Drinkwater Guitars headless 8 string build thread!

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  1. Hollowway

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    Alright fellas, as you know, Tom Drinkwater is one of the few luthiers I trust any more. And, he's a good guy all around. I've got yet another 8 string he's building for me, and here is the first photo of the body being glued up. That's a buckeye burl top. If you ever have the chance to get a guitar from him, do it - he's trustworthy, and builds very, very nice instruments. Excellent attention to detail, and beautiful. I'm super finicky about action, nut height, etc., and Tom's stuff is perfect right out of the gates.

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    What sort of thing are you going for this time? Falcon type affair or so?
     
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    3 inch fan....at least!!

    Either way, this will be fun.
     
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    didn't know he was doing custom work again.
     
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    Yeah, he was clearing his back stock, and getting stuff all caught up. At the moment, he’s mostly doing custom cabinetry with another guy, but I think he’ll open it back up to other things. I still want to get a SS8 with the 3 single coils, and a custom super long scale 10.
     
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    It’s actually the OXC model from a few years ago.
    And, this is headless, and the bridge is straight, so it will be straight fret.
     
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    Toms the man!
     
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    Progress shots! Seems mixtape.moe is down, so I'm trying another hosting service. Hopefully this works...
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    Really stoked to see that with oil/lacquer/whatever on it. I'm thinking it'll look like a galaxy.
     
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    Jesus, that top is THICC!
    Jokes aside, how thick is the body going to be anyway?
     
  11. Tom Drinkwater

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    It is a thick one indeed! That will allow for a good forearm contour/carve without getting into the black limba. The body could be anywhere from the current 1.75” to around 1.375” or so. That will be up to Hollowway of course.
     
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    That is a beautiful piece of Buckeye! Can't wait to see this done, love the contrast between the body and neck
     
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    I'm way behind the times, but why is he not going by OAF anymore?
     
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    he sold OAF to Fast guitars, now he occasionally builds as drinkwater guitars.
     
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    And here I was thinking I was over buckeye burl...

    Fuck me that's gorgeous. And I know Tom builds a mean monstrous guitar.

    So I'm just going to go ahead and congratulate you on a beautiful looking and fantastic playing guitar!
     
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    I explained the whole thing in one of my blogs on my site www.drinkwaterguitars.com. Sorry for the confusion.

    Sorry for the lack of progress these last two weeks. Apparently its flu season here. Also working on some shop upgrades so I can handle larger furniture projects. Hope to get more pics to Hollowway this week as I get the shop back in order!
     
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    Wow, that is one nice burl top!
     
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    Love Tom's work. Love the xen oxc shape.

    I plan on commissioning Tom again in the future. Hopefully he we will have another spare oxc body at that time. Congrats on getting another build hollowway!
     
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