Knightbrolaire's build thread

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    I'm currently working on a couple of builds so I thought it'd be easier just to lump em all in here.
    gold sparkle destroyer:
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    beveled superstrat thingy

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    RG550 inspired tele build
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    Doing a test burst over my failed headless build (I'll be taking another crack at it later)
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    Not pictured: other headless prototypes and 8 string destroyer body that I'm too lazy to route right now.
    Also have a black beauty jazzmaster I'm working on but I keep fucking up the painting/it's too cold to spray 2k. There's a separate thread for that one.
     
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    I really like the look of that headless build, what happened to it?

    Also, definitely looking forward to seeing that jazzmaster finished up
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    I never routed the cavities and my measurements were off for the the tuners/string spacing so it would've ended up a 7 string instead of an 8 string like I wanted. A lot of other stuff went wrong too. It was easier just to cut my losses than try to finish that particular build. I'll definitely be doing another guitar like that one though, it's just such a comfy shape.
     
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    While part of building guitars is fixing mistakes, I think it's important to know when something is too far gone. What you lost in time and materials was made up for easily in experience! Plus you've already discovered a good test platform to work on other things like finishing! Will the neck pickup in the destroyer stay sparkly or was it masked over before spraying?
     
  5. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    Yeah I definitely learned a lot from the headless build, especially about finishes/clear coats.
    the cavities are going to stay sparkly, mostly due to it being a huge pain to remove the glitter from the cavities lol. I'm putting black fishman fluence pickups in to give it some contrast.
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    decided to tweak the strandberg. painted the back/sides matte black and scraped the edge for natural binding look (still in progress so everything's looking pretty rough).
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    also getting closer to finishing my RFR tele, RFR is such a hard color to photograph. In person it's essentially reddish/orange but on camera it comes across as way more orange (or pink if I use the flash).
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    Here's one of the headless designs I'm playing around with. The upper horn is going to be jutting forward more with less recurve in the next iteration and the carve/bevels will be cleaner now that I have an idea of what I want.
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Oh that strandberg looks great now. Love the faux binding.
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    The faux binding definitely helps give some visual contrast.
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    I have poor impulse control, hence why it's dyed before I routed it. Still, it's going to look fucking killer.
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    yeah so this happened.
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Candy paint over the top?
     
  12. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    Red leather dye. I've got to sand it back some for the next colors
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    sealed it with some tru-oil.
    waiting on parts for the rfr tele.
    it's -13F here so I'm not even going to bother trying to clear coat the explorer or the strandberg right now.
     
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    jeez that tru oil has made that look great.

    Also, that Strandberg from earlier in the thread...was that a "real" strandberg?. Because if so, you are much much braver than me to refinish such an expensive guitar. Im assuming it isnt, but cudos if it is.

    #massivecojones
     
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    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    Yeah the tru oil really made the top pop. It's my favorite part of doing finishes, seeing them under clear coat/oil and how much prettier they get.
    it is a real strandberg. go check out my refinish or ngd threads about it. It's a s7g custom shop boden. I was sick and fucking tired of seeing boring ass ikea table topped strandbergs.
     
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    Holy shit that tru oil turned that top up to 11.
     
  17. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    ordered some more dayglo paint, an HH template and another jazzmaster body. I'm not terribly motivated to make the neck for the poplar topped guitar right now. RGA8 body is getting routed/grain filled/painted in the next couple of days.
    blackout RGA8 neck (dyed the neck and fretboard black):
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    superstrat backside (dyed black) :
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    Whoa, dude! I had no idea you were building. This is impressive stuff!
     
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    More pics of this please! It got real serious real quick! Those leather dyes, is that analine dye? It’s sick!!!
     
  20. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire self-appointed sso pickup tester

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    yep angelus leather dyes are aniline. I'll post up more pics tomorrow in some natural light.
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