Bobo's 2019 Summer Build Challenge

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Bobo, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. Bobo

    Bobo SS.org Regular

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    Gonna be a neck-through 7 with mahogany, alder, and rosewood.

    24.75" tuned UP to drop B. lolwut?

    Most of these parts were found on sale. If you search the net daily, you can often find nice deals. Of course some stuff may only be suitable for a cheapy build. I'll replace the pups and probably tuners as well in the future.

    mahogany neck = 28
    alder wings = 20
    rosewood board = 9 (found an $18 board that was extra thick cut in half)
    locking tuners = 16
    bone nut = 2
    SS medium jumbo frets = 21
    truss rod = 10
    glow in the dark dots = ??
    bridge = 30
    pups = 18
    electronics and misc hardware = 20

    Total is around $180. Think I'll go with a flashy opaque color, but not totally decided on that yet. It'll probably be a matte or satin finish, I hate sticking to any part of the guitar, neck or body. It'll likely have 3 wound strings and 4 plain strings :confused: lol
     
  2. Defyantly

    Defyantly Aspiring Builder

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    Interesting concept! Good luck hope you can really get the ball rolling on this!
     
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  3. Deegatron

    Deegatron SS.org Regular

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    Whoa,starting this one a little late.
    I look forward to your blitzkrieg build!
     
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  4. Deor

    Deor SS.org Regular

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    That's a great concept. Can't wait to see the build!
     
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  5. Bobo

    Bobo SS.org Regular

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    Think this is the shape I'll go for. Hopefully I'll get more done this weekend and will post some pics.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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