My first 8 string build

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Elysian, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. wannabguitarist

    wannabguitarist Contributor

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    You work fast, looks nice. I love the fretboard and headstock
     
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    There's definitely a face in the top, I'll point it out tomorrow if I can
     
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    eegor Theoretical Reality

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    Oh no, I see it.
     
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    heres a quick mockup with tuners, put a texas ebony headcap on it, you can also see the ebony binding just a little bit. the binding isn't on the furthest part of the fretboard though, it will be tomorrow. i'm going to modify the headstock slightly, to bring the curved part under the low F# to where its quite a bit closer to the low F#. the tuners being "backwards" on the treble side of the headstock is intentional, i really liked how it looked on my Yamaha build(which is still not completed :lol: ).
     
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    El Caco Djavli te ponesli Contributor

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    Nice Adam.
     
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    looks cool, the headstock could use a little work however.
     
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    that's nice Adam :D
     
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    psychoticsnoman SS.org Regular

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    Hows that ?
     
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    GazPots Is A Complete Idiot.

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    I agree. I don't think it fits the body's shape quite right.

    I think it needs more angles. The body has exagerated lines (wide to thin) and the headstock doesn't seem to continue it.



    Still impressive work. Lookin forward to seeing it finished. :agreed:
     
  10. Elysian

    Elysian Banned

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    i guess we'll have to agree to disagree :wavey: i think the headstock fits the body perfectly, it will have slight changes, but only slight, its going to be the same basic shape as it is now, and i think it really suits the build, its not too big, not too small, and doesn't distract from the body, which i think is the central focus of this guitar. i think the headstock is understated enough that it won't clash, and matches the general style of the build to the degree that it won't distract your eye from the rest of the guitar... just my :2c:
     
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    drawnQ SS.org Regular

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    i think the headstock would work better if the general shape was elongated and a 4x4 tuner setup was used instead of 3x5.

    it'd give the headstock more form and appearance i think
     
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    GazPots Is A Complete Idiot.

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    Hey man i didnt want to come across harsh or anything. Your guitar, you can do what you want which is the joy of it. :yesway: :)



    Impressive work and whether i like the headstock or not i definatly want to see more progress pics. :metal:


    Keep the work comin. :D
     
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    st2012 Texas CEO / RHLC

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    Pretty impressive work man, keep the updates coming!
     
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    Elysian Banned

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    carving the neck today.
     
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    Elysian Banned

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    carved the neck today

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    also refined the headstock a bit, i'm really happy with how it looks.

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    sorry for the blurry pics, photography isn't my thing...

    and my hands are dirty cause i've been dealing with stain the last couple of days :lol:
     
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    'bout to say Adam I didn't know you also dig graves for a living. :metal: :lol:
     
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    Hcash These Eyes Are Blind

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    Manliest hands on sevenstring.org award...

    Once I start working, we must talk about you building me one of these. Plus or Minus a string...
     
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    ????? threds acting up on me swore there were other pics here when i posted this????
     
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    dude, that's a nice lookin 8!

    FS at $500 +ship? :rofl: i kid, i kid!

    and I too see a face in that top! stain that beast with something?
     
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    Speedy Fingers dat heel

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    That thing is really beginning to look incredible.
     

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