Kemp Guitars UK Build Thread #2 - Progress and Completion

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  1. JimF

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    Jealous? Extremely! Lol.
    I was in a right grump on New Years Day haha.
    Even though it’s not typical Kemp it’s good to throw something new into the mix and who knows it might catch the eye of new customers
     
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    That stained Sapele (thru-neck build) has now seen some Tru-Oil...

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    In full...

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    Also got this one out on "the blanket" just needing a setup now...

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    Played around with some Pale Moon Ebony today :) More on this build soon...

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    How many strings?
     
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    'Fraid not... Just the 6 but I hope that the pending appearance of Leopardwood will make up for that :)

    Proportionally, can you imagine the size of the fretwire on that if that neck was wide enough to accommodate 9 strings!!! :eek:
     
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    That white DC3 now ready to go. I wasn't sure about this body shape after making the Sapele archtop prototype in October. I said back then that I'd have to make another and paint it... Here it is and I'm happier with it now.

    DC3 #2: Alder body (flat top), 3-piece Wenge/Sapele neck (bolt-on), African Ebony fretboard (25.5" scale length), Gotoh fixed bridge/381 tuners, Irongear "Steam Hammer" pickups, coil split mini-switch, matte Signal White PU finish and only six strings!!!

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    That’s a really handsome guitar. A unique take on an old favourite
     
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    wow love that! wish i could afford it!
     
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    Nice, aye? Do you have a budget at all? If so, drop me an email and let's see if and what's possible :)
     
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    haven't been on much lately because of the holidays, but it looks like your still building some nice axes.

    really diggin some of your wood choices lately
     
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    Happy new year, M3CHK1LLA.

    Thanks, will be working with this PME and Leopardwood custom DC quite a bit very soon. The Ziricote top DC is almost finished too so look out for that one over the next week or two as well :)
     
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    Still love your stuff, maybe one day I'll have the funds to place an order. Keep it up! That DC3 shape is awesome a 7 would look sick!
     
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    Thanks cip 123 :)

    Funnily enough, I was telling someone on my Facebook page yesterday that I will do 7-string version of the DC3 very soon... Watch this space!
     
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    It's a great shape for it, I love those offset style bodies. Designing one myself actually...just gotta figure out the CAD software properly :scratch:
     
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    Yeah, quite popular. The DC3 is derived from my DC which has always been my most requested body shape. You'll have to give me a shout (and a link) if you're going to be running a thread on your design/build :)
     
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    It'll be a while before that I think as I'm still figuring out the software basically but the design is pretty much all thought out, though if you're interested I could email you, I'd appreciate input from an actual builder. If you're not too busy that is :)
     
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    I'd be happy to take a look at it for you. The email is matt@kempguitars.co.uk
     
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    Custom 8-string Half-fan Multiscale DC with Tru-Oil finished Ziricote/Sapele body and Wenge/Maple thru-neck... on the blanket for fretwork and assembly [​IMG]

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    Working on this classy metal machine today and it's finished, bar setup. Full pics hopefully tomorrow...

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