My alder S7

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  1. scott from _actual time_

    scott from _actual time_ grumpy old man Contributor

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    (diverted from http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24725, so i don't hijack Heavy Ed's thread any more than i already have....)

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    thanks, dudes! it's routed for a Lo-Pro 7, i just did the rout really shallow to leave as much wood as possible. actually too shallow--i'm gonna have to shim the neck a bit.

    that is the final finish, nitro laquer over stain, but that pic was taken halfway through the wetsanding, so the glossy shine hasn't come in yet. i need to take some new pics.

    DarkWolf, the neck single is the Anderson i have, that has a big bar magnet glued across the bottom. it sounded really bright and clear when i did the test assembly. the body wasn't finished then, and i had the pickup wired straight to the output jack beacuse i didn't want to install the pots, but hopefully it'll still sound that good with the finish and the volume pot.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    :drool: That is going to be sweet :yesway:
     
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    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

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    Whats up with the switch hole. Is some sort of different switch going there or is that just what it looks like under the plastic cover?
     
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    Looks nice dude. Lots of pics when it's finished.
     
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    Heavy Ed singlecoil goodness

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    Very nice, can't wait to see it finished!:cool: :shred:
     
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    scott from _actual time_ grumpy old man Contributor

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    thanks dudes. yeah, that rectangular switch hole is what it looks like underneath the little black plastic S-series switch mount thingy.
     
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    :yesway: but i don't like the single pup on the neck. But it's your guitar, you have to enjoy it like you want.

    BTW we want a lot of pictures when the guitar's finished!
     
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    String Seraphim The Walkin' Dude

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    Very classy so far and I really dig single coils. Hope everything goes smoothly with the construction. :yesway:
     
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    I always thought Ibanez should build S series guitars from some woods other than mahogany. A maple bodied S7 would be awesome.

    That guitar should be pretty damn cool.
     
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    Don't say that too loud, they'll start building them out of basswood, just to spite us.:spock:
     
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    scott from _actual time_ grumpy old man Contributor

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    thanks! all the wetsanding and polishing is done; i just need to assemble it.

    like this? :) this one's not contoured yet, but that's on my list to do. it weighs a freakin ton!
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    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Lookin' really nice, Scott! I can't wait to see it when it's finished. :agreed:
     
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    :drool:

    Pretty please put a maple board on that.
     
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    NegaTiveXero .... Your Face! Contributor

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    Isn't that a warmoth body?

    If not, it looks damn close.
     
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    scott from _actual time_ grumpy old man Contributor

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    nope, that's an S7 body i'm building from a giant maple board. it's not contoured yet, and i haven't routed for the recessed trem, so it doesn't look exactly like an S at this point. but it will be, eventually.

    but not with a maple fingerboard--sorry, Drew. :) on bright-sounding bodies, i like a mellower fingerboard wood like rosewood.

    i'll take that as a compliment!
     
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    You should. You're fucking good.
     
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    scott from _actual time_ grumpy old man Contributor

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    thanks very much, but a lame camera and weak lighting hide a multitude of sins. :) i'm best at the routing, so the raw bodies look good; i'm not so great at the finishing, so they look less good the further along i get.
     
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    Scott that maple bodied S7 will be stunning when it's done. It's even a SSH pickup config. I want it.
     
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    hot!
     

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