2018 Customs - Couple of Things I'm Working On.

Joined
Nov 10, 2007
Messages
2,453
Reaction score
460
Location
Virginia
Man, I know I talked to you about a body before. I am dying for a 7 string BSB JEM. Once I get another RG7 I am going to order a body from you.
 

cyril v

Contributor
Joined
Sep 5, 2007
Messages
2,753
Reaction score
320
Location
New Jersey
HELL YES that looks very very nice!

These pictures honestly don't do the body justice at all, it's an incredible body and the finish just looks way better in person than these can hint at.

I'll post some completed shots when I get everything together ... just waiting on electronics at the moment. :yesway:

Thanks again Courtney!! :bowdown::bowdown:
 

courtney2018

Contributor
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
429
Reaction score
175
Location
South Florida
courtney can you really do chrome finishes?

is this paint, or real chrome?


No, I wish. What you see there is just some things I did in Lightwave to get the rendering to come out chrome.



Awesome Work! Everybody should make buisness with Courtney!! HellYeah!!


Thanks Wreck! I'm humbled by your comment. :yesway:



Man, I know I talked to you about a body before. I am dying for a 7 string BSB JEM. Once I get another RG7 I am going to order a body from you.


I look forward to it. ;)



These pictures honestly don't do the body justice at all, it's an incredible body and the finish just looks way better in person than these can hint at.

I'll post some completed shots when I get everything together ... just waiting on electronics at the moment. :yesway:

Thanks again Courtney!! :bowdown::bowdown:


I can't wait to see the finished axe! It's going up on the site, so SEND ME PICS!!!!! :hbang: :D

 

cyril v

Contributor
Joined
Sep 5, 2007
Messages
2,753
Reaction score
320
Location
New Jersey

I can't wait to see the finished axe! It's going up on the site, so SEND ME PICS!!!!! :hbang: :D


For sure.. it's getting temporary pickups for the time being so I can finish the setup (new7's), then I've ordered a Duncan Full Shred 7 set for this, but those aren't being sent out until the end of the month unfortunately.
 

mlp187

Burrito Master
Contributor
Joined
Nov 26, 2008
Messages
1,771
Reaction score
1,605
Location
Carlsbad, Kalifornia
These pictures honestly don't do the body justice at all, it's an incredible body and the finish just looks way better in person than these can hint at.

I'll post some completed shots when I get everything together ... just waiting on electronics at the moment. :yesway:

Thanks again Courtney!! :bowdown::bowdown:

*Waits impatiently* :lol:

Those chrome metallic renders look sexy too!
 

courtney2018

Contributor
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
429
Reaction score
175
Location
South Florida

Hello folks! Here's something I managed to finish up this early afternoon before the floods came. It's an insert for a humbucker in a 7 string body. It was originally routed out for Phase II Blackouts for TheWreck's 7 string, single humbucker in the bridge, african mahogany body. Unfortunately I didn't catch a change in the design so we came up with an insert approach to fix the issue.

This insert comfortably fits inside the Phase II rout and nicely frames a regular 7 string humbucker. This insert is made of cocobolo. I put some bevels on it and I think it does the job quite nicely.

What are your thoughts?



 

technomancer

Gearus Pimptasticus
Super Moderator
Joined
Apr 15, 2006
Messages
28,690
Reaction score
9,586
Location
Out there, somewhere

Hello folks! Here's something I managed to finish up this early afternoon before the floods came. It's an insert for a humbucker in a 7 string body. It was originally routed out for Phase II Blackouts for TheWreck's 7 string, single humbucker in the bridge, african mahogany body. Unfortunately I didn't catch a change in the design so we came up with an insert approach to fix the issue.

This insert comfortably fits inside the Phase II rout and nicely frames a regular 7 string humbucker. This insert is made of cocobolo. I put some bevels on it and I think it does the job quite nicely.

What are your thoughts?




As an after-market thing it would be pretty cool to have available, however if it's a customer's guitar and you made a mistake you should be making him a new body that properly fits the pup he wants to use instead of coming up with workarounds :2c:

Looks like a nice pup ring though.
 

