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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Hollowway, Aug 26, 2014.
Great Odin's Raven!
Wow, I have to confess to not liking the body shape initially but that is truly awesome
All the clearcoats and logos are on! Now on to final buffing and assembly. It's looking soooo cool!
Man that's going to be a stunner. Can't wait to see it put together!
Awesome! If the upper horn punctures your liver and you die while playing it, I call dibs.
Looks like the customer service was exceptional, and turnaround looks pretty fast!
Funny AND anatomically accurate!
Glad he touched up those spots by the neck, looks really good now. Hope it's a great axe.
That is a very thick cavity cover! Also, can't wait to see it all buffed up. This is gonna look sweeeet.
Yeah, it is thick! I thought it was cool that he used inserts in the body for the cavity cover. I don't think I've ever seen that before.
I like the thick backplate. The only time I want to see a thin wood backplate is if it's been laminated to a chunk of aluminum or a composite (carbon fiber/phenolic, something like that)
Probably just paranoia, but I can't imagine a more annoying thing than accidentally punching through a thin, flimsy wood plate.
But I know of a handful of people who do the inserts on the backplates. Warmoth was doing it with the Gecko bass last I checked, I'm pretty sure Tedesco basses does it, handful of others I can't remember the names of... I did it to a build I did awhile back and it was really nice because I didn't have a dedicated battery box at on that one.
This is turning out super awesome, and the thick backplate is, at least to me, a sure sign that the builder knows what he's doing.
As is the burst. If you look at the earliest pictures of it getting color, it looks like there's a sort of rough gap (looks like a mistake) around the fretboard where the color just sort of craps out, but looking at the most recent pictures it looks just perfect.
This is turning out amazing, I'm super happy for you
Doods! I got an update from John. The guitar is sanded, buffed, etc. Next up is to put the hardware on, string it up, and let it sit for a couple of days to get the neck at tension, then do the fretwork. We're just a few weeks away from a NGD!
+1 for the brass nut. Brass hardware is great, and I've always been a fan of metal nuts (seeing how I am one ).
Not my style cosmetically, but it ended up looking super clean and unique.
In these last pics that guitar looks like it is invisible, the top's visual texture in that greenish color makes it look like the grass behind it...
Yeah, it's practically Predator hiding there in the grass! Very earthy looking.
looks pretty great now. i really wish he'd do something a bit more intersting for the logo decal though, it seems so plain
You mean like a white drop shadow to make it pop? Or a different design all together? I bet he'd be open for a redesign if you have an idea. (Not for this guitar, of course.). He was pretty open to batting ideas around at the outset, like a bite mark in the HS and other things to signify he brand.
It really does in fact .