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Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by skeels, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Ey, everybody. Soooo, I've been gone for a lil bit. Lots of life changes. One thing has not changed. Guit-boxes. Still love 'em. Been actually playing more than building and as I'll need to get a new shop, that may take a bit. I am grateful for my time building, as it helped me develop a better friendship with myself and given me a new life partner that has outshined even my long lost beloved PWH. She's the Mark 2.5 and has surpassed all my expectations of what my favorite guitar should be. I've got her strung in a drop E, like an 8, and she shines!

    Pic for reference..

    https://flic.kr/p/EMS7nH

    You can find her thread, but this post is not about her. I just wanted to get back to you cats and share a couple things I never posted. Perhaps soon, I can get back to making sawdust and have some good stuff for ya.

    So a while ago, I built a sixer for a guy I worked with, based on one of his.. It came out alright. As usual, it started with some lumber and clamps and glue.

    Walnuts..
    https://flic.kr/p/23nSh7C

    Maple and padauk..

    https://flic.kr/p/24sGLj8

    https://flic.kr/p/236ozMv

    Neck thru, 25.5 scale, double cutaway..
    https://flic.kr/p/21GN3LW
    https://flic.kr/p/236pzca

    Bocote ferretboard, spalt maple headplate..
    https://flic.kr/p/GjWy9S

    https://flic.kr/p/21GMRXG

    Planned some pups from a Fender Blacktop with chrome hardware..
    https://flic.kr/p/23nSw95

    Started sculpting..
    https://flic.kr/p/236pATM
    https://flic.kr/p/24oKnKu
    https://flic.kr/p/23nTdDo

    Some mahogany on the back..
    https://flic.kr/p/GjXeJ3

    Up in the torture chamber..
    https://flic.kr/p/GjXkAJ

    Ready for carving..
    https://flic.kr/p/ENy3We
    https://flic.kr/p/24sHZSt

    Fretted and started contours..
    https://flic.kr/p/23nTJzA
    https://flic.kr/p/23nTHG3
    https://flic.kr/p/24sHZUH

    Wiped with animal spirits..
    https://flic.kr/p/23nTyUo

    Neck work..
    https://flic.kr/p/21GPMRb
    https://flic.kr/p/21GPMRb

    Miss this mess..
    https://flic.kr/p/24oL8AL

    Got some bits.
    https://flic.kr/p/23qWKY3

    He changed his mind and wanted EMGs :( and black hardware.. And *shudder* pickup rings.. Sooo...
    https://flic.kr/p/239ux7R
    https://flic.kr/p/Go13WN
    https://flic.kr/p/239uwxK
    https://flic.kr/p/239uuBF

    https://flic.kr/p/24vLGKi
    https://flic.kr/p/23qWJ2s
    https://flic.kr/p/24vLEnn
    https://flic.kr/p/23qWFqW

    He didn't want the speed knobs..
    https://flic.kr/p/GnZNLJ
    https://flic.kr/p/21KLVvC

    That ferretboard!
    https://flic.kr/p/24sJapK

    Anyways.. There she is. Not a bad project. Gave him a good deal on it. Free.

    Thanks for checking it out. I'l get some more undocumented goodness up soon enough and eventually got some started that I will be finishing. To all my buddies who have been with me through the years, I love you guys, you da best.

    Stay tuned!

    Edit: dark, it's been so long.. How do I embed again?
     
  2. pondman

    pondman Build Whore.

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    Welcome back Crazy Horse .
     
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  3. HaMMerHeD

    HaMMerHeD SS.org Regular

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    Drag the pictures onto the text box and it'll upload and attach them.
     
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  4. Bodes

    Bodes SS.org Regular

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    Wondered where you got to.
     
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  5. BlackMastodon

    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    Been gone too long, friend. Welcome back.
     

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