Buckeye burl carved top build: vixen #5

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  1. shadpeters

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    Just started this one today and it will be coming up for sale when it is finished, so I thought I would document the build process for anyone potentially interested. This one is my "Vixen" body style, and will have a one piece carved buckeye burl top with a chambered walnut body, walnut neck, 24 fret rosewood board, a curly walnut neck, and curly maple binding all around. I am planning to use antiqued copper hardware like this Peters Instruments| the vixen and make the pickup rings and knobs from rosewood. have made any decision on pickups or electronics just yet. This will be available once completed, but anyone who is interested in the finished product can reserve it now at a discount, and can make design changes. The sooner its reserved and the less work thats already complete the more customizable it can be. Could be a six or seven string at this point. Comments and questions are welcome.

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    vixen #5 by Peters Instruments, on Flickr

    More to come, let me know what you think.
     
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    I dig it, keep those pictures coming love these threads, some real talent on this site.
     
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    i have to say... these are some of the most gorgeous guitars ive ever seen. especially that hellcat. wow :yesway:
     
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    That is the best buckeye burl top I've ever seen. The only I've ever actually liked, for that matter. It usually looks too cluttered and busy to me, but I really dig how you put this one there, making emphasis on the contrast between the two main colors. Workmanship looks absolutely superb. I want to see this finished!
     
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    thanks guys, this one is not a huge priority right now, but I am nonetheless really excited to see it finished. I think that the copper hardware is going to look sick with the buckeye top.
     
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    you wouldnt happen to have that last pic in a higher resolution I would love to use it as a wallpaper.
     
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    if you go to the click the link and follow to the photo on flickr you can "view all sizes" and there is one that is about 1000x700
     
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    yeah im running 1920x1200 :)
     
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    I think the original is only 1600 x1200. i keep my camera one the smallest setting so the photos dont take up so much space... but if you want I can still send it to you though.
     
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    yes please... PM sent with my email
     
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    got some photos of the guitar with the binding installed today. I wet it down once just so I could get an idea of what the top will look like.... this thing is going be sick.

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    vixen#5 by Peters Instruments, on Flickr

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    It will take a couple applications like this to get all the voids and bark inclusions filled in

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    vixen#5 by Peters Instruments, on Flickr

    Here is the piece of curly walnut that I'll use for the neck.
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    Vixen#5 by Peters Instruments, on Flickr

    Let me know what you thinks so far! more to come!
     
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    be sure to keep us updated with pictures. these things are killer
     
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    I like em a bit chunkier more traditional
     
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    love it love it love it...
     
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    Wow, I love everything about it minus the Schecter headstock. :lol: That top looks awesome! :D
     

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