Iceblade

SS.org Regular
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
193
Reaction score
6
Location
Houston, TX
Hey Courtney,

Thanks for sharing your works in progress. Some time back, several of us were interested in Ibanez S-series 7 string custom bodies, but the plan fizzled with one particular luthier on SS.org, if I recall correctly. Any chance that you would be able to do it?

Thanks,
Jeff
 

courtney2018

Contributor
Joined
Jan 8, 2008
Messages
429
Reaction score
175
Location
South Florida
Hey Courtney,

Thanks for sharing your works in progress. Some time back, several of us were interested in Ibanez S-series 7 string custom bodies, but the plan fizzled with one particular luthier on SS.org, if I recall correctly. Any chance that you would be able to do it?

Thanks,
Jeff


Sure Jeff. Doing a S-series is something I want to do, but nobody has asked for one yet and as such I haven't done one. I even have a body blank ready to go for a S-series. It's half purpleheart and half african mahogany, both having figured qualities.

I have to do a computer model and then prototype it. Same goes for the arch tops. I've got a model for them, but haven't made one yet. I've just got too many orders to do right now to add another personal project. I've got a 7 string destroyer I haven't finished yet that I started months ago. lol

However if someone wanted a S I would start down the path of making one.

 

Iceblade

SS.org Regular
Joined
May 28, 2005
Messages
193
Reaction score
6
Location
Houston, TX

Sure Jeff. Doing a S-series is something I want to do, but nobody has asked for one yet and as such I haven't done one. I even have a body blank ready to go for a S-series. It's half purpleheart and half african mahogany, both having figured qualities.

I have to do a computer model and then prototype it. Same goes for the arch tops. I've got a model for them, but haven't made one yet. I've just got too many orders to do right now to add another personal project. I've got a 7 string destroyer I haven't finished yet that I started months ago. lol

However if someone wanted a S I would start down the path of making one.


Fantastic! Thanks for the info. I'd likely want a custom airbrushed graphic, so having gorgeous wood hidden by paint would likely be a silly/stupid idea, but I can't wait to see pictures of that body blank, regardless. Then again, perhaps I could see doing 2 custom S models... but I'm getting way ahead of myself here. :)

I'll send you an email with for a quote and all that jazz soon. Thanks!

Moderators, do you mind if I point that older thread on people wanting a custom S-model over here? I know we tend to frown on resurrecting old posts, hence my asking permission.


Regards,
Jeff
 

kingpinMS3

dumb, but harmless
Joined
Nov 29, 2008
Messages
737
Reaction score
760
Location
Houston, Tx
What did you end up getting, Kingpin?

Also, what part of Houston are you in? I just noticed you were from here too. :)

Later,
Jeff
RG7621 body, mahogany, single pickup, single volume. same exact thing i was going to get from patrick sims.
 

The Echthros

Stupid, apparently
Joined
Jun 3, 2007
Messages
976
Reaction score
51
Location
Riverside, Ca

Sure Jeff. Doing a S-series is something I want to do, but nobody has asked for one yet and as such I haven't done one. I even have a body blank ready to go for a S-series. It's half purpleheart and half african mahogany, both having figured qualities.

I have to do a computer model and then prototype it. Same goes for the arch tops. I've got a model for them, but haven't made one yet. I've just got too many orders to do right now to add another personal project. I've got a 7 string destroyer I haven't finished yet that I started months ago. lol

However if someone wanted a S I would start down the path of making one.


S series ya say? You know what would make my head explode? Saber 8. DO IT.
 

Beardyman

Beardaholic.
Joined
Nov 28, 2008
Messages
598
Reaction score
30
Location
Canada
Whats going on with Courtney? I emailed, and pm'd her about having a body made a few days ago. With no response.
 

BigPhi84

Pronounced "FEE"
Joined
Jul 26, 2008
Messages
3,677
Reaction score
588
Location
Ga
Whats going on with Courtney? I emailed, and pm'd her about having a body made a few days ago. With no response.


Maybe she's at JemFest (since it's in her neck of the woods).
 


Top