King v and RR body differences

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    I've built 6 string Jackson RR style guitar before and now I need king v style 7 string guitar. I was wondering could I use body jig from RR for king v? There are some differenced like center of RR body is not on the "lowest" part of wings, but in king v it is (I think). But is long wing in RR about same size as wings in king v? I didn't find any plans for king v to compare with.

    I'll do jig for king v, but should I use RR jig (long wing) as guideline? Neck is wider for 7 string (also headstock) and I need to take that also for consideration.

    Any other hints?
     
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    The long wing on the rr is larger than the kv wings. I believe jackson made a few "double rhoads" guitars which had two of the larger wings.
     
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    A "double" rhoads symmetrically mirrors the longest horn of the rhoads v shape and ends up being larger then the normal king v, as said above. So if you want an exact King v outline, look elsewhere, but to me the double rhoads is the "king of kings" and is amazing if all you require is a badass v shape :hbang:
     
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    That's perfect. :yesway:
     
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    Thanks! I think I'll do new jig just by using old RR jig, because it doesn't have to be exact. Then modificate it a little bit. "King of kings" really was great idea and I'll keep that in mind, when I do the new jig. I'll post some pictures later.
     
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    Wow almost year since posting. Guitar is almost done. Today I put couple string on it and amazed by that Schaller Hannes bridge. Nut, electronics and maybe some string trees are yet to be done, but it's always fun to hear first notes, even without proper setup. Randy was my second guitar and King is fifth. I really like to play with Randy, but King is just way ahead. I'll finish this King and play it for couple days, and then it goes to client. IMG_20180204_191058_pieni.jpg IMG_20180204_191114_pieni.jpg
     
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    And here are some heavy notes. Sorry about video sync. I did lot of work trying to put it together somehow before publishing. I gave guitar to client next day and after that I opened this video...

    I did my best and I don't have video editing skills.
     
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    Also, don't feel bad about delayed posts. It's been more than two years since I started my RR and King V builds :)
     
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    Thanks! Time flies by :D.
     
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