Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
That's one bad ass Tele.
^second that! Loooove the fretboard! Is that ebony?
A dreadnought for a player in New Zealand: it's made of Wenge and Carpathian spruce. The segmented rosette was requested by the customer.
That segmented rosette is really cool detail!
Thanks, Poro. Here's a close up shot: the mitres could have been better, but the rosette doesn't look awful IMHO
That wenge is awesome
Up until the guitar gets to this point, I really, REALLY hate working with spalted lumber...
Wow, that is an amazing looking tele. What is the fretboard? It kind of looks like Persimmon with some heartwood.
looks like pale moon ebony (black and white ebony). I had a small piece and its a bitch to work with. Kudos aaron!
I was thinking the same thing, but the black seems to lack the random pattens that I've seen in most example of B&W ebony. The coloring and straight black line reminds me quite a bit of persimmon (the only true ebony that grows in the US)
The decal for this was waiting in my mailbox today so I went ahead and applied it. Tomorrow I'll go in and spray clear. The best-decals decal wasn't to exact scale of a normal 6 string Ibanez logo unfortunately (and I made sure I ordered the right one), but it doesn't look too bad still.
It is Black and White ebony
King Billy Pine top...
Must have missed this ... nice guitar!
Did the back of this neck in satin today. Came out great. Also did the inside of the cutaways, beats having to buff it!
Love what you've done with the back of that neck, Adam. Really dig the clear strip and the transitions around it. Very cool
No time, materials and money to work in the shop ...
This is on my digital workbench though ... designing a possible new project.
Looks shreddy 7 string awesomeness. Have you considered adding one more fret to get the same fret access you have without all the extra fretboard? Could still do the truss rod adjustment there too.
Well, I figured I only need 22 frets! Personally I never play that high. The neck pickup is at the same position as on a 24 fret guitar (prefer the look). A 24 fret fingerboard length, 22 frets and the TR access at the body side gave me what can be seen on the picture ... I kinda like it.
I thought about adding two more frets on the treble side of the access cutout, but like I said ... I'd probably never use them.
Easy to do... I've got a pile of in-progress stuff in the shop right now. Hard to keep track of it all
Not my bench, but here's a shot of my apprentice winding some Neodymium pickups:
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