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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by jkiernanguitar, Jan 5, 2013.
Can't believe people still give this guy their money
Same, but if he has used this time to clean his game up then props to him. I'd love nothing more than to see these beautiful designs built well, but I've been a part of this thread long enough to not trust this guy with my money.
See I gave him money almost two years ago and had no idea at the time so what do you do?
I went to a show and was able to talk to everyone from Rings except Lucas and I wish he would of taken 5 minutes to warn me He was playing his custom that night and I was excited to see it. Had just started my build
Yeah, I love the designs, and have wanted one for a long time, but I’m too scared to order one.
I love Noyan’s, and I love yours, Wizardtac, but I wish the lines on the colored parts were cleaner. I’m not sure how he did those parts, but I’d bet a CNC could make some killer patterns with super clean cuts. I’m not sure how he does these, though. Maybe a dremel?
Noyans 9 string build was what got me to sign up on this forum.
I'm also concerned about how those are done. Does the resin go over the inlay? What material is used for the inlay?
Any context to go with these pictures? Is this just after sanding, but before dust was removed (why is nothing masked)? I wasn't expecting the control cavity to go up that far. It strikes me as odd that he'd go through the trouble of doing the additional inlay work across this area, just to route it all out.
What inlays? the blue lines/drawings? These loo like paint over carbon fiber to me, but I may be wrong on this...
Basically he's done the routing, He's about to do the Polish and curing. The pickups where all inlayed and it got cut out. Which is confusing
Basically he carves out the inlays and fills it with the resin. Stuff and then cuts the excess off to shape kind of like a wax stamp
Curing? The resin? I'm by no means saying he's doing anything wrong, but the order of doing things seems contrary to anything I've done with epoxy at work. Sometimes there's more than one way to Rome.
@Wizardtac thanks for clarifying...
The resin is all set, curing the actual finish that seals everything in! I believe
Hmm, ok, I think I understand now. So he must have really roughed up that resin for a good adherence with the clear coat. The thing that threw me off was the fact that the fretboard in the photos also looks really powdery, and doesn't appear to be masked off at all.
He cuts it all out by hand and fills it using some type of micro dremel. If I had known it would take such a long time I would have only asked for fretboard markers and my signature on the back. This has been the major leg of the build.
I'll post some more random pics I got throughout the process
What material is this? Looks like some sort of hard foam like "roofmate"... Is this what the body is made of? like a surf board?