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New 6 sting build with matching guitar

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by SuroS Guitars, Jul 11, 2018.


  1. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    preliminary mock up. 6 string, set neck, purpleheart semi hollow body, walnut top, wenge neck, Brazilian ebony fingerboard, single cut, 30 frets, banjo size fretwire, hipshot hardware, fibre optic side markers, stainless steel inlaid headstock logo, inverted headstock, 20'' radius, 35'' scale, scalloped brass nut, 17.5mm spacing, nordy pickups, audere preamp, full copper shielding, gold plated double prong output jack, locking switches, no visible control hardware, capacitive clear transparent control cavity cover..... i think thats it for now. IMG_6663.PNG
     
  2. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    many months of design and tweaking with full scale foam board mock-ups. literally have several dozen foam basses laying around! IMG_6654.
     
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  3. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    IMG_6660.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    Time to buy that wood. IMG_6685.
    IMG_6688. IMG_6694.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    now to make some MDO plywood versions. IMG_6697.
     
  6. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    absolutely massive piece of purple heart, resaw, planing, clamping IMG_6721.JPG
    IMG_6720.JPG IMG_6719.JPG IMG_6715.JPG
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    pretty nice figure for the top IMG_6726. going on.
     
  8. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    cutting the body shapes. IMG_6741.
    IMG_6743. IMG_6744. IMG_6746.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    laser cut stainless steel headstock logo and neck rough cut. IMG_6751. IMG_6762. IMG_6752. IMG_6757.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    slotting the impossibly dense and hard brazilian ebony, this stuff is like milling aluminum, just incredible. IMG_6813. IMG_6815. IMG_6814.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    ahhhhh! IMG_6833. IMG_6830.
     
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  12. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    neck pockets, pickup routs, control cavities all at once on two instruments at the same time. IMG_6868.
    IMG_6873. IMG_6880. IMG_6874.
     
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  13. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    stopped to make a new axe out of some leftover purpleheart and steel i had laying around. IMG_6885. IMG_6887.
     
  14. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    gluing some necks to start forming what resembles an instrument. IMG_6926.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    preparing sterling silver tubing to wrap around fibreoptic side markers so they can be seen in the "off" setting. this was very time consuming and difficult. also my mini anvil is adorable! IMG_7054. IMG_7055.
     
  16. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    shaping and preliminary sanding of heel, not fun at all i hate sanding... IMG_7275. IMG_7276.
     
  17. SuroS Guitars

    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    full back shot so far so good. IMG_7294.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    making the headstock look less like a block of wood by carving and contours. IMG_7302.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    testing fibre optic cables prior to fretboard joining of the neck. you only get one shot at this so don't screw up. IMG_7305. IMG_7303.
     
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    SuroS Guitars

    Jul 11, 2018
    Georgia
    inlay looking reeeeeal tight. straight parts done on cnc while fine details done by yours truly. IMG_7297.
    IMG_7292.
     
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