Elysian Guitars - The Thread.

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  1. Adam

    Adam Well-Known Member

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    Routed the top binding route, then routed the neck pocket.

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    Made a test piece for the blue for that FF9. Probably need to go a little bit darker on the blue, but it's getting there.
     
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    On the headless, I forgot to leave a little bit on for the zero fret... So today I fixed the issue:

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    Worked out really well, can't forget that in the future :lol:

    I also went ahead and shaped its neck:

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    Beyond stoked with how the neck came out.

    I also got business cards in today :hbang:

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    I wasn't totally happy with the neck heel on the headless build, so I went ahead and started modifying it today.

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    The plan.

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    I used a sharpened chisel to cut the new binding channel. I'm not done shaping the heel yet, but it already seems like a marked improvement.

    I also freted the neck today. 16-20" compound radius, EVO 110 fretwire.

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    Needed a shelf for my projects, so I made one today. I'll probably have to make a second one soon, but this will work for now.

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    I fitted this SKB case to the 9 string and relined the bottom. Talk about stressful work...
     
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    Yeah, case work fucking sucks. That is also a massive case haha
     
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    Yeah, it's a bass case :lol: I also modified the compartment on the bass side of the body, the customer wants to be able to fit his guitar stand.
     
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    how does one do this? do you have to make the mold yourself? or can you send the design to the case company?
     
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    I started with a stock guitar case, bought some 2" styrofoam at Hobby Lobby (checked JoAnn's Fabric first but they had the wrong kind of foam), and cut the new foam to fit the guitar on the bandsaw (and sanded rough edges on my edge sander). I also bought the stretchy velvet fabric from JoAnn's. I used 3M spray adhesive, but if I was doing it again I've buy one of their heavy duty adhesives, the stuff I used worked but I think a higher tack would have worked better. The stock molding of the case is literally just molded styrofoam.
     
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    Very cool! It looks pro :D
     
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    How'dja get the existing liner out of the case? Seems like a colossal hassle, for sure.
     
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    I just pulled it off the styrafoam.
     
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    Sorry, I meant the entire case padding and stuff. I didn't think that stuff would come out very easily.
     
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    It's glued in, there's no reason to pull it out. It's not very strong either, so yeah, don't!
     
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    The last case I retrofitted for a custom fit I pulled out the entire interior and made my own. It comes out in pieces, and with great difficulty. Definitely don't try to pull the liner to reupholster it :)
     
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    SKB makes weapons cases that are the same cases without any molded internals, would be perfect for building your own interior.
     
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    Yeah, Todd informed me about that after I finished the retrofit of a guitar case lol
     
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    Yeah, that sounds like a whole box full of "F this!"
     
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    Couple of days wrapped up into one...

    Finished this neck up:

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    Started a new headless build, here's the neck blank I started with:

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    Fretboard gluing:

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    Didn't take any shots for the stuff I did yesterday, but I started spraying the clear on the fanned 8's headstock after applying the logo, and I buffed out the body that goes with that pink Ibanez neck.
     
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    Wish I had as much time to build guitars as you ;)

    Actually I'm a basic/standard guitar body style guy, but there's something in the 9-string design/contours I like. Looking forward seeing this finished.
     
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    That headless neck blank is gorgeous! Nice work, Adam.
     

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