Official Bowes Guitars Thread - Works In Progress

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  1. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars Contributor

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    Been a LOOONG time without an update, so i'll do it properly.

    Here's one that's almost complete and the first one i've had professionally clear coated. More coming!

    26 inch scale, 25 frets
    cocobolo fretboard
    black limba core
    grafted walnut cap and headstock
    BK Aftermaths
    Petrucci 3 way
    all hipshot hardware

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  2. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars Contributor

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    26 inch scale
    25 frets
    scallops 12-25
    Blaze bridge and Evo neck
    All Hipshot hardware
    Petrucci 3 way wired (bridge / bridgeinnercoil+neckinnercoil / neck)
    1 piece swamp ash body
    5 piece neck - 3 piece figured roasted maple + ebony stringers w/ ash headstock
    ebony fretboard

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  3. TDR

    TDR SS.org Regular

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    That heel & cutaway look so ....ing comfortable, not to mention the axes look amazeballs.

    No constructive posting here, just drooling
     
  4. MrYakob

    MrYakob SS.org Regular

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    Heel? What heel! :lol:

    But for real, it is one of the most comfortable designs I've ever played. Total upper fret access :shred:

    Nice to see some more pron from you Brian!
     
  5. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Looking totally awesome, CB!

    I think you need to contact the Canadian Post, though, because I have not received a single guitar yet.











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  6. darren

    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    Man, i love how ash looks on carved tops!
     
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    Bill Stickers GASsy

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    That there is Hulk. God's are puny to it.

    ...you need the rest of the Avengers now.
     
  8. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars Contributor

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    Hi guys,

    almost done this one so i thought i'd get the thread on it started.

    Bookmatched figured ash top and solid figured ash headstock
    Figured massaranduba neck with roasted figured maple stringers and ebony insert
    1 piece roasted ash back
    ebony fretboard
    wenge ferrule ...holder?
    26 inch scale, 25 frets, scalloped 12 - 25
    2 x Custom matched Nordstrand humbuckers
    "Petrucci" 12 pole 3 way....that sounds so wrong.
    1 volume
    Threaded output jack w/ yamaha/jem/whatever cutaway
    Monocoat "citron" finish

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  9. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars Contributor

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    Just put #15 in the can.

    SFLx7
    26 inch scale, 25 frets, 12 - 25 half scalloped
    Bookmatched cocobolo top
    Solid rosewood core
    Rosewood neck with figure maple stringers
    Cocobolo fretboard
    Rosewood headstock with cocobolo cap
    Seymour Duncan Pegasus and Sentient pickups
    All Hipshot hardware
    Petrucci 3 way
    Pushbutton Killswitch
    3 mm Luminlay side indicators

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  10. BlackMastodon

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    The fretboard and headstock cap on that are ridonculous.
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    That whole guitar is beautiful!
     
  12. Cloudy

    Cloudy Dunvegan Guitars Contributor

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    Cant wait to have this beauty in my hands :D
     
  13. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I'm actually kind of ambivalent on the front, it's not really my style. But OH MAN, DAT BACK! :drool:
     
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    Fiction For Mod

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    Man, the attention to detail is crazy, especially with the fretboard blending into the headstock. Can you post some pics on the in stock you posted about on Facebook?
     
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    Cloudy Dunvegan Guitars Contributor

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    I believe this is the in-stock fiction.

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  16. kruneh

    kruneh SS.org Regular

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    That is one stunning instrument!
    Gotta love that neck, and while I´ve always loved the inline Bowes headstock it looks even better with those tuner buttons.
    LSR tuners were always kinda tricky, they worked some time, didn´t work the next time, but the Hipshots should do the trick.

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  17. canuck brian

    canuck brian Bowes Guitars Contributor

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    Hi guys,

    This one is totally finished yet (tuners dont' have the lock down screw drilled yet so they're not lined up yet), so the pics look like they're taken with a potato. The better ones will be coming once i do the music store test and have way better lighting.

    I can't photograph this thing worth a poop, hence the flash on/flash off pics.

    This one comes in at under 6 pounds fully loaded.

    SFLx7
    25 frets, 12-25 scalloped, 26 inch scale
    Tigerwood fretboard
    Figured Myrtlewood top on black limba core
    Lightly figured maple neck with dyed green maple stringers
    Battleworn gold camo BK Aftermaths
    Petrucci 3 way
    3 mm Luminlay indicators

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    Group shot! Doing fretwork on #C014 in case you're wondering why it's all taped up.

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  18. Cloudy

    Cloudy Dunvegan Guitars Contributor

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    Jesus those three look amazing, can't wait to have the cocobolo shred machine here with me :D
     
  19. Durero

    Durero prototyping... Contributor

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    Oh my god those are amazing! :bowdown:

    The cocobolo one is just sexy as f**k
     
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    Riley SS.org Regular

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    Awesome work! Were the neck laminates died before or after shaping the neck?
     

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