Elysian Guitars - The Thread.

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  1. tone57

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    Awesome
     
  2. Adam

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    New neck blank I glued up from the hard maple/flamed maple I purchased today.

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    Alder body blank glued up.
     
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    The project that never ends is nearing completion!

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    I got all those strips (20 of them) for under $20, from China. Just as nice as the stuff I get from LMII!

    The Star went off to its new owner today too, and he just couldn't put down the Deep Eddy model. Told me "This is better than any Gibson I've ever played." He was also completely in love with the Lollar P90s.
     
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    I scored my red and back binding from China as well. Very cheap, exact same quality as LMII!
     
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    Wanted to see if anyone had any input on something I'm wanting to try. I'm about to do a wenge/shedua neck, and I want to do a different type of tiltback than the norm. I want the wenge pieces to be scarfed, and the shedua pieces to be the full side profile, one piece stringers. There would be 3 wenge strips and 2 shedua. Has anyone heard of anyone doing this? I think it could really work, especially at the headstock with the alternating grain direction, possibly meaning more strength in the headstock.
     
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    Nevermind, read that wrong. I haven't heard of it being done like that before, and it should add to the strength (to what degree, I've got no clue).
     
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    Time for SCIENCE!
     
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    The guy who bought the Star today just posted this short quip about the Deep Eddy model (the modern retro single cut):

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    now THATS a compliment!
     
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    Started stringing up the 9 today. Ran out of ferrules at the shop, so I strung up the 6 strings I could and called it a day. Should have it playing tomorrow, but so far so good. Ignore the bit of scratching on the back, that will steam out :lol:

    Also, the nut is recessed into the fretboard, wanted it to look like it to not break up the ash binding at all.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance but for extended range guitars like this one, is it common to have the truss rod offset towards the larger bass strings? I think I understand why, but I've never really noticed before.
     
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    No, the offset truss rod is something that's basically exclusive to me. I offer a neck carve that's off-center, so the truss rods follow the carve. Jackson tried the off-center carve and off-center truss rods on some custom shop guitars after I had posted about it on Project Guitar forums, but they never made it a normal thing.
     
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    Looking great, Adam! I really like the recessed nut you did.
     
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    Thanks :hbang: I may have to do it more often, it really works well.

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    The guitar plays like a dream, really am happy with how it came out. The cool thing is that the high G# doesn't effect me at all, I've had no issue adjusting. I now think I need an 8 for myself with an extra high string. The Black Water Guitars pickups are killer, they have fantastic clarity. The extra brass in my bridge also gives guitars a little more bit, so this thing sizzles when you want it to, but roll the volume and tone back some and it cleans up beautifully. Rob (the owner) will be here tomorrow to try it out and I'm so stoked.
     
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    seriously it looks liek the happiest starfish ever. its just jumping for joy.


    oh. can we also hear clips?!!
     
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    Maybe if Rob wants to record something :lol: I don't have the chops for that anymore.
     
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    Stellar work. I thought it looked like a Stealth, but Alex is right...happy starfish.

    That bridge arc worked out perfectly with the body shape. The more I price bridges, the more I want to try what you've invented there.
     
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    Awesome work! Are you planning on staining this sucker blue to match those pups/inlay?
     
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    Working on the multiscale 9 today. The owner of this build flew in to check it out and give input on any modifications to playability. Wound up shaving about 1/16″ off the back of the neck.

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    Here’s the body sandwich after grain raising. Has some really nice color contrast.

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    Got the staining and the sealing done on the 9. Tomorrow it will get pore filler.

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    Did the binding on the top of the single cut headless today while waiting on the sealer on the 9 to dry.
     
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    oh my god that blue color. so good.
     

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