The Mockup Thread

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire pickupwhoricus americanus

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    We haven't had a good mockup thread in a loooong time. Feel free to post photoshopped pics/ halo/ormsby configurator shots/ crude hand drawings, whatever- as long as it relates to guitars.
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    I'll play. My mockups aren't as colorful, but here's some stuff I've got kicking around:

    First, the replacement for my botched explorer body (I'll revisit that explorer someday). Gonna mill this one today:
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    And here it is again with the pickup mounting "rings" in place. Can't wait to try this out.
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    Here's a headless multiscale seven string design i started a while ago. I need to retool the bevels a bit, but I like this one too. Takes some learnings from my turquoise 6 string headless and improves on the design (for instance, I should be able to reach the tuners more easily now).
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    And finally, whenever I feel like there isn't enough suffering in my life, I start to plan out building an archtop acoustic: The main thing holding me back right now is that the traditional way of mounting the neck and shaping the tenon WITH a neck angle seems super hard to do and I've not thought of a good way to do it precisely (read: on my CNC machine).
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    I'm in the game also.
    These are some entries I've made to the special JEM contest about 7 years ago (?). I'm not sure if I really entered the contest since i finished these in the last minute. Nevertheless, I think these turned ou cool and are much Vai-ish.

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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Wow I love that third one. If I was a better painter I'd ask if I could use the design.
     
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    With serigraph screens you don't have to. Maybe we could ask @pondman to do these for us... :D
     
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    I'm trying to figure out a way to make Vai's flower-patterned jem without making a replica.
     
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    the halo thing really got a lot more in depth, I really enjoyed playing around with the options.

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    Perfecting my Carved top superstrat design.
     
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    How are you going about modeling the top carve in fusion360? I haven't found a good way to do it yet.
     
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    i use sculpt plane. then split the body.

    it took me hours of playing around with it, until i got it looking right. now i just copy and paste the sculpt plane to new designs
     
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    Ah cool. So are the edges of the guitar not all on the same z level? IE could you easily put a binding on there or is the height not constant?

    I suppose if it is close enough it'll work. Might just have to sand off some binding.

    Nice work Btw
     
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    All the outside edges are at the same level except the inside of the horns towards the neck pocket. Binding is totally do able.
     
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    Some other ideas I had floating around

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    That blue one (#2) is gorgeous. Want.
     
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    I got the idea from the prs private stock guitars- it's just a dragon's breath/laguna fade texture all over the guitar.
     
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    I guess the hard part is finding a figured piece of maple for the neck that won't warp to all hell.
     
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    supposedly one-piece necks are more stable than multi-lam (according to tom anderson and suhr) but I think that's a load of shit, especially since they claimed laminations/glue can fail over time. Properly cured/dried woods shouldn't be warping/delaminating at all. If I was going to build a neck like that I'd just do a multi-lam of flamed maple billets.
     
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    Supposedly conventional wood glue can shift over time but seriously there's no way single piece is gonna be more stable than lam. I mean sure a perfect quartersawn piece should be just fine, UT you're a lot less likely to have problems with laminate.
     
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    @KnightBrolaire IMO this one would look better without so many visual bling, a less figured fingerboard and plane pickups would make the design/painting pop a hell lot more.

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