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For the first time in months there is NOTHING on my bench today. I am taking the day off.
 

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Wasn't happy with the initial paintjob so I redid it with a better red and painted the v to match. Very happy with the way the blood splatter came out on the v but something about the xiphos just looks like it's missing something(maybe another color splatter?) . I noticed that the xiphos has a lot more small splatter marks and less of the squirty looking marks. Idk I'll probably clearcoat(spraymax matte) both unless I think of a more titillating finish for the xiphos. Kinda tempted to do a blood red finish with black splatter patterns on something.
 

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Wasn't happy with the initial paintjob so I redid it with a better red and painted the v to match. Very happy with the way the blood splatter came out on the v but something about the xiphos just looks like it's missing something(maybe another color splatter?) . I noticed that the xiphos has a lot more small splatter marks and less of the squirty looking marks. Idk I'll probably clearcoat(spraymax matte) both unless I think of a more titillating finish for the xiphos. Kinda tempted to do a blood red finish with black splatter patterns on something.
Agree that the V came out a little better with less and bigger marks. Just a matter of taste though, awesome job mate! :hbang:
 

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Waiting for parts, roughly inspired by Head's Woodstock '99 RG7620.
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Crown, polish, and a new nut on my 1989 MIJ Fender Strat.
 

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Took the tuners off today and routed the individual heights to match the fretboard radius. The height adjustment of the tuners isn't really solid. Plays a better now and sounds nice, wired up the electronics as well. I use the soapbars with serial coils at the moment, but the split coil sound is just thin and hollow. Might make more sense to add a switching scheme for changing from serial to parallel coils.

 

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I refinished this and am dropping in some SD Blackouts. It's a Money green with a raw Oiled neck.
 

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Quick and dirty project I've been working on to use as a platform for testing pickups. Splice will be interchangeable with different pickup configs.

SSO won't let me embed the videos because they're shorts apparently but here they are incase you're interested

https://youtube.com/shorts/5lSDH4Y5sa4?feature=share

https://youtube.com/shorts/QJP1_MwBASA?feature=share

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there's a dude on kickstarter with a similar idea, where he just quick swaps the chunk of wood holding all the electronics including jacks/pots.
 

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there's a dude on kickstarter with a similar idea, where he just quick swaps the chunk of wood holding all the electronics including jacks/pots.

I've seen a couple variations on the theme here and there, @USMarine75 sent me one a couple weeks ago idk if it was SD or someone else but it appeared the pickups slide in from underneath.

I've flirted with a few ideals like a pickguard, floating trem to remove strings on the fly, putting them in from the back etc. This seemed like the most convenient/flexible compromise I could come up with. I'm kind of a tonewood skeptic but theres an option for different wood inserts for shiggles.
 


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