Zoov Custom 8 string builds for Bermuda

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  1. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    I am lucky enough to be working on some 8 string guitars for Mike Fabiano and Britton Shrum of Bermuda. :hbang:



    So for starters here are the basic specs:

    Two 8 string guitars
    #1 - Right Handed
    #2 - Left Handed

    30.2" Scale
    24 Jumbo Stainless Frets
    Dimarzio D-Activator Pickups
    Black Hardware
    Hipshot Fixed Bridge
    Sperzel Locking Tuners

    Here are the two drawings. They aren't incredibly elaborate but they don't need to be. These are also just rough sketches I now have them up hanging on the wall at the shop. As I build the necks I will let the design sink in and move lines around as I need to over the next few days.
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    So as far as wood choices go the guys gave me pretty much free reign to do whatever I wanted. So with that being said these are the two necks I came up with as they stand now. The neck on the left (#1) is Maple, Black Veneer, Walnut, and Lacewood. The neck on the right (#2) is Walnut, Black Veneer, Cherry, and Maple.

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    Here is a spalted top that goes with #2.

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    I have a box of parts arriving on Tuesday and then things will get hot and heavy on these two builds. I hope you enjoy. I hope to work quite a few videos into this and go a bit further than just a picture every few days. So please don't be shy ask questions and let me know what you want to see. :shred:
     
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    Looks good so far man. Love the lacewood on the first neck.
     
  3. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    why is my post moved from the luthier section. I don't get it Luthier posting in luthier section about building guitars...... not on topic???
     
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    Dude, Britton is from my hometown. We were all ridiculously excited when he joined Bermuda. One of us finally made it! My Vocalist used to be in a band with him!
     
  5. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Pretty cool Britton is a nice guy I met him at one of their shows in Providence recently.
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    Commercial builders posting about their commissioned builds always get moved to the Dealers subforum. Players posting about their personal builds, or builds that someone else is doing for them, stay in the Luthiery subforum.
     
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    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    Well thats all fine and good. But its not a luthier subforum then. If you don't allow actual luthiers to post there. Thats sort of what I'm saying.
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    Well, technically, it's a "luthiery" subforum, but whatever. Feel free to take it up with the mods.
     
  9. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    It's a forum for users to post their custom builds in progress. It was originally open to everybody but we ended up with a few builders flooding it with lots of threads so a lot of cool things were getting lost in the marketing efforts of a few trying to gain attention and customers.

    The work on your site looks decent, sorry you find our forum rules inconvenient for your marketing efforts.
     
  10. Headlikeahole

    Headlikeahole SS.org Regular

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    I understand o well. I guess I'll just keep this going here even tho I already have another thread in this section. It really wasn't marketing based I can market just fine in this section. I just wanted to put my documented builds in front of an audience looking to maybe learn something about building guitars. I didn't realize it was meant for people with instruments on order to post build pics.
     
  11. Brill

    Brill sweet little lolita.

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    I love these, and am also a big fan of bermuda, the LH one looks sick as fuck :hbang:
    I've always wanted to know, what tuning are tgese setup for?
     
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    Bermuda is currently tuning F C F Eb Bb G C F
     
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    Been a lot of progress on these two builds.

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    First Coats of Sanding Sealer things start to come alive.
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