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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: The WA

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    Building sibling guitars, enter for wood!

    Updated 8-24-2012

    Bumped for more progress pics. I'm currently sticking to the koa build only, so it's starting to look like a guitar! And a video of some lights >

    VIDEO0008.mp4 video by guitarbuilder93 - Photobucket

    Update 5-21-2012:

    Made some progress on these guys! Thought I would keep updating this thread:

    Thought I would go ahead and document this side-by-side build for me, to give both others and myself a timeline of my building skills, and whether or not I can eventually make a bit of money doing something i've really grown to love. Before I start, any advice and pointers you guys have would be awesome and i'm all ears and if I start talking too much, just say so because I tend to do that

    So i've really been going back to the drawing board on how I build guitars, after building a bass guitar under the guidance of David King (awesome guy, build great basses). A lot more time spent on jigs, templates, and reading up. Hopefully it'll all pay off in the end, it seems to be so far.

    These two guitars will be the pooling of all i've learned in the hiatus from my workshop known as college. they'll be the same body style and scale, but will have their differences. One will be extra special to me in particular.

    Guitar 1 (The special one):

    -27" scale
    -Set neck, 24 frets
    -Double cutaway superstrat shape
    -1 piece Black Limba body
    -3 piece Birdseye Maple neck
    -Palisander fretboard w/ maple binding
    -0.25" Flamed Koa top
    -3x4 headstock
    -Hipshot hardtail bridge
    -Sperzel locking tuners
    -Jumbo frets
    -LED side markers
    -Dimarzio Blazes
    -Switches and knobs n' shit TBA
    -Hawaiian Islands inlay

    I call this guitar special because I was born in Hawaii and lived there for a few years. I wanted to build a guitar that I could really connect with and that will hopefully last me a lifetime The Koa and the inlay were chosen for pretty obvious reasons, being all indigenous to the islands n' stuffs.

    Guitar 2:

    -27" scale
    -Set neck, 24 frets
    -Same shape as Guitar 1
    -2 piece Ash body
    -9 piece Walnut/Paduak/Wenge neck
    -0.25" Flamed Redwood top
    -Paduak fretboard w/ maple binding
    -3x4 headstock
    -Hipshot hardtail bridge
    -Sperzel locking tuners
    -Jumbo frets
    -LED side markers
    -Dimarzio Crunch Lab/Liquifire combo
    -Haven't worried about the switches and doohickies on this one either
    -Possible Taurus sign inlay

    Good things come in pairs, so why not make two?

    I'll try to let the pics speak for themselves here

    Last edited by Taylor; 08-25-2012 at 12:22 AM. Reason: Even moar pics!

  2. #2

    Join Date: May 2010
    Location: Oshawa Ontario
    ME: Eddie Clarke Strat
    MA: 1977 Larrivee L09
    MB: Rickenbastard 4003
    Rig: Marshalls

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    Looking great so far!

  3. #3

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    ME: Schecter Loomis
    MA: Ibanez classical
    MB: Ibanez SR400QM
    Rig: Fenders

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    I always love these threads.

    Can't wait to see the final product(s)!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: The WA

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    Thanks guys

    Here's another small pic dump, shows some specs for the neck but that's about it.

    More templates are next, these seem like a never-ending task

  5. #5

    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    ME: Sherman Poips
    MA: Martin DXK2
    MB: StringlessRusted Leonbass
    Rig: Mark-V 25 1x12

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    I really like that body shape. I am a sucker of offset super strat shred machines

  6. #6

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Come and find me...
    ME: Ibanez RG321MH

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    I didn't read close enough and missed the part about the Hawaiian island inlays. Then I saw them and realized you said you were going to use them. Neat stuff. Liking that neck a lot.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: The WA

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    Bumped OP for pics

  8. #8

    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Sydney

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    Nice work so far and beautiful selection of woods. I'm particularly drawn to the first one! My wife and I went to Hawaii 2 yrs ago for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. I've said all my life that I would only ever live in Sydney, however after a week on Hawaii, I would move there in a heartbeat! Such a beautiful place. Actually saving now for another trip over lol.
    I love the idea of the inlays! Look forward to seeing more!

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