Aura Guitars #2

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by adrock, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    I'll be starting this build in a few days, so I figured what the hell, I'll just go ahead and make a thread for it now!

    This is for some local talent, by the name of Kyle Harris. He has a solo project called Beautiful Dimensions. He's going to LA in a few months to record his EP with Diego from Volumes, and wants to take this guitar with him. So this guitar is my main priority right now, along with getting #1 and #2 done ASAP.

    Specs:
    8 String
    Radiant body style
    Bolt On

    Neck:
    28" Scale length
    25 Frets
    Birdseye Maple 5 piece neck with Walnut laminates
    Ebony fretboard, blank

    Body:
    Swamp Ash
    Myrtlewood top
    Ebony Binding

    Hardware:
    Black Hipshot Bridge
    Bare Knuckle Aftermath Pickups
    Black Hipshot Tuners
    1 volume
    Dunlop black recessed strap locks

    The mockup:
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    Here's the neck woods:
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    The pieces of Swamp Ash:
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    The Myrtlewood top:
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    And last, but not least. The gigantic piece of black-ass Ebony:
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    I'm still waiting on the wrenches for my router, and a small box of the Industrial Erector Set, so I'll be starting the builds as soon as I get those in. The waiting game... :squint:
     
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    Elysian Banned

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    Why not do like Darren and I have and consolidate into a single build thread?
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    I'm sure if the mods feel that is appropriate they will do so. Until then I'm sure it's fine.





    Why doesn't that little bastard Kyle post here? Or does he? Hmmmm.
     
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    Elysian Banned

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    I asked for mine, no one found it appropriate besides myself. Darren started his himself too. It makes sense if you're just outlining build progress.
     
  5. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    I do it because one big thread can be cluttered and random, in my opinion. When going back to old "mega" threads, I find it hard to find the progress of specific guitars within those 30 or so pages.

    shono??
     
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    poopyalligator Dr.Poopyalligator

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    I agree with this. I prefer different threads for different builds.
     
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    fwd0120 Bipedal Hominid

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    Shono's name is not Kyle :cool: :squint:
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    I don't know who kyle is but he's gonna get one nice guitar!
     
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    JamesM The Armada

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    He works at a dildo factory.

    Quality control and all that.

    :cool:
     
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    adrock long ball larry!

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    Well this thread has been kinda dead, unfortunately. Al from The HAARP Machine will be here soon supporting Decapitated (!!!!!!!), so his guitar (#2) has priority. But I've been trying to squeeze #3 in when I can. I planed the neck woods the other day, but no pictures. I know, I suck with pictures. BUT, I planed the Swamp Ash for the body today, and took pictures of that. I'll be making some careful cuts on these blanks, to assure I avoid the knots and other nasties in the Ash. I'm gonna go back to working on the neck next, getting it ready to be glued up. I just did this Ash, since I was already planing some for #2.

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    JamesM The Armada

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    Sexy stripes.
     
  12. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    Got the pickups today, whoo! Thanks Nick! [​IMG]
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    Metalus JP BFR Whore

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    So does this mean that after you're done with 1, 2, and 3, I'm next? :D
     
  14. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    Yes sir!! I'm very stoked on your build ;)

    And I spent a little bit tonight getting the top and respective mating surfaces flat and ready for glue on #3. I might try to glue it tonight, but definitely tomorrow.
     
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    Metalus JP BFR Whore

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    adrock long ball larry!

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    I swear this guitar fights me every step of the way. Kind of irritating, but it's good for practicing my zen :squint:

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    JamesM The Armada

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    Whoa son, that looks awesome.

    That's a very curious top. I like how simple it is.
     
  18. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    Well a last minute decision has this guitar going out on tour in November, so priority has shifted to it. It's a bolt on, so it shouldn't be a problem. I worked on getting the body to the right size today, and succeeded. I still need to bind it, route all the cavities and neck pocket, and drill the holes.

    Some more of my horrible photography. I really need to get a decent camera soon for documenting my builds.
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    JamesM The Armada

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    Sexy shapeage.
     
  20. adrock

    adrock long ball larry!

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    Finally ripped and cut the Maple for the neck today. Got the Maple and Walnut within 0.5mm of their final dimensions, so all I have to do is some sanding to true the edges up before glueing them. Hopefully I'll have it glued up in the clamps tomorrow.

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