My Blackmachine-inspired 8 string build

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  1. joaocunha

    joaocunha A nomad Contributor

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    Hey, folks!

    It's been a while since I created a thread about my 6 string Blackmachine-inspired build and unfortunately that project is temporarily offline. Hope to get it running again someday soon.

    Anyway, there's some good news. I've been working with another luthier for my first 8 string build, so I'll let you guys see how it's going. Its more of a Blackmachine rip-off than an inspiration itself, but in a neck through fashion.

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    - Mahogany body, neck and wings;
    - 27" Jacarandá da Bahia (brazilian rosewood) fingerboard;
    - Spalted Maple top, matching headstock and controls cavity cover;
    - Black Bareknuckle Pickups Warpig 8 set;
    - Black + anodized gold Sperzel locking tuners;
    - Black Hipshot fixed bridge;
    - Graphtech nut;

    Some very exotic looking piece of Jacarandá da Bahia. It's the center part of the wood, we call it "Brancal" here in Brazil, don't remember how it's called in english. That part of the wood is pretty soft, but its more than useable in a fingerboard.
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    Beautiful piece of Spalted Maple I had to import through eBay. I always digged spalted maple tops :lol:
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    They look alike, I think:
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    joaocunha A nomad Contributor

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    Progress!
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    Dayum! that is some nice spalt!
     
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    Now it just needs finishing.

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    What do you guys think?
     
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    holy crap that wood is sexy
     
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    crg123 SS.orgLocalArchitect

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    Dude that looks awesome, you should do some sort of oil finish over it to emphasize the wood grain and make it look more alittle darker. That's just my opinion, it amazing looking though.
     
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    Thank you! That's what is about do be done next :)
     
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    crg123 SS.orgLocalArchitect

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    !!! Can't wait, I' glad you were planning that! Its going to loook soooo awesome with an oil finish over it!

    I see alittle imperfections on the back, is it possible to sand those dents out on the back? The only reason I mention is its a shame, considering the quality of the build. You should redo the control plate too. Like I said the only reason I mention these is because I love this guitar so much. Best of luck! I hope to see more of your builds! Hell once you perfect your technique, I'd considering buying one I'm that impressed!
     
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    That is looking damn good! Love that top.
     
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    That fingerboard is tits.
     
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    Sure do, sir! When I said "needs finishing", I meant a lot of sanding and them oiling and coating. A faded finish would be my choice, but this piece of spalted maple is really fragile.
     
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    What the hell? Do you build for a living? That thing is amaaaazing! And you win all sorts for that (lack of a) neck heel!
     
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    joaocunha A nomad Contributor

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    Sorry I didn't make that clear. I used the word "luthier" which means "builder". The guy is named Cleder Peruzzo, you can check out his work here: Peruzzo Custom Guitars . Caxias do Sul
     
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    I wants ones!!!!!! :bowdown:
     
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    Oh, my bad. For some reason I read that that was your second personal build. :lol: Whew! But sweet guitar at any rate!
     
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    That looks very sexy... I think I'd have gone with a more personal take on the headstock, though. Like Stinnett did. A question, though: The lines on the back- are those veneer strips with light/dark grain transitions, or wonky glue lines? I'm guessing and hoping for the former.
     
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    wow, that fretboard is beautiful. would love to have something like that!
     
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    THAT HEEL! Or the lack thereof rather...
     
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    Normally I am not a fan of gold hardware but holy SHIT do those tuners looks classy!! Awesome looking fiddle, my man.
     
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    Part of me wants to see that bound in black...
     

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