As some of you know, I was planning on doing a Jaguar shaped 7 string, but I've now decided against that. I decided to just do a superstrat that is to my taste. I really like the tone of my Walnut/Maple Carvin 7 so that influenced the wood choices quite a bit. My specs are:
Stratish shaped body.
Ibanez meets Caparison headstock
Black TUSQ nut
3.8cm body thickness
Tung Oil finish
Walnut body - Maple neck - Ziricote fretboard.
I may buy a laminate top for this build yet. I'm going to check a local store this week and if they don't have what I'm looking for I'll probably just stick with the plan and oil the Walnut.
Bought some stuffs
From Stewmac I got:
Deadblow Fretting Hammer
Fret End Dressing File
Medium/Wide Fret File
6" Fret Leveling File
Stewmac Fretwork book
Extra Jumbo Fretwire
GHS Fast Fret
16" Radius Block
Hex nut Hot Rod
Truss Rod Cover
Side Dot Material
500k and 1 meg pot
2 Mini Switches for coil splitting
I actually got started on this today. My dads work has a tonne of tools and such so I went there with my dad tonight and did a few things.
We cut the truss rod cavity out with the table saw and chisels.
There was a router available, but my dad said he didn't want to set it up. I told him it would be faster and cleaner, but we didn't bust it out until after an hour of sawing and chiseling. So we used the router and used the drill press for the adjustment cavity.
After that we did the headstock angle
I had other pictures of that when we were finished it, but they seemed to have disappeared from my phone.
There was the obligatory clamping pics, but they seemed to have disappeared as well. I put a piece of masking tape over the truss rod. That's another missing picture
Back to it tomorrow!