NGD: so i built a rgt style guitar, check it out!!!! w/ guest appearance (56K no way)

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by adrock, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    i was gonna tell you guys a bit about my history, but i know how people are. i can't lie, i'm the same way. we just want pictures...

    so pics first, specs later:

    1. the nut is temporary. i'm waiting for my tax return to buy new nut files.

    2. the mini switches will be replaced with black ones, don't worry.

    3. the cavity cover isn't finished yet. waiting on said tax return to buy a new belt sander, so that the matching cavity cover is perfecto.

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    i got the guitar done just in time for a special lesson last week. animals as leaders were in town...

    tosin liked it a lot, and hopefully i'll be building him one just like it in the near future. with a few more strings of course.

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    superstrat style body with black limba wings, and ebony binding
    thin body, at 33mm
    white limba, cocobolo, and wenge neck. with volute.
    satin tru-oil finish
    maccasar ebony fretboard, side inlays only
    25" scale length, in drop b (.062 - .012 d'addario xl)
    22 frets
    tom style roller bridge, string through body
    hipshot locking tuners
    ebony knob
    recessed dunlop strap locks
    bare knuckle nailbomb in the bridge
    dimarzio air norton in the neck
    one volume, three way pickup selector, mini switch for each pickup (just coil splitting, for now)

    this guitar is all wood and metal were possible. no plastic. including the side markers...

    i grew up playing rg's, and i always wanted a rgt style guitar. but i could never afford one. so i started building this a few years ago. i was building drums at the time, and had access to some good equipment. i've been working with wood my whole life, and grew up watching my grandfather build and design acoustics. well i got away from the drum building and moved around a bit, holding onto this beauty until the time was right. and that time is now.

    there's a few minor things that I'm not 100% happy with. mainly the pickup routes being slightly big, and the 19th fret marker that is a little off. but I'm pleased with the way it came out. the next one will be perfect...

    enjoy!!!
     
  2. ItWillDo

    ItWillDo MOUTHOFTHERIVER

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    That looks so incredibly sick. Jesus Christ, nice job!
     
  3. guitarister7321

    guitarister7321 Ibanez

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    I like how the pickups are mounted from the back. That's pretty cool.
     
  4. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    thanks guys!!!!! :D
     
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    flo SS.org Regular

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    The woodwork looks perfect.
    The choice of woods is very unusual, but they fit together really nicely. Great guitar!
     
  6. musikizlife

    musikizlife TCM Softhands

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    thats gorgeous!:bowdown:!
    the choice of woods are perfect.
    Congrats, i'd love to have this guitar!
     
  7. Alberto7

    Alberto7 ΩGJ :3

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    Wow, man, that is one extremely beautiful guitar! I loved the build thread, but I certainly did not expect it to turn out this beautiful! Congratulations! :)
     
  8. JamesM

    JamesM The Armada

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    Holy dicks.
     
  9. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    I didn't catch the build thread... What's with the hole on the top on the bass side of the bridge?
     
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    TimSE Contributor

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    Dude.... :bowdown:
     
  11. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    it's cool, it wasn't mentioned in the build thread. it's called a wormhole. basically it's where a worm burrowed through the tree, and left a nice tunnel behind. some people don't like them, i do :D
     
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    Tree Bald Bear

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    You should give this to me :squint:

    It's hawt.
     
  13. Evil7

    Evil7 LowCrushingMetal

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    Oh thats really nice man.... Excellent work!
     
  14. Philligan

    Philligan The White-Knuckler Contributor

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    I love that huge volute :yum:
     
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    goth_fiend SS.org Regular

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    that is one sick piece of work man, Im impressed:yesway:
     
  16. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    I think I'll say it one more time. I'm in love with this guitar.
     
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    skyeDCCCXX SS.org Regular

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    Loving this guitar man. I want one!!!
     
  18. UltraParanoia

    UltraParanoia SS.org Regular

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    Wow! You should go into business
     
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    ZackP3750 SS.org Regular

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    That is fucking beauty-full. Very nice work!! How much would you ask for that if you were to business?
     
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    drenzium SS.org Regular

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    fucking beautiful man, nice work
     

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