Something Walnut This Way Comes: KxK 7DC Build (new pics 5/28 complete)

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  1. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I broke down a bit ago and ordered a KxK 7DC that's now in-progress

    Specs:
    - KxK 7DC double cut
    - 25.5" scale
    - flamed mahogany neck / body with center ebony stripe
    - claro walnut top
    - ebony board
    - ss frets
    - custom inlays front and back
    - custom KxK P90-7s with walnut bobbins

    on to the pics :D

    A couple of new updates 2/23

    Front (obviously the board is not glued on and the headstock cap hasn't been cut down to size yet)
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    Back. We're revising the back inlays, but the pic showed off the figured mahogany so well I figured I'd post it anyways :D
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    More detailed shot of the P90-7 bobbins
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    Got an unexpected surprise, turns out the board for this is QUILTED EBONY :yum:
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    Board with inlays
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    Inlay pics, not oiled yet so things will darken up and the figure will come out more
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    Updated back inlay pieces cut out. Woods are snakewood, walnut, boxwood, maple for the tiny chest scales on the snakes, and bloodwood.

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    Frets in and back inlays all cut

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    Rough carve of the back with the inlays in. Some more shaping still needs to be done, but I'm loving how this looks

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    Things are coming together

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    Ready for clear coat

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    Awesome surprise to end the weekend, the 7DC is done. Final payment is going out in the morning so I should probably have the guitar next week :woot:

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    This is cool too though
     
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    Lovely top.
     
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    :drool:

    off to my email client to start speccing out a DC7 for myself :)
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Eventually :lol:

    Thanks!

    Awesome :yesway:
     
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    Those back inlays will be very interesting. And since they are going to be wood they shouldn't pose any problem to the neck's stability, yes?
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    They wouldn't effect neck stability regardless of what they were made of, inlays aren't very thick. Anything other than wood might feel a bit odd though.
     
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    You should consider black mop for the inlays too, it looks really cool
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Might work for some highlights. The side blocks are going to be walnut and we're talking about walnut and snakewood for the scarabs and bloodwood for the suns.
     
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    grr... decisions decisions.

    I was planning on using some of the walnut that I have at Rob's shop -
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    but I don't want to copy you :lol:

    So perhaps I should go with something different like redwood or something a bit more maple-y

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  11. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    What is that bottom piece, spalt maple? Looks awesome :yesway:

    I've actually been thinking my next order needs to be a maple or redwood top since I've got the dark wood like walnut and bubinga covered :lol:
     
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    Its cool to see you all using Fraser Valley Woods...they're relatively close by here. :idea:
     
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    This is gonna be awesome! The top looks great, and the inlays on the back of the body and neck are a really cool idea! :yesway:
     
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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    That's looking beautiful!!

    Doesn't help my P90 GAS though... I might just order a couple now and get it over with.

    Get a redwood top! I can't explain how happy I am with my redwood topped guitar. It sounds both super clear and super thick.
     
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    Thanks to Techno, I now have this coming to me
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    Looks very nice - I am glad that you have some spectacular wood for the body - a lot of people disregard the aestethics of a neat looking back and go for regular wood when there's a top on anyway... thumbs up on going for something with figure :)
     
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    As usual impeccable taste and awesome guitar on the way! I swear man you must be one of the backbone clients in KxK guitars :)!!
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    Dude, that's gonna be super nice. Do you guys order your own wood blanks?
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    You have to keep an eye out, Fraser gets some amazing stuff in. The burl top for the 7DC in stock came from there, and the other half of that piece is mine and will be going on a future guitar.

    Thanks. The idea for doing the inlays on the back was all Rob, I'm looking forward to seeing how they come out.

    This guitar was born entirely from P90-7 and walnut GAS :lol:

    I'm considering grabbing a redwood top and changing the specs to use it on my 7 Scale since it's a semi-hollow. Need to make sure the top isn't glued up on mine yet, but I don't think it has been. While the burl will look amazing I suspect the redwood would sound better for that guitar.

    :rofl:

    :yesway:

    I've got the cash, I need to grab the other piece like that before somebody else does :lol:

    Again thank Rob, he suggested the figured mahogany for this build.

    Thanks. I'm definitely a happy repeat customer though there are several guys on here starting to give me a run for my money :D
     

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