Beardley Guitars 8 string build

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  1. rick0link

    rick0link SS.org Regular

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    Hello there! i am a newbie to this forum, so i'll start by saying "Hi, I'm Rick." now that the pleasantries are out of the way.... i'm an amateur luthier, at best, and i specialize mainly in basses. however i am currently building my first guitar and i feel this forum would be a good place to present my guitar build. now on to the good stuff... this project will be a 30" scale length 8 string with a poplar body and a set 5 piece (maple, red oak, curly maple) neck.

    here are a few pics of the progress

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    please take a look and let me know your thoughts.

    in the meantime, check out the basses i have built:
    Bass Build #1 - TalkBass Forums
    Beardley Basses #2 - TalkBass Forums
    10 String Bass/next bass build idea - TalkBass Forums
    Beardley Bass #4 - TalkBass Forums
    Beardley EUB build - TalkBass Forums

    look Beardley Guitars and Basses on facebook!
     
  2. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Welcome!

    After seeing your builds, I've got to ask... What bridge will you be using??

    Best of luck with the build!
     
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    That i have yet to figure out. I may just go with a hipshot for this one.
     
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    What does a neck with curly maple (that's what quilts use right?) in it look like? I can't say I've ever seen that before.
     
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    The center section of the neck is curly maple. You'll see the ripples in it once the finish is applied.
     
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    ElRay Mostly Harmless

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    Welcome!

    Post a quick write-up about these (any thing else you build) in this thread: http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/lu...1-guitars-built-members-ss-org-pic-heavy.html

    Also, add the "member built" tag to any build threads you start.

    Ray
     
  7. blaaargh

    blaaargh Git Fuuuuuuuuuuucked

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    Nice builds! I'm curious about one thing though... some of your basses have "ramps" - a feature I've never seen before and am a bit confused as to their purpose. Is it a thumbrest? That's all I can think of, though I may be way off.
     
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    ryugkun Lazy Bastard

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    What kind of wood are you gunna use on the fretboard?

    Also welcome and that all maple bass you made looks killer! :hbang:
     
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    Its like a thumbrest that gives you an extended playing area. I have since removed them from those basses though. It was kind of a phase i went through.
     
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    rick0link SS.org Regular

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    Thanks!!

    I am going to use purpleheart for the fretboard.
     
  11. ShadowFactoryX

    ShadowFactoryX OMNIHILITY

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    hey man, welcome to the forum
    looks like a pretty cool build.
    we're not too far away, if you would ever want to work on a project together, let me know!
     
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    thanks for having a look!

    what all have you built?
     
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    sk3ks1s Djeff

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    this will be awesome men... long scale rules
     
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    Thanks! And yes, long scale is the stuff. I have an OLP baritong 6 string that is 30". That guitar is tuned E to E, thats Bass E.
     
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    Really cool body design dude! Your basses al looked really cool. Excited to see this progress!
     
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    i am going to stain the body with this medium brown stain. here are a few pics of it before i got into the fine sanding.

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    i just got a Hipshot fixed bridge yesterday.
     
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    Nautilus Lefty supremacist

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    dat natural! What a nice finish...for some reason it harks back to the Ibanez ergodyne nat. finish basses. I'll be really interested to see how the grain pops after your final staining.
     
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    Stoked level just doubled.
     

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