Knightro Guitars 2016

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  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    that v is looking good...

    have you ever done an explorer/destroyer shape?
     
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    KnightroExpress Guitar Nerd Vendor

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    Thank you!

    I've not done anything beyond sketches for an Explorer/Destroyer style...though if there's some interest, I'll happily develop a full design for one.
     
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    So I was doing a bit of sketching around an Explorer-style concept, and inspiration struck pretty hard.

    Here we go, it's tentatively named the Exploder (but that'll likely change)

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    I'd love to hear your thoughts, SSO!
     
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    Looks massive, and pretty awesome.

    But more importantly, that purple metallic paint!! :scream:
     
  5. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Guitar Nerd Vendor

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    Thanks dude! I'll build that with any number of strings, straight or multiscale. If anyone is into it, you know where to find me :D

    Went to a local lumberyard today and just had to grab this chunk of padauk.

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    I'm gonna use it for something big and mean....think Sauron's own 8-string.

    ...yes, I am a tremendous nerd.
     
  6. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    oh my....that looks killer! i like what you did with the lower horn too.

    i have an 83-85(?) destoyer dt-555bk that is black with, white binding. i always thought it would look great in reverse.

    so how many people would have to sign up to make this shape happen?
     
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    Well hey, thank you!

    I love old Ibanez guitars, yours sounds sweet! I think that white with black binding would look killer on this shape.

    I'm not worried about minimums...if you like this design, let's make it happen :metal:
     
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    @M3CHK1LLA - I decided to try a render with your paint scheme, I think it looks badass.

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    Something like this?
     
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    That looks like something a cyborg James Hetfield would play in a futuristic Metalocalypse type show about Metallica.
     
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  11. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    dude! that looks great!

    pm sent
     
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    Hahaha that's awesome! I'd totally watch that show.

    Thank you!

    Thanks bud! PM replied :D
     
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    I decided to have a bit of fun before going back to painting and fretwork for the coming weeks:

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    ....I might be listening to the Doom soundtrack too much.
     
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    KnightBrolaire tinkerer/aspiring builder/8 string hoarder

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    oooh is that a paduak or bubinga body? I love the color of it contrasted with the wenge top.
     
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    Yep, you nailed it: padauk. One of my favorite woods to work with!
     
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    agreed on the padauk. in my limited working so far padauk has been my favorite to work with. very interested to see how this one turns out. great work.
     
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    Thank you!

    More sanding and such for other projects, but I had to do a bit of work (and take pics!) of this one:
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    Current weight is (no lie) 6.66lb . Heavy, though quite appropriate.
     
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    Pearl purple 7 update: dots and frets are in! Neck carve starts tomorrow.

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    Hey SSO! I'm a little light on pictures this week, I've mainly been sanding and attending to little stuff that doesn't really translate well in a photographic sense.

    Neck carve on the pearl purple 7 is about 98% done, just down to sanding and tiny refinements:

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    Something fun to look forward to:
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