My 6 string based on Hammett's KH2

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  1. Racius

    Racius New Member

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    Hello, my name is Andrej, I am from Slovakia and I am 19 year old. I started building my own guitar when I was 16. I was nearly inspired by Kirk Hammett's ESP KH-2 from end of 80's. I don't like this guitarist, but his guitars are quite suitable for my taste.
    What is more, I have never seen before that someone was copying this KH2.

    So let's show it:
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    Neck is made of traditional maple. This piece came from slovak forests. I got it from local luthier Milan Číž. ( Milan Ciz Guitars co.)

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    And traditional alder body. I took it from Milan Číž too.

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    Then my uncle routed thruss-rod channel for me and I made basic-raw shape of headstock.

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    Hardware has arrived ! I took it from most famous slovak luthier Rudolf Sivčák ( Sollerguitars )

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    Esential work. I had to be absolutely precious in drawing fret distances.
    Rosewood is also from Sivčák.

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    Glued fretboard. Madness to glue it without help :mad:

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    One month of working. I was making it for afternoons in my free time.
     
  2. Racius

    Racius New Member

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    Time for make an inlay :agreed: I used white teflon despite opinions that it is ugly.

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    Sanded fretboard. Rosewood dust was everywhere !!

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    Fretworks. Painful work:wallbash:
     
  3. Racius

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    Shaping the neck

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    Shaping the headstock

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    Time for finish. I used nitrocelullose and I regret it till nowadays. Dirty, nasty work, it take a lot of time for dry. :mad: (there's my dad in the photo)

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    Love that guitar man! How did you route out the fretboard for the inlays? And how did you shape the neck?
     
  6. Racius

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    The neck was shaped by rasp, then softer rasper, I measured it ony by eyes and feelings in my hand :D

    I obtained a lot of criticism about the inlay, many people don't like skulls and bones and many people don't like this white material, well, it is some plastic.:rolleyes:

    Firstly I shaped skull or bone using router, knife and rasper and then I cut the same form in the fretboard. Using sharp knife.
    The same technology used 100 years ago, Milan Číž advised me this.

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  7. 777

    777 SS.Org's Irish Guy

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    That turned out pretty awesome man =]
     
  8. beneharris

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    ya that really looks sweet! good job :yesway:
     
  9. metallidude3

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    Way to go dude that looks really good. I always liked the kh2
     

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