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My first carved top... Oiling Started

#21 User is offline   Drog 

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:40 PM

Looks good. You could also dish it down a bit as it goes out to the edges and back up to the edge. To give it a little carve up to the edge.
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Posted 01 February 2017 - 08:54 PM

View PostDrog, on 01 February 2017 - 08:40 PM, said:

Looks good. You could also dish it down a bit as it goes out to the edges and back up to the edge. To give it a little carve up to the edge.

Cheers... I was actually having the same thoughts :) I will check it tomorrow. [thumbup]
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

Great job Rabs! [thumbup] You have more patience than I do my friend. I kind of liked the "plateau top". That could be your signature axe Bro :o

I did not see a reference to what type of wood this is. Please share! Thanks Rabs! Keep up the great work! [thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup]
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 09:30 AM

Looks awesome! Can hardly wait to see the finished product!
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:57 AM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 02 February 2017 - 09:08 AM, said:

Great job Rabs! [thumbup] You have more patience than I do my friend. I kind of liked the "plateau top". That could be your signature axe Bro :o

I did not see a reference to what type of wood this is. Please share! Thanks Rabs! Keep up the great work! [thumbup] [thumbup] [thumbup]

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostRabs, on 02 February 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

Limba also known as Korina.. In this case Black Korina :)


Sounds like a good tone wood there Rabs. Again my hats off to you Sir. I do not have your patience [smile]
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostRabs, on 02 February 2017 - 10:57 AM, said:

Limba also known as Korina.. In this case Black Korina :)


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:25 AM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 02 February 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

Sounds like a good tone wood there Rabs. Again my hats off to you Sir. I do not have your patience [smile]

Haha... well so they say.. Korina is known as a super mahogany and this stuff is a nice hardness... so yeah I reckon for what difference it makes it will be a good sounding guitar.. not only that but for this build I have bought a Burstbucker Pro for the bridge and a SD Phat Cat P90 for the neck...

So yeah, im really looking forward to this one too.. In fact I said to a friend, if for whatever reason I don't ever manage to sell it, this guitar will be mine :) I have in general not really made my guitars for me.. some have a way fatter neck than I like BUT I do that cos I know some people love fat necks this one im making to my preferred specs.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

Heres a slightly better before and after of where I smoothed out the carve near the back end...

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

View PostRabs, on 02 February 2017 - 12:06 PM, said:

Heres a slightly better before and after of where I smoothed out the carve near the back end...

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Looks much better. As for the controls positions, I vote for the PU selector at the top near the horn, sim to the Les Paul. For me, PU selecting is easier in that position because I can do it with the strumming motion of my right hand.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

View PostRabs, on 02 February 2017 - 12:06 PM, said:

Heres a slightly better before and after of where I smoothed out the carve near the back end...

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Looks much better. As for the controls positions, I vote for the PU selector at the top near the horn, sim to the Les Paul. For me, PU selecting is easier in that position because I can do it with the strumming motion of my right hand.
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Posted 02 February 2017 - 12:21 PM

Sorry, two posts... Guess that counts for 2-votes. [flapper]
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:14 PM

Thought id update this thread (even though theres more detail in the DIY thread)...

Did the control cavity.. And went with the switch next to the vol controls... Had to make my own design and template for this
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All fits in nicely as planned :)
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Then to clean the body down and check for scratched and anything that may need cleaning up, but also to show that top grain (gives you an idea of what it will look like with some finish)... So heres a few pics of that.. And even if I do say so myself.. Hubba Hubba :D
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More very soon :)
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:38 AM

It does look good Rabs if I may say so. Personally I like the toggle switch up on the horn in your 2nd photo. But that's just me. Some players might like it below for easy access while strumming. But then again you build to each persons taste so just have fun and I'd like to see it finished too.
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Posted 11 February 2017 - 09:52 PM

View PostRetired, on 10 February 2017 - 07:38 AM, said:

It does look good Rabs if I may say so. Personally I like the toggle switch up on the horn in your 2nd photo. But that's just me. Some players might like it below for easy access while strumming. But then again you build to each persons taste so just have fun and I'd like to see it finished too.

Cheers... Well its done now... I can always make another one as you say... :)

It should look something like this (obviously with different grain and different shaped horns) but you get the idea

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:36 AM

That one is beautiful. Posted Image
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 05:21 PM

I have posted more detail in the DIY thread if anyone wants to know a bit more... But for anyone not looking at that thread but checking this one (not sure how I ended up with two going at once? :unsure: )I thought id put a couple of pics up here too...

So there was an issue with that first neck (see DIY thread for more) so I had to do another one [thumbdn] But on the plus side this one has much nicer grain so [thumbup] (swings and roundabouts)

Heres the new one
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And now neck and body are one :D
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Almost there :D Next I will route and drill all the body holes, then lots of fine sanding.. Then I can finish it [thumbup]
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Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

The grain is really nice in this second one.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:22 AM

The 'board on the replacement neck is gorgeous, Rabs! What type of wood is it? I had a look through the DIY thread as well but couldn't find it mentioned.
Looking Great all-round!

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:38 AM

Excellent and interesting thread going on here.....[thumbup]

This question may have been asked already

How much will the finished guitar weigh...?

Y'all include the varnish too.....Posted Image

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