JP guitars - Portuguese custom 7 in the works (tasty pics inside)

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  1. ExhumedShadow

    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    This is a long time wish of mine, a brainchild I've been putting together in my mind for ages now. Now that I've found d right luthier, it's gaining shape.

    After a very disappointing effort from a british builder that led to a long process, cash back, no replies and no guitar, I made d change to a very talented and extremely professional craftsman, couldn't be happier.

    JP Custom Guitars | Facebook

    Be sure to check out his work.
    He did a great job reinventing the Portuguese guitar, a traditional twelve-string guitar.
    I also recommend you take a look at some of d pictures of an instrument he built for Blasted Mechanism, a two-necked beast.
    I have no relation with it, but if you want any more info on the custom shop let me know.

    Back on topic, I call this project fix-a-(popular-model-I'll-update-later) :D
    I'll be revealing the specs as I post new photos of d building process.
    For now:

    7string e-guitar
    Kxk inspired headstock design
    neck-thru construction
    7pc neck, bubinga (4) Black Chacate (3)
    High grade swamp ash body
    Curly redwood top

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    Hope you like it as much as I do.

    Thanks for reading, stay tuned!
     
  2. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Really solid specs, and beautiful wood. I've been dying to see someone use Chacate Prieto on a guitar, and combined with bubinga it's going to make one hell of a neckthrough.

    Can't wait to see more of this build!
     
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    Really digging that headstock shape! Very cool. Also beautiful wood you got there.
     
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    Purelojik SS.org Regular

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    dat flamed redwood....
     
  5. ExhumedShadow

    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    thanks folks!
    I wouldn't expect people to know of chacate preto, cool.
    It's a fairly rare wood, considered precious, this particular batch is from Mozambique, a small batch I had d luck to get.
    I expect it to be somewhere between wengue and ebony tonewise, very hard wood, high density, nice lustrous touch, gonna be a solid, fast neckthru.
    :shred:
     
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    The Dovahkiin Dragon-born

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    Wow, that's going to be one gorgeous guitar! I'm excited to see how it turns out.
     
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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    I read a lot about woods, lol.
     
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    The top is awesome! Looking forward to seeing this come to shape.
     
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    metale SS.org Regular

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    Nice woods!

    Where is JP from, Algarve?

    Cheers
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    awesome specs and wood, lovin the redwood
     
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    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    Joao Pessoa is based in Olhao, Algarve, yes.
    I'm gonna be paying him a visit in a few weeks to have d final neck shape made to my exact specifications, that's beyond awesome.

    I was impressed myself with d depth in that top, and Like mister scherzo which watches tonewood blogs instead of porn like the rest of us, I did a lot of research on curly redwood and can't remember seeing one so "alive":p
     
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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Once again, can't wait to see more pics of this build.

    :rofl: I'm a big fan of redwood. I've got a sinker redwood top on one of my guitars, and I'm fairly certain I'll use one again.

    and, I'll just leave this here for you.
    Oregon Wild Wood: Redwood Solid Body Electric Guitar Top Sets
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    its lookin good...

    ...the headstock shape is nice too.
     
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    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    wow! those redwood slabs are wild!
    I just love mine for how perfectly even and symmetrical d curl is, you just don't get that everyday.
     
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    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    I've been updated twice since my last post, so I'm letting you guys know how she's looking today.
    Body wings have been cut to d general shape of d guitar.
    Necktru glued to d wings.
    Top treated and ready to be glued.
    At d moment I'm waiting for d right fretboard, gonna be something special =)

    So... here she his:

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    That HS shape is winrar, as the kids say!
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Looks awesome!



    Wood blogs.....?
    Is that a certain KIND of porn website?
     
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    Strange, I never say that.:scratch:


    Oh... :(


    :lol: But yes I definitely agree, that is a very nice headstock shape.
     
  19. ExhumedShadow

    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    yeah, and sounds like gay porn as well, ahah


    I'm glad you guys like it, I'm gonna keep you updated on d remaining specs.
    Fretboard is ordered already.
     
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    ExhumedShadow dEUs

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    So...

    I haven't been updating this thread because the construction has been interrupted, 'till now.
    The reason to this is that customs are screwing with me and my luthier, long story short We've ordered two different fretboards and none has reached us in over a month...

    In the meanwhile, just as the board is arriving it came to me I should let you guys know what have been done so far.

    Most of the woodwork in now completed, all woods but the head veneer and fretboard are glued in place, electronic cavities drilled, general body shape done, and most exciting the carved on the top is sculpted.

    I'd like to reveal more specs, I will as they come into place, anyways you can already sort out a couple of things.

    H-H configuration
    plenty of electronics
    some sort of fixed bridge
    inspirations for the body shape (?)

    I'm excited to have this in my hands, the body contours turned out better than I expected.

    Here are some pics, as promised, stay tuned, more to come, soooooon!

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