My Ormsby guitar build #1

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  1. esp_eraser

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    Hi Peoples of the Interwebz

    Just wanted to share my current guitar build with you all.
    I'm currently having a hypemachine run guitar built by Ormsby guitars of Perth, Australia
    So far the service has been beyond exceptional, the communication A1 and a fantastic experience all round.
    There are many fine timbers being used in this run, and I think alot of people will take notice once complete.

    To the specs:
    Olt on
    6 string multiscale
    Black limba body
    Walnut burl top
    Pme neck
    Tasmanian oak fretboard
    Black hardware
    2 x vol, no tone with coil tap
    Ormsby custom wound pickups
    Black pearloid binding
    Oiled body and head, satin finish neck

    Very keen to see how this pans out

    Firstly, the mockup
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    My alternative mockup, loved the bocote board but the tassie oak had more contrast to body for my tastes.
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    Beautiful Walnut burl selected for top
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    Tassie oak plank for fret boards
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    Pale moon ebony with some light streaking for scarf jointed neck :cool:
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    One piece black limba body
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    Yay! Fb's being cut to size
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    Tasty fretboards for your viewing pleasure
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    Neck blanks being cut down, mines to the left
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    In the middle
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    Name that part..
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    Find my body!!
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    Looking forward to this build being completed and looking forward to my next ormsby build.
     
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    Can't wait until you paint that neck solid black! Lol just kidding, this thing is going to be br00tal.
     
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    PALE MOON EBONY NECK?

    You make me so angry with envy.
     
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    No, no... not black - you are staining that neck fluorescent green, right? ;)

    Seeing all of your guitar come together is awesome... that is gonna be one awesome guitar.
     
  5. esp_eraser

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    Forgot to put in, green glow in dark side dots:
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    And a single shark at 12th fret in black pearl
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    Following this. :)
     
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    Very cool. But I will never understand doing fanned frets on a 6 string. Its not needed at all.
     
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    I literally cannot play a standard fretted guitar. The wrist angles causes tendon issues which are extremely painful with a sharp burning sensation that arrives within 10 minutes, and stops me playing. When I designed this fret layout it was to solve that. It does. Standard frets require a near 90deg bend at your wrist. Multiscales require zero. :shred:

    The bass side has more definition, a higher tension, and therefore I can run a smaller string to get the same 'tone' as a larger one (42 versus 46). The smaller string has a more linear sustain. You could just build a longer scale length. See the first point...

    I will never understand why you need 7 strings for hate. A keyboard is doing you just fine. :lol:
     
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    Looooooooooooove the pale moon! :wub:
    I would so love to see palemoon+purpleheart sometimes.
     
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    looking awesome so far...
     
  11. esp_eraser

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    Awesome idea :yesway:
     
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    A few more updates, enjoy :yesway:

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    Can't wait to see that pale moon ebony neck carved!
    Every time I watch updates from Perry's work I fear I'm gonna die from guitar porn overdose :hbang:
     
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    What?! A pale moon ebony neck?! That's crazy/ awesome.
     
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    Damn that black pearl inlay shark looks great! And it's pretty close to the mockup... :)
     
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    Yep Perry nailed what I was after re: inlay .
    Nothing over or understated just something that compliments the board and breaks it up.
    It serves it's purpose well.
     
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    Sorry, but can you elaborate? Reaching around the neck to play notes is why your wrist has to bend. It doesn't matter if the frets are arranged for a multi-scale guitar or are traditional, they're in basically the same place - on the fingerboard. If the neck and bridge were clocked some amount to the body I'd get what you're saying about less wrist angle.
     
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    Fanned frets on a 6 string. Awesome!

    What's the scale length fan?
     
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    Fret a power chord at the first fret. Now pretend the fret is on an angle, and match that angle. One uses your wrist bent at nearly its full extension, using tendons, one doesn't. One causes RSI in my arm, one doesn't. Some people change the way they play, to suit, some don't. Whatever floats your boat.
     

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