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richyc
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24/12/2020 10:29 am  

Finished my second home build yesterday in time for Christmas!

IMG 5360
IMG 5355
IMG 5359
IMG 5358
IMG 5347
IMG 5348
IMG 5351

25 inch scale length

24 frets

Roasted ash body semi hollowed

8mm ziricote cap

Maple binding and purfling

Mahogany set neck

Ziricote headstock veneer

Gotoh tune-o-matic bridge

Gotoh tailpiece

Iron Gear Blues Engine PAF humbuckers

Maple pick up surrounds

Wilkinson EZ LOK tuners

Silver nickel control knobs

Satin nitro finish

 

I found this build much easier than than the last (Tele) even though there were more jobs involved. I think I learnt a lot from my last build, and obviously learnt the most from building one with Mark in Scotland, but also the online course is fantastic, as is this forum, and essential as far as I’m concerned. Mark’s right - any idiot can do it!

Thanks to Mark and Carol and the online community for the inspiration and advice

Happy Christmas all and here's to a new year filled with sawdust

Rich


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Clinton
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24/12/2020 10:40 am  

Beautiful! Love the sound hole and the seamless joint! Well done on the finish. Awesome.


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Robin
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24/12/2020 10:48 am  

Hi Rich

That looks fantastic, the matching logo on the trussrod cover is a nice wee touch.


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Peebee
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24/12/2020 10:49 am  

That is a lovely Guitar, I really like dark woods and that is a beaut, a nice touch with the wooden control cavity cover, it always bugs me to have plastic ones!

Merry Christmas.

Give up the news folks, it’s liberating!


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Marcel
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24/12/2020 11:58 am  

Wow, beautiful!!

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception"Groucho Marx


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24/12/2020 12:20 pm  

Another stunning build from a community member, absolutely fantastic. 

I’m proud of you @richyc keep building. 

Online guitar making courses – guitarmaking.co.uk


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mattbeels
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24/12/2020 11:30 pm  

@richyc

You really did an incredible job there Rich! 
The soundport is fantastic and obviously you have an good eye for details, keep it up!

Pratice on scrap...


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