Knightbrolaire's build thread

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by KnightBrolaire, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Lemonbaby

    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

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    Please don't do it - that headstock is awful. Thumbs up for the spruce body though! Used that for a headless build once...
     
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    Bearitone SS.org Regular

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    Hella jelly of that explorer build. I don’t “want” to do another warmoth build but, seeing that explorer bari makes it real tempting
     
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    Playing around with an inline headstock idea. I've already decided that I'm using a p-rail with a triple shot wiring harness just to keep the layout super simple/clean looking.
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    miiight be time to buy another explorer neck :lol:
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    then again, the wenge tele neck and maple warhead look pretty cool too...
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    contoured and burned the tele body and the back of the neck. Inscribed some elder futhark runes into the back of the neck because I like norse shit.
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    I did a shitty job burning the runes in, but I guess it fits with the whole aesthetic :shrug:
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  6. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    Going to make some thematically appropriate cavity covers for some of my guitars. did some test runs/mockups.
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  7. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    hmmm not sure if I want to put the runes on the headstock.
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    KR250 Build addict

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    I'm really digging those runes, and the contrast to a black head stock is perfect....
     
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    thanks, it's a waterslide over a piece of flamed maple veneer. I'm going to make another one that should look cleaner, this was just proof of concept.
     
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    Do it.
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Do it, but split the angle between the two edges of the headstock maybe?
     
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    first pass on my F117 Nighthawk inspired star idea.
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    KR250 Build addict

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    I like the pointy, cool design! Will the edge in the fretting area of the lower horn area be comfortable though? Aesthetically it looks right.
     
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    I think it'll work fine but we'll see once I cut it out.
     
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    dremel was the wrong tool for this, but you get the basic idea. The cutout is really out of the way and the design seems pretty comfy for classical position like most star shapes. Now back to finishing up my explorer :lol:
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    slight tweak to the design. Not sure how I'll implement certain aspects of this design like the lines to break up the bevels, but I think it'll be really neat if I can do it. Worst case I scrap them if they look bad on the 2nd test piece. :shrug:

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    Solodini MORE RESTS!

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    I think just have the control and "Les Paul switch position" bits bevel down, too. With the other bevels coming off of them, respectively.
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    Those "inside" corners where two facets meet will be hard to get crisp/clean. That's either a high-res CNC carve, or a steadier hand and sharper chisel than i have.

    The Crimson Guitars guy had a few edges like that on his Cyberpunk 2077 build he was doing. His last post, though, was 2 weeks ago, and it was far from finished, so I have no idea how it's turned out. (edit: actually, watching the newest video again, it seems i've missed a step and he's done further carving and gotten rid of most of those conditions..)
     
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    KnightBrolaire perpetual tinkerer

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    messing around with headstock idea and where to mount the neck. inline is the way to go obviously

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    neun Arme SS.org Regular

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    The Ibanez type headstock fits the body better, IMO.
     
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