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  1. #1

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO

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    Zoov Guitars

    Hello I own a custom guitar company Zoov Guitars and I am basically looking for permission to document a couple of my builds on these forums. Where I go step by step and show the audience how I do certain things. What Section if any am I allowed to do that in. Please let me know.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Hey man! Right here is fine. Welcome!

  3. #3

    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Orleans
    ME: Elysian Custom
    Rig: Bias Desktop

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    welcome, looking forward to your work.
    I play Suhrs, not poor people guitars. -Chris

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Fire away dude, and welcome!
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  5. #5

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO

    iTrader: 0

    I am lucky enough to be working on some 8 string guitars for the guys in Bermuda and I thought I would share the process.

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYkLvH3Z4Ck]Bermuda "In Trenches" - YouTube[/VIDEO]

    So for starters here are the basic specs:

    Two 8 string guitars
    #1 - Right Handed
    #2 - Left Handed

    30.2" Scale
    24 Jumbo Stainless Frets
    Dimarzio D-Activator Pickups
    Black Hardware
    Hipshot Fixed Bridge
    Sperzel Locking Tuners

    Here are the two drawings. They aren't incredibly elaborate but they don't need to be. These are also just rough sketches I now have them up hanging on the wall at the shop. As I build the necks I will let the design sink in and move lines around as I need to over the next few days.

    So as far as wood choices go the guys gave me pretty much free reign to do whatever I wanted. So with that being said these are the two necks I came up with as they stand now. The neck on the left (#1) is Maple, Black Veneer, Walnut, and Lacewood. The neck on the right (#2) is Walnut, Black Veneer, Cherry, and Maple.

    Here is a spalted top that goes with #2.

    I have a box of parts arriving on Tuesday and then things will get hot and heavy on these two builds. I hope you enjoy. I hope to work quite a few videos into this and go a bit further than just a picture every few days. So please don't be shy ask questions and let me know what you want to see.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Earth
    ME: 02 NAMM Jackson RR
    MA: Takamine 12
    MB: Spector Euro 5
    Rig: SLO|Road King|‹berschall

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Nice wood!

  7. #7

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO

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    Also here is a quick video I did

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdU5pDiApuA]Zoov Guitars shop vlog #1.mp4 - YouTube[/VIDEO]

    As well as the imgur album with all the pics.

    BERMUDA - Imgur

  8. #8

    Join Date: Mar 2012
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO

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    So these instruments are in full swing now. Here are some pictures!

    Getting setup for a truss rod route. The Aluminum square clamped down and the neck is double sided tape to the table. Sounds risky but its hard to get the neck off after so really its on there real good.

    Truss rods slots done these are lmii rods. I used them because they only require a 3/8 deep route so I can achieve the thinnest necks possible. Also they're made in the USA.

    Here is one of the blanks before cutting out the wing. Cherry, Black Veneer, Spalted Maple.

    Necks Tapered

    Still Rough but starting to look like an instrument.

    Here they are all glued up. The lefty is still missing a small piece on the bottom. Thats why its got the gap. Next update you'll see what I have planned for that.

    Heres a picture of me with the guitars to give you an idea of the size of these monsters

    and another youtube video
    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmB6As0bI6o&list=UU5zbxAYR9sRyE0XuLuuILBQ]ZOOV Custom Guitars - Vlog 2 - YouTube[/VIDEO]

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