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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:51 pm 
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This will be my submission thread for the "new builder challenge". My guitar will be a bolt on neck, scratch built guitar. Build #2 for me.

Body - Mahogany
Neck - Maple
Fretboard - Rosewood
Pickups - Humbucker (3)

Excited to get started!! Stay tuned!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Very cool! I think you are the only electric in the challenge at this point. Can't wait to see your plans for it. Will this be your first build?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:08 am 
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Sounds great , is this your 1st ever build ?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Thanks for the support. This will be my first scratch built guitar. Like many on this page my first build was a "partscaster". So this will be #2 for me.
I've been repairing guitars at a hobbyist level for awhile, so the natural transition was for me to build a guitar. I finished my "partscaster" but didn't really feel like I made a guitar. So I went to a lumber yard and bought 19 bf of mahogany and maple. This OLF thread comes at a perfect time for me. Thanks for the site and the opportunity.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:33 pm 
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WvBluesman wrote:
Thanks for the support. This will be my first scratch built guitar. Like many on this page my first build was a "partscaster". So this will be #2 for me.
I've been repairing guitars at a hobbyist level for awhile, so the natural transition was for me to build a guitar. I finished my "partscaster" but didn't really feel like I made a guitar. So I went to a lumber yard and bought 19 bf of mahogany and maple. This OLF thread comes at a perfect time for me. Thanks for the site and the opportunity.


Because you have experience in Electrics and this is an Electric , I am going to count you in the 2nd build category . I will leave it up to the rest of the group as to fairness . We have time and this is simply a projected placement for now. Build away and I am eagerly looking forward to seeing your work . [:Y:]

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Hey, Dan, I see that you are just down the road... There is a guy here in Gainesville who sells wood and he has crazy amounts of maple and walnut. Stephen Brown at CAG. He also has lots of very unusual stuff. I see that you have already bought some wood, but keep him in mind next time you start looking.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Thanks for the tip Casey. I'll need to check him out. Sounds like he will be closer to me than the last place I went.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Ok I have all the wood for my build. (I was waiting on fretboard and top) So today I spent my time book matching a redwood top (from Oregon Wild Wood) for this build. I will post pic's soon. African mahogany body with redwood top, maple neck with honduran rosewood fretboard. Tru Oil finish. I'm excited to use the redwood it has great figure.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:35 pm 
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Tips on uploading pics to my post? Using my iphone.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I email my pics from my iPhone to a photobucket account (they are free) and then when I'm on a computer I post them here. Possibly a solution for you?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:33 pm 
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The Tapatalk app works great.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:38 am 
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If nothing else on this build goes well I'm excited about the guitar top.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:11 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:20 am 
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Bear with me on these photos. This is a pic of me clamping the book matched top.Image


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:24 am 
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Better pic of the top.Image


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LOVE IT! That is some fantastic looking redwood!


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Nice.....more.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 am 
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Little set back with my build. Glued the top to the body! Then table saw + finger + ER = stitches and pain meds. Could have been worse.


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WvBluesman wrote:
Little set back with my build. Glued the top to the body! Then table saw + finger + ER = stitches and pain meds. Could have been worse.


eek Sorry to hear that Dan. Let me guess - left index finger, while ripping? Hopefully it will heal quickly with no permanent damage, and you can get back to your build. :)

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Wow! Sorry about your finger. Another reason for me to not get a table saw.

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wow7-eyes YOUCH!! Man, sorry to hear about that. I gouged mine with a chisel on this build challenge, but I'm glad it wasn't with anything mechanized. Good to hear that you'll be okay.

So, what kind of pups you going to put in it? What sound are you going for?


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miramadar wrote:
So, what kind of pups you going to put in it? What sound are you going for?


It's gonna be a 3 humbucker set up like a Les Paul. As for brand I have not decided yet. I'm really liking what I see from Bare Knuckle Pickups. But not firm on that yet.
Sound wise I would like a really a Les Paul tone. I've always been a fan of the early 60's "black beauty" and the '61 SG with triple pickups.


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Image Rough cut out the body today.


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Very nice looking top, Dan. It layed out really well. [:Y:]

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That's a good looking piece of Hog. That thing is gonna sound killer! If you're wanting that vintage LP tone, Fralin has the "Pure PAF" humbucker.

http://www.fralinpickups.com/humbuckers.asp

They're a little pricey at $130 per, but Fralins get great reviews and I've been very happy with mine.


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