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Unread 05-18-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Latest build.

Pictures to show where the guitar has come from, and where it is going...


This is pretty much a scratch build from a Carvin neck from the 80's.

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The plan is to inlay a malachite trinity knot in between two humbuckers.

I am looking at using grover tuners, a graphite nut, (Bill and Becky/Wilde) Bill Lawrence 500xl and 500l on a 3 way switch, with a volume and a filter knob. (Bill Lawrence design) I am not completely sold on the electronics yet. I was going to use a tele bridge, but it does not have the height needed, so I think I am going to go with a wraparound bridge Chrome hardware and knobs.Pickups and electronics cavity will be fully shielded, Finish will be gloss nitro.

Input is welcome. Think sculpted tele though, with a severe attitude problem.

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Unread 05-19-2009, 03:16 AM   #2
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Lookin' good so far!!

what's the body wood?
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How did you cut out the body? Looks like you used a chisel.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 06:57 AM   #4
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How did you cut out the body? Looks like you used a chisel.
That's why I love wood working. There are so many different ways to get to the right final product.

It's an interesting looking project. I'm on the prowl for a short scale Tele neck right now. If I ever find just the right parts maybe I'll start posting a build thread.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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How did you cut out the body? Looks like you used a chisel.
That's exactly what I was thinking. I'm curious to see the final product. Good luck.
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It looks to me like he used a router...

And it looks like purpleheart is a really dense hardwood
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Unread 05-19-2009, 10:10 AM   #7
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Lookin' good so far!!

what's the body wood?
purpleheartwood.

I used a drill mostly to cut the body with a router outline so I couldn't slip too far into the body. I used various hand saws as well.


Purpleheartwood is insanely hard.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #8
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And it looks like purpleheart is a really dense hardwood
Ooooh yeah. It makes a great fretbaord for a fretless bass.

How much does that body weigh?
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Ooooh yeah. It makes a great fretbaord for a fretless bass.

How much does that body weigh?
electronics cavity is not yet routed, but the body is deceptively small. I'd say end product should weigh in at around 11lbs I think, give or take a little.
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Have you given anymore thought to hollowing it out?
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Gave it thought and decided not to.
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Ooooh yeah. It makes a great fretbaord for a fretless bass.

How much does that body weigh?
I don't know about his, but mine weighs about 14 lbs. That wood is UBER heavy.
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How did you cut out the body? Looks like you used a chisel.
A chisel would never cut PPH like that... Trust me. I shot a 4 inch thick block with a 7mm magnum and then a 30-06 right afterwards... If you look at it from the back of the wood, you'd never know it had ever been shot... Both bullets were either disintegrated or fell on the ground somewhere we couldn't find in our back yard, they splintered where they hit pretty well but neither bullet was in the block when we were done.
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A chisel would never cut PPH like that... Trust me. I shot a 4 inch thick block with a 7mm magnum and then a 30-06 right afterwards... If you look at it from the back of the wood, you'd never know it had ever been shot... Both bullets were either disintegrated or fell on the ground somewhere we couldn't find in our back yard, they splintered where they hit pretty well but neither bullet was in the block when we were done.
I beg to differ. I split the block on either side of the neck with a chisel, and a sledgehammer. Took 2 hours though.
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I beg to differ. I split the block on either side of the neck with a chisel, and a sledgehammer. Took 2 hours though.
I have no earthly idea, with how brittle that stuff is, that you were able to cut it like that and not have huge chunks just split away... That was one of the biggest problems I had when shaping the Nightshade. I had to redo the bottom wing twice because of that.
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