Hand Tool Build #2 - ESP/LTD Style

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  1. guidothepimmp

    guidothepimmp New Member

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    Congrats..

    I admire builders in general but yourself and barnaby... just great. Takes skill and patience to do this all using JUST handtools.

    Also learnt a few things from this thread.. so thanks



    Looking forward to the next instalment
     
  2. poro78

    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Guido!
    Not sure about those skills, but I guess my patience has improved a lot. :D

    I've got 3 projects on the paper at the moment, not yet sure when I'll start the first one...
     
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    Truly amazing and beautiful.
    Thanks for taking us along.
     
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    like the headstock. is that an original shape?
     
  5. poro78

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    Thanks!
    Welcome aboard when I start another one.
    (Actually I've already started, but nothing serious won't happen in two weeks as I'm about 1200km in the north from home)

    At least it's designed from scratch. But like always, there might be similar headstock designs around.
     
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    AW YISSSSS!!!

    Feeling a bit hangoverish, but doesn't matter.
    And these two pictures tell why. [​IMG]

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    After a long wait, gig cancellations and other problems, I finally saw the guitar in live action! [​IMG]
     
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    Since JSH reminded me of this thread by liking the last post, I felt a urge to post some better pictures.
    The band had a surprise gig last Friday as they we're called to replace a cancelled opening act for Negura Bunget's gig - so it was a nice bonus to see the guitar in action for the second time (I already bought the tickets before I knew they we're there)!
    They're currently recording an album and were not supposed to have any gigs until it's finished, but when a well known name (in its genre, underground is underground :D) calls for help...

    I'm still amazed that I've build a tool for a musician - and he is really enjoying playing that thing. :)
    (You know the feedback is honestly positive when the owner brings a bottle of fine whiskey to thank you after playing the guitar for couple of weeks. :D)

    Here's some pictures from the gig:

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  8. metalella

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    Went through all 11 pages and very inspirational stuff you've got there. :dude: I admire your patience and determination.

    *looks at all the machines* I'm so glad I've got them.
    :run:
     
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    Thanks!
    I can't lie, I wish I had a proper workshop with proper tools. :)
    My current build has been under work for over a year with all kinds of delays and personal life getting in way, I think it would had been done a long time ago with power tools...
     
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