprises planned.

    Guess what wood the top is and I'll reveal a detail haha.
     
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    Flamed myrtle? My initial guess would be flamed maple with a really dark blue stain, but it looks a bit different.

    Or maybe figured mahogany? :scratch:
     
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    Too obvious to be maple then...

    Uh, flamed walnut or koa?

    sappeli doesnt flame like that :p
     
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    considering how light the unstained neck pocket is, I'd guess a figured ash.
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    You sir, win an e cookie!

    It's a 6mm myrtlewood top on a white limba back. The hole between the pots serves a purpose...

    2nd question: there's some spots in the finish that are lighter than others...why would I not be botheres by that?
     
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    I think inconsistant staining can look cool personally
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    You need the darker and lighter streaks to make figuring pop; I was specifically referring to a "spot" under the upper horn carve
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    The rout between the pots: is that for a DJ-style fader? Chris Buono's got one on his First Act as a volume control, but given your control setup I'd guess that you would use it as a crossfader between the pickups.
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    Interesting guess! It's actually much, much more simple than that but since no one's guessing I can't reveal it yet :p

    In an effort to keep it going, here's the next pic:

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    Guess the next step in the finishing process. If you all can guess it I'll reveal what the hole is for and what the next actual step is :p
     
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    I say you're taking a blowtorch to it, but I'm not sure why I say that
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    Does it involve that burrito? A small sacrifice to the gods of luthiery, perhaps?
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    You guys are no fun, only Celticelk is playing along *sadface*

    Ok sod it, here's pics of what it looks like now :p

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    The hole is there for a small metal switch plate (black). The reason to this is because I made the body too thin for a 5 way switch to go in without adjustments like this (it's 39mm). Told you it was basic :p

    I like the buritto idea though...

    On Monday I'm taking it to my paint/laquer guy to see if we can come up with some creative ideas on how to finish this. Regardless, it will be satin and not gloss, I am 100% set on that unless he suddenly runs out of satin laquer lmao.
     
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    So is it gonna have a similar switch to an Ibanez S? Still looking quite nice.
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    Sorta yea, it's actually just a flat black plate that doesn't really stand out as much. The S switch is too stubby for my tastes.
     
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    Ahh good to hear. I'm not a fan of the S switches either :\
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    This thing wants white hardware, I feel.
     
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    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    If only they made white Hipshots >.< its getting black hardware, but since I havent given away all of the finishing surprises I feel you will be satisfied :p

    let's just say that IF what I want to do is possible, it will be a 100% unique finish
     
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    That's a super cool idea. I wanna try that on one of mine.
     

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