Vik Custom Black Lotus build pic's

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  1. fretninjadave

    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    I would like to say again Vik Is a great guy and backs up his work 110% .
    It was my fault but he has been gracious the whole time, and I couldnt thank him enough for the beautiful work he has done .I would recomend His guitars to anyone. Kudos to Vik for an Awesome dude and Awesome guitars...
     
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    ViK-master SS.org Regular

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    Thanks, bro, and you're welcome! Can't wait to hear some tunes by your band with that Black Lotus))
     
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    Bungle Sir Roger Moore, KBE

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    That's going to be gorgeous when it's finished. Love the neck, especially with the flame maple.

    :yesway: Very gracious of the luthier to do so.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I like the new inlays much better than those skulls, nice choice :yesway:
     
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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    Thanks dude
    :hbang:
     
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    We have double update this time.

    The inlay work

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    Placing the mop

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    cut the contour

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    Routing with Dremel

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    Some adjustments and the mop is in the wood

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    Gluing with colored epoxy

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    So, the epoxy dried and ready for sanding

    This is how the inlay looks after the sanding and lemon oil applied

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    Now we finally can install the fretwire - N/S 18%, 2,61mm wide, made in Germany

    Cut to pieces

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    Right there

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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    Better than I could imagine
     
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    s_k_mullins [email protected]#$?!

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    Awesome inlays. I can't wait to see the finished product! :yesway:
    Fretninjadave is gonna be a lucky dude when he gets this! But then I'm gonna hate him :lol:
     
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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    :lol::shred::squint::metal:
     
  10. Customisbetter

    Customisbetter WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot Contributor

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    i love that inlay!

    i need to practice my inlaying technique...

    also out of curiosity, what grit sandpaper do you radius the board with?
     
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    I usually do it starting from P80 and up to P800 (P80, P120, P180, P240, P320, P400, P600, P800).
     
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    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    Gorgeous!!!
     
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    Bungle Sir Roger Moore, KBE

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    That eye inlay is just incredible. I can't imagine how steady your hands need to be to route the fretboard like that.
     
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    Just a health will and experience!

    Thanks!

    Some progress for a few weeks.

    The EVIL is right here :shred::

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    So the shop is set up after moving to another place and we can procced

    The routing

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    and a few stages and depths

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    front side

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    back side

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    Let's see how it fits

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    Ready for sanding and coating

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    Let's do some fretwork

    Protect the fingerboard with tape

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    Then do the edges smooth with special file

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    Then level the frets with japanese leveler

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    Then some handsanding, after which there're still scratches on the wire

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    We'll remove them by polishing by Dremel

    first microsanding

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    Then polishing

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    Remove the tape and take a look at these shiny perfect frets!

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    I loaded some of the hardware onto the body to see how it's gonna look

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    Dave, these premium Gotoh knobs are specially for you as they're far not stock option :drinks:.

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    Then I again covered the fretboard with another tape and nearly finished sanding all the guitar before coating.

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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    so close man. i can smell it
     
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    MOAR!
     
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    oh man this is going to look soo good :yum:
     
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    fretninjadave Seven String Samurai

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    I agree.hehe
     
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