Brazilian Rosewood Thorn

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  1. JMO831

    JMO831 Consultant

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    The VIKs/Mayones are great for down-tuned stuff. I wanted to add some versatility and build a classic guitar with contemporary appointments. A traditional structure (22 Frets) with modern ergo (contours/flatter radius/jumbo frets).

    I approached Ron with my idea, and we came up with something special. Special mainly because the neck/fretboard will be made of a 1-piece old growth BRW blank that Ron has been hoarding for many years. It's his last piece. This will be the first S/S with BRW neck and fretboard.

    Other details that make this guitar special: BRW accents everywhere including the neck plate; reversed headstock; custom knob placement (traditional orientation but rear routed without a plate making it possible to edit hole spacing); 20 inch radius; similar PRS private stock pomegranate finish.

    The finish. It will be accentuated by the darker-toned black limba body, BRW, and gold hardware.
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    The neck plate will have a BRW cap (constructed like this).
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    The control layout with the volume hole closer to the tone hole for congruence. I'm big on congruence when it comes to builds (i.e., same woods everywhere/same materials used/spacing/etc.).
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    Specs below:

    Materials and Components:
    Body: Black Limba - 1pc. Streaky
    Chambered: Yes
    Tummy Cut: Yes
    Arm Contour: Yes
    Bent Top: 5A Quilt Maple
    Neck: Old-growth Brazilian Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Cut from neck blank
    Reversed Headstock
    Bridge: 2Tek - Gold
    Pickups: 2 x HB (Models TBD)
    Neck:
    Bobbins: BRW
    Bezel: BRW
    Bridge:
    Bobbins: BRW
    Bezel: BRW
    Rear Loaded Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 5-way blade switch (Traditional orientation with Vol. centered between Tone and switch - layout in file)
    Wiring: 5. Neck 4. Split or Series/Parallel (depending on PUP) 3. Middle 2. Split or Series/Parallel (depending on PUP) 1. Bridge
    Locking staggered tuners w/ no string tree - Gold (Gotoh as used on Runes - Left Hand)
    Knobs: BRW - Dome with Abalone Top (Shape Example in file)
    Dunlop Dual-design Straplok Buttons - Gold
    Deluxe leather bound G&G hardshell case (included)

    Specifications:
    25.5" scale length
    Fingerboard Radius: 20"
    22 frets - Size: 6100 Stainless Steel
    1.650" wide Tusq nut
    Neck Carve: Slim D / Reduced Shoulder & Flatter Back ~ .800/.850

    Construction Details:
    "Precision Lock" custom dove-tail lap neck joint
    2+2 ferrule & neck-plate configuration with contoured heel
    Stainless Steel machine screws and neck inserts
    Headstock truss-rod adjustment
    Fully shielded electronic cavity
    Hand-polished frets with hidden fret ends
    Rolled fingerboard edges

    Cosmetic Details:
    Fretboard Inlay: Firesun @ 12th only - Abalone
    Inlaid Logo: Mat'l. - Abalone
    Side dots: Mat'l. - Abalone
    Side output jack: As used on Runes
    Rear cavity plates: BRW (Hotdog shape)
    Neck plate: BRW cap - engraved with T-logo
    Gold Hardware

    Finish:
    Top: Nitro-lacquer - Pomegranate Satin (sample image supplied)
    Scraped binding: No
    Back: Nitro-lacquer - Natural Satin
    Neck: Oiled
     
  2. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    mm this sounds like it'll be a classy build.
     
  3. JMO831

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    Accidentally posted in the wrong forum. Should be in the luthiery section. My apologies.
     
  4. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    No harm no foul, moved for you.

    This should be a KILLER build :yesway:
     
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    Samark SS.org Regular

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    @JMO831

    Any word on this? Most exciting build on the forum
     
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    narad SS.org Regular

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    Pomegranate satin.... now you have my attention.
     
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  7. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    photobucket has ruined so many good threads ;_;
     
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    BangandBreach Kaboom.

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    I was JUST having the same thought. It's painful.
     
  9. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    man this sounds great...hope to see pics soon
     
  10. Pikka Bird

    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Yeah, it's true... This one didn't have pictures of the actual guitar, though. Do some bucket-fu and you can find his album (here). The pinkish PRS is the finish sample, the meat-coloured Tele is the control layout and the heel of the green Thorn is the neck plate example.
     
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    Samark SS.org Regular

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    Was this ever completed?
     

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