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cheesewhisk
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17/01/2021 3:14 pm  

After finishing the design course I've set to work and drawn out my very first design. I'm still waiting on my controls to arrive and I've gone for a tune-o-matic bridge so I need to draw the four positions for those, but very happy so far.

 

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17/01/2021 3:45 pm  

Well done - looks good - looking forward to watching the build.

What woods are you going to use and what sort of finish?

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17/01/2021 3:53 pm  

Thanks @frocesterbill it's all getting exciting now it's actually moving on.

I've got a 1pc mahogany blank for the body, then a mahogany neck blank and a rosewood (pre cut) fretboard from the shop here.

For the finish I'm thinking I might just go for a natural oil finish as I think it'll look with the gold hardware I've got ordered.


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17/01/2021 3:56 pm  

Sounds good - Mahogany oiled with Gold sounds good!

 

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17/01/2021 3:59 pm  

@cheesewhisk

Well you’ve gone and done it now, right on!

Crazy headstock design, cool that you’ve done something different.

I see that you also changed the lower horn for (presumably) better fret access. Looks like a cross between a Lawerence and a Hamer Scepter, cool!

Great job so far!

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17/01/2021 4:03 pm  

@cheesewhisk

A one piece blank for an Explorer?!?

That’s yuge!

 

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17/01/2021 4:07 pm  

Not quite, going to have to take a chunk out and glue it on.


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17/01/2021 4:07 pm  

That’s a gif btw, not sure why it doesn’t show that 🙄

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17/01/2021 4:12 pm  

Thanks Matt, yeah definitely gone and done it now 🙂

The headstock is part Mark's template so I know it'll work and part trying something of my own, as for the body I actually traced around a Harley Benton EX84 I bought over Christmas so I can't take credit for that.

 


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17/01/2021 4:14 pm  

@cheesewhisk

Ahh Harley Benton.

Cheap guitar/expensive template 😆

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17/01/2021 4:37 pm  

@cheesewhisk Nice job with the design and drawing, it’s a build I want to do at some point too, it’s a shape I’ve always loved. 

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28/01/2021 9:17 pm  
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Bits, bobs n nobs arrived today. Ordered from Thomann, man they got caught up with Brexit bobbins so took weeks but all here now. Just need a nut, some fret wire and dots and I think we’ll be ready to rock 🤘


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28/01/2021 9:24 pm  

Bits, bobs n nobs arrived today. Ordered from Thomann, man they got caught up with Brexit bobbins so took weeks but all here now. Just need a nut, some fret wire and dots and I think we’ll be ready to rock

@cheesewhisk Looking good man, love the gold hardware. 

As a matter of interest, how much of a tariff did you have to pay because of Brexshit? I love Thomann, it’s a great store but I’m not sure it’s economically viable for us in the UK now. 

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28/01/2021 9:32 pm  

Fun fact, I paid no VAT and no import changes from UPS.

Have to say ‘so far’ though as I’m expecting they’ll catch up with it soon enough.


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28/01/2021 9:36 pm  

Fun fact, I paid no VAT and no import changes from UPS.

Have to say ‘so far’ though as I’m expecting they’ll catch up with it soon enough.

Hey @cheesewhisk, did you order it before the 31st December? 🤔

🎸🙏🙂🎶 

 


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