NGD: my first build :)

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  1. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    as some of you may know i am doing a luthiery course this year and i am loving it. i recently finished my first guitar- a tele style guitar :) just a warning, i have a shit camera and it was my first build, so is a bit rough around the edges.
    specs are as follows:
    -kaorie pine body
    -quartersawn maple/rosewood/quartersawn maple neck
    - carbon fibre rod (no truss rod_
    -rosewood fretboard with 21 frets
    -the cheapest pickups we could get.
    -the cheapest bridge i have ever seen.

    all in all i am very happy with my first build, the neck is nice a think and gets some nice twang :)
    onto the pictures!
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    i hope you enjoyed my thread :)
     
  2. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    Force Jackson Addict

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    "Rough around the edges?" Where? It looks great to me, & this definitely is not my style of axe. I grade you an A+.

    Problem you have now is beating that effort, best of luck.
     
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  5. AcousticMinja

    AcousticMinja String Theorist

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    Sweet looking tele. Loving the edges and that green. :) Nice contour, too.
    Loving that stripe as well! Hey, if it plays well you should replace those pickups and rock it out! :metal:
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    thanks guys! i am thinking i will replace the pickups a bit later on
     
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    ChronicConsumer SS.org Regular

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    Looks like you did a pretty good job! Well done!
     
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    that looks great, I would definitely buy one of your guitars if you start making them. Love the back cap on the headstock and the color is awesome !
     
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  9. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    thanks man! i am really happy with how the neck turned out
     
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    Empryrean Undecided forever

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    hey man, congrats on this. it's helluva lot better than my first guitar, thats for sure :lol:
     
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    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    thanks man! i did have two experienced luthiers in ben stewart and ian noyce looking over my shoulder during the build, so i cant take all the credit :lol:
     
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    Nice job dude. Loving the color choice.
     
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    look like production my friend great job!
     
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    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    Well done sir! :yesway:
     
  15. straightshreddd

    straightshreddd Dat Dood

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    Dude, that's sick, man. Congrats
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master

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    That back cap on the headstock is something I don't think I've seen before. Does anyone else do that? Not that this needs validation... Just curious.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Sweeps and Chugs

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    nice i dig it man alot.
     
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  18. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    i have not seen it before, but im sure someone out there would do it. the rosewood on the back of the headstock actually started as a mistake, and i bandsawed the headstock too thin and i needed to add 2-3mm to it so that the tuners would fit properly. i am happy with how it turned out though :)
     
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  19. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Again, great work on this axe! And ummm, what else did you say you would be building on the course?

    I've seen it a couple of times on PG, couple of Viks, and on another build here. Not too common, but certainly a really nice touch.
     
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  20. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    we will also be building an acoustic, and if we have time another electric of our own design. i started on the acoustic last week :)
     

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