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Hmm, interesting... Thanks for that.. Maybe I will see if I can find someone that does that in the UK...

 

But in saying that I like the idea of learning how to do it myself if I can get decent results :) (probably a big if)

 

I can get you branding iron made up. Left me know if you decide the idea has legs.

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I can get you branding iron made up. Left me know if you decide the idea has legs.

Oh cool... do you know what sort of price we are talking?

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Oh cool... do you know what sort of price we are talking?

 

No, but I could find out. If you have your logo in esp or PSD format, send me a copy, that'll help.

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I started a new job about a month ago and unfortunately never seem to get a chance to come on here much these days. I've just caught up with a months worth of your build threads.

 

Fantastic work. Thoroughly enjoyable to go through, and I wish you all the best with the website. Would be cool to see a thread to see how that progresses if you have the time

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No, but I could find out. If you have your logo in esp or PSD format, send me a copy, that'll help.

Yes please.. if that's no bother.... I don't have a high res version at the moment.. But I can work on that.

 

I think if I just get a rough ball park price first.. I think the dimensions are roughly 4.7 x 1.4 cm.

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I started a new job about a month ago and unfortunately never seem to get a chance to come on here much these days. I've just caught up with a months worth of your build threads.

 

Fantastic work. Thoroughly enjoyable to go through, and I wish you all the best with the website. Would be cool to see a thread to see how that progresses if you have the time

Thank you sir... I haven't worked on the web site just yet.. I need a perfect guitar first :)

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Almost looks like it was burned into the headstock.

 

There's the answer to your logo dilemma, Rabs! [thumbup] Get a cattle brand made and burn that sucker in there.

 

Edit: I see I was beaten to the punch on this. Note to self: read whole thread before posting potentially helpful epiphany. [biggrin]

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Yes please.. if that's no bother.... I don't have a high res version at the moment.. But I can work on that.

 

I think if I just get a rough ball park price first.. I think the dimensions are roughly 4.7 x 1.4 cm.

 

If you require any assistance in getting that logo looking all clean...shoot me a PM. I have some graphic design experience.

 

-Ryan

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If you require any assistance in getting that logo looking all clean...shoot me a PM. I have some graphic design experience.

 

-Ryan

Thanks man... I am pretty good with Paintshop programs though, ive been using them for many many years and due to my games industry experience I have had to work with quite hardcore stuff like 3D Studio max and many different types of picture editing software.. I used to sit next to an artist on one of my jobs who taught me a hell of a lot :)

 

But the offer is very much appreciated man [thumbup]

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Thanks man... I am pretty good with Paintshop programs though, ive been using them for many many years and due to my games industry experience I have had to work with quite hardcore stuff like 3D Studio max and many different types of picture editing software.. I used to sit next to an artist on one of my jobs who taught me a hell of a lot :)

 

But the offer is very much appreciated man [thumbup]

 

Jeez, you're a man of many talents.

 

-Ryan

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Jeez, you're a man of many talents.

 

-Ryan

Cheers... I think im just getting old :) I did that for over 15 years, you learn a few things in that sort of time frame.

 

It all started many years ago when I was a tester and we used paintshop pro to paste pictures of each others heads on to porn pictures and then send them around the office (if you were smart, using someone elses computer while they were away from their desk [lol] ).. They were fun days, but its all a bit stuffy and corporate these days.

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Cheers... I think im just getting old :) I did that for over 15 years, you learn a few things in that sort of time frame.

 

It all started many years ago when I was a tester and we used paintshop pro to paste pictures of each others heads on to porn pictures and then send them around the office (if you were smart, using someone elses computer while they were away from their desk [lol] ).. They were fun days, but its all a bit stuffy and corporate these days.

 

Paintshop...never heard of it. A predecessor to Photoshop? Or just a variation on the same concept?

 

-Ryan

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Paintshop...never heard of it. A predecessor to Photoshop? Or just a variation on the same concept?

