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  • BrianCBrianC Frets: 16
    edited November 2017
    Thanks @TTony ; Just a standard stain sanded then top stain then nitro
    It has now checked quite a lot, maybe with being in storage and moving 
    I’m not sure but still have it 
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  • And here is the 'pretty much finished' Alemic-esque build for @impmann ; :)








    Spec is:
    • 25.5" Scale
    • Camphor laurel top; sapele back; wenge demarcation veneer
    • Maple/purpleheart/mahogany neck
    • Figured ebony fretboard
    • Alegree Custom Stacked P90's (individually voiced)
    • Schaller Hannes piezo bridge and 'flagShip' mixer/preamp
    • 6lbs 12oz

    Full tortuous build thread is here

    Thanks for looking



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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 2156
    Mustangs Alley.....

    All started with a spur of the moment purchase of the Blue Squier Bullet Mustang, whch got modded....
    Which then saw me recyling a Bullet Mustang neck onto a Custom Swamp Ash Guitarbuild Mustang body, which became Orange!
    Then I imported another Custom P90 body from the US sprayed Sea Foam Green, which is fitted with a 25.5" scale Allaprts Strat neck.....
    Is fair to say I have developed a bit of a thing for Mustangs....there are two more in the pipeline...

    http://i.imgur.com/UJdjdHK.jpg

    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • Andyjr1515Andyjr1515 Frets: 2669
    Latest build - this one for my own use, is a 6-string electric version of the lightweight piccolo bass I built last year for our band's bassist.

    Here it is:

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    Spec is:

    • 25" scale
    • Camphor-laurel top; sapele back; wenge demarcation veneer
    • Maple/purpleheart/mahogany neck
    • Snakewood fretboard
    • Tonerider Alnico Classic IV p/ups with splits.  Vol/Vol/Tone/3-way/toggle splits

    It's finished at just under 6lbs.  A bit heavier than planned - I was aiming for 5 1/2 lbs.  The next one will get there ;)


    The build thread is here

    Thanks for looking!

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  • mar10mar10 Frets: 12
    edited June 2018
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 5606
    @mar10  Your images can’t be accessed.
    Known here as Old Misery Guts or the Big Bad Classified's Sheriff. Also guitarist with  https://www.undercoversband.com/.
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  • mar10mar10 Frets: 12
    edited June 2018
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  • FlooksFlooks Frets: 8
    This was my first partscaster project


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  • DrHankWangfordSnrDrHankWangfordSnr Frets: 26
    edited November 2018
    I've finally finished* the first project guitar i ever started...

    Its a parts Ibanez swirl n the vai style.  Evo pups and Dimarzio switch/wiring, dog old ibanez body and neck (with inlay decal - don't judge me!), and paint and such.  I've been coming back to it and fettling it on / off for a loooooong time, but decided to give it a big push towards completion..







    * some fret dressing may be needed
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  • My first build. I was originally going to get a kit but decided to have a go from scratch after finding some nice sapele 4x2s and 3x1s for sale.
    Not perfect, and not a patch on the beauties from the likes of @miserneil and the other geniuses on here, but it plays quite nicely (final setup still to do).
    The hardware is all cheapo Chinese, with a view to swapping it out later as necessary. Cost so far (not including a few tools, as I'll use those again) is around £130, so not much of a risk.
    Sorry for the poor photo (cheap phone).

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  • IvisonGuitarsIvisonGuitars Frets: 6561
    tFB Trader
    Nice one @philballard! She’s a beauty! LOVE the grain in the top! :) 
    http://www.ivisonguitars.com
    (formerly miserneil)
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  • Thanks @miserneil - the body is 4 pieces of sapele all cut from a 4x2 (well, 95 x 45mm once squared up) with lovely grain patterns both back and front. The neck is laminated from 3 pieces of 90 x 30mm with tight, straight grain. I fell in lucky, got all the wood for under £30 and still have quite a bit left. I joined the forum too late to have done a build thread, might do a retrospective one if I can find time and if anyone might be interested. Thanks for posting, I appreciate your comments.
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 5606
    My entry for the Q418 Challenge.



    Build thread here: http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/139717/q418c-roland-s-headless-build
    Known here as Old Misery Guts or the Big Bad Classified's Sheriff. Also guitarist with  https://www.undercoversband.com/.
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  • As I'm relatively new here I thought I'd just back fill with a selection of some of the bits of wood I've hacked up and screwed together over the years. A search for my user name over on Ultimate Guitar will probably turn up the build threads.  That's where I used to hang out until I saw the light and migrated over here.



