First build! (Ibanez/Blackmachine content)

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by jarnozz, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    So I had this guitar neck laying around screaming for a build and I wanted to do this for a long time. I planned on making a destroyer axe but I just don't think it's a shape that I'll love forever. I love the looks of an ibanez and a black machine. So It was on to the drawing board:

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    Let me cut to the specs:

    Body is made out of mahogany with a spalted maple top
    neck is from an Ibanez RGD7321Z fitted for a trem
    Scale length: 26.5
    Number of strings: 7
    Floyd rose tremolo, Blocked.
    hum/hum configuration
    Dimarzio Evo(b) and air norton(N)
    white binding
    some transparent oil finish, need some help with that!!

    Look guys, you get a new baby brother!

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    So now something that arrived today:

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    attack!
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    One little surprise, the spalted maple appears to be flamed as well!
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    Let me know what you all think!
     
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  2. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    Which side looks beter, cant choose xD
    This?
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    or

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  3. samclarke669

    samclarke669 SS.org Regular

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    In! Looking forward to see where you take this!

    I prefer the top to the bottom, but there's not a huge amount in it!
     
  4. Forrest_H

    Forrest_H How can she slap?

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    top pic :)
     
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    RagtimeDandy On a Musical Journey

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    Top for sure. I can't put my finger on it, its just more aesthetically pleasing to the eye
     
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    So wait... I heard spalt is really soft stuff. Is that stuff really soft and spungy or has that been hardended some kinda way?
     
  7. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    It's not been hardened. Yes, it is a little softer than normal maple. The spalt is actually some fungus kind of thing softening the wood. mine isn't extremely spalted and feels quit hard. It's over a quarter of an inch. Not as tough as the mahogany which is heavy as fuck xD. (forgive me if I'm wrong)

    I'm going to apply the glue tomorrow and try to cut the rough shape and sand it before Sunday :hbang: I really can't wait to begin!
     
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    kn1feparty Guitarded

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    I personally prefer the bottom pic. More asymmetrical and jagged looking, which I love in a spalted top.
     
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    Ahh okay... So the crazier the spalt, the softer it becomes... Gotcha. Almost makes TOO much sense... :coffee:
     
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    quoenusz SS.org Regular

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    Graspop was killer this year!

    Ontopic:
    I would go for the one on the bottom pic..
    Did you get the woods from Stewmac? looks really great!
     
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    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    Graspop was amazing indeed! haha fellow dutchman:hbang:

    need another brainstorm session to decide but I think the top one is the winner!
    No, Stewmac would cost me 200$ for the wood and like a lot for shipping and tax. I got the spalted maple from Hout It's a dutch site with killer prices! The mahogany was custom made for me by a dutch woodcrafter! both together have cost me around 100 euros, quit cheap for a top and a two piece mahogany body
     
  12. jarnozz

    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    so to help decide and show what looks better I've put the neck on, shaped it, put a trem and pups on.

    The top:
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    And the bottom!

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    And the winner is.......


    BOTTOM! It looks absolutely amazing:cool: Not a lot of spalt but I love it:lol:
     
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    That looks killer! Can't wait to see how this progresses.
     
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    Maggai Slayer of the gods

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    I agree, the bottom looks great! Looking forward to further updates!
     
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    Very nice! Should be awesome!
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Yeah, bottom one by a landslide!
     
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    Holy spalting crap. That is gorgeous. Cheers.
     
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    BOTTOM!
     
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    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    Thanks guys! Applied the glue today! can't wait to cut an sand it to shape! finished the drawing with electronics, pickups and everything else! pictures are on their way.
     
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    jarnozz Let´s Get Wasted!

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    The drawn out print!
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