Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Knarbens, May 3, 2013.
stunning, K. looks and sounds stellar.
what can i say...i'm a fan.
^ Me too. Guitar looks and sounds great.
can't see any of these pictures, all photobucket errors
Here are some non Photobucket uploads
(In order of completion)
Along with my 7-string build (separate thread) we got another one in the making now.
Here are some impressions.
Wow, that's some nice wood
Time to update our 10 Euro drill press. It worked good for most of the jobs of our previous guitars ... but it was simply to small to drill bridge holes for instance.
170 mm from the drill center to the post now, so enough room to do every work.
Wow, I read your post with only the big drill press showing and was confused as to what the problem was... Then I scroll and see the little guy there
If there weren't that many appointments today I would probably have been able to join the neck with the body today. Tapered the neck, drilled out the neckpocket and built the neckpocket template though ... man I wish I could go on working
We got the lasered pickgard today.
I was looking for a trans black plexi material to build the pickguard from and stumbled upon a website that had CAD file laser service also. I asked and the price was okay so we gave that a shot. All we need to do now is to chamfer the prelasered screw holes.
The seven string is slowly taking shape. (Fretboard not glued yet)
Next thing is routing the final headstock shape, installing frets, inserting the trussrod and glueing the board. Than it gets real exiting.
Not a lot of updates in here lately ... I have mentioned elsewhere on this forum that I'd like to beeing able to spend more time with building guitars. Along with my beautiful girlfriend it's pretty much all I think about on my ride to work.
Let me add this though ... my next build has to be a fanned fret!
Editing my double post I take the chance to add a photo.
This is the 7-string prototype model after staining and two coats of Tru-Oil on top of the dye to seal it.
The bad area at the armrest is where I had two pieces of masking tape overlapping each other ... lesson learnt.
The body's looking better already ...
6th coat of oil tomorrow!
Playing with some fan fret designs thinking of possible pickup settings. Personally I prefer angled (slanted) pickups matching the fan way more than just rotated or straight pickups. Since it's hard to get matching humbuckers for a concept I took a singlecoil alignment into consideration.
So talking about singlecoils these routs would be for three Blaze middle singlecoils. It's a middle pickup though ... so would that work? I've read about the Blaze 7 sc in the neck position, but what about the bridge? I've seen a Jaden Rose with 4 Blaze singlecoils ... Shame there aren't many choices ...
Dimarzio bases are easy to modify to stagger the bobbins.
looks so sexy
What are you talking about Adam?
Making slanted single-coil pickups, I reckon.
Their 7 strings have PCB bases, drilling new mounting holes for the bobbins is extremely simple. I've angled Dimarzio humbuckers in the past. Even a metal base is still a trivial thing.
The slanted X2N in my Strat works great.
Before I go on with this thread let me post one more pic of the 7-string. Noticed I haven't posted a shot of the finished guitar.
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