    Clockwise from top, centre...

    • First build project.  An old Marlin refinished with a spalted drop top. Single humbucker, volume, kill switch.
    • A skinny LP made as a form experiment from pine blocks and finished with Plastikote stone effect.  Since disassembled.
    • A parts-caster based on an MDF Rockster guitar body I saw on eBay and took a shine to. This is probably the most flexible guitar I own, being the only one with a non-locking trem.
    • Copy of a Music Man/Wolfgang shape from a slab of spalted beech I picked up at a woodcraft fair.  Dreadful, spongy stuff.  I still have enough to make two or three more guitars.
    • A Jem inspired superstrat. 3 rail humbuckers, individually switched for full-split-off.  Super flexible but it turns out I mostly use the bridge in humbucking mode with very occasional addition of the middle in split mode for a bit of a twang.
    • Imitation Jim Root Tele, because I wasn't forking out even the Squier price for my drummer step-son who suddenly thought he might quite like to play guitar too.

    I've used Iron Gear pickups in all my projects and never been disappointed.

    I'm slowly getting better but I'm afraid I've reached the point where I definitely have too many guitars.  But there's still things I want to make.  Like a neck - I've yet to build a neck from scratch.  It's a dilemma.
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  • exocetexocet Frets: 1362

    After 4 years, its finally complete. Nearly gave up on this one because I'd made such a mess of it. 

    Thanks to Jon @rexter for the excellent respray and remedial work / routing for Nashville config.

    Thanks to Jonathan @FelineGuitars for the finishing touches and setup.

    USA CG Neck (Roasted Maple)  and body.

    Callaham hardware.

    Electric City Pickups (12 Gauge Semi) - 5 way switching for Strat Tones plus Tele Bridge & Neck.

    https://i.imgur.com/kuJWKp4.jpg

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  • IntoTheFloodIntoTheFlood Frets: 4
    edited March 2019
    Questionable paint job in places, but this was a fun one to make.

    Got the body for £38 because it needed a lot of work doing to it. Got a neck from Northwest Guitars, Bare Knuckle Flat 50's and a cheap bridge. Will upgrade parts over time, but I'm fairly pleased with it!

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  • Sham61Sham61 Frets: 24
    edited March 2019
    This my first build using Mark Bailey's "Build your own Guitar" online course.
    The body and neck are Black Limba, bought separately on eBay. I decided to buy a ready radiused and slotted rosewood fingerboard off Mark as I felt this was important to get accurate for a beginner builder. I already had a router but also bought a bandsaw, which has proved invaluable. 
    The shape was based on Mark's plans but very slightly altered. I found the course easy to follow for a novice, though I watched each video many times until I understood what I was doing. I also measured every step numerous times to avoid errors. The neck was sanded until it felt a nice profile with a thickness similar to my favourite Tele. The most stressful part was sanding the neck angle. It worked out Ok but would have liked the bridge about 5mm lower. The body was finished with Crimson Finishing Oil. An Oil City Firewatch P90 pickup and all black hardware finish the job. 
    I was worried about the weight as the body blank weighed about 12lbs to start with. The complete guitar tips the scales at 7lbs so perfect.
    Total cost around £300











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  • abw1989abw1989 Frets: 347
    edited July 2019
    Faker Jazzmeister - a Les Paul Custom inspired Jazzmaster

    https://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/145567/abw1989-makes-a-jazzmonster-completed/p1









    Specs:

    One piece solid sapele body
    Maple Neck and board with black block inlays
    Contoured heel with bolt on neck
    Humbucker sized P90 pick ups (Iron Gear Alchemist 90s)
    2 volume and 2 tone controls
    Orange drop capacitors
    3 way switch
    Tun-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
    Locking tuners
    Graphite nut
    Gloss black with matching headstock (finish done by @EMHCustom ;)
    Weight - 9lb 11oz....!
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  • abw1989 said:
    Faker Jazzmeister - a Les Paul Custom inspired Jazzmaster

    https://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/145567/abw1989-makes-a-jazzmonster-completed/p1



    Specs:

    One piece solid sapele body
    Maple Neck and board with black block inlays
    Contoured heel with bolt on neck
    Humbucker sized P90 pick ups (Iron Gear Alchemist 90s)
    2 volume and 2 tone controls
    Orange drop capacitors
    3 way switch
    Tun-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
    Locking tuners
    Graphite nut
    Gloss black with matching headstock (finish done by @EMHCustom ;)
    Weight - 9lb 11oz....!
    Love the headstock decals.
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