Second build: Multi-scale Seven

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  1. Taylor

    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    25-26.5" Scale length
    Neck-Through Body
    Neck: 5 piece Walnut/Maple
    Body: Still undecided, maybe Swamp Ash again
    Fretboard: Cocobolo
    Top: Figured, Quilty/Burlish Maple
    Bridge: Hipshot Singles
    Tuners: Hipshot Locking
    Pickups: Homebrew
    Finish: Tru-Oil back and neck, dyed top

    Alright all I have for you guys in the way of pictures is my drawing at the moment.

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    The shape is still being tweaked right now, and I might change up the bevels/contours.

    I'll get more pics up tomorrow of the wood.
     
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    Woot!

    It's awesome to see this thing getting started already!

    This hobby is infectious in the best way possible. You and many others here have inspired me to take on my own build. I can't wait...

    Godspeed goodsir! :hbang:
     
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    Seems like a nice plan man. I'd prefer the lower horn just a bit smaller but that's just a personal opinion!
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Thanks! I hope to see your build up here soon! :yesway:

    That is definitely one of the tweaks that's in the works.

    Wood pics coming soon. Guitar wood that is. :rolleyes:


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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Pics of the fretboard blank and the top:

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    DancingCloseToU SS.org Regular

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    Damn! Is that a Bocote blank?

    This thing is gonna be gorgeous.
     
  7. Taylor

    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Nope, Cocobolo. I do have a Bocote blank leftover from my last build, but I think Skeels wants it... :squint:

    :lol:
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Nice dude. Really enjoyed the last one; subbed!
     
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    DredFul chunga-chunga

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    Very interesting looking top. Can't wait to see it finished! Decided the colour yet?
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Yup....
     
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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    I forgot to add: There will be an inlay. A logo/symbol from one of my favorite book/movies.
     
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    Well, a few things have changed. There is still going to be an inlay but not what I originally intended. Also the color I originally intended has also been changed. The new color scheme will be a "Dino-Burst" (patent pending ;)). Pics this week now that I actually have a little time to work on it. :yesway:
     
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    Looks pretty sweet!
     
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    Thanks!

    Okay I need some opinions. Body wood. Black Limba or Mahogany?
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    I like both. Limba is very light and resonant. Mahogany is heavier but reverberates well. How thick is that top? -which is very nice btw...
     
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    Diggin' that fretboard. I need to try me some Cocobolo.
     
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    Top is 1/4".

    I'm leaning more towards Black Limba for this build, might do mahogany for the third build.
     
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    I always drool at the sight of black limba. Nature at its best :yesway:
     
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    Finally got some work done.

    Neck got glued up.
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    Scarf joint getting cut:

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    And the headstock getting glued:

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    Taylor Formerly... someone

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    Haven't gotten much done lately, alas, finals week is upon me.

    Here's a small pic update.

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    Headstock juuuuust fits. :yesway:
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    Had my first screw up:

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    As you can see the dowel I put it to hold the headstock in place was 1/8" too close to the fretboard, so I'll have to drill it out and fill it with sawdust and glue. :wallbash:

    Other than that everything has gone swimmingly. I really liked routing the compound scarf joint. I'm thinking about getting the fret slots cut on a CNC, doing "blind slots" so that I can nip the tang ends and have no visible slots. Does anybody have any experience with this? I have a dxf file of my fretboard but how would I go about "nipping" the ends of the slots out of the cutting path?
     

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