Knarbens' 7-string build

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  1. KnightroExpress

    KnightroExpress Active Member

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    Your work is so clean and beautiful. Awesome!
     
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    Looks awesome!
     
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    That neck looks very comfy.
     
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    That fretboard and fretwork look great. Looks perfectly rounded and clean.
     
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    Love it!!
     
  6. Knarbens

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    Thanks a lot boys!

    Yeah, it feels very smooth and rounded!




    The body finishing is driving me nuts! Even thinking about stripping the whole finish and do it again with lacquer ... but that would take way more time and I think I'd have to take off a lot of wood before I'll be able to stain the top again.
     
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    Such clean work! Well done!

    What did you use to mask the edge?
     
  8. Knarbens

    Knarbens Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!

    You can see how I taped it on page 4 of this thread. Than I sealed the faux binding with two thin layers of Tru-Oil with a brush. Guess I could have went with even thinner coats brushing from the tape to the wood. Some areas turned out perfect, some okay and a few bad areas.
     
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    ...sweet jesus
     
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    Knarbens Well-Known Member

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    I'll post more of it when the electronics are in ...
     
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    You're too damn good, Knarbz.
     
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    Naah come on ... thank you.



    Hopefully building in electronics today! The guitar's fun to play even though I could have left slightly more of a unrounded area for the tumb in the neck profile ... maybe I'm just not used to 7s for now?

    Guess the fretjob is really good! I'm happy with it. Also it's a great feeling to strum the low B string and feeling the guitar vibrate! Think it's a good unplugged sound.
     
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    i've started leaving a flat area along the middle of my necks. its just so much more comfortable. i suppose its the whole theory behind strandberg's neck profile. although i need some rouded edges because it just looks nice. but my thumbs usually on the center of the back most times anyhow
     
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    Yeah, I know what you're talking about. Anyway, if the flat area is too wide and therefor the rounded sides of the profile are too "full" the neck plays uncomfortable to me. Next time I'll go with more of a flat area though.
     
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    It's done!

    The electronics are in and it sound nice! It's fun to play! I promised pics and don't know when I'll find the time for some more daylight shots ... so here is material I took right after assembly. Only quick setup but you'll get the idea ...

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    Holy shit dude. its beautiful


    im going back over this thread to learn more. i have plans to use that roasted maple on a flat top with a bevel armrest similar to yours but not quite as broad and extended. i just want to learn how to do it so cleanly
     
  18. Delayar

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    Great build!

    How did you achieve the sharp edges with the stain?

    Markus
     
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    Thanks! Coming from you means a lot!

    Take a look at post #148 in this thread.

    BTW Welcome to the forum Markus! Nice to have you here.
     
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    Congratulations on an excellent build!
     

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