What's on your workbench?

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  1. BWGuitars

    BWGuitars New Member

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    Thanks man! Good to be back. Adam reminded me that I'd been neglecting this place haha :)
     
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    yeah, just a little!

    Ebony headplate, gold logo after a few clear coats:

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    Buffed out and shiny:

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    Sully
     
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    It's alive!

    Ok, it's not finished, but I wanted to wire it up partially to see how it played, and also to find out if my wiring diagram for the pre-amp worked as it should.

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    More pictures in my thread.
     
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    Tidy'd up the Burl Maple Neck, and prepped the back veneer

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    This is the Roasted Maple Neck
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    Next up, glue the back veneer on the burl maple neck, then radius, fret, drill holes for tuners and install threaded inserts. The roasted maple neck will follow suit.
     
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    Taking some time off from the LP to work on my own ideas. Basswood body, maple top, 5pc ma/hog/ma/hog/maple neck. Undecided on a fretboard. Last pic is a quick sketch of the bevels on the MDF body template.

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    This is how I've been doing all my recent non-bound fingerboards. I've always hated the look of exposed fret tangs, and even nipping the tang and filling the slots bothered me. I'm pretty happy with the finished product on these blind slot boards:

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  8. Zeegler

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    I really like that shape! Great design.
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    Did some fretting this evening:
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    Make sure to post a bunch of pics when this guitar is finished. I'm really diggin this one!
     
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    Thanks man!

    I definitely will. I'm very excited about this build. It's a new design, and it's built out of some of my favorite woods. If all goes well it'll end up being a personal benchmark kind of build :)
     
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    It reminds me of a fanned fret design I have in my data folders. It also has a reversed headstock, 7 strings and slanted humbuckers. The horns are a bit more square though.

    Good job! – Great success and save working!
     
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    That's actually an alternate treble horn on this build... The original design calls for a hooked, Fodera-style horn.

    It's part of a whole "series" of guitar designs that I've been working on:
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    It really is a beautifully balanced design, visually speaking.
     
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    Exactly! It just flows perfectly. I think some people just have an eye for that kind of thing. Renk is obviously one of them.
     
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    Well shucks, fellas...thank you. It ain't that big a deal. I've revised that design about a thousand times over a few years...always on paper. I thought it was unique until I visited Sevenstring.org. I see a lot of similar designs on there. I've got a single-cut version of it as well. I tried to make a version that didn't have the pointy ass-end, but I could never get the curve right. I thought most people wouldn't like that part of the design.
     
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    Nah man, it looks good with the butt-beak. It's a mirror of the shape of the horns and works really well, especially if you carve those bevels as you have them sketched out now.
     
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    Yeah, I like the stinger....but that's a feature of most of my designs, so I might be biased a bit.
     
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    Butt beak...haha...awesome! I'll do my best to carve it as is. I've got the top and body prepped for gluing. I'll prob be doing that this weekend.

    BTW...great to have you back, Aaron. LT's been slow of late.
     
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