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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.
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welcome, looking forward to your work.
I play Suhrs, not poor people guitars. -Chris
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Fire away dude, and welcome!
"They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace
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
24 Jumbo Stainless Frets
Dimarzio D-Activator Pickups
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.
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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.
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]