My first 7 string build.

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    After I get some running around done today i'm going to attempt to route out my mess up and fit a solid block of mahogany in to the route .Hope it goes well, wish me luck.
     
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    I got the mess up routed out today and a nice looking piece of mahogany cut to fit in the route, looks pretty good.
    I did a mock up with the ferrules that I have and I just don't think they will work with the spacing of the Hipshot bridge, I may need to find some different ones that have a smaller diameter.
     
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    Joshmsr on ebay has hipshot ones cheap.
     
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    You probably know this since you've done refinishes, but in my opinion the one down fall to oil is that it doesn't provide as much protection as polyester, polyurethane, or even lacquer. By this I mean it doesn't dry as hard so if you're using softer woods they can dent pretty easy.

    With that being said I prefer the feel of an oil finish, so I guess just be careful not to bang it on anything. Also great job, love the wood choices.
     
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    :yesway: Thanks man!
     
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    Well I have the screw up on the back of the guitar fixed now. My uncle let me use his drill press so now the string holes thru the body are straight. I do need to make up some purpleheart wood filler because I have a very small part that needs to be filled and then its on to sanding again.
     
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    Well got a ton of work done on it. The humbucker route is finished and it is finished sanded in th first pic and then progress of the Tru-oil finish.





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    As of right now I have 5 coats of Tru-oil on it and soon more to come, I would have had more but I had to come in to work tonight.
     
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    That's looking nice man!
     
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    Looks nice man!

    About work, let your boss know that I've given you the rest of the month off to finish this. He can contact me here if he has any queries.
     
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    Thanks!

    And this is the greatest reply ever posted! :yesway:
     
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    Update. I now have all the materials to finish her up. Got the Seymour Duncan JB 7 in the mail the other day. Still doing the finish ( taking my time so I dont mess up) on the body but the neck is complete and ready to be bolted on.
     
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    looks real nice
     
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    FINISHED!!!!

    More pics to come.



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    Have not been able to take more pics of it yet. I have been working and by the time I get home and eat dinner its starting to get dark out, my first day off is this coming wed so I will do it then.
     
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    How does it play???
     
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    Plays great! And I really love the sound im getting out of it with the SD pickup.
     
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    MBM LC7 1.jpg

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    Here are some updated pics that i promised, sorry it took so long!
     

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