NGD String Theory 8.

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  1. pondman

    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    Finished this one today. Just needs a little tweaking and the saddle height screws shortening.
    Build thread here http://sevenstring.org/threads/8-string-in-the-works.328543/
    a few pics have been deleted by the Flickr take over.

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  2. pondman

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    [​IMG]029 by [​IMG]030 by [​IMG]031 by [​IMG]032 by [url=https://
     
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    Congrats, man. That's one hell of a mashup, love the drop-knobs and your necks are always killer! And don't even get me started about that ferret blank... :mike:
     
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    Jesus, man. You never fail to create a gorgeous guitar. Props! \m/
     
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    You prop up humanity and make the world better.
     
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    Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous!
     
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    Damn, just damn.
     
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    Beautiful! Nicely original. I’m pretty sure this model will be replicated for standard issue to the musicians of the USS Enterprise.
     
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    Immense build as usual!
     
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    amazing work!
     
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    That's an insane build, love the inlays across the board, body, and headstock. And that "F" hole is great!
     
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    Reminds me of a deep sea monster or an ancient battleaxe, monstrous either way! :yesway:
     
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    erdiablo666 Do not go Djently

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    The world needs more you. Goddamn that's hot.
     
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    God dammit, anyway! I'd want that for the artistic value, alone. That's amazing! No joke - you should consider making furniture. I bet you could make some KILLER stuff!
     
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    Beautiful and stunning.
    I especially like the top horn strap button position, horn tip aesthetics are ruined by putting the button right on the tip. Placing it under instead of on the back allows using a hardcase.

    Please excuse me mentioning this, i think about balance mechanics a lot. The rear strap button position is the worst position for balance and will tend to shift the guitar to the left. Better would be on the guitar centreline near the bridge or even a little lower, level with bridge lower edge.
     
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    pondman Build Whore. Contributor

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    I understand your point but the balance is just fine.
     
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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    Impressive work! Well done!
     
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    love the shape looks like it would be a blast to play sitting or standing, neck fingerboard and head stock are insane as well.

    What pickups did you put in it?
     
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    True craftsmanship. Very impressive.
     
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