What's on your workbench?

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  1. geoffstgermaine

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    A 7 string I'm working on:

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    A few of the specs:
    Claro walnut on ash body
    Walnut/BE maple neck
    Ziricote fretboard
    Dimarzio Illuminators
    Hipshot Contour 7 Tremolo - Ghost piezo saddles
     
  2. Knarbens

    Knarbens Montag Custom Guitars

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    Love it Geoff!
     
  3. Blue1970Cutlass

    Blue1970Cutlass emberwolfmusic.com

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    Very cool :yesway: looks really clean

    Luminlay dots? Or is that just an optical illusion?
     
  4. geoffstgermaine

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    Thanks a lot! They're actually turquoise dots. I was a bit iffy on them when I was thinking up the scheme, but once I got them in I was very happy with the look. The side dots and headstock logo will match.
     
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    Hardware fitting test (minus neck ferrules and bolts) before fret work.

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  6. DistinguishedPapyrus

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    No good pics right now but I got 3 builds currently on my "workbench". A 7 string, a 6 string and a 5 string (bass)...

    Its kinda weird having 3 different projects going at the same time and at different levels of completion but it gives me alternating types of builds to focus on, which can be kind of fun because sometimes I am working on my natural finish build and think "dang I wish I had a painted body or bass to work on cause those can be real cool sometimes too..." so then I just go in the other room and pull another one out lol. The 6 string guitar still needs a truss rod and fretboard. It will have a painted body. The 7 string is the closest to being done, it's nearly ready for shaping of the neck contour and finishing and it will be natural swamp ash finish. The 5 string bass will be sort of similar to a Mayones Jabba, but with my own design tweaks. Right now the bass is only a neck blank, a slab of cherry for the body and a schematic on my computer so it's got a while. I gotta get more wood for the body and neck, and all the hardware and pups before I go any further into that build. I started the two guitars a while back but then decided to try a bass instead because I switched to playing bass in my band a few months ago, and will likely be there for a while. As for the builds... IDK, maybe I'll do one massive pic dump on a single "completed build" thread. Like a year from now lol. :lol:
     
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    We rented a Woodmizer and sliced up some trees, including the gnarly alder I got for cheap a couple months ago.
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    Not a lot of guitar sized planks in there but the boards looked just the way I hoped they did... Wild grain, yum.
     
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    Man thats cool, was the Alder already dried?
     
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    No, it was cut down a few months ago so it'll have to air dry for a while now. Or I'll have to find a kiln :)
     
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    Love the square binding on that fretboard. Looks slicker than Sinatra.
     
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    PU test guitar & prototype for my new design:

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    putting my makeshift spray booth to use.

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    I'll do some grain filling on this one tomorrow.

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    I've been traveling for work for a little more than two weeks now.
    I'm looking forward to getting back at it.

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    A couple of explorers getting close to done:

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    I pretty much just drooled all over myself

    What's the top on the first one, redwood burl?
     
  18. geoffstgermaine

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    Thanks, Blue1970Cutlass! Yeah, it's redwood burl.
     
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    Been focusing on things in the shop and neglecting my forum contributions. Wrapping up my multiscale Raze, doing an Epi-Paul headstock repair, building another Siren, and building this baby. Busy busy!

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    NO WAY!!! I've been doodling EXACT style headstocks the past few weeks! Yet, YOU nailed it! Nice job!! :bowdown:
     

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