New UK member, and my guitar build!

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  1. Prostheta

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    Hey all! A few people may recognise my nick from the Project Guitar forums. Tis me. :rolleyes:

    Anyway. I'm a player and builder from sleepy dullard Lincoln in the UK. I've been playing for a good 18 years, and building for 3. I'm not normally a 7-stringer, but whether it's 6 strings, 8, 5 or 4 I do love a great taut chunky low end.

    I'm a complete rocket scientist (i'll learn anything just because it's there to be learnt), a dab hand with CAD and 3D modelling suites, plus i'm a practicing Thai boxer training under the UK IKF light middleweight champion. Shame i'm a heavyweight. Every loves to see a fat man fighting though :agreed:

    I registered here as i'm looking for opinions and real-world user opinions on pickups to use in my latest project. I'll do a full build thread elsewhere, but for the purposes of introduction i'll do a little on where i'm at with 7-strings!

    Here's a taster of my project "Dark Sabre".

    - modified mahogany Ibanez Sabre body
    - honduran mahogany neck with central wenge lamination and all-wenge headstock
    - Gaboon ebony fingerboard self bound in black ABS
    - pearl dot inlays and side markers
    - gold Evo fretwire with clipped tangs and semi-hemi fret ends
    - TOM bridge with string through body ferrules
    - 24 frets over a 26.75" scale with a zero fret
    - partial "wave scalloping" between 12th and 24th frets inclusive

    The guitar isn't complete yet. Just needs the clearcoating over the colour coats, curing and polishing up. That and pickups :idea:

    Initial inlaying mockup idea.
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    Rendered 3D mockup of the "wave scalloping" (click thumb for larger).
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    Rendered 3D mockup of the complet-ish guitar (click thumb for larger).
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    Rendered 3D mockup of the headstock (click thumb for larger).
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    Wave scalloping polished out.
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    Fretwork in progress...
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    ...and completed!
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    ZALGO COMES.:fawk:
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    Oh yes, and here's one I made earlier:

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    PS. Sorry if I broke any "max. images per post" rules....
     
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    so what's that? like a semi-scalloped board? that looks really cool! :yesway:
     
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    Hey guys - thanks for popping by and hefting me onboard!
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    Konfyouzd: Yep - it's a semi-scalloped board, and I saw the idea used by Perry Ormsby on one of his builds. It's by no means an original innovation, but since i've been playing more solo stuff recently it kind of hit home how useful and appropriate it is instead of full-width scalloping.

    Patrick: Nice to see my first fellow PG'er here on SS.org

    On second thought, SS.org sounds a little weird, doesn't it?

    Right. Off to sort my profile out then.
     
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    Nice to see you here :) I did try to post some of my stuff in that forum but its like 100000000000000000000000000000000 times slower (less active) then ss.org haha

    ss.org rules :agreed:
     
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    so i'm guessing the semi scallop is solely for helping dig in for bends on higher strings? and is that a cheaper mod? i think it both looks cool and useful. i'd be highly interested in something like that on a couple of my axes.
     
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    Mc Giver is here [​IMG] :agreed:
     
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    Hahahaha! That's my approach to building....the scalloping was cut in using some 80 grit paper DST'ed to a Berol marker pen. Worked perfectly! MyGyver could get anything sorted with a paperclip, bag of salt and an orange. Like the A-Team crossed with Houdini.

    Konfyouzd: Yeah, it's basically because you only dig in on the higher strings, plus when you get to the top frets they are so close together, you're unlikely to contact the board apart from at the edge. Lower down, you have more flexibility so resistance from the board is less of a factor. Hence the wave.
     
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    very nice. so that's a possible DIY mod...
     
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    Can't see why not. It would be more difficult with frets in, although a bit of masking tape or just putting sandpaper on less of the marker's face would be possible. I've actually considered this for my Ibanez S1540.
     
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    did i see the biohazard one on UG wayyyyyyy back?

    I always thought that headstock was cool
     
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    Your Biohazard inlays are sweeet, man. I especially love the first fret. :D

    Welcome dude.
     
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    Nice stuff and welcome, man!
     
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    ^ Agreed, those are some sick inlays :agreed:
     
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    that 7 and 8 are sick as hell!

    do you build just for yourself, or do you also take orders?
     
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    :wavey: Welcome to the forum! :metal:
     
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    Thanks everyone - that's a great welcome :-D
    Much fun will be had here, i'm sure!

    Damigu: I only build for myself as I no longer have the workshop space I used to have, plus i'm not a pro.
     
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    Yay, a Lincolnite :welcome:

    Lovely looking work by the way :)
     
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    Cheers Dave!

    I'm actually from Hull, but one of the few "Hullensians" that dare to leave their insular little bubbles and mess with the rest of the world :-D
     

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