some stuff Im working on..

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  1. j2b4osan

    j2b4osan Strat-Talker

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    Im building 3 guitars right now. all of them are my own design. tell me your thoughts on the body shapes and all. interested in any input. Ive herd that you guys like pic's so heres a few early stage. with many ore to come..

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    thanks for looking (since there not strats)
     
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    I think you list one of them twice, thats the shape I like the most ! A+ design ....:D
     
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    yea just 2 dif angles on the same body. I hadnt cut the 3rd body when those pic's were taken. but if you look at the last pic to the right, under the papers, there is a basswood & mahogany body glue up that hadn't been cut yet.
    thanks for the A+ I wana hang it on my fridge!:)
     
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    I like different! There are no rules!
     
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    Just drop the pickups into it, the magnets should hold it up there on the fridge.
     
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    Is the first picture of the front or back of the guitar. I hope it's the back it would be a shame to cut into that grain in the center.
     
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    its the front but its a 2 pickup fixed bridge design so much of the nice grain will still be visible.
     
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    here are some more pics from a few weeks ago I found.
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    the bottom one is my fav.
     
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    gliderider22 Senior Stratmaster

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    What type of wood are you using?
     
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    1st and 3rd pic are of a basswood with solid maple veneer top and bottom. 2nd & 4th pic has top half solid cherry, bottom half solid basswood. last pic is solid mahogany top solid basswood bottom. Im trying to see the tone difference between the different hard woods mixed with the softness of the basswood.
    and mahogany and maple necks.
     
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    thanks AllroyPA!

    :eek:never could bring myself to throw away old cheap pu's now i know what to do with them, fridge magnets, whoda thunk!..laters........chuck:p
     
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    agree with glider, the grain on the first pic would love awsome with the right stain finish.
    Wish I had the tools/space to do this, looks fun
     
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    finally had time to finish one...
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    better pics
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    Wow, that finished one looks fantastic! I love the simplicity of one P90 and one volume control. Great looking guitar!
     
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    THANKS! just gotta make a cover for the trem and a wooden knob for the vol.
     
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    Nice work! I really like the Jazzmaster-/Jaguar-like one in the first pic. [​IMG]

    cheers/Squirr
     
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    Great-looking work. I like it a lot. Clean and simple goes a long way with me. Beautiful wood. Regarding old cheapazoid pickups, I got one word to say. DIDDLEY BOW.
     
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    thanks!!
    but why is a P90 an old cheapazoid pickup? It's one of the most beloved pickups ever made... Unless I'm misunderstanding you.
     
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    would anyone be interested in some flame, burl, quilted maple or walnut veneer like the first pic in the thread? I have lot's and its all solid wood about 1/32" thick or thinner. if theres any interest ILl post some pics of the slices. I figured I'd sell 6pcs (there not full sheets actual tree slices) at a shot just incase you make a mistake with it or it cracks during shipping or something.