Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2 - Progress and Completion

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    Finished... Our 1980s San Dimas Super-strat inspired "DS", left-handed version with archtop body. Alder body, Maple/Wenge neck, Indian Rosewood fretboard (24 frets), Gotoh hardware and Super Distortion pup. Available to buy now if anyone would like it. Can be shipped from end of next week (05/10/17) after final checks and setup. Sadly, I cannot ship outside of the UK. Message or email for more information and/or payment details.

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    that looks really nice...once again, great job

    whats the story on the v?
     
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    Thank you, sir :)

    The Buckeye V? Sorry, not sure what you mean by what's the story on it :p
     
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    Prototype DC-III ready for assembly - still not sure whether I like it or not. Fantastic upper fret access and lightweight for a Sapele body (archtop). Neck is Maple and Wenge 3-piece with Makore fretboard. Gotoh TOM bridge/381 tuners and Kent Armstrong Super Distortion (bridge)/STH-1 (neck) pickups. Will be finishing this one up and testing it out over the next couple of days, but it can be reserved now if you'd like to own it.

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    Prototype DC-III finished and setup. Plays (shreds) seamlessly with excellent upper fret access and superb high gain tone from those Kent Armstrongs... And that's if I do say so myself [​IMG] Keeping it back for a week to settle but it can be yours if you'd like it - email or message me to discuss pricing.

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    by story, i mean is being built for someone or you or for stock?
     
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    Ah, sorry I gotcha now. This is a custom order - I wouldn't work with Buckeye Burl out of choice :D Will be going to the US when finished.
     
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    Latest on that custom KR3 (V)... Ready for hardware mounts and routs... Just waiting for pickup (custom 16 degree angled BKP Painkiller) and ABM 3210's...

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    And finally tonight: our DC3 prototype is now in auction - our last prototype sale for the foreseeable future. Already a sh@te-load of interest but still going for a steal - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172911787801 This one can be shipped worldwide - no CITES restrictions.
     
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    ^^ That blue leftie SD is now red and has been given a neck pup - you're not going mad ;)

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    Whilst waiting to get that Buckeye V finished, here's a quick round of "name that wood". A small selection of fretboard blanks just delivered for my next batch of builds (customs and a stock)...

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    Hi Matt! A question: what would be the ball-park price for a DC just like the green one you did, but with standard scale (no fan)? Approx turn-around time?
    I'm more or less kicking tires at the moment, so it didn't make much sense to have you g through a full custom quote excercise.

    Thank you!
     
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    Hey,
    A like-for-like copy of that DC would set you back approximately £1300 plus shipping. I'm also taking orders on a semi-custom batch that would cover that guitar near identical for £1200 plus shipping. Always happy to discuss the spec in detail and tailor to you exactly when you've made a decision on if and when to order a custom guitar, so please feel free to stay in touch :)
     
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    Arrived at the workshop: BKP Painkiller w/ Aged Cream coils and custom 16 degree baseplate for the Buckeye 8-string KR3...

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    The KR3 has since been shot with clear and now curing nicely.

    Whilst I wait for that, started on the next batch of custom builds - lefty DC, 7-string DC3 and 8-string thru-neck DC - all using two of my favourite woods (Sapele and Wenge)...

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    Thank you!
     
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    Geometry 101... Scarf joint angles for multiscale (left- and right-handed) and single-scale (90 degree scarf)

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    No problem, always happy to help out :)
     
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    It's that time again, the blanket is out! Won't be too long now before this one is finished...

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    Although I did have to dedicate some time today to admiring this Ziricote drop-top that arrived from the US over the weekend. Love this stuff and this top is going on one of three new custom builds just started - 8-string multiscale DC (Wenge/Maple thru-neck, Sapele wings, Bocote fretboard, BKP and Hipshot hardware)... Watch this space for updates [​IMG]

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    Finished: Custom 8-string KR3 - Buckeye Burl top on Swamp Ash body (wings), Wenge/Maple 3-piece thru-neck, Marblewood fretboard, ABM 3210s, Hipshot Grip-lock, BKP Painkiller (custom 16 degree baseplate) w/ aged cream coils...

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