Mahogany and Claro Walnut 7 String Build

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  1. skate

    skate SS.org Regular

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    I have looked at this forum for some time now and have been inspired by a lot of the builds happening on it. I wanted to build a new 7-string for myself, so here we go...

    Specs:
    7 String
    27" scale length
    .125 hipshot bridge
    Hipshot Locking Machine Heads
    BKP Cold Sweat Calibrated Set
    3-Way Toggle, Master Volume
    Eravana or bone nut
    One Piece Mahogany Body
    Claro Walnut Carve Top
    Abalone Strip inlay
    Nicaraguan Rosewood Fretboard (Aged 30 years)
    24 Frets
    5 Piece Flamed Maple neck (Aged 20 years) with Nicaraguan Rosewood Laminates (Same as Fretboard)
    Width of body: 1.5"

    The flamed maple neck will be oiled and the body will be clear nitrocellulose lacquer. When I did some tap tone tests on the fretboard, I about died when I heard the ring and sustain. Thickness sanding the rosewood was awesome, smelled like chocolate the whole time.

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  2. Levi79

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    Those are some choice woods dude. Will be back to check this one out!
     
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    This build does not suck :yesway:

    Looking forward to the future progress pics to come.
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Also, cool build!

    Watching!
     
  5. NUTSguitarchannel

    NUTSguitarchannel Teh 7 djentahh

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    Welcome! Very cool specs indeed. Are you going to leave some of the sapwood on the fretboard?
     
  7. skate

    skate SS.org Regular

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    Thanks Everyone!!

    The sapwood in the blank won't be in the fretboard. I didn't think it would go with the top.

    Here are some more pics of the wood and build process.

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  8. skate

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    [​IMG]Body Curves Update!:hbang:
     

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    Oh wow, I am loving everything about that body.
     
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  10. skate

    skate SS.org Regular

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    Body, Neck and Inlay.

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    zilla Grand Poobah

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    so much want.
     
  12. Levi79

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    Moving along fast! Really liking it dude!
     
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    The inlays remind me of Scantron sheets but it looks awesome! Pretty cool change from offset dots.
     
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    skate SS.org Regular

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    Neck Carve.

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    Levi79 SS.org Regular

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    Maaaan. Dat flame.
     
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    Freaking gorgeous!!!!!! I love that flame maple neck...:_: so pretty....
     
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    skate SS.org Regular

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    Body Work!!

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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    It's looking very nice!!
     
  19. skate

    skate SS.org Regular

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    Finished spraying and buffing a couple of days ago.

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    Wow man. Absolutely beautiful! Was this part of a course of some kind?
     

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