 

-Ryan

Yeah its quite an old program now but does pretty much everything I need.. It was made by Jasc. Paintshop Pro. Similar to photoshop but I think a few less pro features that pro digital artists may need.

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Paintshop...never heard of it. A predecessor to Photoshop? Or just a variation on the same concept?

 

-Ryan

 

It was made by Corel as a Windows answer to Photoshop, which at one time - believe it or not - was available only for the Macintosh.

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Hello...

 

So heres where I am at with the finishing... First layer of Tru oil on and its good to leave that to settle in over night....

 

Pretty nice even if I do say so myself ;)

 

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And I have a new a more robust rubber stamp (I went for the cheapest one at first) which seems to give a much cleaner image... BUT I didn't take into account the more porous meranti.. so the middle two letters look a bit odd.. (I will get there ;))

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Gibson... you should try out an enviormentaly friendly Tru Oil finish.. It does a great job and is totally non toxic.. This is just the first application (can you tell I really like the stuff :))

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And check the cool side grain

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Ohh and I started working with that Utile wood, and wow, look at that grain [love]

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More soon [thumbup]

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And for anyone still watching.. Todays progress.... (im also working on three more necks but haven't photo'd them yet...

 

 

But can you tell.. Im REALLY happy with this Beechwood build... Theres just something about it.. I think its going to be my first perfect guitar .. heres hoping :) [-o<

 

 

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Hmmm.. grainy :)

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and the oak one.. that's also coming along pretty well

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:D

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NICE WORK

Thank you sir :)

 

Im really looking forward to getting this one done [thumbup]

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I'm liking the look of both of these, Rabs. Very much!

 

Great work!

 

[thumbup]

 

P.

Thanks man... The support is much appreciated :)

 

And well I will be oiling these for a few days then the big one, they get all their hardware and I will see how they play and sound (and then hopefully soon, so will you ;)) [thumbup] (never played or heard a beechwood guitar before)

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Evenin...

 

Today I have discovered a slight issue with my beech build.. now when I say issue its just to do with the finishing (nothings actually gone wrong) and its a bit odd... The top and back of the guitar are taking the tru oil ok, but the sides don't seem to be drying properly.. I think it must have something to do with the properties of the wood, like the porousness of the side grain compared to the top.. well anyway im having to wait for that to dry properly before I can continue.. The oak is great, takes the oil and dries in like 20 mins...

 

So in the mean time im doing some more builds... which is what I will do after doing each layer so I wont be wasting any time :)

 

Heres that Utile (youtilly) neck through... and I tell you what, this is going to be a natural finish and will look stunning

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I mean... LOOK at that grain [love]

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And heres the other necks ive been working on.. One is ash and meranti and one solid oak...

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And this is the body for the Oak neck, which is of course Oak :)

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That's gonna finish off nicely [thumbup]

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More soon :)

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Lordy, Rabs!

Where are you going to keep them all?! You'll be taking out a lease in Denmark St. before too long!

 

Really looking forward to the oft-mentioned test-day!

 

Carry On!

 

P.

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Lordy, Rabs!

Where are you going to keep them all?! You'll be taking out a lease in Denmark St. before too long!

 

Really looking forward to the oft-mentioned test-day!

 

Carry On!

 

P.

Haha, yes, im already running out of room... But im still learning, every time I do a new guitar I get new ideas and try new things... plus mainly it keeps me busy :)

 

And yes its coming quite soon now (I know, ive been saying that for months but I never knew exactly how long this process would take).

 

I think that even if I did somehow get a "normal" job id still want to build these at weekends.. Its a lot of fun and helps keep me fit(ish) ;)

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That is a beautiful heel joint! [thumbup]

Cheers man :)

 

And well, isn't that one of the biggest issues some people have with the LP design, the fat neck heel.. So I knew I wanted to do it different :) and yeah im happy with the results too and I seem to be able to do them the same each time (more or less).

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