The Agape Guitars thread

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by rich_chaffins, Mar 22, 2016.

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    Filled some gaps with goo today.

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    Got some oil on Brian's multiscale Salome 7 yesterday. Should be ready for assembly next week.

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    So, what are you into today? :wavey:
     
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    Got the Salome 7 multiscale set up and strung up:

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    Hipshot bridges and tuner, BKP Juggernauts, Freeway 6-way switch. Good times, good times. :hbang:
     
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    ^ that top looks amazing, like a granite counter top...
     
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    Thanks, man! I think so too. It was one of those killer pieces I saw and knew I had to buy. Found a use for it pretty quickly. :hbang:

    Here's a bit of what she sounds like:




    Also, I love comfy neck heels. Here's one from the Astrid 6 prototype:

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    Here's the front of that guitar, which is still available, btw. Just sayin'.

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    Vincent decided on a color for his Astrid. Guitar and color swatch below:

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    Ben's Eve neck with a pale moon fretboard, ready for Macassar binding and head plate:

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    Also, got a lot of both types of ebony still. See anything you fancy?

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    Getting ready for the Guitar & Bass Expo in Wyomissing, PA on August 20. I spent part of yesterday getting the Astrid 7 prototype restrung and set up. Man, I'd forgotten how much I like this guitar, especially dig the live edge on the quilted top.

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    Also, she glows. :cool:

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    Got this polar bear inlaid today. Gonna be cool, I think.

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    Soon the two shall be one! The spalted piece was supposed to be a full body, but it was too light for this model. Nobody likes neck dive. NOBODY. So, I made a walnut body for it and relegated it to a top. Love the contrast.

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    Before the Guitar & Bass Expo this weekend, putting some BKPs in a local guy's Ibanez 7. Cold Sweat neck, Abraxas bridge.

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    Rick Vrana bringing the rawk on his semi-hollow Junia this past weekend.

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    that spalted top is awesome.


    on that polar bear inlay would really be cool if you had a coke bottle at the 12th fret :lol:

     
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    Had a blast at the Guitar and Bass Expo last weekend. Any of you guys make it?
    Rosario from Gear Guys Radio really loved the Astrid 7 prototype. Seen with it here:

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    Here's a pic of my booth. Got some video of the 42-fret custom on Instagram, but for some reason (read: using the iOS 10 beta), I can't find the video in my phone. Until I figure that out, you can check it on Insta on my agapeguitars profile.

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    Got some work done on the Arctic-themed Junia commission. Position markers routed:

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    Now filled and leveled...and glow-y. :cool:

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    This Astrid is almost ready for finish. NEVER buying khaya (species of African mahogany) again. It's the worst sanding wood in the history of ever. :mad:

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    Got this Eve back from finish with several imperfections, so had to part ways with my finish guy, as this wasn't the first time it had happened. Glad to say it was amicable, though. Decided that stripping it and refinishing would suck out my soul, so put a big discount on it, and it sold in a day. Prepping it to go to its new home today.


    The back, and my ever-mugging apprentice, Ben:

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    The front, with a bit of live edge (same board as the top of the Astrid 7 prototype).


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    Got a new commission starting: a 7 string, multiscale Sif. Here's the walnut body rough cut, with the redwood that's gonna be the top.


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    Demo of the Salome 7 multiscale is up! Check it:




    Trying something different with the St. Genevieve headstock. Whatcha think?

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    Hey, y'all!
    New demo vid for the first Sif is up. Check it, yo!



    Getting this Junia ready for finish:

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    Here's a bit of oil on the body:

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    To catch up a bit since the last time I posted here:
    Vincent's Astrid:


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    The Arctic Junia is also done:

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    Working on the first Astrid bass also.


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    Just putting the finishing touches on the latest "in stock" Astrid. Dressed this one up in California clothes.

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    Got some fret access freed up on the Eve multiscale 7 I'm working up.

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    Long time, no see! Sorry about that. And I can't edit my previous posts for some reason (got an email in to the mods), but as soon as I can, more pics will be visible.
    Here's an Eve 7 multiscale i'm putting the finishing touches on today.

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    The back, with a placeholder chrome jackplate until the black one gets here:

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    If anyone's driving distance to Reading, PA, come by the Guitar and Bass Expo and give 'em a play!
     
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    Installing frets in Justin's super cool pale moon ebony fretboard:

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    Also got the body rough cut for Mike's semi-hollow Eve:

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    fret board looks great
     
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    Thanks, man! Here it is attached:

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    And before I install frets today, here's a pic of Bob's 6 string bass with its cocobolo fretboard buffed to 2000:

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