Knightro Guitars 2016

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  1. KnightroExpress

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    Little update for today: got the fretboard trimmed and binding scraped on the ash/walnut guitar.

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    A lot of routing done today, this guitar is 4.6lb as it sits right now.

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    God dammit I miss the like button. Great work!
     
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    A bit of work on the neck:

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    It still needs some blending in the heel and volute transition areas and overall scraping/refinement, but it feels nice so far.
     
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    A lot of little things today, most weren't really picture material.

    However, I did bookmatch some wenge for the upcoming 8 string:

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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    looks like it has a natural fade/burst from one end to the other.

    what direction is the guitar going? don't think you could go wrong either way.
     
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    Yeah, it's a pretty cool piece, I like the little mountain shape in the middle. I'm leaning toward keeping more of the tighter dark grain, but still having trouble deciding. I'll take a pic and post it when I finally figure it out :D
     
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    Dude...... Nice.

    Forgive my lo res image and slap dash outlining/Perspective correction, but I think it would look amazing as below (providing this is the body shape it is used for):

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    No worries dude! That's pretty much exactly what I'm gonna do :)
     
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    Hardware has arrived for the ash/walnut six string:

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    Installed Jescar 58118SS fretwire:
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    Made a matching walnut backplate and started the final sanding process:
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    Started body prep for the multi 8 and chose a top orientation:
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    At this point in the ash/walnut build I'm just sanding a lot, so there's not really much to photograph. Here's a few little things I can show:

    I've gone and installed machine screw inserts for the pickup mounting points, made a walnut backplate from the remainder of top material, and painted the control cavity with shielding paint.

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    I'm waiting on paint and decals for the ash/walnut 6, so I've been doing a bit of work on the maple 7 and retro V.

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    Starting another V!

    Here's the first day's batch of pics, just a bunch of cutting, sanding and routing.:
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    Thanks for taking a look!
     
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    Another 6 string body ready to be carved:

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    im diggin those v's, is there a huge difference in price between a bolt-on and neck-thru?
     
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    Hey, thank you! Nope, no significant price difference. PM me and we can chat if you'd like :yesway:
     
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    A bit of an update on the surf green Pulsar:

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    So excited for this one!
     
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    Thanks bud, me too!

    I did some more paint testing today....

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    Binding scraped, pickguard made, neck thickness/back taper is set.

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