Serpentine Guitars - UK Custom Guitars 2015 Build Thread

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by KempGuitars, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    wow...that looks really nice

    great work
     
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    that looks great! i'm such a sucker for wenge.
     
  3. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Thanks guys, nice comments - always appreciated :)

    JimF; this one will probably appear on eBay if no offer is made prior to completion, plus Facebook, etc at a set price. It will be sold with Gotoh 381 tuners, TonePros TP7 bridge and electronics hardware, but I won't include pickups. I had so many choices in mind, but at the end of the day, what I load the guitar with may not be to the liking of potential buyers. So, I can sell without pickups at all or I supply pickups of your choice at trade price. I'll post pics and more info here when the guitar is ready.
     
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    im sure it's out of my price range, but id be interested in seeing a price without pickups as well.
     
  5. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    No problem, I'll keep you informed as soon as it's complete :)
     
  6. JimF

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    I'd like to know too! Cheers.
     
  7. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    KM-II #2 neck carve completed today, followed by hours of sanding in prep for the Tung Oil finish. Should have this one finished before the end of the week - when you will be bombarded with photos and price details :)

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    Ooooh looks amazing!
     
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    What kind of neck shape and scale length do you have in mind?
     
  10. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    I've gone with 25.5" on this one. Neck shape is somewhere between D and U with 20mm thickness at the first fret, but it feels thinner.
     
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    Sounds great! Tempted to contact you for a custom build but don't want my lack of budget to offend lol
     
  12. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Always happy to do a quote for info purposes if you add a note to that effect on the form (mention ss.org). With regards to budget, I am flexible on payment arrangements (monthly payments spread over a set period of time, etc). Have a think about it :)
     
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    Oooooooh I'm tempted! Will do the form tonight. Thanks.
     
  14. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    The other 7-string build (Black Walnut KM-II custom) I'm working on is now ready for fret dress/polish and assembly...

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    Forum submitted with a lot of rambling in the additional info section!
     
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    That is gorgeous!
     
  17. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Thanks Jim.

    Got your form submission, give me a couple of days and I'll do that for you... No worries about the "rambling", all understood :)
     
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    Thank you! No rush. Sorry to hijack the thread.
     
  19. KempGuitars

    KempGuitars UK Custom Builder Vendor

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    Juggarnauts!!!

    Frets dressed/polished and pickups in (Bare Knuckle Pickups Juggarnaut set with Black Battleworn covers)... We should have this one finished tomorrow and photographed for the website gallery on Friday - I'll post some here too. I'm also waiting for the oil finish to dry overnight on the 7-string KM-II #2 build, so we should have both guitars complete before the weekend [​IMG]

    PS. Yes, the fleece blanket with lions all over it... If it's good enough for a baby's skin, it's good enough for protecting a brand new guitar finish!


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    Another work of art! Got your quotation tonight thank you!
     

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