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de afwerking mk4-7 - blablas next build project

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by blablas, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. blablas

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    I'm starting another build project.... and build diary.

    The plan: A left handed fretted seven string with a bolt-on neck and a single cut body.
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    (the position for the pickups in this picture are not yet where I want them, they are just there for size)

    The details:
    - Seven strings, #F to C
    - My mk4 body shape
    - Bolt on neck, fretted
    - 35 inch scale
    - 2 dual action truss rods
    - 2 Delano dual coils, switchable in series/single/parallel
    - Glockenklang 2 band preamp, 3 knobs
    - Single-string bridge parts, gold
    - Warwick tuners, gold
    - Myrtlewood top and back
    - Khaya Mohogany body core
    - Snakewood fingerboard
    - The woods I'm going to use for the neck will be decided once I'm there

    I still need to design the headstock.

    For the time being I'm working on gathering the parts I need, the actual building will probably start somewhere halfway of February.

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    The main rough pieces of wood I'll be using for this build.
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  3. Deep Cat

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    Oh. Yeah.
  4. 6stringpanda

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    Nice....

    Can picture its goodness already.
  5. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    Except for the pickups all the hardware is in, the pickups are being manufactured by Delano at the moment and are scheduled for delivery somewhere halfway of January.
  6. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    The design for the headstock is also done.
  7. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    Finished the template with which the complete bass will be build.

    As soon as I'm coming out of hibernation and start working again I will start sawing the big pieces of wood into something that can be worked with at home.
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    Pretty ambitious build. I don't think I could even play a 7 string. Good luck.
  9. Shanebo

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    It took me about two hours to read up to here from the first post I found about your work today.

    Fantastic stuff, both in design and also in execution. :bassist:

    Subb'd now, so I can follow your work from here forward.

    All the best,

    Shane
  10. blablas

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    Good to hear you enjoyed it.
  11. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    The last missing parts are in, I'll soon start making sawdust.
  12. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    The first sawdust is a fact, re-sawed the top and back from the thick slab of Myrtlewood.
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  15. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    Glued together the two halves of the body core.
  16. blablas

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    The wood for the body is ready to be glued together.
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    Leveled the body core on both sides, glued together the top and back halves and leveled the side that is going to be glued to the core, also prepared the cover for the control cavity.
    I just barely managed to get out a piece of wood that is big enough to be used as a top for the headstock.
  17. blablas

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    The body is glued together.
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    The top is already done, the back is in clamps at the moment.
  18. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    Sawed the outer body contour.

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    Top.
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    Back.
  19. blablas

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    [​IMG]
    Made a set of knobs today, the two on the right must still be made to the right height for the stacked tone control.
  20. blablas

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    [​IMG]

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    Sanded level the front and backside, pimped it with some naphtha for the picture.

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