scalloped 7's?

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Elysian, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. Adam

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    Doesn't take too long to get used to tapping on scalloped boards don't worry:D Plus the harder you tap the more defined sound you get:agreed:
     
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    i love scallopes on the high side they call it a gradual scallope or a Richie Blackmore scallope....when you do the lower strings and lower side of the neck you get a pitch problem if you are not light with your touch...check out Rob Burton he makes his own scalloped neck 7 strings and he is one bad ass player.....

    http://www.robburton.us/ worth checking out and he makes his own guitars too!!!
     
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    i just scalloped my Carvin 727 with a dremel. Came out pretty cool. Now I just need to perfect the ART of scallops!
    Now my Carvin FEELS APPROPRIATE!
    Peace

    Santiago
     
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    A guitarist called Reverend Kriss Hades(Sadistik Exekution) from Australia, has scalloped his fretboards(6's) since the 80's, a real freq this one.
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    ^ SCALLOPWNED!!
     
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    fuck me dead that looks bad ass that guitar lol. looks evil! rarrr :hbang:
     
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    its not a 7, but i scalloped it all by myself, and im damn proud of her!

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    Cool! I like the thread author's 7, too.

    Anyone know if lemon oil can be used after scalloping, or is that just for cleaning?
     
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    As far as i know there are four types of Scalloping ..we have not even talked of them
    1) Full Scallop (the whole wood is milled out)
    2) Gradual Scallop (lower string side is not as deeply milled as treble side)
    3) 1/4 Scallop (thin abount of wood milled for a 1/2 step effect)
    4) The james Byrd way (http://www.byrdguitars.com/)

    any other scallops?
     
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    I didn't see any pics of guitars, which sucked. He plays very well. People named Rob are awesome.
     
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    scalloped here aswell, don't have any problems in the riff department here with the scallops. Doing my other 7 aswell now, looks a lot better now (the grain comes out better). This one's been dyed though after scalloping.

    Absolutely love it :hbang:
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    thx, think i'll take pics of them togheter when i got the other one finished. Though the thing looks horrid right now :lol:
     
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    I had it done on my KE3 (half scallop) and the inlays still looked fine, you can't go too deep though but it works. It looked like i had 2 different inlays on my guitar (half sharkfins and other half sharkfins with a dent in the big part)

    Almost done here with my 7321 neck, just a final coat of varnish on the headstock and it's ready to go. Only minor setback was the inlays. One of them broke out when i was filing so i too the other ones out aswell. Oh well, still looks pretty good for a first scallop job me thinks

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    Yeah, I did it to my Jackson and was able to keep the shark fins. I was scared. No power tools, just sand paper. Still ended up making a couple of mistakes by hurrying. It takes forever!!

    Your neck looks like it will be shredding nicely, SF. :hbang:
     
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    Thanks! It's all files and sandpaper... each neck done over at least 3 days in just chuncks of a couple of hours. It helps to not exhaust one's patience when doing these irreversable mods :p so i spread it out.

    For those afraid of sharkfins - consider what I did. The meat of the fin is on the bass side - and that's where the scallop is least necessary since the gauge of the strings is thick enough to keep your fingertip flesh off the fretboard anway. Fortunately, where you want the scallop deeper - the treble side - the majority of the inlay is closer to the fret, leaving a lot of disposable wood to remove.
     
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    how did elysian get banned. not really relevant but curious
     

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